A path in life that often leads to joy for many people is having a pet. I have two cats…one a large, very large, Maine Coon Cat. The other, a golden/orange tabby, is named Hans. I want to keep them as healthy as possible through what I hope are very long lives. When the younger cat begin biting the leaves of my philodendrons I knew he might be craving greens. Philodendrons are a definite danger to animals. Ingesting them can poison their system.
Available alongside flower and vegetable seed packets at this time is oat grass, or as it is sometimes labeled, cat grass. I sowed the seed thickly in three four inch plastic pots. Covered with plastic wrap, it sprouted in a matter of days. I placed a pot alongside the cat’s dishes, and was pleased when they seemed to appreciate my efforts.
I consider the photo below evidence of a successful endeavor!
After the plant is nibbled down, I replace it with another pot and place the “mowed” grass in a sunny window to hopefully recover. Here is a link explaining the “science” behind a cats need for greens.
2 thoughts on “Paths & Pets – Paths of Joy/ Cat Grass”
🙂 This post made me smile. My two kitties practically climb me when I bring them fresh cat grass from the pet store! If you trim it lightly with scissors, water it, and stick it in the window, it grows back remarkably fast, but usually not fast enough for my grass loving kitties! 🙂
One of my cat’s begins to eat it as soon as I set it down. The other…I’m not so sure…but he is shy about everything. I let them eat one down too far, and that one is really struggling to come back. I try to put them back in the window when they have nibbled them down to about an inch. Thanks so much for the comment.