Thursday, August 4, 2011

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie and Figaro

The super secret password has been changed.

It's now "meowwwwww".

 I wanted the password to be woofie friendly, but after what happened to me I can't take any chances.  Any woofies wanting to join our meetings must either be accompanied by a kitty...or they can check in with Grete at the gate.

Now...on to serious garden news.   See, dad hired some humans to help cut the grass.  They were not good at what they do and they weed whacked some of our young fruit trees to death.   Here I am, belly up, near one of our soon to be replaced trees.  This one is a honeycrisp apple tree.
Figaro is sitting near one of our deaded apricot trees.  These trees mean a lot to Figgy because he was just a kitten, starting to learn the gardening ropes when these trees were planted.
Figaro started his apprenticeship with me back in February of last year when he was just a wee lad of 6 months.  Mom and dad didn't know it, but Figgy was a mankitten...and not a girl cat.  Dad used to call Figaro "Freeta Bandeeta"...until he wised up and looked under his furry tail.  Anyway, losing these trees makes us hiss.
Figgy is consoling the tree, trying to save it.

I am glad dad said those careless humans are not allowed back in my garden.
It's fine to get help in your garden.  A gardencat and her family can't do it all...but please be aware that everyone who comes in your garden must have constant snoopervision.

I was afraid of the introoder humans and their power tools so did not closely watch what they were doing.  Next time I'll know to snoopervise from a safe location so I can alert mom and dad if something goes wrong.

The new trees arrived and will soon go in the ground.

Figaro said that since he had an important paw in the planting of the unfortunate trees, he will be there to have a paw in the planting of their replacements.

30 comments:

Whisppy said...

Those careless gardeners! How unfortunate for the trees. I hope the new ones will do better, especially since those careless chaps are banned from your garden!

Prancer Pie said...

You kittehz work hard to keep that garden lookin good! Sorry to hear about the careless humans. (i hope they don't haf kitties) Purrs.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I can't believe those horrible humans RUINED your trees! That is awful. In fact, that is almost as bad as the gardener here who pulled up my catnip plant!

Barbara said...

What a shame. I would be so hissed off.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

"meowwwwww"

OMC! I can't believe what those hired humans did to yoor beautiful trees! :shock: They must have had an acute attack of the stoopids!
I am so glad that Figaro can help paw the re plant.
And I love the noo pass werd!

Love Alfie Marshall (age 2)xx

MoMo said...

oh nos! poor trees! Charge them for the new trees.

Mariodacat said...

Gasp! Taht is terrible what they did to dat poor little tree. Simply terrible. I'd closely watch so those bad men never come back again- ever.

Mr Puddy said...

I don't think those human is the gardener, but demolition man !!! That's why all gone ! demolition man got no brain about take off Some , they only do All !!!
I feel sorry for your tree,but lucky your pawrents got the new trees !

Hugs to both of you
xoxo

Simba said...

Those new trees look great and healthy, and with your and Figaro's supervision, I am sure they will grown up well. That was really pretty stooopid of the weed whacking humans to kill your other trees. I am going to tell Dad he needs to check out what the gardeners may be doing to our oak trees with their whacking machine.

The Island Cats said...

Sometimes humans know nothing about gardening!! Thank cod your mom and dad have you, Jonesie!

Team Tabby said...

So sorry to hear of your garden tragedy! Glad to hear those clueless humans are not allowed back.

We'll be here to watch your new trees grow and love visiting your garden.

The Monkeys said...

How awful that these humans would destroy your beautiful trees! We're glad they're being replaced, but we are sad about the deaded ones!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, we're sorry that the lawn cutters were lousy! Really, they ought to have asked what's what, and been clear what to cut and what to leave. No wonder you're upset!

Good luck with the new trees...and it's a good thing those humans won't be allowed back into your garden!

ArtemisiaFSS said...
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ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh, the careless gardeners that weed whacked your trees made us hiss too. We hopes you had Grete chase them. We will do a garden post tomorrow. Today we are in Bora Bora soaking up some sun

The Whiskeratti said...

Dear furriends, it has just not been good news lately from your garden! We're so sorry you have lost the special trees. A HISSS on those bad hoomins!

Fage said...

Awe, we are sorry to hear what they did :[ Did your dad give them a good talking to?

FURKIDSMOM said...

We would be hissed off at those careless people too.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Brian said...

Y'all sure are working hard and it's way too bad about the trees. Hey, take a break, you've earned it!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh that just makes the Woman sick to see that! Those poor trees! I think you should whap those humans hard! Did they at least pay for the tree replacements?

Cat said...

What a pity about those trees,, you have had some bad luck in the garden lately! Hopefully the new trees will thrive and Figgy will supervise the planting so everything will be okay :-)

CCL Wendy said...

We know what you mean. We had a bad gardener that we hired too and he just hacked the trees instead of trimming them nicely.

It's nice to see Jonesie so relaxed in the garden once again, with her trusty sidekick Figaro by her side!

Mark's Mews said...

Oh, COD! That is jus AWFUL about the poor trees. We thought "death by mower" was bad, but "death by whacker" is SO much worse! It looks like a lunatic beaver went at them...

How can such an incompetent mower service company stay in business?

HISS, HISS, HISS!

ABBY said...

Oh dear we are sorry about the helpers...yes sadly you have to keep a close eye on them but we are sure you will do so on any future helpers. We are sorry about your trees, but now that you have new ones we are sure that they will be gorgeous.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sorry to see your trees got whacked. Those stupid gardeners shouldn't be let loose in anyone's garden again.

Tillie and Georgia said...

Oh noes!!!!!!!!!
Those nice trees!!! Those stupid beans!!!!! Good thing they will not be back!
Yup, leave the gardening to the kitties ;) heehee
You kitties can snoopervise the planting of the new trees :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

Derby, Ducky said...

What bad grass cutting people who messed up the trees.

Fin said...

Poor little trees!

Forty Paws said...

That's awful that they chopped up your fruit trees! Not good garden people at all!

Luf, Us

Junior and Orion said...

We hope your Dad lodged a serious complaint against those stupid "gardeners".

Good to see you out enjoying your garden.