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Sunday Selfie With Kali

It’s time for planting our vegetable garden this week so if we have neglected to post very often, this is why.  Victoria Day weekend is the traditional planting weekend of us northern gardeners.  Is the 24th of May long weekend the time the south plants too?  Shoko is out helping mom whether she wants any help or not.  Mom has transplanted 4 sweet peppers into beds in the greenhouse.  Dad is tearing up the sun deck to get rid of grass growing through the 2 by 4’s.  He put more landscaping fabric under the deck.  Everyone seems busy with their own chores.  Even Shoko is examining flowers for any sign of bugs.                                                             zoomed shokMe?  What am I doing today?  Well, I don’t like insects anywhere near me so I’m inside getting ready to take my Sunday Selfie.  The Cat on My Head is the bloghost for this lovely event every week.  Just click on the bloghost name and you’ll see the most beautiful anipals in the world.                                                                    pizap.com14548716692071I’m so proud of myself, I can press the remote selfie button and clean my face at the same time.                                                                Kali and ShoksHave a great day and avoid insects at all costs.

An Unexpected Guest

Wednesday Purrs

 

We have been busy planting veggie seeds  and generally doing all things to do with the garden, such as planting transplants with fertilizer and bone meal.  Bone meal gives these wee guys strong roots and it smells divine…at least to us kitties.

 

This stinks!!  But I like it...purrrr

This stinks!! But I like it…purrrr

We were minding our own business last Thursday and a young cat came up and talked at, not just me but mom too.  Mom, of course told this young male how handsome he was. His smokey grey fur was not knotted, teeth clean, ears clean, he was very friendly and not afraid of humans.  He stayed and stayed.  When mom and I went inside the grey floofy cat came with us.  Of all the nerve, he jumped in my toy box and stuck his head into my toys.  Mom thought it was cute. I sure didn’t and neither did dad.  Dad took this young boy outside and put him on the deck.  I gotta admit the young guy was a looker. I wouldn’t tell him that and practiced my pathetic hiss.  Kali got into the act and really hissed at him.  Her hiss made him think twice.

We all went to bed and guess who was waiting for us in the morning….you got it….young grey cat was sitting on the rug outside.  Mom always has a big bowl of water on the deck for cats that come for nip and get thirsty.  This wee guy was hungry….you could tell by his cry.  Mom fed him and he gobbled it down.  Mom was starting to think he had been dumped in our Lane.  There was no collar or ID of any kind.  Mom decided to leave him for another day and see if anyone was calling for him.  Dad was talking with this wee guy too.  Mom heard him say, “I think I’ll call you George.”  This signalled to mom that they were starting to get attached.  Me?  No, I wasn’t getting attached.  I wanted this guy gone!  He was obnoxious in his playfulness.  Whenever I turned around, he was running at me….I know now he just wanted to play but at the time I thought he was coming after me.  The good news…my hisser is stronger from using it more.

 

Oak St.

Oak St.

 

 

The next day was Saturday and our wee friend was still here so mom fed him when she fed us.  He gobbled it down again…a hungry lad.  Mom decided it was time to call the SPCA and they answered mom’s questions.  They are a “no kill” society unless the animal is nasty to humans and cannot be trained to like humans.  It was Spring and their cages were full but they did have one cage free.  Mom and dad took the wee lad down to the SPCA in Kali’s cage.  The poor guy was scared.  Mom and dad sat with him for a wee while down at the SPCA.  The nice lady gave him the name Oak St.(our street) and a Pet ID#.  They told mom she could call at any time to find out how he was.  Mom and dad left feeling positive that Oak St. would find a forever home.

Welaxing Wednesday

 

Wednesday PurrsToday was a mellow day.  We all spent most of the day enjoying the new growth of Spring.

We got a little sapling lilac tree last year from our bald headed neighbour.  We now see the new growth starting.

 

Lilac Tree

Lilac Tree

The Alpine Willy Clematis is very early every year and is about to bloom.

 

Alpine Willy Clematis

Alpine Willy Clematis

Mom has been weeding the lily bed and we have been watching by the catnip.  Mom’s way to handle the catnip is to block off two of them…letting them grow.  One is opened for our use…and usually has fur all over it.  When this one gets down, mom picks the fur off and wraps chicken wire around it but opens one of the good ones.  This way there is catnip all summer long.

                                                                                    

The next 2 weeks are planting weeks.  All the soil and added nutrients need to be rototilled in my veggie garden and the potato patch.  This is dad’s job.  Planting the potatoes and veggies are mom and my job.  The perennials need more bone meal this year too.  Lots to do yet.

Doesn’t my veggie patch look nekked.  Remember this picture in July.  I can work wonders with my green paw.