I thought I’d write a brief post about a little furry problem I currently have in the garden.
This is Alfie, our youngest cat, and he found a creative way to let me know when he wants to come back into the house. While the other cats either sit at the door, meow, or paw-pound at it loudly, Alfie jumps into my window box planter and stares into the room that’s my office and plant room.
He doesn’t meow, he just stares. Once we make eye contact, he jumps down, and brings a lot of old potting mix with him…
It is messy. It covers the dry area where the other cats enjoy sitting. It’s been terrible all winter.
So last weekend I cleaned one side up.
But next weekend I will finish this up. I’m at a loss as to what to do. Maybe I should put a shelf here, or build something. My aim is typically to do what the animal wants so it will keep them happy, and on the property. (My cats only are allowed outdoors when I am home and during daylight hours. Some days, they don’t go out at all. During the summer, the catio is the roof where they can’t jump down. This is all to protect them from the urban coyotes.)
Since Alfie was a farm rescue, kitten of a feral mom, he’s definitely a big thick muscular boy who lives his life a bit differently than my other cats. We named him well. All he has ever wanted is to be the Alpha cat, but Queen LuLu will hold that position for many more years.
Now back to regular programming. I’ve been slammed with work for the last few weeks with Sean and Preston gone to Australia and with plant sales starting. Both nurseries will be very busy soon when flocks of customers descend upon them.
This weekend its Hortlandia and so much more! If you’ve never been, and you’re in the area, be sure to check it out.
One thought on “Gardening with Cats and Hortlandia”
Cats are very good at letting you know what they want. I find it’s best not to fight their ‘bad habits’ as they have the tenacity of a two year old. Have fun at Hortlandia. Sounds like it will a great day.