Remember my Throwback Thursday post (“Cat Mischief“) around two weeks ago about Samantha and my plants? At least one reader expressed some doubt about how well my barrier to my plants was going to work at keeping Sam out of them, and they turned out to be right! First, she worked her way around one side and snuck in to chew plants, so I blocked that off. Next, she found her way around the back to get to them! I had it all blocked off in the end, and apparently that made her mad….so lastly she just busted the barrier down and chewed on three of my cabbage plants! She finds her way around pretty darn well for a cat that is mostly blind! That’s when I threw in the towel. You can see in the below photo that there are no longer any plants on the bottom shelf.
Does Samantha look like she feels any remorse? I think she looks more p-o’d that I took all the plants away. At first I was thinking she won. Then I wondered, since she no longer has any plants to chew on, did she really? Then again, I’m the one that had to find places for all those plants – I planted some of the more cold-hardy flowers and then I set up some cold frames so I can put some of the plants outside (which I was going to do eventually anyway). The rest I moved up higher, but they’re kind of overcrowded up there!
But hey, it could be worse, Sam, I could have just banned you from the room! We’re expecting some really nice weather this week, and the grass is turning green, so we’ll get her outside for a field trip. That should cheer her up!
So, who do you think won?