Ursula the cat loves alstroemeria

From a comfortable chair, a cat contemplates a vase of red flowers on a high shelf. Obviously the cat loves alstroemeria.
Ursula the cat loves alstroemeria but this time they’re out of reach. Or are they?

Why do I comment on Ursula’s cat thinkies? Surely that’s unnecessary. Maybe even catural appropriation. You know she loves chewing on alstroemeria leaves and you know they are poisonous to cats. I’m just being a good servant by putting them on a high shelf. Maybe this is step one of curing her of alstroemeriaphilia, a common but dangerous affliction of British shorthair cats.

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11 thoughts on “Ursula the cat loves alstroemeria

  1. judibwriting says:

    Living In the U.S. in Ohio I have never seen alstromeria growing outdoors as one of you past posts showed us. I love them also, one of my favorite flowers, though I doubt I would love nibbling on their leaves, poisonous or otherwise! Those are my thinkies….

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      The world appreciates your judithinkies, here and elsewhere

  2. realruth says:

    I always enjoy Ursula’s thinkies, and my cat Ziggy does too.

  3. Timi Townsend says:

    Ursula is as always spot-on in her tastes, although she shouldn’t be allowed to actually taste these flowers (which I also love, but not to eat).
    Off-topic, Rachel, I received “How To Be Old” a couple of days ago and I am delighted with it! Pithy, comic, and serious altogether, it is a wonderful collection of poems, especially for those of us who are approaching the bonus years with some trepidation. Thanks so much for this book!

  4. This was short and delightful. I enjoy reading about Ursula.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Could they be pen pals?

    2. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I’m glad. Thanks, Anne.

    3. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I’ve got to watch my step.

  5. haoyando says:

    Haha. Love your catural appropriation.

  6. Catharine Anne Herbison says:

    I enjoy Ursula’s thinkies too – and alstroemerias. I’d like to give my chooks thought bubbles (or is that dangerous?) – but how do you do that?

  7. Anonymous says:

    these flowers are common just now

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