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Re: Piggyback gardening

I'm glad you're caring for Moses.  Like your DH, the last thing I needed was
another cat, but how can you turn him away?  I hope you can find a home for

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 4:21 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Piggyback gardening

> We now have a stray tomcat that seems to have adopted (and been adopted
> by) my 3 children...he is a beautiful orange and white long hair,
> incredibly tame and friendly...so much so it makes me wonder how he
> comes to be living out of doors...a dump, maybe? No one in town seems to
> missing a cat of his description. My husband is adamant that the last
> thing our house needs is another cat...so the kids and I are going to
> try to find a new home for him. In the meantime, we were watching the
> Ten Commandments on TV the other night so the children have temporarily
> named the cat "Moses"...as my youngest put it, "We just couldn't call
> him Cat when we wanted him to come, Mom...who knows what stray would've
> turned up!" Well, duh! They've managed to guilt me into feeding and
> watering the thing...sigh!
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Wed 04/07, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 21:11:40 -0500
> Subject: [CHAT] Piggyback gardening
> Slugger (the new cat) has a tendency to follow me everywhere. On Sunday
> I<br>gardened much of the day, going back and forth so he had to keep
> up. That<br>night he just zonked out. Tonight I was digging some Lamium
> and he decided<br>it would just be easier if he hopped on my back and
> watched what I was doing<br>over my shoulder. This is not the easiest
> way to garden.<br><br>Meanwhile....I must have the world's dumbest
> voles. Yes, they ate up<br>sections of my lawn and set a direct path to
> the bed with about 100 clumps<br>of baby hostas. But the paths go around
> the hostas. They didn't touch<br>them. All these little hostas are
> starting to come up
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