Thursday, September 30, 2010

Society of Feline Gardeners- Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie

Meow!  Now that the password has been leaked by Ginger, I'm thinking of coming up with a new one.  Until then, I think it's a free for all in my garden and in our Garden Society.
Now that it's fall, I get a bit reflective.  There is not a whole lot for me to do except harvest a few things here and there.  Because it was so wet and dreary most of the spring and summer, only some things grew well.  Our tomatoes are still mostly green and those that have ripened have rotted or have been eaten by slugs.

What's a garden cat to do?  I sit and enjoy what I have.  There was a time when I didn't have a home.  I used to sit on the edges of this garden, looking in and not ever believing that one day I would be welcomed here.  Now the garden is mine!  I am very thankful.

One of the crops that did fairly well this year were heirloom beans that we planted for the first time.

These are beans that mom can cook into soups!  I don't think they will make very good cat food.  Maybe Cory will whap the little beans around if she gets a chance?
I purred when I saw that we have a few late raspberries showing up.  There have only been a few, but we are grateful for each and every one.

Ginger is carefully watching over the green peppers for me.  It's good to know I don't have to do everything around here. Ginger is not much of a gardener, but she does love me and offers to help sometimes.

Remington, our neighbor cat likes to hang out by the apples that we picked. 

With all the help I've been getting in the garden, I think I'll just relax and wash my paws.  Until next Thursday my furry friends!

Please leave a link so I know what's happening in your gardens!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tabby Tattletale Tuesday

I've got a confession to make.  It was me.

I was the one who gave Oliver the super secret password to the Society of Feline Gardeners.   Yeah, I know.  I have a reputation as the family gossip.  Jonesie trusted me with the password and until now I have NEVER EVER revealed it.

The little dog is evil.  He manipulated me into giving it to him. 

He looked at me with those eyes.  Yeah I know, I should have been able to resist, but I couldn't.

I know I've seen that look before.  I knew how dangerous it was.  But I couldn't quite place it.  

By the time I recognized it, it was too late...
And the password was his...and then he chased me!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Momma Meezer Monday

Oh no Oliver!   Do not destroy the paper towels!  We need them to uh...clean up hairballs and stuff.

Oliver, as momma here, it's up to me to give you a rundown of the rules.   First you must do everything I say.  Second you must do everything Cory says.  Third, you can listen to Grete but you must do as Cory and I say.  Fourth...oh maybe that's just too much for you right now.

Oliver, one day when you are ready I'll sit you down and tell you all of our stories.  Like you, we were all homeless at one point in our lives.  Yes I know it's hard to believe, but it's true.

Grete, I need your help with this one.  No matter what I say, he has the same look on his face.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Projects

One of the first things we did as a family is build a fenced off area to keep Oliver out of trouble.  Our fence is great for Grete woofie, but there are too many places for little Oliver to escape.  Grete and Oliver went to the home improvement store to find just the right fence panels for our yard.

It was Oliver's first shopping trip and he was SO excited!  Grete was so proud to show him around.  She's an old pro at this. 
Once they brought home the materials, dad and I got to work.  It's important to place your paws on the spots where dad is supposed to put the fence posts, otherwise he wouldn't know where to put them.

As a builder cat, I take pride in a job well done.  This should keep the little squirt from pestering us in the rest of the yard. 
That's right Oliver, the rest of the yard belongs to us cats!

Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm in!!!

Yesterday was a big day.  Mom and dad took me back to Petsmart.  I saw all my old pals there.  I thought I was going back in the pen for sure.

But sat down and signed a whole bunch of papers.  Then dad took me shopping for a new harness, just for me.  I have a new name, Oliver.  It makes my tail wag!

And then we left the store.  As a family!  All my hard work paid off!

Playing nice with Grete's toys.

Those sad "please keep me" eyes.

But I think it was this kiss that sealed the deal!  I know the real decision maker in this family. 

I've only  been here a little less than a week and it seems like I've always been here.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Society of Feline Gardeners-Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie

What I want to know is who spilled the beans?  Who among you leaked the super secret password to our garden society?  Who let in?  He knew it...he looked at me with those sad brown eyes and murmured it under his doggie breath. I heard it.  "meow".  I had to let him in.

He romped all over my garden.  I kept a watch at a distance.  And then he did it.

Just like he did with my sister Ginger.  He exposed himself to me.

I thought...hmmm.  Might be useful.  There are construction projects my dad is working on with Figaro.  I have no interest in construction, even if it's to help my garden.  Maybe this little guy can be useful.  I can't quite picture it, but I'm willing to consider it.

Grete agreed to keep an eye on him, but you can see how she turned her back on him.  A garden cat's work is never done.  Looks like I'm going to have to watch him for awhile.  You don't suppose she is the one who gave him the password?  My own Grete?

So my furry friends, it's officially autumn.   Our sedum "autumn joy" is in bloom.  That's one thing I love about my garden.  No matter what time of year it is, there is always something in bloom or work to be done.  It makes me purr.  Below is a close up of the plant.
Please leave a link so we can see what's going on in your garden!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordy Wednesday

Just when you think you've got it good.  Just when you think you've got it under control. 
It hits the fan.

Oh the day started off innocently enough.  Mom off to buy kitty litter.  Dad says, sure he'll come along.  I suppose they will tell you they did not lie. It's true, they did actually buy lots of kitty litter.

It's the other "thing" they put in their cart.

I watched "it" from a distance.  It's a he.  I don't know why he's so happy considering he's outnumbered here.  And I won't let him forget it.

He has no pride.  He exposed himself to me immediately.  I tried to look away but...

I just had to look.

You still love me best, right?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Farewell Friend

Today we say goodbye to a dear friend and beautiful girl, Sniffie.

Until we meet again.