It has been a while since I let Frankie and Chris go outside because it has been so hot. I decided to get out with them very early on Friday before the outside oven was set to broil.
Frankie, for some reason, always seems very interested in plants.
I usually like to limit my Photo Friday Posts to one photo but sometimes more photos are needed to tell a story.
For example, this group of photos illustrates how Frankie’s initial curiosity . . .
. . . turned into a full fledged obsession with these plants.
Does anyone know what these plants are? I know Frankie seems to take an interest in several different kinds of plants but I don’t know if they have something in common that attracts cats.
Update: Thanks to Fran Hunne I found out this is a spider plant. I also found the following page that talks about why cats are interested in them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/spider-plant/spider-plants-cats.htm
Hmm….looks like Frankie is interested in those plants perhaps because some other animal has marked them with scent! Frankie’s tail is on “alert” and that could be why his nose is buried in there! LOL Teddy loves to follow scents no matter where they are….on the ground, on tree trunks, and on ALL our plants.
You may be right. It may not be the plants but other animals.
I don’t know for sure, but isnt this a spider plant?
You may be right but the photos I saw have the green on the outside and white on the inside. This one has it opposite.
There were several varieties when I searched for pictures.
You are right. I saw the correct one this time. Thank you. 🙂
I found an article about cats and spider plants and updated the post with a link.
That was an interesting article, thanks!
That sure looks like some whiffin’ fun Frankie!
I think Frankie or agrees.
I had no idea about spider plants! My human says she is NOT getting me any because I chew. Spoilsport!
Sorry to spoil it for you, Summer. 🙂
I am sure you are being careful that he isn’t chewing on something poisonous! Oftentimes cats are attracted to plants that are poisonous to them. Love how Frankie is standing on his toes, too cute!
I read that they are not poisonous but they can be like a drug, like catnip
Those look like spider plants…and cats love them. We have one in our sunroom…but we can’t get to it so we can’t munch on it.
I read that they are not toxic to cats but they can have a holucinogenic effect.
I was going to say spider plants. My plants are in the dining room which is a no cat zone, but when any do sneak in, they go right for them.
It looks like I have learned something now. I never heard about this connection between cats and spider plants before.
Yep, that’s a spider plant alright. me doesn’t care fur them at all, but we don’t know ’bout Raena. She’s never seen one. Cute fotos tho’. Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
Thank you. 🙂
I notice you use a harness when you take them outside on leash. Never used a harness on any of my cats. Does it work? What does it do.
I use the harness on Frankie because he likes to run away. I worry that he will get lost or hit by a car or something. I don’t use a harness for Chris because he is overweight and easy to catch. Plus he tends to like to stick around the house and eat grass. I tryed to use a harness on Chris when he was younger but he resisted too much and somehow managed to get out of the harness like Houdini. Frankie quickly learn to accept the harness. In fact when I take it out he gets excited because he knows he’s going outside.
You just have to remember that you can’t walk a cat like you walk a dog. They have to walk you. if you try to force them in a particular direction they will resist. I usually end up having to carry Frankie home after a while.
I forgot to mention that the harness I have goes on very easy. It just velcros in two places. I found that it was difficult to get a traditional harness on him. The drawback of the velcro harness is that if he pulls really hard backwards he can slip out of it. I have just learned not to give him a reason to do that.
dood !!! now thatz what we call a nice patch oh cat grazz!!!! even if it iz for spiderz 😉 ♥♥
Now you have me wondering if they call it that because it attracts spiders.
We’re not sure what is in those plants, Frankie, but it looks like you’re enjoying them. 🙂
It must be similar to catnip.
My father-in-law had a beautiful spider plant that we took when he moved out of his house. The next day we went to work. When we came home, the whole thing was down to nubs. The cat we had at the time had eaten the whole thing.
Wow. I wonder if Frankie does that when he escapes and disappears for awhile.