Thursday, May 13, 2010


Normally, the Thursday garden spot is strictly Dante's, but today he has his friend and brother, Dylan helping him out.  Dylan doesn't really aspire to being a gardener, but he always likes to tag along with Dante whenever he can.

We first find the brothers stalking a squirrel.  They are side by side in the garden, between the two trees -- a sunset maple and a crabapple tree.  Both of these are dwarf trees which are better suited to a backyard because they won't get overgrown.

You will note that the grass is rather sparse in the area surrounding the trees.  It's hard to grow grass there because of the shade from the trees.  Dante has suggested to Daddy that he try some premium grass seed again, but he has to wait until the weather is warm enough.  We still have frost warnings!

 Dylan hunkers down to try to CATmouflage himself, but the grass is just too thin.

 The evil squirrel just laughs at him from the branches of the tree.

Dante also watches from the opposite side, but he too cannot hide his bright red fur from the keen eyes of his prey.

The earth here is patchy with grass.  Dante takes note of this to show Daddy later, so he'll know to spread some grass seed here as well.

 So, Dante decides to linger a while for ornamental PURRposes, but he can't stay there forever.

Here Dante has moved on to the grass at the side of the house.  Look how long and lush it is!  It gets plenty of sun, here, and seems to be very healthy.

Dylan joins him, and shows just how long the grass is in this part of the yard by sitting smack dab in the middle of it. 

Although Dante really enjoys the look and feel of the long grass, he knows that Daddy needs to cut it.

Grasses not only look good, but they taste good, too -- especially when they're nice and healthy like these ones.  Even a cat needs his greens now and then.

Dylan agrees whole-heartedly.  He kind of likes the dandelions, too -- they're so pretty!  But Dante has told him they're just weeds.

So, it's clear there's work to be done in the back yard to fix it up.  Some grasses are too sparse, and some grasses are too long.  Let's just hope the weather warms up so Dante and Daddy can plant more seeds where they're needed.  And that the rain holds off, so Dante can supervise Daddy when he cuts the lawn.

A gardening cat's work is never done!


Kea said...

I'd love to have a large yard...and a landscaping company to come in once a week and take care of it. LOL.

Dante and Dylan are doing a fine job of pointing out areas that need work! What about hostas or some other shade plant under the trees, maybe in a ring around the tree trunks?

Enjoy the garden, you two!

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

You are a couple mighty handsome gardeners!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy & the house of cats said...

You are both doing a great job in the yard! And we think you both look beautiful with the grass as a backdrop - green is a great color for both of you!!

Anonymous said...

handsome mancats make such fabulous lawn ornaments. i just love the color contrast of the bright green grass and ginger furs!
p.s. - we would love to be LOL'd! feel free, it will be fun, we can not wait to see!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Drat that sparse lawn... thwarting the mighty hunters. Hmmmmpft!

Perhaps you'll have better luck snoopervising dad with the seeding and the mowing!

Cindy said...

How could those kitties actually think they could hide from squirrel?

Noll's Nip said...

You both qualify as master gardeners ;)

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That is very pretty grass. Just right to hide in!

Thank you so much for your words of comfort in our time of loss. It means a lot to have friends like you! Nan

Jacqueline said...

It's nice to see the boys hanging out in the garden...We have a big yard, too and it is a lot of work; a good thing you've got the boys staying on top of things!...kisses sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

AWWW!! Dylan!! How cute are you, you wanna be like your bro!! Rumbles does the same thing to me!


Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We tried to spot Flat-Milo in the garden but we couldn't see him. Was he hiding ~ cos we know Milo was at yoor place all week? Unless he was fibbing abowt where he went!

Alfie and the Mom xx

8GR8LOLCATS said...

That has to be the most beautiful LUSH greem grass- Dylan is delightful in his cream colored coat... and of course Dante in his Rusty Red coat is FABULOUS!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Message for Alfie and Mom:

I was there! I just didn't want my photo tooked!

Milo xx

Anonymous said...

You mancats are so handsome out there gardening!

Anonymous said...

O mai goodness! You two are quite the handsome gardeners! The grass may be lush, but you two are lushiest!

Cory said...

Jonesie wants to come and stalk squirrels with you...ok, I want to come too but mom says I can't go outside...something about being too innocent. Sheesh.