"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things



Here lies Boo, the sweetest cat on the planet, in my herb tower, tearing up the catnip.


It's the second time I've had to plant it.  I read that only 40-50% of cats respond to catnip, but this bad boy is high.  If he wasn't such a good cat, I'd shoo him out of there.  Oh Boo.

23 comments:

  1. Munch..kins:)
    We love our pets so..we just adjust;)

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    1. You are right Monique. I did plant it for the cats.

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  2. We still have a small bit of cat nip in the little bed at the beginning of the porch ramp. No more outdoor cats to enjoy it, thought.

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    1. Oh Joanne, you don't know my history. My kids called me the Crazy Choctaw Cat Lady. I had scores of them at one time up at the barn. Couldn't fix them fast enough (nor afford it). I now have five at the house, all but one have been banned from the house to outside, and two barn cats. Hopefully no more will show up. No more dogs either. I'm a chicken heart as Grandma Great used to call me. I prefer Mother Nature, but I can't not take care of an animal. (Is that a grammatically correct phrase?)

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  3. Beautiful cat Joanne but oh so naughty. One thing is for sure - cats do as they please - we just can't train them however hard we try.

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  4. Lol...they do seem to find those off limits places :)
    Beautiful puss !
    ~Jo

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    1. He is just the best cat. I just wish he didn't shed those white hairs all over everything. They're kind of like feathers during a pillow fight.

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    1. Oh Michelle, I just wish I could show how sweet he is. Just wants to love and be rubbed. He almost won't let you stop tickling him.

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  6. First of all, that SUNFLOWER header is spectacular! OH Donna, how gorgeous and sunny is that!

    And your little Boo....teeeheee....HIGH in the sky is he! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH....ya gotta love 'em....

    Thank you so much for coming to visit! Enjoy your summer! Anita

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    1. You too Anita. I bet your going to have a spectacular one.

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  7. At least he isn't using it as a litter box! My cats never like catnip

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    1. That is the truth. He just won't leave it alone.

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  8. You ask about stoats Donna. They are small, swift prey animals - long and thin with a long tail. They have a smaller 'cousin' the weasel. Both take baby birds, baby rabbits and such like. They have very sharp teeth and are a gingery brown in colour. Try looking them up on the internet. They are quite common here in the UK but not so common in lofts.

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  9. Thank you Weaver. I will look them up. We have weasels around here, but think it is usually squirrels that get in attics here. I had a poisonous snake (dead) in the loft once, but I think the cat brought it in.

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  10. Oh Donna …. that's funny. We used to have 3 cats and they did exactly the same. I love Nepeta { catnip } and I have to put sticks around the plants to stop all of the cats in the area sitting on them and killing them !!!! XXXX

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    1. Jacqueline, thanks for stopping by. I finally pushed a large pot of rosemary next to it in hopes that he may forget about it. I've been gone for several days, so I'll have to watch and see if he's found a way around it.

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  11. I've often visited your wonderful site, and enjoyed your comments on other sites. What perplexes me is why only today I have signed on as a follower here. I really do want to know more about your life in the Ozarks, and look forward to getting notices when you've put up a new post.

    Although I do love my New York City views, I am still seriously considering relocating to a place that might make my country dreams come true.

    Cheers!

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    1. Glad to meet you Frances. I must admit, I love looking at your blog to see how the big city folk live. City mouse/country mouse. Plus, I have never been to NYC, so I find it all very interesting. Plus, I do believe we have much in common. Back at you!

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  12. Oh, he's the king and he knows good smelling places!
    Happy days
    Elisabeth

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    1. What a beautiful garden blog you have Elisabeth. I too have been reading about plants and the fact they are more aware than previously thought. My husband has been to Salzburg several times, so I am happy to find an Austrian blogger. Happy gardening days to you.

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  13. Oh, he's the king and he knows good smelling places!
    Happy days
    Elisabeth

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