The Mother of Cats has been so boring lately… all she does is spin yarn! The spinning wheel doesn’t like me to mess with it, so my brother and I have been left outside to entertain ourselves. Alone. In the gardens. It is so hot even the bugs are hiding…
My brother Yellow Boy has been sleeping in Darwin’s Garden under the butterfly bush. He’s counting the days until it blooms and the butterflies arrive.
The Mother of Cats did take some breaks to work in the gardens. Lots and lots of weeds have been pulled. Some new flowers got planted. She accidentally sprayed Yellow Boy with water. I think it was an accident.
Finally she got the spinning done. Hey, she has been spinning that dog! We have been shoved outside so she could spend time with dog hair? Abandoned for a DOG!! What is up with that!!
The finished yarn was taken to her friend Deb today and we were left alone again. What is up with all this feline neglect? When will I get the doggy yarn back to sleep on? There was a hailstorm while she was gone and Yellow Boy wailed (not a brave one, that boy) and hid under the bed. The purple plants in Darwin’s Garden all got knocked down…
Notes from the Mother of Cats:
- The PuppyPaca is a 50/50 blend of dog down and alpaca. You can learn more about the yarn in this earlier post about Jake and the project to make some yarn from his fur. The final yarn (460 yards) is approximately sport weight. Deb plans to knit a small shawl.
- If you know the name of Darwin’s Bane, please let me know!!
- No cats whatsoever were harmed during this week (well, Yellow Boy did get a bath…).
7 thoughts on “MacKenzie Speaks: Abandoned in the Yard”
Great post! 🙂
MacKenzie: Thank you!
I think your purple spiky plant might be celosia/cock’s comb; here’s the wikipedia entry for it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celosia. I only know because my SIL has it growing in a pot in her garden & I asked what it was.
Thanks. I looked, but it’s not this plant which is pretty tall. I guess I’ll take some cuttings to the nursery and ask them. It is taking over the garden!!
Poor MacKenzie. I will bring the shawl over when I finish it to get your approval.
MacKenzie: Yea! Come visit soon. The Mother of Cats has been a little boring and I crave more attention.