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...if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden ~ Chinese proverb

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Things in Unusual Places #12: Cats


Seeing cats have a bit of a reputation re their wildlife catching habits, I was surprised to see this rather ironic looking bird bath at my local garden centre recently.

Ahhh, but these are fluffy little kittens, I hear you cry, what harm can they do?


Judging by the expression on this one's face, quite a lot. It looks like it can't wait for its next meal ;)

11 comments:

  1. It looks positively demonic, so much so that I imagine that it would scare off any bird that accidentally strayed near it.

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  2. My thoughts exactly Anna!

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  3. Reminds me of those gargoyls and other lurid figures that adorn some cathedrals and churches. I wonder why they were ever allowed at the time. Perhaps the authorities were short sighted :-)

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  4. I like it! Would be a nice guardian for the garden.

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  5. I promise it wasn't modelled on my cat. She can look demonic, but nothing like that! Might keep the stray dogs out of the garden though!

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  6. EG - I see what you mean ;)

    Petoskystone - I'm not sure our cats would think so ;)

    Dobby - I've just been out to my planters out front to find cat poo all over it. Perhaps I need one of these to frighten them away!

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  7. Love it.. Still looking for the right bird bath for our backyard.. Needs to be raised and heavy so that the dogs won`t drink from it and don`t run it over while playing, pretty and not too expensive...

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  8. In a way I hope it keeps the birds away. Most people who feed garden birds (me included) are probably giving about half , indirectly, to cats!

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  9. Tina - hello and welcome! I'm still looking for the right one too as our last one broke in the severe winter we had a few years ago.

    TBS - I thought you'd feel that way about this one!

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  10. bizarrely I really like that - if it werent so far awat I might buy it

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  11. Hi Zoe - I'm sure there's a garden centre near you with one of them for sale!

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