Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Q&A

To distract you from the fact there there's no knitting content, I thought I'd answer a few recent questions from the comments recently.
On Victor
Chrisknits said...
Do the cats notice the plant? I wonder their reaction if they saw it close up on a fly. LOL!

They don't. And for that I'm very thankful! It's only recently that I've been able to have indoor plants. A certain feline (*cough, Rocky, cough*) looked on them as his own personal salad bar. I don't know why that changed, but it has, so I'm taking full advantage of it! Victor is pretty small yet too, so I think that's the main reason he escapes notice.

On Bunbun and the cats 
kathy b said...
I worry that the cats might catch fleas if I take them in the yard where the bunnies and squirrels play. Do you protect the cats?
I didn't, until this year when I found fleas on both Tux and Rocky (so presumably Peno had them too)
I get the Advantage drops from the vet. In my opinion, they are one of the best inventions ever. I've had cats my whole life, and we've used everything - flea baths, flea powders, fleas collars.... nothing works like the drops. One drop on the back of the neck and bam! Done. No more fleas. This is only the second time I've ever had to treat them too - the first time was when I brought Rocky home from the barn.
More on Bunbun 
Caffeine Girl said...
Wow! I can't believe the bunny sat still long enough for a photo.

Caffeine Girl is new to the blog (Welcome!) but regular readers will know this. Bunbun (which refers to any of the several bunnies we have booting around the townhouse complex) is pretty much half tame. Several of us feed them, and since dogs aren't allowed to be loose, and there just aren't a lot of cats around (my cats are pretty much useless when it comes to wild game), they just don't have a lot to fear. I can usually get within about a foot of him before he takes off. And even then, he only moves a few feet away to see what I'm going to do next.

On tomatoes
Minding My Own Stitches said...
You definitely have a green thumb! Isn't tomato season the best?

People who know me really well laugh about me growing tomatoes. I don't actually like them. And Dave... well he only sort of likes them (ie, he likes them on certain foods, like nachos and tacos). I grow them because they are easy to grow and ideal for our small yard. And darn fun. That's the main reason I grow cherry tomatoes over bigger ones (this year notwithstanding) - once they start to ripen, every day I can go out and harvest a handful. It's just fun. And the fact that they are small means I can bag them up easily and give them away to friends, family and coworkers... which is what happens with the majority of them

And lastly on Rocky
Elns said (not in a comment, but on her own blog the other day)
Every time she posts a picture of Rocky, I kinda wanna bury my face in him, virtually.

Yeah - he's just one big cuddly teddy bear of a cat. But I must warn you... approach the belly area at your own risk...


Araignee said...

What is it with some kitties and their tummies? You could lose and arm.

Chrisknits said...

Glad to hear they are leaving Victor alone. I would want you to come home one day and a cat be missing!

Anonymous said...

Portions of Giroux's belly are fine ---- IF he is in the mood. Otherwise, like Araignee said, you could lose an arm.

kathy b said...

Aww thanks for answering my flea question!!!