Friday, May 25, 2012

The Rented Garden

by Kelly

As promised, some pictures of the garden at the house we are renting.

Sweet William

enormous oak tree

dragonfly - there were an awful lot of these, all identical

Dame's Rocket

Yes, that's our cat on a leash. He was an indoor/outdoor cat at our old house, and doesn't understand why he can't go outside now. I've tried to explain that he might get lost so far from his old digs, and there's this dangerous highway practically in the front yard, but he just looked more sad and pitiful. It's almost like he doesn't understand English or something.

So we taught him how to walk on a lead. Luckily there aren't any other cats around here to laugh at him for acting like a dog. I, on the other hand, have been on the receiving end of a lot of curious looks from the neighbors, who are no doubt wondering what kind of weirdos have moved in next door to them.

And even though he's an older cat, he took to learning a new trick surprisingly well, (except for the first few attempts, where he flattened himself on the ground and was as hard to move as an Occupy Wall Street protester) and he seems reasonably happy about the whole thing.

That's his happy face. Honestly.


  1. I'm really surprised the cat is taking to the leash so easily. He must want outside badly.

  2. i taught my two older cats to wear harnesses and walk on leashes~ they love it and do quite well :)

  3. When I first heard about walking cats on leashes, I thought to myself - "HA, whoever came up with this idea doesn't own a cat", but the cats are actually cool with the idea - except mine always gets disgusted at this noisy human tramping along behind him and startling the birds and other wildlife.


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