Starting Over


Our life together is so precious together
We have grown – we have grown

“(Just Like) Starting Over” – John Lennon

Keep the cat satisfied. I had to stop at the local garden centre on my way home to buy a new catnip plant. Okay, it isn’t big but keep in mind Mr. Bowie, big things have small beginnings. It’ll be just like starting over.


Hey Mr. Bowie, are we cool?

40 responses

  1. Love the second photo. The raccoon who comes to our yard keeps trying to dig up our nip plant. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  2. Mr. Bowie looks like he is really enjoying the scent of the catnip plant. Beautiful color photo of him in the sun! Save some of the seeds from the new plant. Ours here self-seed readily and are easy to grow.

  3. Herman I love these pictures as much as Mr. Bowie seems to love his catnip. And thank you for the kind thoughts and words on my post about Mosby Grey.

  4. Wonderful lighting! Mr. Bowie, don’t make the mistake I made and eat the nip plant into nothingness (sorry Mom), it takes them forever to grow back when you do that!

  5. I have grown catnip in my garden — it is hardy and vigorous — but sooner or later local cats all thump it down. Alas, the cats are like vagrants in the 1930s Depression, who would put a sign on the fence saying “kind hearted lady lives here.” They all come to my yard!

    I hope Mister Bowie’s plant thrives with only one cat to love it.

  6. I once transplanted a catnip plant I’d nurtured from seed under a grow light. It was a handsome, robust specimen I felt could withstand cat attacks. Before I even had it patted in, a neighborhood cat was attacking it!

    I put a bucket over it to protect it till I could get some chicken wire and stakes to create a cage for the plant till it could establish itself.

    Caged and looking secure, I left the catnip to the sun…and a persistent kitty who showed me just how far a cat can reach by leaving a ring of total destruction leg length around the whole plant!

    Less than an hour passed from transplanting till I had an inspiration: I then repotted the plant — what was left of it! — in a hanging planter on the patio, and that was the only way I had a supply of fresh catnip for my cat buddies that summer.

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