Friday, May 02, 2008

Houseplant for kitties...guess which one...(actually as far as the cats are concerned they're all for them)......yep, it's this wheat grass which is supposed to help their digestion. (Plus they really like it). At first I wondered if I wasn't sending a mixed message, trying to get them to leave all the other plants alone, yet encouraging them to eat this... ...so I figured it would help if I cut the grass and put it in a dish. Gizmo was interested right away...

...but Bentley needed convincing... ...."Okay, just a taste."...
...once the grass was well-rooted, I decided to just set the planter down and let them "pick their own". They both enjoyed it more, and really didn't seem to uproot the grass too much.
Although it's taken awhile, I think Bentley is getting used to me being "the human" instead of my son. He actually comes up and lays his head on my leg when I'm on the couch.

Heh...he seems so comfortable, you could even say he likes me!

As for Gizmo, no hard sell...anybody with cat food is his best friend! Submitted to Friday Ark.

6 comments:

jams o donnell said...

What a handsome fellow

lisa said...

Why thank you!

Quasi said...

Hey, I'm a white cat, too. My human tried getting me to eat cut grass for awhile, but nothing is as good for gaking up as something eaten from the pot.

lisa said...

Quasi-Heh...I know what you mean. Me and my buddy Gizmo like to chase each other through the house when she's asleep, and chew on "her" plants so we can puke big time!

The Garden Faerie said...

My cats love that wheat grass. I grow it for them indoors starting in January, but by March they are so desperate for a nice green place to sit, they start sitting and laying in it (see Fiona in wheat grass) instead of eating it! Well, who can blame them? I'm pretty ready for spring by March, too!
~ Monica

lisa said...

Heh...Fiona looks like she wants a larger "indoor lawn", but is making the best of it! These two cats would do the same if I had a bigger container, but I actually hide this from them until it grows out enough for them to "harvest". They've never been outdoors, either. (They act like they want to go though, so I may try a harness and leash setup and see what happens. Bet it won't go well. ;-)