2.11.2011

Floofy Friday

It's been a tough week here at Casa De Housecat. First it was the bad pot, and pan, then Mom didn't feel great and my snuggles were required. I'm so glad the weekend has arrived!

I plan on demanding lots of porch time. Mom and I need to start planning my garden, yep this year I am demanding a garden of my own. Mom is going to order a garden box that has its own water reservoir so she can't kill the poor little plants. Of course she'll have Dad tend the garden, with my input of course.

Should I go with catnip or cat mint? Who am I kidding, fresh nip sounds delish. Why not both?!


Yes Mom, I'd like the planter to go right here.

No! What do you mean Mittens and the Chubby Tabby may eat my catnip! When does the sharing ever end?

What do you have planned for the weekend friends? We hope you have it warm and pleasant and let's all keep it healthy shall we?

35 comments:

  1. My dear, if you need any man cat defending of your nip and mint you just say the word.

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  2. Sounds good to me. Fence them off so no one but you get the crop. Then if you feel generous, it's your choice to share.

    Thanks for coming by. I am much better and lots perkier. Not climbing anything, yet.

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  3. I think a garden of catnip and cat mint sounds great! But yeah, you will find it awfully difficult to keep the interlopers away.

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  4. Ah yes! Nepeta cataria, the class A recreational substance for felines. Growing it in your garden could get you 5 years and admission onto a twelve step program! No worries ;~)

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  5. I plan to have a quiet weekend, if I can stay away from the monster kitten.

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  6. Oh Fin that would be so much fun to have your very own Nip garden. Maybe you could figure out a way to keep the introoooders away. We think that is a terrific place to put it. Our Mom is the very worst about keeping things watered.
    Have we seen Chubby Tabby??
    Take care and have a fantastic week end and we agree, health is most important.

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  7. We like the idea of having our own planter - gonna have to talk to mom about that. Maybe if we tell her we will leave her flowers alone if we get some plants of our own....

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  8. You definitely want to keep that in a pot, Fin, since it'll spread all over the garden. Not that having too much 'nip is a bad thing, but it bothers Mom when it spreads where she wants to grow other things.

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  9. You need to make it clear to your mom that sharing cat nip is not an option!! You know she'd feel differently if the cat nip was for her "recreation"

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  10. Oh Fin, how nice that you'll have your own garden. I wish I could come over and lay in the sun with you. I agree with the others: NO need to share your 'nip.

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  11. We have never had our own garden, but I'm glad you're getting one! I'm planning some serious window whiffin this weekend!

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  12. ooooohh, fresh nip for the freshest gal we know! Fin, your tummy is SCRUMPTIOUS!
    Tell your Mom to put your garden where it will get morning sun and shade in the really hot afternoons. Ours grows best with a Northwest exposure. And we have to share ours, too...Henry is a TOTAL nip head! He gets all silly.

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  13. You have to share your garden. Oh my ...

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  14. We're going to sit in the windows, soaking up the sun and watching the snow melt. We don't have a garden to play or a porch to play on, but we'll have fun anyway! Have a great weekend!

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  15. I think the catnip and catmint will attract the interlopers, but also cause them to chill out. Which could be fun to watch. My catnip plant is overwintering in an upstairs bedroom, but it looks a bit sorry for itself.

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  16. "Casa de Housecat" (fabulous! Or was it "da?" too lazy to look! lol)

    I vote for catnip!! I agree with Simba that having both may enable the interlopers to chill.

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  17. Gonna be warm-ish here. We're definitely looking forward to some Porch Time ourselves.

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  18. We've never heard of cat mint! Sammy-Joe used to have his own catnip plant outside. Maybe we should get him another one this year!

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  19. Hmm, the girls never liked the cat nip plant I got them so maybe you should do nip and mint, just in case. You should definitley share, especially since it will totally disarm the interlopers. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. ;)

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  20. A kitty garden?? How exciting for you!!!!!!!

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  21. A nippy garden is a very good idea. Mum planted nip for us last year but it looks like the very cold temperatures we had in December has killed it all.

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  22. Fin, a garden full of nip! How exciting!! Tell your mom to put a big fence around it to guard it! Lots of love, Holly and mom

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  23. Catnip? YES!
    Catmint? YES!

    Can you grow some cheese while you are at it?

    We share our nip with the neighborcats all the time...just make sure your mom plants LOTS of it!

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  24. Oh Fin! You have to endure so much!!

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  25. Yes, we have to share our nip, too with TomTom (haha, Teri calls him TimTim now!) but we don't complain. In Oregon, Teri said she used to plant nip in hanging baskets cuz there were a lot of outdoor cats there and she didn't want them contaminatiang it...

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  26. Cool! A garden! I haves a garden... the catnip is still growing even though it is freezing some nights!

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  27. Maybe you can plant different varieties of catnip, for a catzowey kitty buffet! I planted some last year for my kitties, but they kept eating it down to a nub before it had a chance to really get growing. A different strategy is in order this year, but I'm not sure what that is yet.

    I love your floofiness. Just found your wonderful blog today and am now following!

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  28. Very cool that you have your own garden. Marmie and I live in an apartment, so no garden for me. Although she grows spices on the porch and I do like to eat those from time to time.

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  29. I have a small garden, and live on the top floor have a terrace, mamy loves flowers so I have a small garden, but in winter I prefer to stay close to mamy
    Ronrons of
    Kika

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  30. We're so sorry your family had an experience with a bad pot. We hope they have learned to "just say 'No'" to wrestling with cookware. A catnip/cat mint garden sounds wonderful. We are still trying to teach our mom how to successfully grow cat grass from a kit, so growing catnip is probably a little too advanced for our mom at this point.

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  31. Your plans for your garden sounds PAWsome, Fin! It's supposed to be chilly here all weekend, but we can nap and dream of sun puddles and warm temperatures! :)

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  32. Do I see the sunshines?? What's with all this "sharing" nonsense anyway.

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  33. we feel guilt after reading your post - we don't help Mrs H with placing pots and that sort of thing... we just expect her to assist us (in everything we may wish to do). This weekend its a bit wet so we have been lap cats. Love Darcy, Bingley xx

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  34. How exciting, a nip garden! One of Mom's gardening books has a funny quote that "cats may roll on your plant". :-)

    Purrs,
    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel (& fosters Sunny and Sky)

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