She looks so innocent, doesn’t she? So fluffy and sweet?
Cup Day, I was working on planting things in the raised garden beds. Daphne was standing behind me. I didn’t know.
I stepped back to admire my work and heard an eerie “hsssssssss!!!!!” Just as my mind registered that it was a cat noise and perhaps I’d better move, there was a stabbing pain in my leg.
I leapt upwrds wth all the grace of a rogue elephant doing ballet, then came down again on top of the cat. I frantically jumped up again, arms and legs flailing in all directions trying to gain some height.
Daphne shot away towards the driveway. She paused, glaring back at me as I landed and walked towards her, apologising.
You know how normally animals will forgive you when you say you’re sorry?
Not this time. If she had hands she would’ve given me the bird. Then she slid under the house. She didn’t reappear for nearly an hour. I was a bit worried that I’d really hurt her, but when I saw he jumping from thefence up onto the neighbour’s roof I knew that all I’d hurt was her dignity.
I planted a mix of the old plants, plus some seeds. Purple carrots, parsnips and normal carrots are the seeds of choice, so we’ll see how they go. I’ve given the old plants every chance to live, so now it’s up to them.
Now off to look for a car!