When the Chelsea Grays went out to inspect the new plants — mostly annuals plus a couple of perennials to be bedded out in the parterre garden — Tiny was at first more interested in the labels than the leaves of the catnip and catmint. Overnight we'd had at least one feline visitor, probably one of the neighborhood toms, who'd knocked over the catnip container and partaken of "the bubbly." Scent checking for trespassers trumped chewing on the weed itself for our sweet tiny girl.
The Babe, on the other paw, went straight for the catnip plant itself, only later catching up with his scent reading of the tea leaves.
Sniff, sniff, sniff!
Tuck got everything planted in just a few hours. As always, he made it look easy. The petunias are Maxfield Parrish's colors of daybreak — pink, purple and lavender — with marigold accents (just above Tiny's head, above) the color of the rising sun.
Update: Lots more cats, dogs, birds and all creatures bright and beautiful at Modultor's Friday Ark #192.