Thursday, May 10, 2012


Dante is in the back yard again this week and he's singing the blues!    He's not very happy with what he sees.

"Nobuddy noes da trubble I see", sings Dante.

"Dis yard is a mess! Weeds is comin' up efurryware."
Two years ago we had the old sod taken up, and the entire back yard was seeded with (supposedly) top-quality grass seed.   This was done on the recommendation of the landscaper. Well, the grass is very patchy and just chock full of weeds now, thank you very much!

"Dis is mai fafurite spot!", says Dante.  "Last yeer Dada plantid sum PURRywinkles to covah da grownd."
Yes, Daddy planted a whole bunch of periwinkle plants.  We were hoping they would grow in this barren patch under the trees, because they like shade.  They were supposed to proliferate.  However, BECAUSE this is Dante's favourite place to dig, only a couple of them are left.  I have flagged one of the few survivors.  You might want to biggify the picture to see it more clearly.

"Dis wun is bootiful an' I wonts ta keep it ... I digs ovah heer instead frum now on!

I really don't think Dante gets it!  I know he really digs his garden.  Maybe he loves it a little too much.  The only thing that really thrives around here are the squirrels -- and that's because Dante actually leaves THEM alone.  Go figure!


Hannah and Lucy said...

Purrhaps you should start chasing squirrels instead of digging in the garden Dante.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Don't tell the boys, but I'm not very optimistic about some of the plants that they like to lie on, chew on, etc. LOL.

What about hostas there? They do love shade and they're certainly hardy. Plus if you get the kind that grow to huge proportions, they're great as hiding spots. :-)

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Dante, why do you leave the squirrels alone? They'd be such fun to play with!

Katie Isabella said...

Dante..everyone said it for me. SQUIRRELS!

Oui Oui said...

We know! Dante keeps those squirrels as pets! That must be it!

Well, you should see our gardens and lawn. What an embarrassment! One year the mom used Roundup to get rid of weeds. It got rid of the grass too, and the lawn looked like there were mini nuclear explosions all over it! You should have heard the neighbors laughing...

Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey said...

Dante - you sure do look like you are having fun digging! I'm afraid those poor plants don't stand much of a chance around you and your big paws!! We have a big backyard with lots of plants... thank goodness the kitties leave them alone. It's the lizards they go after!

Rumpydog said...

Dante! Want me to come deal with those squirrels?

neora chana said...

Dear Dante,

You are such a skilled gardener! I hope you can take time off to join Princess Coco and Myself on a cruise to greet Katie Isabella.

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