Friday, August 3, 2018

Foiling the Felines!

Marvin the cat has developed the most annoying habit/craving!

Back in the day...."cute little Marvin" just slept in the green grass and DID NOT eat it!

 He seems to NEED to eat almost any foliage that is in any floral arrangement in the house.
He doesn't bother the house plants....just the greenery in flowers.
And of course.....after munching....there is the puking that follows!

In fact....he even tries to eat the husks on the sweetcorn if it is sitting on counter....go figure!!!!

Now...you know I am NOT going to give up having flowers in the house!!!
And....you know that a flower arrangement needs green filler to look pretty!!

What to do?
Wanna see?

 These lovely Sunflowers just cried out for Hosta leaves.....Marvin's absolute FAVORITE greens to munch on....
Since that wasn't an option.....


 I headed to the craft store and bought the best looking "permanent botanicals" that I could find.

I looked for things that are often used as fill at the florist shop.

Total investment: $18.00

But....the proof is in the photos.

Look again at the sunflowers.
You have to look really hard to see that they are not real.

In fact....Marvin keeps sniffing them...and then turning to give me his best "stink-eye"!

Here are some more examples.





These Zinnias are tucked into some Dollar Store ferns and spiked grass.  There is a little real pachysandra too....that is one that Marvin doesn't eat.
















Now obviously, I would rather use real greenery.
But given the choice of using artificial greens with real flowers or cleaning up cat vomit....I bet you can guess which one I pick.

Have A Blooming Great Day!


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