Thursday, April 03, 2008

Of felines and flowers

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

My poor chrysanthemum.

Kootoo: Hmmm, it looks edible ...
Muffy: Go on, fat boy, give it a nibble!

Kootoo: It even smells edible!

Kootoo: It IS edible!

Milo: Let me try it ...

Milo: Nom!

Muffy: Lovely lovely flowers ...

Muffy: ATTACK!

Yes, I know that chrysanthemums are toxic to cats, but somehow the cats really love to nibble the leaves. They need roughage, perhaps? We had to keep the flowers away from the kitties by putting the vase in Papa Porky's study.

NO cats were harmed in the photo-taking for this blog entry.

7 comments:

Riley & Tiki said...

Mayb they would like some lettuce instead. Red leaf is our favorite and we will help ourselves if Mommy leaves the grocery bag unattended.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

Maybe, that's why they only nibble because they feel something sharp on their tongue right after they have a slight taste of them...

Arlene,
Silverdale florist

calsifer said...

Psst! Safer snack alternatives these

Paws,
The Geriatric 5 aka tec minions's slacker lords

cat_aunty said...

They are look so cute!!!!!!!

Don't be sad loh, Mrs P....

xy (zj) said...

yesyes all ur cats look cute with the nice blooming flowers!

My furry friends said...

hey really love the pictures. it really captures the brilliant colors of the cats and chrysanthemums!
BTW, I've upload some pictures of Lala's tum tum.. check it out keke..

P Porky said...

To Arlene,

The nibbles are followed by chomps, and if we hadnt stopped Milo, he would have masticated the whole bush, sharp taste or not....

Funny thing is that he went only for the leaves and not the flower. When I placed plastic sunflowers in a vain attempt to decoy them however, Milo went instead for the flower and chomped on the cloth.

Strange kitty this one. Perhaps some cat psychologist can comment :)