Friday, January 25, 2013

Talking to Plants


Sure...the plant isn't saying anything now, but it had a few choice words when I sat down, worse when I actually asked to share the pot! Why are plants such sun hogs?

Especially since we have much in common--we both are cared for, talked to, and fed. No, they don't have fur any more than I have leaves. Such a silly thought! Imagine a cat covered in leaves..


I'd rather look through leaves like I'm doing here. I forgot the name of this plant, but we checked it out when we bought it years ago and it's harmless for kitties. Oh, I forgot..plants are given names like we are. Another thing in common!


Now, mind you, I'm never naughty or do anything inappropriate in the pot since it's my cozy place to curl up and all. Of course, right now, you're wondering where I'm going with all of this.

Today, after I was done with the sun, I jumped out and guess what?



The plant had dropped a leaf right into Tinker's shadow. Between that and the full wolf moon, spring must be right around the corner!

~~~

Mom Julie's birthday really brought to mind all the thoughts about aging. Reminds me of the time a purrfect stranger came up to me and asked, "How old are you?" I replied, " As old as Methuselah and as young as a kitten on my good days." He looked at me kinda strange, then said, "I don't know who this Methtthzzzzzzloooshelahala guy is, but if you can act like a kitten any time you feel like, then it doesn't matter how old you are."

Good thinking.

Hugs,
Tom



35 comments:

Mr. Pip said...

What a fun post! Definitely one of my favorites. Our plants are kept way up high because Rosie has been known to do inappropriate things to the plants.

It does look like a comfy place to sleep ...and you are right, I hope spring will arrive soon.

Your pal, Pip

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We never heard of a wolf moon before, but we looked it up. How interesting! We are now going to use that as an excuse for all of our crazy behavior this weekend.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope that plant wasn't rude to you - we hope you chewed one if its leaves!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cherry City Kitties said...

We loves the full moons! I hope we can see it, it is so cloudy and snowy. Mom says she loves the picture with you just peeking out through the leaves. She says you look quite handsome!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We love the pics!
And mom loves the birthday quote! xx

Brian said...

Sometimes those plants just gotta be in the way of a good sunpuddle, they can't help themselves!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Are you sure your plant isn't covered with furs? ;)
We don't have indoor plants anymore. For some strange reason, they keep developing strange holes in them. MOL.

meowmeowmans said...

What a fun post! Tom, that pot, with all of that sun and lush greenery, sure looks comfy! We hope you're right about spring being right around the corner, pal!

Hugs to you all!

meowmeowmans said...

What a fun post! Tom, that pot, with all of that sun and lush greenery, sure looks comfy! We hope you're right about spring being right around the corner, pal!

Hugs to you all!

Julia Williams said...

How nice of that plant to share its pot with you, even if it does so begrudgingly, MOL. It looks like a fine place to curl up for a nap.

Sparkle said...

That looks like an umbrella plant - my human loves them, but between her ability to kill even the hardiest plants and my penchant for gnawing on them, one probably would not do too well here.

CATachresis said...

Since the "incident" with the maidenhair fern, we have become rather wary of indoor plants!! Love the meth oooooz … story :)

Random Felines said...

age is relative..... and mom says we don't have plants here cause some of us like to chew on them :)

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

What a great place to sleep! that plant should learn to move over and share better...

Derby, Ducky said...

Yep, you are only as old as you feel like being. So, be a kitten and play away.

William said...

My mom hides our plants from us. :-(

The Island Cats said...

We have lots of plants around our house. The mom says your plant is called a schefflera. We have one of those too.

Katnip Lounge said...

I never got to wish you a Happy Birthday! You are a brave woman to have houseplants AND cats.
Trish xx

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Hey Tom! We sure hopez you right about Spring bein 'round da corner!! da mom iz startin to go nutz! ^..^ or maybe cauze da Full moon iz on da way! *sigh* ^..^

Headbonkz dude~

Mary said...

Great post! :) We always check out plants and flowers before we bring them home too, Tom. We can't have anything that might hurt our four wonderful kitties. The Full Wolf Moon. We are eagerly awaiting it here. Happy Weekend!

Katie and Glogirly said...

This was a fun post... : )
Glogirly has NO talent with the green plants. None at all. Would you believe all we have is a giant bunch of dried curly willow branches stuck in a pot in the corner of the TV room? ...the cobwebs are doing just fine. Guess she CAN grow something after all!

Happy belated bday to Mom Julie! XO

; ) Katie

Cezar and Léia said...

First of all I must say I love your layout blog, it's beautiful!
I think you are such a great gardener, and you know a lot about plants, thanks for sharing your pictures!
Purrs and love
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA and hugs from mom Léia

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

that is some great advice. Reminds me of my late father-in-law who always said "age is nothing but a number"
Love the photos with the plants, just beautiful!

Tamago said...

Hahaha cat with leave coat sounds very strange :-)
I've never heard wolf moon before but it's very interesting way to call full moon! I hope spring is coming soon.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! that looks like fun! Our plants (well just one plant now) has aluminum foil The foil stops me from getting in! Yous Look marvelous darling!
Kisses
Nellie

Bellen said...

Yes, aging gets us all, from plants to cats to people. Coincidentally, I just wrote a post about aging, specifically the age of my oldest cat, Tungsten. It saddens me that she is getting older, but I realise that each day that she ages is a day I get to spend with her. And that's some compensation.

Simba said...

Thanks for stopping by our bloggie. My Mom says they used to have a plant like that one and it was so terrific. She cannot remember why it declined or died - presumably neglect. Then they went through an Elephant Ear plant stage. Now they are in a Christmas Cactus and spider plant phase. Keeping all the plants in the house in the winter is tough.

We hope Mom Julie had a super birthday!

Cathy Keisha said...

HAH! That was a fun joke. Maybe YOU don't do norty things in that plants but have you axed Mitty? You could be sitting in Cod knows what! Have a nice week.

Katie Isabella said...

You know, Mommy has her kitten days too...and I never got over being a kitten. You should see me Halloweening!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Such wisdom Tom! And plants don't share the Fancy Feast either so that's a good thing!

Mr Puddy said...

Tom,
Plant doesn't nag ! So all good !
No one can complain : )
xox

Clarissa said...

We don't have any plants in the house! Mom is afraid we will try to eat them or use them as a little box! You are very lucky to have plants!

Cathy Keisha said...

Thanks for coming to my pawty yesterday. xoxox

Marilia said...

Plants and cats, beautiful combination to photos!!!!!!

sagechronicles said...

Tom, you look mighty handsome in that pot. We have one of those Shefflera plants too, but my kittehs never sit in it. I think they're one of those Methuselah types.