Popoki the cat was gracious enough to pose for her Sunday Selfie this week without the need for much coaxing. I just knew that her fans from The Cat On My Head would love this shot of her in her catio, as the natural light makes the color of her eyes stand out. (And it makes other details stand out too, like her wet chin. Every time she gets a drink of water, that chin gets sopping wet!)
Anyway, when I was prepping this photo to share in the Sunday Selfie series, I noticed something else I've been meaning to discuss: Popoki's cat grass!
A catio isn't much of a cozy space without one or two plants, but anything I put out there has to be safe for Popoki to chew. Cat grass fits the bill quite nicely. The product I'm using, made by a subsidiary of OurPets, contains barley, oats and wheat seeds. All of these seeds are safe for kitty consumption. And the grass is a great source of niacin and B vitamins.
These seeds also grow really quickly. I planted a week or so ago, and the grass is already really tall!
Popoki likes to lick the water off the leaves, and she likes to watch the blades rustle in the sunshine. But she is very gentle with the leaves. So I'm using the catio as a sort of incubator for another little kitty that really needs cat grass.
Who is that cat? And why does he need grass, you ask?
Lemme show you.
Yes, that's Fergus the kitten making a light snack out of my Christmas cactus. Not good. I figured that he'd like to eat some kind of plant, since he likes this cactus so much. By providing him with grass, I might be able to keep him away from the plants I'd like to protect.
So the catio is his snack incubator. I don't think Popoki minds.
But for now, I need to stop taking her photo. I think I'm interrupting her bird watching!
Do you grow cat grass for your felines? Shoot me a note in the comments and let me know.
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