Thursday, July 31, 2014


Dante is surveying the garden from the large front step.

He is wondering what he will show you today.  Then it hits him!
"I has alreddy showed yoo what's in da gardin, but yoo has not seen wot's all around it."

So he sits at the very far right side of the front walkway. 

 "Heer we has a hangin' plant and one in a pot on da ground."

 Now Dante has moved closer to the edge of the garden itself.

 "All around da gardin edge are rivah rocks in a liddle trench.  Dis is fur drainage aftah it rains."

 "We has various gardin ornamints -- an' all of dem is cats.  Heer of course are our kitteh buddahs sittin' on a tiny gardin bench."

 "Dis is anuddah kitteh ornamint.  He is holdin' a leaf dat has a liddle mousie on its edge."

 "Yoo kin put fings in da leaf -- like nuts, or seeds -- or even yoor tail!"

"Heer is two moar gardin kittehs.  Dese is Mama's fafurite -- aren't dey pretteh?"

 "My fafurite ornamint is dis tree!  I like to sit undah it cuz it's shady."

 "Yoo kin also get a good view of da rest of da gardin frum here -- an' da naypurr's yard, as well."

"Sumtimes I looks out on da street frum dis side of da tree.  I kin see dem, but dey can't see me!  Haha!"

 "An' sumtimes I sits on da uddah side of da tree -- speshully wen I see crittahs in my gardin.  It's a great spot fur stalkin'!"

"On da fah left edge of da gardin, we has a stone kitteh -- well, it looks like stone annehways."

"An' jus' beside dat is a green gardin bench.  It's good fur sittin' on, but I prefurs to lie undahneath cuz I likes ta keep hiddin."

Well, that wraps up the tour for today, as Dante takes his repose in the wicker chair on the front porch.
"It's da best place ta relax, speshully wen I bin on edge fur too long."

"Bee good efurrywun!"

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Here is Dante in and amongst the flora of our front garden.  He is a PURRadox, because even though he stands out wherever he chooses to sit, he still fits right in.  It's like the garden has claimed him as part of itself.

 "Dat's becuz I am wun wif Nachur", says Dante.

 "In fact 'Nachur' is my middul name!"

 "I'm down wif it ...

 ... 'Nachur', dat is!"

"Wen I'm down undah, I takes LEAF of my senses." 

"But I nevah disturbs anyfin cuz it's always best to LEAF well enuff alone."

"Got it?"

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Dante's nose knows no bounds!

 He can detect the most deliCAT of scents.

 He raises his PURRoboscis and gently sniffs the air ...

 ... before finally ascertaining the source of the FURagrance.

 One might think that it was the PURRfume of the flowers that Dante had PURRceived.

But in reality, it was the even-more-subtle scent of a butterfly!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


It's much easier to see Dante in the bushes, today.  Here is the same picture as yesterday, but after all those other kitties went home.

"Afta all dat hoopla, I'm feelin' reely bushed!", says he.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


(Biggify if you want to find Dante)

Sunday, July 13, 2014


In the summer Dante just loves to explore the great outdoors and he is especially fond of the woods.

Why don't we follow him on his journey of discovery?

 "In da woods you kin clime up on branches an' has a nap in da trees!"

 "'Cept yoo hasta share wif sum pesky skwirrels, an' sum of dem has even joined da pawpaw-ratsies!"

 "In da woods dere's lotsa wildflowahs to pick!"

 "An' deep in da woods yoo nevah noes wot yoo mite find.  It's sertainly sumfin to PONDah."

"I also enjoys roamin' fru meadows undah deep blue sunneh skies.  An' efurrytime I picks a daisy I finks of my troo love, Sascha." 

"Meadows is great fur buttahfly-watchin'.  Sumtimes I chases dem, too.  An' efurry wunce inna wile I catches wun wif my bare paws!" 

"Meadows is a good place ta be idle -- in fact yoo mite say dey is raddah idyllic!"

"I kin tell I'm almos' home wen I hits da deck!  Looks like its time fur Dada ta get out da lawnmowah."

 "Even doe I luvs ta explore, da best pawt is comin' home again to my verreh own gardin ware I kin jus' chillax!"

The End