Friday, February 16, 2007

Cats and Pumpkins

Sir Nicholas (Nicky) and his "fairytale" pumpkin.
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"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats." ~ English Proverb
We grew Fairytale pumpkins this year and several had to "sit a spell" and ripen in the sunroom before cooking. The cats sniffed and tentatively touched them, recoiling at the prickly stems; then accepted them as part of their scenery. Oh, yes... they make good props to pose with when the lady has her square flashy box out.

Mr. Rhett wants this pumpkin off of his table.

The pumpkins basked in the sun in the sunroom until their skins were orange and ripe. The cats learned to share their space, although grudgingly at times.

Miss Chloe in deep contemplation, with her pumpkin.

Finally it was time. The pumpkins were ripe and ready to cut. Kitties came from right and left to say a final good-bye. No. Not really. They were just glad to have their box back.

Mr. Rhett, wondering when those huge things will go away. He wants his box back!

Yes, they are gone, cut and cooked and frozen. Two seventeen pound pumpkins to make twelve pies. And I only found a few claw marks on the outside... wonder who the culprit was?

The cats and their pumpkins will be visiting Friday's Ark hosted by the Modulator, as well as the Carnival of the Cats. This week the carnival will be hosted by Pet's Garden Blog. (end of post)

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