A Bromeliad and Crazy Cat Antics


It never fails to amaze me that bromeliads like this one grow outside in California. I have brought my share of them indoors with high hopes, but then I forget to keep water in the leaves and they never bloom again. Oh well, the foliage is nice.


Meanwhile, this guy has figured out how to open the pantry door from the top of the fridge. Luckily I was right there so he couldn’t get into the cereal. For now, we’re taping the door shut with duct tape, but will probably have to get some of those childproof latches.
Does his expression say “What the heck” or what? 🙂

Hope your week’s going well so far.


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25 Responses to A Bromeliad and Crazy Cat Antics

  1. anroworld says:

    Such a smart guy! He is fantastic! Picture about flower is wonderful!

  2. joshi daniel says:

    hehe he is waiting to explore his creativity 🙂

  3. I love the plant, how beautiful! Ummm I think it says, how dare you! haha

  4. Susan says:

    Smart kitty ! Just a heads-up about the bromeliad. I have bunches of them & love ’em. Know though, that when the mother plant blooms, it will never bloom again. It will instead, grow ‘pups’ around the base and side of the main plant. The main plant will live for a long long time, but only the new pups (which can be cut off and replanted) will bloom, and the cycle will repeat. Just keep water in the ‘cup’ of the plant.

  5. My older cats used to do that all the time, until we put a hinch lock on the pantry door, yet they would still sit on top of the frigde hoping to find out a way to get into the pantry, but no luck on that site.

  6. Caroline says:

    Cats are ingenious, aren’t they? It’s an interesting expression almost a bit like a bad conscience.
    I had no idea you have to pour water into the leaves of the bromeliads. I’ve never had one but they are beautiful.

    • Yes! Just when I think Yuri has done everything he can think of, there’s something new. Today he was chewing on the bark of our fig plant after ignoring it for almost 3 months.
      There’s a little “cup” in the middle of bromeliads that needs to have water in it.

      • Caroline says:

        You have to be careful with cats and plants. Many are poisonous for them. Like ficus. I guess you know that. I had to give away quite a few.

      • Yes, I have a list, and the vet told me about lilies and tulips. Yuri was ill last month and we noticed his small catnip mice were missing. I think he ate them. 😦 Only big toys from now on.

      • Caroline says:

        I did something so awful last year. I fed my cats raw chicken. I had no idea it could be dangerous. We had to go to the vet. The vet told me if I’d come later it might have been too late. I was so shocked.

      • Oh, Caroline, how scary. They are descended from big cats who eat things live, so I’m surprised to learn this. The only thing the breeder harped on was how bad it was to give cats any grain. They have to eat real meat, which is so different from dogs. I would have thought it would be the other way around.

  7. Clever kitty! I’m sure he was just being “helpful.” 🙂

  8. Caroline says:

    I was very upset. I never read anything about it but the vet said its for both chicken and beef. Pork is totally forbidden. They were so ill. Completely dehydrated, needed IV infusions and tablets. Throwing up and diarrhea. I was awake and cleaning for three days.
    Cats do need meat. You could never give them a vegetarian diet but not raw, as it seems. I guess those chicken have too many bacteria.

    • Oh no, how terrible for all of you. Dogs can’t have pork, so I was used to that. Onions and garlic are bad too.
      Years ago we had another dog and he loved to walk near some duck ponds. Suddenly he lunged into the pond and started drinking furiously. I managed to grab him, but the damage was done. He was sick for days. All that duck waste–ugh.

  9. Caroline says:

    I meant raw beef and chicken but cooked is fine.

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