Thursday, March 31, 2011


There is some progress in the back yard with the melting snow.  It seems to melt away around the edges first, which reveals patches of old grass and last year's detritus.  It's still too early for new growth of any kind.

This is a view of one half of the back garden taken from the deck.

Dante says "I am pleased to see da grass again aftah all dis time!  Even if it's mostly brown."

"Today, I has enlisted de assistance of my sisfur, Domino to give yoo de tour."
(Truth be told, Dante doesn't want to get his feet wet in the melting snow.)

"An' heer she is!  May I present her hi-ness, Domino."

"Wot a wuss!" mutters Domino.  Sumtimes yoo hasta leed by exampull."

"Most of da patio is alreddy melted, an' dere isn't even any puddulls."

"Ovah heer by da willow bushes, it's dry as a bone!", says Domino.

"I can smell da buds jus' reddy to burst out on da branches.  Daddy reely needs ta prune dese fings, doe -- it will help dem grow much thickah."

On her way over to the cedar bush, Domino strikes one of her famous Tai Chi poses.

"I feels so spirityooall out heer", she says.

"Is like bein' in da wilderness!"
It is pretty wild actually, because neither Daddy nor Mommy are very good gardeners.  We leave that up to the cats.

"Dat's it fur now", says Domino.  "An' I didunt even get my feets wet!  Did yoo see how it's done, Dante?"

"Yes", replies Dante.  "An' may I fank yoo, yoor majesty!  I truly valyoo yoor opinyon."
"So dats all fur dis week", says he.  "I kin hardly wait to uncovah wot will happin next time.  See yoo den.  Ovah an' out!"


Gemini and Ichiro said...

I am glad to see some yard in your snow! YEAH!

Sparkle said...

It looks like the snow is finally on its way out!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, you gotta send a ladycat to do a mancat's job!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Dante you are such a baby leaving Domino to do all the garden patrol on her own. You might even find that you enjoy getting your paws dirty sometimes!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cat said...

Oh Domino you are such a take charge kind of gal!!! Great pictures, Dante I'm sure you will lead the tour next time :-)

SuziQCat said...

Fantastic job to Dante and Domino! We hope your snow will continue to melt...can't wait to see the progress it makes next week.

Forty Paws said...

What a delightful passage in the garden by Domino!

Luf, Us

Daisy said...

Domino, what a great job! I think you showed that Dante a thing or two. Girls rule!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! Yoor snow hung around for ever. Yoo must be so glad to see the back of it. Domino, yoo are so impressive.

Alfie xx

Hi Dommy, I LOVE yoo!


Cory said...

Sorry it took so long for our mom to help us visit. It's making us purr to see your snow melting. Let's hope it's all gone soon so you can dig in the garden and Dante can get back to doing his business in the garden.


Purrs, Cory and Jonesie and family

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Snow Snow GO AWAY! The kitties all want to run and play! Can't wait for spring to really spring-sprang- sprung!