I went walkabout on Saturday and got lots of interesting pictures. I’m continually amazed that I can spend so much time walking in the same several mile radius and still discover new things. For example, check out this garden, right off of Lake of the Isles:
Ignore the sculptures of human figures at the next house over (sometime I’ll have to go back for shots of those) and focus on the three kitty sculptures in the closer garden.
I love them. You are not surprised.
“But can those kitties do this, Mom? I didn’t think so! I am way more adorable than them. Plus more flexible.” -Mayhem
37 thoughts on “Cats in the garden (not my cats, not my garden)”
They might not be adorable, but I bet they don’t shed!
What cute statues! (but not as cute or snuggly as you Mayhem!)
You are more beautiful and softer than any sculptured kitty, Mayhem.
More stuff to distract us from the lack of knitting content? Ya, you’re more squishable, May!
Chris- I like them because they’re not the “cutesy” kind.
And no furballs!
Nope, not surprised. 🙂
Not surprised in the least.
And you don’t have to change their litterbox. Big plus.
Great kitty sculptures but nothing like the real thing!
That last cat looked real until I squinted close to the monitor!
None of our cats – OK except for Tig – would sit still long enough to pose for those sculptures, or those photos in the out-of-doors!
Smith and Hawkin was selling those a couple of years ago. I have sleeping kitty sleeping in one of the cat beds that doesn’t get used by any of the shedding cats in my house. I keep meaning to take him out to the garden, but he looks so peaceful where he is.
shhh, i’m gonna go sneak up and wake that sleeping kitty on the wall
Concrete fur is much harder to get out of the furniture though.
funny story of my pet cat Hook when i was only 3. The neighbor cat and out cat were buddies. They used to hang out together and terroize all the other neighborhood pets. All the neighbors knew when they saw one cat the other was nearby. But not only that they were like little kids, when we’d let Captain Hook out he’d go to the neighbors house and meow out the door until they let their cat out (which I can’t remember the name of). And likewise when they let their cat out, he’d come over to our house and meow at the door until we let Captain Hook out to play.
Your story of garden kitties made me think of that. As they liked to lurk in the gardens around the neighborhood and then attack any passerbys.
want me some too.
Those kitty sculptures are AWESOME. I have this dream of having a backyard like that one day… Of course then I’d have to maintain it. *Sigh*
I keep meaning to take pictures around here. Of course mine will be of the “celebrities” I drive by often, like YouTube and Facebook offices!
Neat sculptures. I haven’t really had time to walk around our new neighborhood yet, except the route to the grocery and the nearest subway station. Those aren’t as exciting as your neighborhood!
I am not surprised, oddly enough.
Too true, Mayhem! Much more adorable and flexible. Possibly more furry and cuddly too. But they are pretty nifty.
Gorgeous garden and home! I wonder when I can move in. 😉
I love that about living here. There is always something interesting!
May should be teaching a class:
“Yoga for Cats”
That is a beautiful garden and the cat sculptures fit right in. Smith and Hawken still carry them, and my mother’s birthday is coming up. She has a big garden, although with her rabbit problem, she’d probably prefer a sculpture of a cat with bared teeth ready to pounce!
I think May practices being cute while you’re off at work.
What great sculptures!
I always love the paw fold.
What gorgeous yards. Sigh. And I love non-cutesy statues of cats.
You just reminded me of a photo I need to share! (My very own kitteh statue!)
Oh, the curled toesies of the Mayhem… kyewtnezz!
it helps keep the uptown walks more fun for you i’m sure. 🙂
Certainly May, you are MUCH prettier. Though Sculpture Kitties likely don’t leave fur all over the place…
Those kitty sculptures and the garden are awesome.
You sure take beautiful photos Chris, and how scenic!
I love the kitty sculptures too. I have senior Manx cat that lives with us he is a “stumpy” and more like a dog than a cat! We all just love him to bits. He was most disgusted when I introduced the dogs though. lol
I see Mayhem is performing. 😉
She’s softer too! And purrs! (we’ll not mention some of her other traits that border on psychoses…)
Oh Mayhem… you are to adorable!!! And the flexiblity might prove to be your keeping!!! LOL!! You are right, those statues are too cute… but nothing compares to hearing that awesome purrrrr…. and feel that head butt!! You know you are loved then!!
Love the cat sculptures. But they aren’t as soft and shiny as you are May.
What a beautiful garden! Love the cats too.
Not even a little bit surprised. 😉
Love the kitty sculptures, although they can’t compare to the graceful poses of a real cat.
I have 5 bunny sculptures in my flower garden and this spring, happily, a real bunny has showed up! He is the cutest little rabbit and even though he has eaten a few plants I think it is a good trade-off to see his cute self peeking out at us.