Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cat In A Pot

My problem isn't my cats. It's my dogs-one in particular. I have been growing small pots of veggies the last few years as having the bigger garden I did for years isn't possible anymore. Between the dogs and the lawn mower gone amok, I have nothing left. I planted strawberries. I planted blue berries. I planted pumpkins. All gone in one way or another. So back to the pots. The dog last summer dug half of the plants up. I admonished, punished, yelled, said bad words, hosed him. He still did it. Ate all the peppers, tomatillos and eggplants. This year I am trying again. Not two hours after planting, he had the pepper plants dug up and a tell tale dirty face. I have tried pepper sprays, too and nothing works. Any ideas?

This is a Great Impressions stamp again. I used corner punches and scraps of stuff (I cleaned up my scrap bins, but nothing else just yet). Coloring was with Prismacolors and Gamsol. I hope that kitty doesn't poop in that pot, tho. I just realized what would have been really cool on the card. Art Institute makes these pots of Elements and I could have made it look like dirt on the ground. Maybe next time.


  1. I have found that chicken wire will keep out the dog and the kids, rabbits and some deer. Not the chipmunks they find a way. Sometimes if you play ball with dog and give him some peanut butter cookies and just sit with (him/her) for a bit and talk about what is yours and theirs in a pack leader loving but firm voice they really do "get it". I know this from experience I have a lab and he is a digger too. Good luck! I am enjoying all your posts and blogs!

  2. Love your sweet card. I'm not a cat lover so you wouldn't like my suggestions for keeping him out of your plant! LOL. Good luck though.



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