Today, I bought my very first indoor "tree". It is a 3-ft tall weeping fig. I've always wanted one. Checked to be sure they were not poisonous. Most sites say cats don't like it cause it's bitter to their taste. My 4 kitties are indoors only, but have gone out in the yard and on the deck a few times in the summer. Sooooo, in came the tree and its new little table to hold it. What a riot! Circling, cautious approach, THEN ....... (taste it) YECHHH!!) try to climb it. One wonders how to dig in it (she digs in all my plants, so I can't have any) and Mickey, the veteran, looks at me like "what now, and where's my treats?" Four hours later, there's still a rousing curiosity and I just can't wait to see tomorrow morning. They do a lot of their "dirty work" when I'm sleeping. I find all kinds of things "explored", moved and, otherwise, open, tipped over or rummaged in. They sure keep me entertained!
Well, so far, so good. Once must have insisted on tasting it, cause I found regurgitated leaves near the tree. (a message, maybe?) The tree wasn't knocked over (yet) and the interest seems to have waned a little. Awww
Ophelia was interested in all my plants so what I did was collect rocks and put them over the soil...that way she couldn't get to the dirt!!
Tried that. Lily managed to get a few out so she could get to the dirt...................and DIG! These were those polished rocks you get in craft stores. How she did it, I don't know. This was one of those "Mom's at work" projects of hers. LOL