Thursday, 5 August 2010

Thursday Gardening!!


As you may or may not know, we are members of the Society of Feline Gardeners (please see Cory Cat Blog for more information) so every Thursday we talk about gardening. Well, today I was looking at the grapes we have growing in front of the house and I told Mom that maybe we should cut some of them off. She said that it's too soon; we have to wait until they turn purple - which should be in a couple of months.

Darn, I was all ready to put on the gloves and start snippin'!!

Mom was picking weeds when suddenly something moved...a little tiny toad!!! She showed it to me and I was kinda afraid of it...I don't know why but I kinda freak a little when I see small crawly things..oooo!...they give me the willies!!!

I just saw that little guy move and I HAD to close my eyes and look away! Yeah, I know, I'm not much of a Mancat am I!! Sure. Fine. Laugh at me...at least I'm not afraid of spiders!!

What? Did he say he isn't afraid of spiders? Liar!! He just sorta looks at them, has almost never touched one and for sure he has NEVER eaten one! I eat them all the time...I do it for Mom (Mom hates spiders so she 'trained' me to eat them, but little does she know that I would eat them anyway because I think they are mighty tasty!!). I don't eat toads though...not because I don't want to (though I don't think I would like their taste!), but because Mom loves all other little creatures, she says that toads and frogs, lizards and butterflies, birds and dragonflies and snakes are all off limits...we can only eat spiders and mice. So, Lautrec only gets mice (THAT HE STEALS FROM ME!). Mancat? Ha!! Think again. FRAIDYCAT!!

14 comments:

Kea said...

Actually, we think eating mice is very mancatly! And we're impressed that Lautrec catches them. Derry only eats dragonflies/dragonfly-like insects and moths.

But about those spiders, Tiny...Could our human rent you for a while? We don't eat them, much to our human's dismay. And she is scared to death of spiders, by the way. So we could use a good spider-eater around here.

No toads in our little space, so no worries there!

P.S. Your grapes look terrific! Not that we know anything about growing grapes. They just LOOK good to us!

Jacqueline said...

We kill bugs and leave them for Mommy to pick up and she is always very appreciative of all our hard work...Don't worry, Lolo, we think you are a gorgeously handsome mancat and we're impressed you hunt mice...Tiny is a precious girl and we're just very glad you guys are back!...kitty kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brian said...

It takes real talent to be an excellent mouser...bravo!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Lautrec you shouldn't worry about not liking the tiny crawling things - Floyd, who was a big mancat, was the same way. A bit bigger were ok, but something about the little creepy ones - he had the same reaction as you. And being a mouser is pretty impressive in itself.

But Tiny, we think it is great you catch the spiders for your mom - and also that you don't go for the toads!

Katnip Lounge said...

Lolo, you are smart to not eat toads! Sometimes they make your mouth go all foamy and stuff. ick.

We hunt and eat everything we can catch out on the Catio. Mommy doesn' mind as long as we don't do any disemboweling in the house.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Guys,

We fink yoo are both VERY mancatly ~ 'cos even mancats can be nervous of noo stuff ~ it's a sort of self-prservation thing. And the little Toad is very cute and deserves his own life, doesn't he? We eat spiders though ~ Hahha!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

MLOL~!!! Those are nice grapes you got growing there. Does your mommy make wine with them? Our mom LOVES wine! And that litle toad is cute! We don't balme you for being a little freaked out by it. And as for spiders? Mom says...EWwwwwwww

The Island Cats said...

We don't get to eat a lot of things either...in fact the other day, a cricket got in the house and I really really wanted to play with it and maybe deaded it, but mom wouldn't let me and she actually caught it in a big tub and then put it back outside! She's no fun at all!

Are you guys gonna help stomp those grapes and make some wine??

Ernie

Daisy said...

Lautrec, I would squinch my eyes tightly shut if I saw a little toad, too.

Mishkat said...

Our human thinks the little toad is very cute, but we agree with you, Lautrec! And we hear that they taste really really bad. We won't even eat bugs - except for moths!

P.S. Your grapevine is beautiful - looking forward to seeing photos of it when the grapes are ripe!

Cory said...

My sister Cecilia ate a dragonfly and my mom and dad got upset...they are happy when we eat spiders and flys. It's hard to keep track! We like them all, but we've never seen a toad, so we think you are very brave to even get near one.

Since our gardens are alike in many ways, you should teleport over for an afternoon of fun! Jonesie said to bring your garden tools since Figaro and Ginger are no help to her at all...

Purrs, Cory

TK and Squashies said...

Lautrec looks indifferent, which is very manly mancatly! He just couldn't be bothered. I would never laffs at that, is a cat thing to do!

Sammy and Andy said...

MOL!!!!!!!! Y'all are so adorable and we luvsya!!!!!!!!!

Junior and Orion said...

Meowm will give us a chance to take care of the spiders, but we like to play with them first, and Meowm just wants them dead. So she usually kills them for us. Now that little toad looks cute to us....we wouldlove the chance to play with him!!

Lautrec~~don't feel bad, we all have our kryptonite!