This is why I don’t have flowers
If you own a pet at home, particularly a cat or a dog, there is a reality we all face when it comes to having plants in the house. They are in danger! Both dogs and cats are oh so curious and love to get into things and explore. Sometimes this is at the detriment to their own health! So you always have to keep an eye on them. Case in point! In this Flashback Friday picture from 2011, my then fiance, now husband, brought home take-out dinner and flowers for me one evening. I set the vase of roses on the kitchen counter only for a minute later to catch Dusty checking things out.
She had hopped on the counter ( a no-no!) and was intrigued by the pink roses. She was sniffing and then lick lick….Nooooo. Thank goodness my helicopter cat mom instincts anticipated Dusty being nosy. I was able to grab her and place her on the floor away from the flowers before she chomped down on the leaves and made herself sick (or worse).
I love roses. They are my favorite flower and quite frankly they are the only flower that does not make me sneeze like crazy. However, when I was a cat mom to Precious and Dusty, I had no real plants. I would tell friends, “This is why I don’t have flowers…”
So that’s my story. How about you? Do you find you have to avoid certain things you would otherwise enjoy for the safety of your furry friend? Comment and share your story below!