Life is interconnected and so are the topics on this blog. It might be cooking and gardening one day, yoga the next, knitting and sewing, or hiking and then bird watching followed by recycling or composting. They are the parts that bring humble joy to my life of voluntary simplicity in Montana.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Ginger Loves (to eat) Sunflowers
Ginger has a fondness for eating plants that doesn't make much sense to me since biologically cats are carnivores. Dogs are omnivores, like us, so I am not surprised to see a dog chowing down on grass as well as kibble. But, cats, for whatever reason, do it, too. Catnip being the most well-known vegetative feline indulgence. I should do a little reading about that. I bet it would be interesting. Most things about the workings of nature and fuzzy critters are.
Ginger likes catnip. She like sunflowers. She likes corn stalks. She like herbs. She really, really likes spider plants. They are by far her favorite greenery to nibble. Sometimes she eats the leaves down to the nub and has killed many a spider plant this way. Fortunately the spider plants quickly repopulate with those spider babies they put out. She leaves my philodendron alone--which is all I've asked of her. I figure since I won't let her outside I cannot complain too much about her tendency to make use of the "native" plant life in her little domesticated world. Plus, it was pretty fun to watch her slurp up the golden sunflower petals one by one.