I have a built-in, brick planter in my front hallway. For several years I have used it as a sort of bench...I should admit that Hobbes has used it as a bed...because when Hobbes was a kitten he thought it made a great litterbox if there was any dirt in it. This week it has begun getting cooler at night and might even go as low as 48 F this weekend so I suspected that my outside herb garden would probably die soon. So while I could still get them, I bought some herbs to plant in the inside planter box.

I cleaned out all the old dirt, put in new and planted sage, basil, thyme, and oregano. Hobbes had checked out the herbs while they were still in their flat and decided they didn't deserve his attention. Lacey had watched the proceedings but wasn't interested in the plants. Selena was asleep in the dining room but woke up when I went to the kitchen to clean my water mister and get water for the now planted herbs. A few minutes later I went back to the hallway to water my new herb garden and found Selena on the planter tasting the sage.

She has decided that I planted these herbs just for her. I can't get her to leave! She keeps coming back to taste a few more leaves. As soon as I determined that none of these herbs were toxic to cats I went in and talked to her as she munched her way down the planter box, tasting each plant. She seems to prefer the taste of the sage but also likes the smell of the basil. I've frequently told her that I believed she was my familiar, I think maybe she's a healer as well.
Julie
found Selena on
the planter tasting the sage. She has decided that I planted these herbs just for her. I can't get her ... I went in and talked to her as she munched her way down the planter box, tasting each plant. Julie

Cats are so funny that way!! I prefer sage myself Emotion: smile

I've often thought of buying some "greens" for Persia, but I wondered if it would make her take interest in my house plants. She has never shown any interest before, and I know some plants (particularly lily varieties) are toxic to cats.
At least you don't have to wonder how to use up all the sage this Winter!

Jill
I've often thought of buying some "greens" for Persia, but I wondered ifit would make her take interest in my ... are toxic to cats. At least you don't have to wonder how to use up all the sage this Winter!

I have grass (wheat) in a pot for the cats, and they never even look at my house plants, though they love the grass. Some cats can be allergic to wheat, so you might try oat grass. Here, you can buy ready-grown wheat shoots in a little pot, or you can buy wheat or oat seeds in a health shop or even some pet shops.

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I've often thought of buying some "greens" for Persia,(snip)

I have grass (wheat) in a pot for the cats, and they never even look at my house plants, though ... a little pot, or you can buy wheat or oat seeds in a health shop or even some pet shops.

I saw some pots of "cat greens" at PetCo when I was there buying food and litter for Persia a couple of weeks ago. They have it growing it small pots. I have no idea what kind of grass this is; it just looks like grass!

Persia doesn't seem to be overly sensitive to anything. Nor does she pay attention to my house plants.
My (RB) dog used to eat grass; so do my parakeets. So, do you think it's okay to get Persia some of the potted grass to munch on?

Jill
Sorry for the herbs, but glad that Selena likes them,
Polonca & Soncek

Selena was asleep in the dining room but woke up when I
I have a built-in, brick planter in my front hallway. For several years I have used it as a sort ... I've frequently told her that I believed she was my familiar, I think maybe she's a healer as well. Julie

Last spring I had some herb and salad plants sitting out on my enclosed porch waiting to be planted out as soon as it was warm enough. One morning Pea asked to be let out on the porch. I looked out on him after a while and caught him helping himself to the "salad bar." Who would've imagined that a cat would like nasturtium?
Brenda
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I have grass (wheat) in a pot for the cats, ... seeds in a health shop or even some pet shops.

I saw some pots of "cat greens" at PetCo when I was there buying food and litter for Persia a ... my parakeets. So, do you think it's okay to get Persia some of the potted grass to munch on? Jill

Pea loves that cat grass. Problem is, the little stinker isn't content to just nibble on it - he expects me to pinch it off and feed it to him, blade by blade!
Brenda