Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Hi again garden fans! I love my leafy compost pile. It stays warm even when it's a bit cold outside. Today I get to introduce you to my new trees. I also have a new garden friend, associate, neighbor and mentee. Dad calls her Freeta Bandeeta (I know he's odd) because she is a neighbor cat but we don't really know her real name. She just comes by to apprentice with me in the garden.
Here I am showing Freeta how to snoopervise without really letting dad know I'm watching.
Freeta is learning the inspection process well. After dad puts the trees in the ground, Freeta assists by pressing down the dirt with her paws. I'm so proud of her. We've been having a very lovely winter so lots of the neighbor cats are coming out to play. Freeta is the only one who is showing any promise as a garden cat.
Dad had 3 trees to plant and we snoopervised each and every one. We got 2 apricot trees and one peach tree. They are varieties that are supposed to do well in the Northwest but we are not at all sure they will live. Part of being a good garden cat is purring hard for the trees so they will live and give us fruit to whap. Cory should be very interested in the little apricots.
One last hole to dig then it's TGIF party time!
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you that I had some fun last night. It was dusk and mom wanted to bring me inside. Dad had just seen me minutes before, but I was...poof!...gone. Dusk turned to dark, out came the flashlights, mom calling, dad calling. They rechecked the whole house...back out in yard more calling, more flashlights. It was awesome! Then dad finally looked in the sleeping basket on our deck...2 feet from the back door. I was snoozing there the whole time, watching all the excitement. Sometimes it's fun to yank their chain a bit. I mean they could have checked there first, right? With a hint of spring in the air, let the games begin!