Busy in the garden, a little human, and recuperating

Mom and Dad have been busy in my backyard this week. They got all the garden beds prepared so they’ll lots of fruits & veggies in a few months. This year mom added cantaloupe to the garden. I’ve read that some cats really like cantaloupe, so I might try some. Most of the time I supervised from inside while they worked, but I did get to go outside twice so that I could do a closer inspection.

I see this part of the yard from some of my windows. Those white arches are pvc pipes that hold up netting to keep the birds & squirrels out of the strawberry bed.

Part of my garden

And I get to see the broccoli with the cat art when I’m at the patio door.

Part of my garden

I don’t get to see the big tomato bed because it’s around the corner of the house. There will be four more tomato plants and hopefully we’ll have plenty to share with the neighbors. You might remember my doggy neighbor Chablis who comes to play in my yard. She has a little 3-year old human girl who likes to dig in the dirt so mom lets her come over to “help” plant the tomatoes. She plays in the dirt while mom plants, but mom says it’s a good start to learning about how food grows. When the tomatoes are ready to be picked, the little human can come pick some to take home.  I let the little human come in and pet me, and she was very gentle.

Part of my garden

Other than watching mom and dad work in the garden, I’ve been continuing to recuperate from my dental work.  It’s still difficult to eat my dry food even though mom cuts it into smaller pieces, so I’m eating mostly canned food. I’ve lost over 1/2 pound, but that’s ok because I’m just a little pudgy and would be healthier if I lost an entire pound.

My jaw is looking better and the holes from where my teeth were pulled are getting smaller. On Sunday mom noticed I have a sore on my upper lip next to where the vet pulled my upper canine tooth. It wasn’t there on Friday but as long as it doesn’t get worse and it starts to heal in the next couple days, she’ll just keep an eye on it and wait to call the vet. Mom took a picture so she has a record of what it looks like so she can compare in a few days.

Raven's lip

I know that’s not a very attractive picture of me, but you can see the little sore and you can see my nice, white teeth. And my nose. Mom thinks I have a cute black nose.

That’s been my week.  Oh, and since it’s unseasonably warm here, I’ve started hairball season early. I’ve produced a hairball every week since the beginning of February! Mom is about ready to give me a haircut.

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14 Responses to Busy in the garden, a little human, and recuperating

  1. Summer says:

    I am one of those cantaloupe-loving kitties – and I enjoy steamed broccoli too! But I’m in the minority here – neither Binga nor Boodie care for them. I hope your sore heals up without the need of any veterinary intervention!

  2. pilch92 says:

    I hope that sore heals quickly. You do have a cute little nose. Very nice garden and I like the cover they made to keep the birds out. One thing is missing from these photos though- a catnip plant.

  3. William says:

    Of course, we think your little black nose is adorable. And you have very white teethies too! Oh, and about the hairball season? Ha ha ha, I thought that was just us! There were three this weekend, despite brushing!

  4. Raven, I’m a crazy cat human who takes photos of things like that too! I’ve taken photos of weird things on paw pads, and Sammy’s ears and back when he scratched his furrs off. Your human obviously loves you very much! Glad you are healing up, soon you’ll be eating up your kibble.

  5. Grace says:

    Perhaps the humans can soften the kibble with warm water – that’s what we do for our, mostly toothless, BB.

  6. Your vegetable garden looks lovely! Mom says that she and Dad are going to try for a garden this year. Hopefully they’ll have better luck keeping plants alive than they have in the past. Their record isn’t very good… Anyway, glad you are healing up! Hope your sore goes away so you don’t have to go to the vet!

  7. The garden looks like it really coming to life! raven, I hope the sore heals soon. Vet visits are not the nicest things!!

  8. Annabelle says:

    Raven your Mom and Dad have been very industrious in the garden. I’m sure the fruits and veggies will be delicious this year. We hope the small sore heals so you don’t have to go back to the vet. (hugs)

  9. The Swiss Cats says:

    We hope your sore heals quickly. Your mom is right, you have a cute little nose ! You have a pretty garden. Mum has still to wait for one month to begin the vegetable garden (more than two month for planting the tomatoes). Purrs

  10. Annie says:

    Raven, what a lovely garden your parents have made! I bet it’s fun to watch them work on it. I hope you continue to heal and that sore goes away. I’m told I’m chubby too but I prefer to not believe it.

  11. Wow, that’s quite the garden you’re gonna have. We still got snow on the ground…though it’s been warming up and a lot of it has melted. We hope that sore goes away.

  12. LP says:

    Raven you do have a sweet nose! And your garden looks wonderful! We won’t be gardening for another month or so but many plants are in bud now and some are even in bloom!
    We hope your sore goes away quickly and may we say your teef look white and fabulous?! 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  13. Brian Frum says:

    We are glad to see gardening season arrive even though we don’t have a garden. Love your nice white teeth!!!

  14. Your vegetable garden looks lovely!
    I have a kitty furiend that eats all kinds of fruit like banana , mango , and cantalupe 🙂

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