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Keeping the cats off the vegetable plot

Ok – i love my cats – they are great – but they are a pain  when they go to the toilet in the bare vegetable patch. Cat feces contains bacteria that are dangerous to humans – so its a bad move to grow things where cats have buried their mess.

To stop the cats there are a umber of things you can do. Chemical cat deterrents are one option, as is lion dung – but hey – these are my cats and I don’t think it’d be too kind to kick them out of their own back yard.

Another option is to put sticks into the ground where they are digging to stop them. This works fine for pot plants and window boxes, but not so well for big beds, that’s alot of sticks……

Instead i’ve gone for a combination of chicken wire and plastic covering, in the shape of our old broken shower curtain – so far so good. I’ll only see how effective this has been after a few days, but covering the patch so far is supposed to phyically deter the cats from digging because there is wire or plastic in the way…. 


Dancing Kittens

Its wrong, you know its wrong – like blowing rasperries on your girlfriend’s tummy, but somehow you manage to convince yourself that its right ……

More of the kittens on video

You are not supposd to make kittens do this, loike blowing raspberry’s on your girlfriends tummy, you know they don’t like it but you kid yourself that actually they do…..

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Kittens Part 2!

Kitten Tube

Having a pair of kittens is enormous fun – finding them enough to do all the time is becoming difficult. They are 3 weeks away from the snip – their testosterone is rising fast. Teenage tantrums and tempers are becoming more frequent, as are some really nasty scratches – and then I thought of this.

Take one huge poster tube (10cm diameter x 1.5m), a piece of long string with a ribbon on one end and drop this through the tube so that there is one end now poking out of each. Position on floor and let feline inquisitiveness take its course. In no time a tubular kitten adventure playground ……

 I’ll have a video up and running as soon as You Tube lets me.