Thursday, 3 June 2010

Gardening Thursday

We recently found out about the Society of Feline Gardeners and were so happy to meet other gardening kittehs. Thanks to Jonesie over at Cory Cat Blog, we can now be members of a gardening club...we LOVE gardening!

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Our story this week is about larva (larvi?) that Mom found living in the ground below the Blue Spruce. These ugly creatures live about an inch below the surface and you might never know they are there unless you dig up the ground because they are just waiting to turn into weird flying bugs in the summer (in the summer, after they have become bugs, they come crawling out of holes in the ground and noisily fly away). Sometimes we see blackbirds digging holes in the ground and pulling them out, but the other day, Mom was digging in the flowerbed and she found a whole bunch of them (that she later gave to the koi). We, of course, had to come and make sure that they were of no danger to her.

I only smelled them and touched them with the tips of my toes.
Lautrec actually put one in his mouth, but didn't eat it. EEEEWWWWW!!!

17 comments:

Remington said...

Hurry spit it out! Yuck!

Lucy the Cat said...

Ack. Mama can't believe you put one in your mouth, Lautrec, but I say go for it! At first, it was cute because you were just looking on over Tiny's shoulder. I also like how Tiny gingerly puts her paw on them. You two make great gardening cats!

Kea said...

Eeeeewww!!! Yuck! Gross! Lautrec, you are braver than some of us in our house!

Congrats on becoming gardening cats! :-)

Brian said...

Oh my, doesn't really look too nommy!

TK and Squashies said...

Yous a very brave kitty Lautrec! We admires your corrsage in the face of danger to your mommy!
What did it taste like? (I just wondering, I might has to go tastes one now.)

Jacqueline said...

Oh no, he didn't!!...Spit it out quick, Lolo, that's so gross!!...Congratulations on becoming garden kitties...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katnip Lounge said...

Lautrec!
Hurry and rinse your mouth out with tuna juice! Those larvae (Mommy had three years of Latin)are truly disgusting! Just how BIG are the insects that those things turn into?

Daisy said...

Yuck-O! They are much bigger than I imagined! I would also hate to see what they turn into!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Tiny I'm with you those larvi look very disgusting...what was Lautrec thinking putting his mouth to them? I guess it is a man cat thing...they like worms I hear.
Madi and Mom

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow those are huge! You are both very brave to investigate them because they look gross - and your mom was brave to dig them up. And it was very nice of her to share them with the Koi - we had no idea koi would eat things like that.

SuziQCat said...

Yuck Laurtrec! Tiny you are the smarter one today :)

The Crew said...

Eeewwwwww is right!! (shudder) Those things might be poison so be careful.

Sammy and Andy said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW....we're happy to hear you spit it out Lautrec!!!!!

Loved all the pix. xxxxxxxxxxx

Junior and Orion said...

EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were expecting some tiny little critters.....not those ginormous things. Lautrec....why in the world did you put that in your mouth? We hope you spit it out quickly!

Madi and Mom said...

Of course I still luvs you Lautrec...I'm a cat I luvs whomever is giving me attention...in other words I'm fickled.
Madi

Cory said...

For some reason I can't take my eyes off of them...I'm just so sorry you spit them out since I wanted to know if they tasted good. They look very whappable!

xoxo Cory

AttieCattie said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lolo... you know i adores you, but not sure sure if i wants to kiss you after that.