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Monday, June 09, 2008

Reader poll: cat or plant


Remember this lovely purple fountain grass? Well, our cat has been at it, trimming it much shorter than I want. So here's a question for you, dear readers (all three of you). Which organism do I let live, the cat or the fountain grass? Keep in mind I was really looking forward to adding some bright yellow-green vine to the planter to contrast with the purple.

6 comments:

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

The plant. Definitely the plant. Cats are useless creatures. Plants take in C02 and create oxygen. Cats do... well, nothing. Keep the plant.

Hevansrich said...

Whichever is the lower maintenance. Thats the rule for me. I do not need one more living thing depending on me at the moment....

Kate The Great said...

Let both live. Who says the cat will trim the plant again? And maybe the plant will benefit from being trimmed.

Yeah, I'm an optimist at heart, although I try really hard to be a realist.

MissGinsu said...

I think you're supposed to use a bitter apple spray (or something like that) on the plant. Makes it taste bad, and thus: less attractive to kitties. Or maybe kitty's just secretly a vegetarian and hasn't had much luck in trying to tell you.

ks said...

Well, if I had your address I'd send you some seeds for cat grass and/or catnip (a.k.a. catmint) so your furry buddy could have his very own plants to chew on. I grow these in pots for our cats and they love Love LOVE it when we put them on the floor and let them indulge (usually kept on a shelf because they would eat themselves sick on the stuff, or shave it to dirt level too quickly).

Even though I side with the cat over the plant on this issue, I commiserate with you about the shorn purple grass. I know how expensive (and cool) it is. I hope it grows back for you! I think that bitter apple spray is worth a try.

Adriana Velez said...

Thanks everyone (oh, did you catch that this post was a subtle request for advice?) -- I think I'll try both the apple spray and the catnip! I've seen catnip plants at the farmer's market. I know she likes the stuff.