Friday, May 15, 2009


Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my cat?Okay... I know, there are plenty of things wrong with him.. but seriously... this is getting out of hand.

My regular readers might remember that I keep a trough a grass growing for the cats. Last year, both Rocky and Tux decided they wanted to sleep in it. It's the perfect size for Rocky, but Tux's fat spills over the sides. Eventually they killed all the flattened grass and I put it away for the winter.

Earlier this year, Dave and I were at Home Depot and I saw the lovely blue dish Rocky has his butt planted in. I thought it was perfect for cat grass because it was low, and heavy so they wouldn't tip it over like the do with taller pots, and small enough that they wouldn't be able to lay on it.

Boy was I wrong. While Tux hasn't bothered with it, Rocky thinks it's a little grass throne made just for him. He flattened and killed all the grass in it in less than two weeks, so I replanted the trough and put it outside to grow. I brought it in the other day, and intended on replanting the blue dish, while he works on killing the grass in the trough.

And I come home and find the above picture... sitting half in the blue dish, half in the trough, munching on the grass.

That's just messed!

On the knitting front, I did manage to cast on again for the Rose Shrug, this time with the correct amount of stitches.
I'm back up to where I was when I realized I had to frog it, but I haven't done much more. I have a really good book right now and it's keeping me from knitting. Normally, I read an hour or two every night before I go to bed, but lately, I've wanted to read during knitting hours too. I think I'll finish the book up tonight, and get back to knitting on the weekend.


Knitting Linguist said...

I love it when I find a book that good :) And I'm terribly amused by your cat; I think that it is the nature of cats to frustrate us as efficiently as possible -- at least, that's what my cats do...

Jeanne said...

Too funny about the cat - maybe they just like sleeping in the dirt?

Beautiful blue on the shrug!

Rhonda said...

I think you should just open up the door and let Rocky run! ;)

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

Thanks!! :)
The Rose Shrug! I was just thinking that the knitting kind of looked like the Rose Shrug and then I spotted in the post that it indeed was the shrug. :)

I feel the same way about knitting & reading. When I get into reading, I stop all knitting!

TheBlackSheep said...

You need to give in and plant them both a litter box full of grass just for them to lie in. If you "mow" it every couple of weeks or so, it'll keep growing back and they'll have their own indoor lawn.

And at least it's not your knitting... :0)

Janey said...

I'm just surfing in and out (from your comment on Yarn Harlot), so probably this has already been said (and I apologize if it is the millionth plus time:
I have always been told that when a cat (or a dog for that matter) makes a habit of eating grass, they are missing something in their diet. Some minuscule nutrient.

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lexa said...

Cats do the weirdest things. I could never keep cat grass cuz mine rip it out by the roots and fling it around everywhere.