I suppose I am a mad cat lady. It's a well documented dream of mine, which I tell the OH of often, is to have a cat proofed haven of a garden, where my cats can mill around me while I weed, or lounge on the perfectly kept lawn sunning themselves. For now though, my cats stay inside for my garden, is not in my opinion, at all safe for cats. It's a front garden which faces onto a road. It's a fairly nondescript residential road, very narrow, which can get pretty busy come rushhour. there's also a pub next door but one, and another pub a few more houses down. I'm not selling it, it's a nice area where I can have a greenhouse in the garden without fearing it will get stolen, and leave my bike unchained and it's still here (touch wood) anyway, I digress, for the road and pub issue - I wouldn't like them to meet a drunk cat hater for instance, or lover for that matter - they stay in and live a life of luxury. However today a cat stayed in my garden all day. A lovely black thing, she was nervous of me approaching her, and she wouldn't let me touch her, but she'd talk to me, i'd talk back while staking my 'peas, and she'd lie in the border sunning herself.
I really did enjoy the company of her being there, I must admit it made me feel less bonkers as I do quite enjoy talking to myself and the plants while I pot them too...
Does anyone else garden with their feline friend? You hear so much of those who work with their canine friend but less so of cats.
The poor thing is still outside now in our bush, I believe she is owned by someone across the road, there's a lot of black cats around here though, it's hard to tell!