This summer we added a new furry baby to our family, her name is Kayla. Having a new kitten is lots of fun. She’s constantly busy and it’s cute to watch her playing one minute, and then sound asleep the next. I love, love, love her!
|Kayla the kitten|
Now that she’s getting bigger and braver, this little lady has discovered my houseplants, and they are her new obsession. I’m constantly finding pieces of houseplants around, she thinks it’s fun to break them off and then run away with a piece in her mouth.
|New aloe cuttings courtesy of my kitten|
She’s even pulled a few right out of their pots, who knew houseplants were such a fun toy!
|Who knew cacti made such fun toys!|
It’s a good thing I have a large collection of extra pots in the garage, because I’ve had to repot a few…
|Another casualty of the plant-hating kitten|
Perhaps the funnest activity of all is digging in the dirt! I’ve had to cover the dirt on the big pots with tin foil to keep her out. It doesn’t look pretty, but it works (and it’s only temporary).
|Tin foil keeps the kitten out of the dirt|
When we first got her, I made sure to move any toxic plants out of her reach just in case she decided to start snacking on them. I sure am glad I did that. We’ll keep those out of reach until Kayla is out of her “destroy the houseplants” phase. Awe, she looks so innocent…
|Just hanging out|
She starting to get better now that I’ve started training her with the spray bottle. After the first few sprays, I don’t even have to spray her anymore. Just the sound of the water shaking in the bottle is enough to make her run away. These mini greenhouses work great to kitty-proof the cacti too…
|Kitten proofing the houseplants|
She’s such a sweetheart, I can’t get mad at her. After all, she’s just a baby and doesn’t know any better. I mean look at that face… who could get mad at that face?
|Sweet baby Kayla|
How do you keep your pets from messing with your houseplants?