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Re: Re: claws


I try to explain that to people who worry about cats getting in their
gardens.  They like comfort and generally don't lay on anything that's
evident.  Shimmy spends all his time under ferns, hostas and peonies - I
think he thinks it's a jungle.  Of course you'll also find him perched atop
my car roof - he likes the soft top - so he can survey the area.  If
something is tiny, I put a little fence around it or lay fencing down so
they won't paw the area, until the plant is sizable enough for them to
realize it's there - and then they don't bother it.  And Theresa mentioned
rose-prunings - smart idea.  I don't have many roses but I use those too.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: claws


> In a message dated 10/8/2003 6:49:53 PM Central Standard Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> I actually agree with keeping animals in, but it's not practical for
> me.
> I sure isn't practical for me, either. <LOL> I have eleven in the house
and
> the other 19 are outside (16 here and 3 at an unoccupied house around the
> corner).  The outside ones all seem to sleep in groups in their houses or
> straw-filled boxes -- pretty cute sight.  This year they have cracked me
up in the
> flower bed.  Since the perennial border beside the driveway has all tall
woody
> plants plus some catnip.  The cats have made "tunnels" through the plants
so they
> can nap in the shade, and they haven't broken anything -- good babies.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
>
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