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Re: Re: catnip

How funny that must be when Nick chases them up the tree and they are
gone! Even on a tether, Sugar has managed to catch one or two of the
dumber birds that wander into the driveway. But she was feral as a baby
and is still a mighty hunter even though she's nine years old and a hair
on the chubby side. The back yard is a cat free zone except for the
occasional stray that climbs the fence. They get a dose of the water
hose for their efforts since I find a pile of feathers out there once in
a while. But we've had a pair of hawks in the neighborhood of late, so
the birds are in hiding a good part of the day. Hope they leave soon, I
miss my birdies. The mourning doves are making good use of the brush
pile shelter I built for them.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: 11/20/2004 7:58:12 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] catnip

Pam, my catnip is inside the fenced vegetable garden - that is the only way
I can protect vegetables from the deer.  I suppose a determined cat could 
get in, but I don't think they would bother.  I have taken one of my indoor
cats down there a few times for a treat, and she was not able to get out. 
One of my outdoor cats has followed me in a few times, but she is much
too fat to get out.  We feed birds and have lots and lots of them.  I can't
really declare that no bird has ever been caught by a cat of mine, but it
hasn't happened often.  Nick, my stupid male goes dashing up trees
after birds and then looks puzzled when the bird is not there when he
gets there.  I have had more birds die from flying into the picture window
than be caught by cats.

In a message dated 11/20/2004 7:12:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
gardenqueen@academicplanet.com writes:
Auralie - I let a lot of things reseed all over the place too. One nice
thing about having a bird & butterfly habitat is you can tell people
it's supposed to look that wild and they don't know any different! But I
don't grow catnip because I don't want cats in the yard eating my

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