We were so worried about the cats and the cacti. We hoped they wouldn’t hurt themselves on the spines before they learned to avoid them. Dudo sniffed a bit, but now seems indifferent. Moose, on the other hand, gets up close and personal. But he’s never been poked. What we hadn’t thought about was the one succulent we purchased. Moose finds it irresistible. He doesn’t eat it. Just pulls the new growth off the ends and drops them on the table. He now understands he’s not supposed to do that. So, he behaves… when I’m looking. As soon as I turn my back, he’s right back in. The succulent will be moved to outside the front door. No cats allowed. I wanted to take some photos of the blooms on one cactus. After sending Moose back inside, I closed the windows and the door. Dudo couldn’t believe I was doing “something” without him.
|MOOSE’S SUCCULENT SUCCULENT AT LEFT.|
|YOU CAN SEE THE TOPS MOOSE HAS NIPPED OFF.|
|MOOSE THE LURKER.
(CLICK ON ANY OF THE CATS TO MAGNIFY THE FRUSTRATION.)
|DUDO: “WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING, I CAN HELP.”|
|“OPEN THE DAMNED WINDOW!”|
|“I KNOW THAT’S THE LOCK. NOW IF I ONLY HAD FINGERS.”|
|“I’M SERIOUS. OPEN THE F@$#@%G WINDOW!”|