Monday, March 19, 2007

A New Look

Since spring is almost here I decided that Kellie's blog needs a new look. I am also going to try to post on a more consistent basis.

I also decided that my house needed a new look, so in addition to moving the furniture around I decided that I needed to introduce plants into our household. It has been 5 years and I thought perhaps Kellie is mature enough to handle plants now. As a kitten she chewed them up, dug in the dirt and killed all the plants I had.

After much research on the toxicity of the different plants I purchased a rubber plant and a pepperomia plant - I brought these home - replanted them and sprayed them with bitter apple. Kellie was slightly interested, but she mainly just wanted to press her nose in the dirt for some odd reason, but she didn't chew them.

I have a large lucky bamboo plant at work that has about 35 stalks, so on Friday I replanted 3 sets of 7 stalks (7 stalks apparently means good health) and took them home. Well, she was very interested in these plants. Even after I sprayed them with the bitter apple, she still can't leave them alone. I have placed them on the fireplace mantel. She gets up on the TV cabinet and jumps on to the mantel, I pushed the TV cabinet away from the fireplace and now she sits beside the TV and cries and leans out as if she is going to jump.

I started her some cat grass at work, I have tried to do this at home but she eats the seedlings before they can really sprout - so I'm hoping she is going to forget the lucky bamboo is there once she gets her cat grass, but I think the lucky bamboo might be going back to work.


Gottagopractice said...

A lovely orange blog for a lovely orange cat.

David E Maeda said...

I like your blog's new look.

Good luck with the plants. I never could teach the late great Mr. Max to stay away from anything green.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we have a giant plant in a giant pot in the corner and we all wanted to dig in the dirt. our Lady put a whole bunch of little empty plastic plant pots in there and filled it all up. now we can't get to the dirt, and if we jump in, each paw lands in a different pot and we can't even walk. it's furry frustrating. we did forget about eating plants after we got our cat grass though.