Sam opened the front door and told me excitedly to get my camera and take a photo of the cat. I was momentarily dazed — haven’t we taken enough photos of our cats already? Besides, I was holding an ice cream bar in one hand and operating a camera with one free hand wasn’t the perfect formula for avoiding camera shake.
But, knowing how good Sam is at identifying good photo subjects, I took the camera from the bag anyway and stepped out of the front door. Whoa, the darn cat (and I wasn’t even sure which one it was) had made a bed of the empty flower pot by the garden gate.
The even funnier thing is that when we told Speedy about it, he said the cat does that all the time. I know that cats like to snuggle (as they do like to cuddle) but the flower pot is made of concrete and I wondered how that qualifies as a snuggly place. The usual places they like to snuggle in are between throw pillows on the couch and on top of a pile of clean laundry (yes, I know, my bad!). So, I thought I’d do a little research if any space that kind of enfolds the cat’s body, even if it’s soft and warm, qualifies as a snuggly place. I found nothing to that effect but I did find some interesting cat trivia.
A Reader’s Digest article says that although it has not been scientifically proven, cats may be able to detect earthquakes before they happen.
The pads of a cat’s feet are very sensitive, and some cats behave strangely just before an earthquake hits. Though it’s not a proven theory, some believe cats can detect vibrations of the earth through their foot pads.
And, something I’m sure I’ve read before and might even have blogged about before but still haven’t tried. We have a lot of plants that have been ruined by our cats. For some reason, there are certain plants that they like to turn into their beds. How to keep them away from plants in the garden? From Buzzle:
A great way to keep the cats off the flowerbeds, is by spreading peels of lemon, orange or grapefruit on it. For some reason, cats seem to have a developed distaste for citrus smells. Drops of citrus oil or coffee grounds also seem to do the job just as well.
Considering how much fruit the lime and kalamansi trees are bearing, and how fast we are consuming the fruits, there seems to be no better time to test the citrus technique to keep the cats away from the plants.