Monday, 27 August 2007

It's a cat thang.......

We actually had some sunshine - 2 days of it, so it was gardening gloves on. DH ripped out the lavender bushes, and DD and I painted the garden fence - one side down, one to go, and then the other one - heigh ho! But it does look better for it, and should now last a few more years. If you peer closely, you can see my sunflowers in the background. Not a fab crop this year, DD and I planted about 60 seeds, and only about 10 have come up. But I did see 2 mice in the garage today, so I imagine that they had a good feast on 50 sunflower seeds sometime about May this year - buggers!DH and I went to garden centre today to spend some of my birthday vouchers, as you can see from the photo above I wasn't allowed to buy replacement lavender (the stuff he ripped out as about 2m x 2m each plant - so I can understand his sentiments). I'll wait til he isn't about!

A quick piccie to prove that my tomato plants did ok - I grew these from seeds, and despite the crappy summer these ones have actually reddened on the plants - first time ever. They taste fab too. I will definitely plant these again next year.

At the garden centre I also bought this:

and some chinese lanterns, which I have been after for years.

And I thought I would treat the kitties to a cat mint. The kittens aren't bothered but look at the old boy, he picks it off between his teeth, and spits it on the ground (foul) whilst his eyes roll backwards in his head, and he rubs his face on the left over stems. I have evidence:

But when accused, I get this face - butter wouldn't melt, would it? I bet if I go back out now he'll have it stripped off to sticks!
Finally, a few photos of the girls:

A crap photo, but yes it really is the lesser spotted 2 headed cat!
You pay £100 for the first vaccination (and worming) and then they feel they deserve the right to drink dirty water - yes, we do give them a clean, fresh option.

And yes, the rumours are true, they really are tail-less. The hamster still isn't impressed by the new additions to the household though.

1. Man playing with kitten whilst watching horse racing and listening to The Doors.
2. Cat decides that those horses really are quite exciting, and the man is happily occupied too.


Nell said...

I wishI was green-fingered!Beautiful kitties! I have no idea why they drink dirty water when given a clean option. Ours would rather drink bath water.....

weezalana said...

LOL on the catmint pics! And your new kitties are SO cute!

Bezzie said...

Aw, kitties and plants? Two of my favorites!

turtlegirl76 said...

Awww! I want one! They're so freakin' cute I can't stand it!

Dame Wendy said...

Kitty!! They're all beautiful! Your garden looks lovely. :)

Queen of the froggers said...

Cats are funny aren't they! Thank you for the comment on my blog too. We planted a few sunflowers this year and only one appeared, no tomatoes here though , you were lucky!

Batty said...

Such cute kitties! Those are great cat pictures.

Isn't it amazing how easy it is to train humans?

Anonymous said...

ahh, cute kitties! Would Archie eat that cat nip..nooo not him!?!?!

Kittie kissess! xxx

Faerynuff said...

Where are you?

Hope you are busy doing something wonderful and exciting!

loads of love
Ali x

Rebel said...

LOL - I love your kitty pictures. Very cute. I tried to plant catnip but the neighborhood cats tore it to shreds in about 2 minutes flat.