Thursday, August 28, 2014

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie



 
::Meowwww::
 
Welcome back to my garden!   There is lots of good stuff to eat and I'm feeling the satisfaction of feeding my family.   We have corn and beets and carrots....oh so much!  We even have extra goodies to share with the neighbors.  I am so proud.

 
I still try to get the others to help me but it's an uphill battle.  Ginger and Cecilia mostly like to hang out and watch me do the gardening.

 
As promised yesterday, here are my pinot noir grapes.  I have caught my mom sneaking bites.  She said they are delicious but I'm putting my paw down and telling her to save them for our first batch of experimental wine.  With me purring over the process, it will turn out fine.

 
Here is a glimpse of our fennel.   I've seen mom and dad eating it in salads.  I have no interest but as long as they are happy, I purrrr.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dirty Boy


 
Did you know that our my grapes are almost ready to harvest?   I think it's cool but it's also a bit funny because my mom and dad are still trying to figure out what to do.   I mean, they've made beer before but they've never made wine.   I wonder if they'll let me stomp the grapes with my paws?

 
While all that is being figured out, I'm doing my part to make sure as much dirt as possible is ground into my furs.  I think it makes me look extra mancatly.

 
Jonesie says she'll show you the grapes up close on Thursday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mitten Memories- Remembering Sparkle

 
My good furriend and inspiration, Sparkle, has left this world.  She had been struggling with illness for awhile and we knew her time was limited.  That does not lessen the pain for her furriends or family.  We will miss her.
 
When I was a young whippersnapper, just dreaming about a blog, I used to sit on my Dad's computer. When he didn't have papers on the top of it, I would sit directly on the keys.  I would open up typepad on my own and type out messages.  These messages were unreadable to my humans, but this was the beginning of my creative outlet.  
 
When my mom decided to channel my writing potential, we looked to other cat bloggers for help and inspiration.   Sparkle was amazing.  She dished advice and I learned so much from her and her blog.
 
Thank you Sparkle, for everything.




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Figaro!


Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!
 
I'm 5 whole years old now.  Mom says I'm still the baby of the family even though I'm a big boy now.
 
I'm still a bit of a momma's boy.
 
As some you may have heard, it was suspected that I was slipping out of the yard and cheating on my mom and dad with the people living in the apartments nearby.  I have been falsely accused!
 
I may give my family the slip, but it's only to climb trees and roll in dirt.  For my birthday my goal is to see how many leaves I can grind in my fur so I can bring the great outdoors in the house.
 
So, if you want to party with me...grind some dirt and leaves in your furs and let's have some fun!