My gardening companions, although I would question the amount they actually contribute to the garden, especially when they take to digging in places where I really don’t need the extra help! But even if they are fast asleep in the house I can usually guarantee that within five minutes of my being in the garden my girl cat, the chocolate colour point, will always join me. Her brother might take a little longer, but this time of year especially, when the catmint (Nepeta) is growing well, and the sun is shining (well I can dream!) will bring him out to patrol his domain, roll in the catmint and generally lord it as King Cat in the neighbourhood.
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