Thursday, April 14, 2011


Dante has decided that it's time to hold a meeting with everyone involved in gardening activities at our house. However, first he does his own inspection so he can make a list of "to-do" items that need to be addressed.

First, Dante inspected the area around the lilac bushes.

"Dere's lots to clean up, heer, and all of da lilac bushes needs ta be trimmed", notes Dante.

He moves on to the summersweet bushes at the back of the house.  They, too, are in great need of extrication from old growth, and a good trim.

Dante moves to one of his favourite spots in the back yard -- under the maple tree.

"Dere's so many old leefs heer dat Daddy nevah raked in da fall.  Now he needs ta mulch dem wif da lawnmowah.  An' den we needs moar grass seed undah heer cuz itz verreh patchy."

Dante takes his place at the head of the outdoor boardroom table.  He looks around and makes further notes.  Daddy started to trim the willow bushes behind him, but never finished, and the cuttings are still lying there waiting to be picked up.

"Ahem!"  Dante clears his throat.  The other board members are now officially late.

Dante is more than a little annoyed.  "I tole dem 10 o'clock on da dot!", he exclaims.

"De only wun who's heer is mama cuz she's alwais takin' pickshurs."

"Maybe I is only da Secretary of Furtilization, but I is still da highest rankin' offisah heer -- an' I gets absolootly no respeckt!  I'm gonna make notes in dere files to dis effeckt.  So Daddy, Dylan, Domino and Furnando -- yoor all on notice!"

"Wot a travesty!"

Meanwhile, Dylan and Furnando have been waiting patiently in the front yard.

(Biggify to see Furnando pouting)
"Wot kinda leedah is yoo Dante, wen yoo doan show up!", pouts Furnando!

Something tells me, this meeting is adjourned!


8GR8LOLCATS said...

CUTE! So nice to see those shoots of green all over the place! Sorry the meeting was so boring! : ) You certainly look handsome!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oops - somecat(s) got the meeting place mixed up and even your dad didn't attend.
You must tell them of your displeasure Dante.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Amy & the house of cats said...

Hi Dante! Oh we have missed seeing you while we were on our visiting hiatus! And of course Domino and Dylan too! We think you do such a good job taking care of your yard! Our mom could sure use you at our house - our garden is just awful! We think it is great that you keep such a close eye on the place!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

MOL! Dante looks so cross! He's gonna hafta taking his siblings in paw!

Forty Paws said...

Oops! The meeting communication must not have been official if there were meetings in 2 different spots!

Luf, Us

Marg said...

OMG, that is the cutest post. Dante, you look so official at the head of the table. Too bad no one else came They are all very norty. Dante, you have a super sense of humor. Mom fell off the chair laughing. Take care.

HRH Princess Treasure said...

Dear Dante,

I have had similar issues with my Security Council. Some subordinates just have no respect!

Princess Treasure

HubbleSpacePaws said...

What we have here is a failure to communicate! ;-D

Anonymous said...

LOL. Excellent posting Wendy!