Thursday, 23 September 2010

Gardening Thursday


Hello there and welcome to Thursday-in-the-garden for all of you members and non-members of SOFG (see here: Society of Feline Gardeners)!!! Before we get started, I want to clear up what is clearly an absolute MYTH: 'Lautrec never does any work'. I DO work and just to prove it I've decided to invite you on one of my garden 'grounds control' rounds. Believe me, this is NOT an easy job. It includes (but is not limited to) checking for 'trooders' (of all kinds), bitey-thingies, snails and slugs and most important of all, doing grass quality-control. These are all tough jobs...you'll see.

Checking for 'critters' that don't belong here (e.g. mice, mice, slugs/snails and grasshoppers...and mice). Because this was such a wet year, we had a ton o' slugs and Mom can't see them all so she needs my keen eyes to find them...especially since they are always somewhere low to the ground and hiding underneath things so they go unseen if I'm not here to point them out.

Grass quality-control....ICK!! IIIIICCCCKK!
This is an AWFUL batch...we gotta send it back ASAP!!

And here I am making sure that no deer are lurking in the edge of the forest. Those deer are tricky dudes...they think because they are bigger than me that I'm gonna get scared by 'em, but I tell you, if I catch sight of one I am gonna go after it like a lion!! ROAR!! I know, you're thinking that deer are so cute...well it isn't so cute when they chew up all Mom's roses, lillies and other flowers and they also like to chew the bark off of certain young trees and bushes...yep!! You can bet that if I ever catch a deer in our garden that I will be on it's back in a flash!! Zowie!!

So there you have it...that is what I do...not so easy is it? I think it's time for a nap...I'm going back to the house now. See you next week in the garden!!

16 comments:

Kea said...

Wow, that's hard work, Lautrec! Mom especially loved your ICK face. LOL.

BTW, we hear those deer can be quite vishus, so you definitely have to be on your guard for them!!!

Brian said...

Wow, you are quite the explorer and tour guide...grasshoppers, fun!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Lautrec, yoo are a Master Gardener wiv owt doubt. I was partickly impressed by yoor critter hunting and grass testing. No-Cat cud do it better.

Love Alfie xx

Purrfect Haven said...

we loved the last shot of you and your most slim tail. Love Darcy and Bing xx

Boom Nisanart said...

We love the last shot. High glass and the beautiful tail : )

Everyday Mr Puddy

The Island Cats said...

Patrolling the garden for introoder is a very important job!! And we're happy to see you taking yours so seriously, Lautrec!! But what about that bad grass! Yuck!

Daisy said...

Lautrec, it is clear that you are a very, very hard worker. Um, what do you do with the slugs? Do you eat 'em all up?

Mishkat said...

We love your "ick" face, Lautrec - quality control is very important! And that last photo is a wonderful shot.

Madi and Mom said...

Lautrec...we don't know (wink wink) who started that rumor...you are one very hard working dedicated garden kitty.

How you manage to do all you do in one day leaves us in awe of your good work ethic.

Today's word verification is gratin
as in au gratin potatoes now we are hungry.

Madi and Mom

Sammy and Andy said...

That's a tough job, Lautrec, but somebody has to do it!!!! And we can tell you do an excellent job. xxxxxxx

Cory said...

Lautrec, Jonesie knows how hard it is to patrol the garden...and she has Grete the perimeter guard to help her! She is in awe that you do this without a woofie...so maybe you ought to get one??? hmmmm...

We too have had a ton o' slugs this year. ICK!!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

You have a furry tough job!!! You do it well though. Good luck on "trying" to get some help!

Cory said...

Here's what we do with woofies...even when Grete came home to live with us. They are on leashes at all times until they can prove they understands that cats are sacred and must be loved and worshipped. And woofies must sleep in crates at night so they can't go causing trouble in the middle of the night. And with the little woofer, a squirt bottle of water is teaching him all sorts of things!


Keep a firm paw and you might find a woofie is quite useful.

Junior and Orion said...

Holy Smokes! How do you manage to get all that done!!!!

Meowm finally recovered from your picture from yesterday. She was in a daze all day and all night. Your cuteness just knocked her for a loop!

AttieCattie said...

MOL! ::flops and rolls on floor:: bestest icky face evarrrrrrr.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We are glad you set us straight on who really runs the garden there at your place! We love the tasty looking grass--cept for that spot that made you spit--yuck!