Thursday, June 4, 2009

3-Ds IN THE CAT GARDEN















Late last week before Dylan did his disappearing act, I planted various types of annuals in pots for the Cat Garden along the walkway and sitting area at the front of our house. I am a terrible gardener, and planting in pots is about the only thing I am capable of maintaining to any degree. I also have a couple of flowering bushes in the walled-in part of the bricked area.

What makes this a Cat Garden is, of course, the purrpetual purresence of my 3-Ds, Domino, Dante and Dylan, as well as a smattering of kitty garden ornaments (of the inanimate kind). The first picture reveals an ofurview of most of the Cat Garden. On the bottom left, you will see little mini-me fursions of each of my 3-Ds. Can you tell which is which?

I have numerous other pottery or resin cats strewn about between the pots -- they aren't all visible in these pictures, but you get the general feline of the place! Then of course, there's the bench where the cats like to lounge -- it's mostly reserved fur them, except when the odd visitor needs a place to sit. (Most of our visitors are rather odd, come to think of it!)

The piece de resistance is the Jim Shore cat birdbath, which many of you commented on purreviously, when I showed Dylan using it as a drinking vessel. If you Google "Jim Shore Birdbath", you'll be sure to find it still available from a number of online shops. I obtained mine, originally, from an eBay seller at a lower cost. It's one of those Crazy Cat Lady items that is well worth having as a central focus to any cat-themed garden. It also appeals to my sense of irony -- that the cats are holding the basin for the birds to bathe in! LOL!

To sum up, there's nothing quite like the combination of cats and flowers to enhance the beauty in each other. Felines, flora and fauna are all marvels of nature adorning this earth, aftfur all!

22 comments:

Furkidsmom said...

Mom is drooling at that birdbath. She almost bought it last year and when she went back to the store it was gone.




Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Fin said...

What great photos!

las794 said...

Beautiful kitties in a beautiful setting! My, Dante's toes are well padded with floof, aren't they? I love how Dylan looks like he's cozying up to the stone cat in the last pic. And Domino has the prettiest white feet--along with the rest of her, of course!

A Few Good Cats said...

That looks like an ideal spot for a cat to relax and (how do they say it these days?) "chillax". All the cats look adorable and contented.

Cat Street Boyz said...

What a great place for cats! Mom loves all the kitty stuff around the flowers. As I type, Toy has just captured and ate a moth, classy huh!=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, dat is a furry, furry nice garden. I can see why dose kitten like to play dere.

Angel and Kirby said...

Very pretty garden!

Milo and Alfie said...

What a lovely idea: a cat garden! Mom loves that "BIRD" bath wiv the cats holding the bowl!

(((((((HUGS))))))) to you all, 'cos it's HUG A CAT DAY!

Love Milo and Alfie xx

Karen Jo said...

Due to being offline for a couple of days, I just now found out that Dylan came home. I am so very happy that he is safe. Your cat garden is lovely.

ragdoll cat breeders said...

do you know...What a great place for cats

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Just gorgeous! Mom says she admires your ability to grow in pots. She's never had much success with that as they dry out in a day, and she often forgot to water them, or was just too busy. Your Cat Garden is just lovely and very inviting!

The Monkeys said...

Beautiful cats and a beautiful garden! The bird bath is gorgeous!

Hansel said...

LOVED da fotos! hoooow bootiful!

Oh fanks fanks fur comin ta see benny's barkday partay yesserday!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What beautiful cats and the garden is just lovely!!!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

What a wonderful spot for all the kitties to enjoy! Thank you for your donation - it is very appreciated. Caring for all our cats is chaallenging at times but well worth it.

8GR8LOLCATS said...

Went to garden PURRty... Doz u haz catnip growing FUReely?

jenianddean said...

You have a great cat garden. And yes, the cat birdbath certainly caught my attention. Very cool. But the 3Ds are the highlight of the garden, for sure.
--Jasper

Eric and Flynn said...

We like your cat garden, it is very pretty. We like all the photos but we particularly like the photo of Dylan lying head to head with the cat statue.

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

The cats look very nice in the garden. We are in love with the kitt birdbath too.

Daisy said...

The birdbath is very special. We would get one, but I do not know if any birds would use it because there is water everywhere here.

I love all the pretty flowers, too!

The Island Cats said...

What a beautiful garden you have to roam in!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Ooohhhh what a lovely sunny day you had!! We love all the kitten themed statues! The flowers are pretty too!