Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cat in My Sunflower Garden

This morning when I came outside to remove the protective landscape fabric from my sunflower garden, I couldn't believe my eyes! It was a cat in my sunflower garden, sitting there quite proudly. I normally feed the orange male tabby cat early in the morning. Lately, I have had to diplomatically separate the food dishes to keep the black male cat from chewing on the orange tabby.

Orange Male Tabby Cat Sitting in my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Orange Male Tabby Cat Sitting in my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Photo Taken: April 14, 2014
For the most part, the tabby missed sitting entirely on the fourth row of tiny sunflower seedlings. The previous morning, after removing the landscape fabric, I found the top of a seedling snapped off in that fourth row. Now I know that it was the cat!

CAT IN MY SUNFLOWER GARDEN - 2013

This wasn't the first time that I found that orange tabby in my sunflower garden. I would find him sitting amongst the sunflower plants early in the morning waiting on his feeding.

Orange Male Tabby Cat Sitting in my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Orange Male Tabby Cat Sitting in my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Photo Taken: Spring 2013
What is curious is that the tabby cat was sitting in about the same location in 2013! But, back then, the plants were bigger.

Orange Male Tabby Cat Walking Through my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Orange Male Tabby Cat Walking Through my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Photo Taken: Spring 2013
In the 2013 sunflower garden, there were only three rows of plants and they were spaced further apart. Also, there were less plants than this year's garden. Back then, I had no issues with digging critters, so I wasn't using the protective landscape fabric like I am in my 2014 garden!

Orange Male Tabby Cat Sitting in my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Orange Male Tabby Cat Sitting in my Sunflower Garden ~ JaguarJulie
Photo Taken: Spring 2013
Ah, look at that sweet face? In the Spring of 2013, this tabby was looking a LOT better than this year. The black male cat has been chewing on this cat like crazy!

Thinking positively, I can only hope that the tabby doesn't sit on too many of my tiny plants. At the moment, I am doing my best to protect the garden from digging critters. You'd think that tabby would be around to scare them off?

Well, might as well celebrate the cat in my sunflower garden. That got me thinking ... what if I place some cat sculptural garden statues in and around my flower garden. Would that perhaps discourage the tabby from sitting there? Hey, maybe it would also scare off those digging critters?

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