Say It With Flowers, But Cats Won’t Listen

Good-bye, cruel world…hello, ironic twist.

– The Simpsons

As part of the AT January Cure, cure-ees must buy fresh flowers for their homes. But not all flowers are safe for cats. Careful flower selection is important to keep curiousity from killing.

Potentially less fatal is the choice of floral vessel. Our cats love to knock over flower arrangements, so I thought I would try a different vase shape. I linked to a low, round cat-friendly vase in my last post, but I am cheap and Goodwill is closer than Ikea, so I started there. I scored a low, round Umbra bowl for $1.99 — perfect for a proof of concept before splashing out a whole $12 at rapacious Ikea. The Kev and I picked up some cat-safe Gerbera daisies, and Bob was truly our uncle.

Waiting for the cats to come and have a go

Waiting for the cats to come and have a go

I verily trembled with excitement awaiting the cats’ approach. How would they react to this new item? Would they nibble the flowers? Would they drink the water? Would the bowl’s shape and weight prevent a capsize? What techniques would they utilize? For the love of all that’s holy, what would happen???

Basically, this:

Your flowers are so boring I forgot to retract my tongue.

Your flowers are so boring I forgot to retract my tongue.

The cats have never cared less about any household item. Other than Inigo glancing at the New Thing in passing, there have been no flower-based antics whatsoever. Is this…success?

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