Monday, March 7, 2011....
I guess that is true, but for me. For me, it is when the neighborhood cat returns to use my flower bed as her litter box. Nothing says Springtime like opening your front door and inhaling the delightful odors of cat pee.
It really does wonders in facing the world and starting the day - NOT. Instead, it just creates a stinky odor by the entrance of my house and does not do anything to scare away the woodchuck, bunny or deer that come by throughout the gardening season to feast on my veggies. You'd think the cat would serve some purpose by scaring off future animals from wanting to enter my yard and crush my hopes and dreams of having the world's best veggie garden. Unfortunately, she didn't get the memo that she doesn't live here and her owners have a litter box for her use. She also hasn't read Emily Post for cats and realized if you're going to pee in someone's yard it should be out of direct line of said owner's nose AND pee in areas where other animals terrorize the nice homeowner to deter them from wanting to take one step further towards my garden and eating everything I'm trying to grow.
However, this year, I'm prepared. I need no cat pee. I'm armed with the knowledge of cayenne & soap will deter Mr. Woodchuck, Miss Bunny and pack-of-deer from the garden. I will spray as soon as plants are in the ground so my 'friends' know I mean business and go away.
Let's face it. I'm on a mission for a veggie garden this year.
I'm determined and have announced to my husband I will beat the animals. I say it with conviction, and he, just laughs at me. Harsh. But, when I'm eating my yummy heirloom purple tomatoes this year outside, I'll have the last laugh or won't, because I'll need a nose plug because the cat will have recently use the flower to do her business and I'll be trying not to smell cat pee.