This week I have to let you know about the failures in my garden this year. I was not diligent enough about my squashes and I let a cute little beetle live. It's really quite adorable, looked harmless enough, but apparently this little monster is a cucumber beetle and it carries bad stuff that infects poor innocent squashlings. We are getting squash, but not as many and they won't taste quite as good. Sigh. I can hardly bear to let my mom take my picture in front of them. The shame of it all.
I just can't take much more...first my sister Ginger goes on and on about how my peppers will never change color...then this...powdery yuck all over my glorious squash plants. How can I carry on as a master garden cat if this happens? I think I will take a nap in the grass after a stroll in the nip garden.
Jonesie starts to twitch...she sees that Cory is at the computer again...and she's pawing at the phone too. She meows about something, but Jonesie can barely make it out..."magic pixie pepper powder".....Cory meows softly...."thank you Maggy and Zoey"...."I'll sprinkle this on Jonesie's peppers"...."she'll never know"....
Jonesie tosses and turns and in the next second she sees another scene...it's Cory in the garden. Jonesie knows this can't be true because Cory doesn't go outside but it all seems so real...and everything is moving in slow motion. It's a bit fuzzy at first, but then Cory comes in to plain view. This is what Jonesie sees:
:::Jonesie's eyes open wide and she awakes with the flick of her tail:::
I wake up in a cold sweat! I know it was all a dream...but somehow I'm thinking I've got to give Maggy and Zoey a call...you never know. It's too late to save the squashes but the peppers are still doing ok. Maybe there is such a thing as magic pixie pepper powder. In the meantime, I'm swearing off catnip for awhile. Hopefully my good friend and garden-cat-in-training...who is a whole year old now...yes Alfie, is having more success in his garden this week.