Though gardening can be a solitary activity it’s rare that I’m alone in the dirt. Mr. Mischievous, aka the neighbor’s cat is always along on the journey.
Mouse finds it irresistible when I’m down on all fours in the garden. Apparently it’s equally irresistible causing trouble.
Kitty rolls at my feet, nibbles on the swaying grass and chases clods of dirt at the end of a weed. Unfortunately, he’s also a bit of a ‘bull in a china shop.’ Last week, while I had my back turned, he made himself comfortable on top of the City Picker. I’ve done plenty of reading on mulching tomatoes and cat mulch wasn’t on the list.
My fairy garden is under (re) construction after he sent the entire pot, heal over castors on to the deck. It gave us both quite the start, and sadly snapped off the tiny leg of my treasured Boomdeeadda deer. My husband worked his magic with a few drops of super glue, but that deer now looks askance when he sees Mouse headed his way.
This week I started a second miniature garden, tucked between a few plants at the base of our Magnolia tree. The garden is at ground level so nothing can fall and break. That’s not to say that a curious cat can’t wedge himself into the same tiny space, confident that the new little clearing is just for him.
Once he tires of making mischief, he’ll demand I pick him up. On several occasions, he simply climbs on my stooped back and curls himself in to a ball. It’s hard not to admire that level of confidence.
If you’re in the neighborhood and you see me down on all fours with a white kitty napping on my back, be sure to wave hello. More likely than not, Mr. Mischievous will trot out to the curb to say hello.
Be sure to check back for the Secret Garden debut later this week.
Gotta love that Mouse! He is quite the character. He loves to make himself at home in my van whenever I do a “drive by”. So sweet ;o)
He is sweet. I’m glad you get to enjoy him, too.
What a guy! Yes, ‘air of confidence’ to be sure. Cracks me up how he just walked in the front door with us the first night we came for dinner. Just like, “Hi! we’re ALL here!”. Talk about steal the show, LOL. He has personality to spare and isn’t afraid to show it. It’s a blessing that he can ‘live’ with you whenever he wants. I remember you posted a picture of him on a neighbours roof, and we saw him up the block from your house crossing the street. I said to Mr B, “hey, that’s Mouse”. I wonder if he naps in other homes too? LOL The guy is like a cute little gypsy. Why would he ever go home, I know I didn’t want to either. xK
LOL. You’re right! That is so funny the way you say it.
As for napping in other homes, yes: he was on his way up Jasmin’s stairs yesterday when she caught him and brought him back out. They have an English Bulldog who would not appreciate the visit!
And to your final comment, awww…what a sweet thing to say. How I wish you lived closer. xo
You need a Mouse-cam. How fun would that be? You’d see where he goes and who he snuggles with when he’s working his way thru the neighbourhood. Might be a fun project for your guys, Mac’s such a wiz with technology. Or maybe his allure and mystique should be left to the imagination, LOL I wish I lived in one of the cute houses on your street, we could watch the other neighbours go by from your perfect front deck and compare Mouse stories and laugh. I’ll bring the refreshments, mwaaaa
That is one cute kitty!!! The last pic especially really shows his personality. “Yo, whassup!!??” -Mouse
You are so right! Personality to spare, that one. Thanks for dropping by!
I love it LOL!
My two ridicu-twitted dogs are fond of digging holes in the path of my exercise laps on their never-ending quest to find a mole. Jack is also bound and determined to catch a squirrel and Sasha is being tormented by a chipmunk who has taken residence inside the cinder-blocked back steps.
Good afternoon, Alicia! I love hearing about your dogs. I can almost hear that chipmunk, too, scolding away and letting the dogs no who’s in charge. LOL.
I hope they don’t leave holes for you to trip in. What characters.
That is one contented kitty. And he has your number. Sounds like he has lots of other numbers too. Makes me smile.
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What a lucky cat – and a cheeky little fellow too. Sign me up to the Mighty Mouse fan Club!
🙂 He has personality to spare.
I’ll get you a signed publicity shot, pronto: Dear PJ,
I’m gorgeous and I know it! Love, Mighty ‘never modest’ Mouse
Just popped in for a Mouse fix, dang I adore that guy. I still laugh at the “Help Me” photo and go awwww at the ‘shut eye’ photo. Ta-ta for now Monsieur Mouse (blowing kisses) xK
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He’s pretty adorable, isn’t he. I just marvel at his welcoming personality. Such a doll.