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!