Wednesday, June 26, 2013


(Biggify for best view)

Friday, June 21, 2013


I really loved this picture of Dante in his garden so I wanted to post it separately.  He may not have thumbs, but those paws of his must surely be green!  He is nothing if not down-to-earth.

(Biggify for the Ahhhh! factor)

Here Dante is taking a PAWS to truly appreciate the beauty of his garden, and I am taking a moment to appreciate the beauty that is Dante.

Happy Summer, efurryone!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Apparently a full moon can make many a cat go bonkers!

They bring out the true 'werecat' in efurry pussy.

 BUTT what happens when the cat itself is its own FULL MOON?

How many of you have actually been MOONED by a COON?

A Maine Coon Moon, that is!

Talk about going bonkers -- looks like Dante's MOON has driven all these other cats plum crazy! 

Good thing half moons don't have quite the same effect!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


It's the GONG Show ...

... starring Dante as ...


Friday, June 14, 2013


"If dere's wun fing I noes fur shur", says Dante ... 

... "it's dat dis gardin reely ROCKS!"

Monday, June 10, 2013


For Dante and Sascha's summer vacation, they have chosen to go on a Caribbean Cruise!  They were able to get a great deal because they booked at the last minute.  Bon voyage you two!

The 'Carnival Dream' is the name of their cruise ship and it is one of three in the Carnival Dream class which is larger and and more luxurious than others in the Carnival Cruise Line.  It can carry 3,646 passengers/PUSSengers and it has a "soaring 11-deck-high atrium,  an indoor-outdoor dance club and a comedy lounge decorated with 109 Venetian masks.  These are just a few of the over-the-top touches that let you know you're on a Fun Ship."

The Carnival Dream

Dante and Sascha left from the port in Orlanda, Florida and will return there after their 8-day, 7 night cruise is over.  Their itinerary details their various ports of call, although a lot of the time will be spent onboard the ship which is basically a floating aMEWSment park!


Day 1 - Depart Port Canaveral (Orlando) FL
Day 2 - Nassau, Bahamas
Day 3 - Fun Day at Sea
Day 4 - St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Day 5 - St. Maarten
Day 6 - Fun Day at Sea
Day 7 - Fun Day at Sea
Day 8 - Arrive Port Canaveral (Orlando) FL

This map shows the route that the ship will take.

The ship also has a variety of buffets which are constantly restocked with the freshest food -- including this sumptuous all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffet.  Dante always likes to quip, at such times, that when he 'sees food, he eats it".  

This is the 'Carnival Dream' at night.  As well as providing plenty of entertainment for those who wish to party on, there are lots of cozy recesses for some who may have more romantic inclinations.

(Biggify for best view)
And Dante and Sascha are so inclined.  Dante has given Sascha a beautiful white rose, and they are sipping on champagne while gazing into each others' eyes.  The starry night sky at sea is the PURRfect backdrop for their romantic reverie.

When the 'Carnival Dream' pulls into its first port-of-call at Nassau, Dante and Sascha debark.  Truth be told, they're not really into 'barking' anyway, given their MEWtual PURRclivities.

Instead of touring the local markets, they decided to spend their day at the beach.

In St. Maarten's they rented a beach hut for the day.  They are all about spending quality time together.

And then before they knew it, the ship was approaching the dock at Orlando and the cruise was over.  But what a vaCATion they had!  They made memories that will last a lifetime.

If Dante and Sascha's summer vacation is this fantastic, it makes me wonder what their honeymoon will be like when the time comes.  This one is going to be very hard to top!

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Dante is thrilled to announce that there are some new additions to his front garden this week!  Potentially, that is.  First Dante must inspect and approve each one.

 "Get outta my way, Domino, dis is impawtant bizness!"

 "OK, let's begin wif da begonia.  It is a plant inna baskit wif bootiful red blossums.  Dere is also sum kinda hangin' vine added fur extra drama -- cuz begonias doan hang out all on dere own.  Dey likes ta has company."

 Heer is a pretty white weigela.  Mama had wun of dese in da old gardin befor dey distroyed efurryfing.  So it is basically a replacemint.  I liked da old wun, so I approves."

 "Howevah, dis wun I has nevah seen befor!  It is a weigela, too, but it is sucha gorjuss deep pink colour ...

 ... it sertainly smells good, too!"

 "Duzn't taste too shabbeh, eidah!!! Mmmmmm!"

 "I has always PURRided myself on my good taste in plants.  Dis is a noo breed of weigela called "Wine & Roses".  Da flowahs is a rose colour an' da leafs turn to a wine colour wen da blooms are finished."

 "I jus' cant get enuff of dis wun!"

"Mmmmm, is heavenleh!"

 "Dat weigela is so addictif, I jus' had to pull myself togeddah for a minit.  It shur looks good frum dis angle, too!"

 "Dese noo bushes has my utmost aPURRoval, and dey meets my standahds of good taste.  Now I hasta go find Dada so he kin plant 'em."

"OK, Dada -- get to work.  Chop!  Chop!  An' yoo kin plant does spireas an' PURRiwinkles whilst yoor at it."

Dante is nothing if not a demanding tastemaster AND taskmaster.  He has really set the bar high (especially 'cause he wants to keep it out of Dada's reach).  No time for dillydallying when there's planting to be done.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


First of all, Dante is in the front garden checking out some new stuff before planting.

"Whilst I is here, I makes 'art'" says he.  "I is da 'fauna' amongst all dis 'flora'"!

"Troof be told, I'm kinda 'fauna' all dis 'flora'.  Is verreh deer to me."

"In fact, I jus' loves hangin' out wif da stuff.  If anyone evah needs an IV, I got lots."

Then Dante moves around to the back yard, where he makes his 'art' in the wild (or so it seems).

"Dis is my wild kingdum", declares Dante.  "An' jus' to clarify, I may be King, but I sure isn't dum."

"I even has Ladybugs-in-waitin'", says he.  "I can reely dig it I tells yoo!"

"In my courtyard we has sum wild flora an' sum flutterbyes.  Dey whisPURR 'bye' as dey flutter on outta here.  But doan worreh, dey'll be back."

"When fings get more serious, I uses enGRAVing as my artful medium (even doe I is reely an extra-large)."

"An' in happiah times, I likes ta use lotsa pops of colour.  Orinj is my fave!"

In reality, art is wherever Dante happens to be.  All he has to do is stand there.