Cat-gardening Chronicles 26


A garden is good for Feline Jealousy Syndrome!


It is good to be a cat gardener especially when jealousy attacks. I am a cat so jealous about the new grey and white kitten who has shoved herself into our house, that I could easily kill her.


I attack her every single day and she squeals and gets all the sympathy and makes me madder. So I retreat to this Ivy Patch to cool down. Ivy is supposed to be bad for cats if we eat it. But it is good for my jealousy. It just sits there and is somewhat comforting.


Plus according to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) research English Ivy is good to keep inside the house, shop, hospital, school and other places as it helps to clean up indoor air pollution. It can remove 579 ug/h of benzene and 402 ug/h of formaldehyde from the place where it is kept.


But for me, it also removes some of that jealousy boiling away inside me like a furnace!


It helped to read this tasty little booklet called Pussy written by cats for cats which had an entire chapter dedicated to CATNIP! The good news it gives us is that there is no medical evidence to support the claim that catnip is addictive! It is non-toxic and does not have any side effects, says Sooty, the cat who wrote this article after solid research! Sooty not surprisingly, is the secretary of the More Catnip Now! Campaign! I think it does help me a little to deal with this jealousy that has made me thinner. The silly little kitten from the market does not even get any thrills from catnip, which somehow makes me feel better!


Did you know that there is a homoeopathic remedy to treat jealousy in a cat? It is called Holly (Ilex aquifolium) and perhaps I need to be treated with that! Though I would prefer to be given some catnip!


You can make your cat hunt by making a simple fishing rod. Tie some stout cord to a pole of about I m. (3 feet) in length and attach either a small toy or a scrap of sturdy fabric such as denim or flannel to the other end! It will play endlessly with this toy!


Did you know that parsley is a good tonic for your cat? You can add it in its food as it contains vitamins A,B,C, and E, as well as calcium!


Remember to mix a finely grated carrot into your cat’s food. This can prevent worms to a certain extent and carrots are good for a strong immune system.


Treat your cat to Swimming Sardines!


(one portion for two feline gourmets)


2 tinned sardines. One Tbs. oil. Half a cup of water. 1 Tbs mushrooms finely sliced. 2 Tbls oat flakes.


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and mash up the sardine fillets in the oil. Add the water, stir thoroughly and bring to the boil.
  2. Mix in the sliced mushrooms and let them cook for a few minutes. Finally stir the oat flakes into the soup.

from: Cooking for Cats by Elizabeth Meyer zu Stieghorst-Kastrup




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