Friday, November 30, 2012


The 3-Ds have been subject to lots of ruckus and upheaval over the past couple of weeks.  If you recall, someone stole their driveway, and most of their front yard -- and even their front steps!!!

Over time, they became accustomed (more or less) to all the vibrations, clanking and growling that those caterpillars make.  They would even take a peek out the front window from time to time once things got quiet at the end of the day.

So last weekend, even though it wasn't yet finished, Mom thought it was okay if Domino and Dante went outside to check things out (Dylan was too chicken).  Of course Mom was there with them -- and Auntie Susan (Mom's friend and neighbour of recent birthday fame).

This is what we saw.

 Even though they stole our old bricks, they gave us some new ones!!!

And it looks like they're giving us some new dirt, too, to make up for all the old dirt they took away.

The front steps still aren't finished, but at least we have some!

Domino The Brave sets out to take a closer inspection.  "Seems sawlid enuff", says she. 

"Smells kinda funky, but I hasn't hadda chance ta wub myself on all of dem yet."

"Now I checks owt da driveway!"

"Seems pretteh sturdeh, too -- and nice an' smoove!"
(You may recall this picture from our Wordless Wednesday this week.)

"Butt dis side a da garage is still kwite a mess!"

Domino returns to complete her inspection.  Auntie Susan is checking it out, too, from the comfort of her camp chair.  The sun is warming up the stone.

Dante has been standing on the porch all this time and hasn't moved a muscle.  I think he's in shock!

"I cant beleef my eyes!", says he, looking away.  Wot happined to my gahdin?"

For Dante this is just too much to bear, and I had to let him back inside to grieve this devastating loss.

Now fast forward a week and a half and this is what we see.

The sun is no longer shining and now we have a dusting of snow on the ground, but it's finished!!!

 We have front steps!  

And a new front walkway!

This is the view from the street.  From this PURRspective the seating area in front of the bay window looks small, but it's actually a little larger than it was previously, as is the actual garden space.

Dante will have lots to do come Spring, with all the planting that needs to be done.  I sure wish we could fast forward to that and forget about Winter entirely.

Anyway, now I can walk down my steps and not worry about tripping or falling down.  The front patio is simply gorgeous, though you can't see it at its best right now.  In the sun, the stones look rather gray, as it washes away the colour, but they are really different shades of brown.

They made the second step really wide so there's plenty of room for the iron planters.  And the bench will take up its usual spot on the patio space in front of the window.

Ah!  Life is ready to return to normal.  WhateFUR that may be.


Angel, Kirby and Max said...

It is very pretty! I know you will enjoy it very much!

Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I love it - well with the exception of that horrid snow.. (I am dreading when it shows up here for all the shoveling) can't wait to see what Dante does with it in the spring

Terri said...

Looks lovely! I'd have a hard time waiting to plant, too :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

It looks great, Wendy! It'll be fabulous to get things in the ground and around in pots come spring. And yes, please, could we pass over winter? It's about -15C here today with the windchill, or was this AM when I left for work.

Anyway, fabulous! Nice to have it done before the holidays (and before winter really sets in).

Cat said...

Wow, everything looks great even in the bleak winter so I can imagine how beautiful it will be in summer :-)

Domino is such a brave girl...most of my boys are scaredy-cats!!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

ewe noe yur new garden iz grate guys..but they tooked away de PILEZ OH DIRT !!!!!!

noe fare

hay, hope everee one haza grate week oh end !!

Summer at said...

It looks like they did a great job! I can't wait to see it in the spring - I bet the Ds will really enjoy it.

Brian said...

That sure does look nice! Theothers will get used to it before you know it!

Marg said...

That sure all looks great. Looks like they did a great job. What fun to plant all new stuff, I guess. MOL. That Domino is so brave. Good for her to inspect everything. Take care.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

It is looking lovely.

Mollie said...

That looks great, good job it got finished before the snow. XX0XX
Mollie and Alfie

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

They did an AMAZING job! It looks fabulous!

Unknown said...

Concatulations! Me can't wait to sees it when all the plantings is done!
PS Thanks yous for all your purrs for Bob. she is feeling better, but still pretty unsteady.

JOHN said...

This is my first time stopping by.Nice pics.I love the house.I bet there is History to it,I.ll have to go back to the beginning of your blog and catch myself up. Ive saved it to my favorites.Can you tell me how to redo the look of my blog.Mines plain.Also if you could get your readers to stop by and comment.I sure could use some blogger buddies.

Daisy said...

Oh, it came out real pretty!

wildcatwoods said...

Looks good. We wanted to let you know that Rosa was napping with her head on Mamacita's (her mom) bottom - sorry the photo didn't show that clearly!

cats of wildcat woods