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In Which We Are Introduced to Jane’s Cat, Squirrelly

Cats have taken over the Internet and why not Flea Market Gardening, too?! We humans have had a fascination with cats since the beginning of time. They are silent, mysterious and zen-like. We are charmed also by their comical, and sometimes goofy predicaments that are the result of their famous curiosity. Then, they step into the garden…

A Flea Market Gardening Photo Story

Jane Krauter, with Squirrelly and BuddyLast month, we met at Jane Krauter’s garden to watch her puttering and planting. Now, we’ll meet her dear garden companion, Squirrelly. He really gets involved with gardening as you will see!

Yes, Squirrelly knows that this garden is his domain and he helps Jane, whenever he’s not busy patrolling the perimeter for pesky possums. He supervises the planting, sees that the seedlings are growing and can tell if the pots on Jane’s shelf are lined up straight.

In a cat’s mind, all things belong to cats, …even the garden!

With a 23 hour a day napping capacity, Squirrelly does make himself useful, and poses for Jane whenever she has her camera out.

How did he get his name, you ask? Here’s how….

Squirrelly looking squirrel-like

Squirrelly looking squirrel-like

Supervising Spring planting....

Supervising Spring planting….

Squirrelly's domain

Squirrelly’s domain, kept safe so Jane can putter…often before breakfast.

Jane has a wonderful Flea Market Garden, with vintage painted chairs, old wheelbarrows and a potting table, hung with old and new painted watering cans. It’s simply an old picnic table with an equally old trellis, where she hangs her watering cans.

Jane's charming potting table

Jane’s charmingly inpromtu potting table

Primrose are purrrfect for flower pots

“Primrose are purrrfect for flower pots”, says Squirrelly

I get a treat after stacking all the pots away....

I get a treat after stacking all the pots away….

Growing cosmos from seed is worth the wait....

Growing cosmos from seed is worth the wait…

Watch Cats

Squirrelly takes his responsibility seriously. There will be no gophers on his watch. Because of cat’s affinity for small furry or feathery things, they can be a help or a hindrance in the garden. We’re naturally in awe of cats. They seem to know something before we do. Squirrelly knows where the gophers are…where the butterfly is.

I don't really need these signs, do I now....

I don’t really need these signs, do I now….

Do I look fat in this?

Do I look fat in this?

Squirrelly posing on a chippy, lavender-blue chair

Squirrelly posing on a chippy, lavender-blue chair

Come on and sit,...don't mind me...

Come on and sit,…don’t mind me…

Flowers and Felines

Jane has such a cute story-telling ability with her camera and Squirrelly and in the garden, her other feline companions are the perfect photographic subjects! For more of Jane’s garden, see See Jane Garden and Meeting Jane Krauter

Most captions by Jane,…feel free, now, to suggest your own!

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