Thursday, August 23, 2012

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday in the Garden with Jonesie

 ::Meowwww::

Welcome back to my garden furriends!  The weather here has been beautiful.  After HOT temperatures last week, we are now enjoying lovely weather in the 70's.  My kind of purrfect gardening weather.
 Look and see what's coming up!  Onions!  I think dad didn't plant them deep enough because now they are poking their heads out of the ground.  Even I can paw at them.  Next year I'll use my paws to show dad the proper planting depth.

 Dad said we can dig them up together this coming weekend.  That will be so much fun!

  I know that Figaro tried to tell you how helpful he is to my daddy...but everyone knows that my daddy couldn't function in the garden without me.  I know every blade of grass and when every apple falls...did you know that Figaro climbed WAY up in the willow tree this week?  How helpful is that?   Mom thought she might have to call the fire dept...but then he got his furry butt down himself.
 Here's an example...see a section of our Devils' Walking Cane tree came down.  Here is Figaro just lying there.  Hanging out.  Slacker.
 If he were a truly useful garden cat he'd inspect closer and go to the base of the tree so dad would know where to look for trouble.  

I will keep trying to educate Figaro so he can one day take over for me.  I'm not getting any younger and I would love it if I could leave some of the heavy garden work to him.

And for all of you kitties who were wondering about Grete yesterday...does she get treats, handouts...bitesies at the table?  Of course she does!  She always gets at least one taste of dinner but she has to sit and eat it like a lady.

26 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Great tour! What caused your big limb to come down? Was it wind? Keep tryin wif Figaro, it'll "click" sometime!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our onions are poking up too! HA HA! And isn't it grand to have cooler clear weather for a change?!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

You're the master gardener, no doubt! But does that mean other kitties can't help. Just a little? Those onions look yummy by the way!

rainbow said...

Jonesie, your garden is a beautiful tribute to all your expertise and hard work - be patient with Figaro (I know that isn't always easy!), you will get him trained - after all, you have taught your Dad!
Purrs ... Rainbow

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human couldn't grow an onion to save her life, so your human is not doing half bad, Jonesie! Of course, he would probably be nearly as lame a gardener as my human if you weren't there to help.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

My dear Jonesie, there is no garden without you, your lovely paw is a credit to all that grows!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Des this mean it is time to pull our potatoes up?

Kjelle Bus said...

Thank´s for the garden tour !
I can see that you are doing a great job Jonesie helping your dad in the garden :)

The Island Cats said...

Jonesie, we know who really rules that garden!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Your garden is doing well! Having you as a helper must be so nice for your Dad. Digging up onions sounds like fun!!!!

The Florida Furkids

Terri said...

Figaro just needs to "mature" and he'll be helpful in the garden :)

Those are some nice looking onions--even if your daddy didn't plant them deep enough!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I agree, I fink Figaro is a bit immature ~ Milo used to be like dat eben though he's older than me.

Those onions are awesome!

Love Alfie xx

Cat said...

Your onions look great, maybe they enjoyed being shallow like irises do :-) I know Figgy will come around with your expert tutelage Jonesie!!!

Alasandra, The Cats and A Dog said...

Mommy says we are all very good garden helpers. We sits in her lap when she weeds. She says something about us being intheway. Whatever that means.

Katie and Glogirly said...

You're an impressive gardener, Jonesie. You've got your work cut out for you with that Figaro though. Boyz. Can't live with them. And, um, can't live with them.
; ) Katie

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Looks like there is competition to help your Daddy ;-)
Purrs

Marg said...

It looks like Figaro is getting a good education in the garden. You are a good teacher Jonesie. We wish we had a garden but we have nothing but hard old red clay here and things don't grow very well and it is very hard to dig and our Person is so darn old, she has trouble digging. Take care.

meowmeowmans said...

Great job! Those onions are looking good, Jonesie. Seriously, would the garden even grow at all if YOU weren't there?

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad your weather has cooled down for you. We just wish we could get up to 70.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Thanks for the tour! Your place always looks so lovely and lush!

So glad to see you. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

My Mom needs to buy some onions...can she come and visit you? :)

Love, Cody

Derby, Ducky said...

Mum says she would like help in the garden too. We have some hots back for a few days.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Jonesie, as usual this was so fun to read! You are such a smart kitty.

Thanks to Cory and the others who came ofur to soothe me in my afflictions. I may be calling on some of you to help me in my plan for vengeance on those who so unceremoniously hacked off my bits without so much as a by-your-leave!

Au and Target said...

And look at your handsome furs! You look all roly poly cuddly

Oui Oui said...

What a beautiful garden. It might take Figaro years to learn all you know!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi Kitties! Figaro, climbing up that tree so high that you worried your Mom was not a Good Thing (well, i sort of admire you for it even though the Human says I should not). Humans never want us to have any fun. Maybe that's why they pay Ebil V-e-t-s to hack off our fun bits???