Monday, March 27, 2017

DANTE: CANADIAN IDLE

These pictures were taken exactly one year ago today.

 Like today, there was still snow at the edges of the driveway, but the pavement itself was dry.


 And the sun was shining brightly, heating the paving stones ...


... making for a purrfectly idyllic idle ...

... complete with snack!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

DANTE: HOW TO GET MAXIMUM ENJOYMENT

This picture was taken last year at this time.

Dante found a patch of grass that was completely clear of snow, and he usurped it.  I say usurped because it was actually on our neighbour's yard right by their front porch.  

It was a glorious day and Dante enjoyed it to the max.

That's what I call 'stepping it up'!

Monday, March 20, 2017

DANTE: SPRINGING FORWARD

This picture was taken in early Spring of 2011.


Behind Dante you can see both old leaves from fall still on the lawn and new grass shoots growing up through the cracks in the patio.  Vestiges of the past still linger mingled with the promise of the future.

Dante was just ecstatic that there was no more snow.  He always was a 'spring forward' kind of guy.


And now he's found Spring eternal.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

DANTE IN THE MARCH SUN

Here's Dante on the deck bench in March 2013.


Under the sun, Dante's fur is touched by flame.  

You might even say he's flaming.


 Watch out for that tail -- it might get sunburned!


Sunday, March 12, 2017

DANTE: SPRING HAS SPRUNG?

This is Dante in March of 2014 in the front garden just as it is revealing itself.

Dante always looked best in the sun.  His coat had a more vibrant colour, and he basked in the warmth of imminent Spring.


Don't get ahead of yourself, bud!  We don't even know it it's actually sprung yet.