Merf, is an interesting cat, both literally and figuratively. Merf spends alot of time with me in my backyard bamboo nursery. A very social being, Merf loves to be around people, especially me. My wife and I jokingly refer to me as Merf's 'Mommy'.
The other day, I was working hard trying to pot clumping bamboo plants, up-sizing them now for growth over the fall, winter and spring - for sale next year (2012). I use a potting table that contains my nursery containers and my potting soil. So as I continued to pot plants, I had to step away from the potting table for a moment to get more nursery containers and when I got back, Merf decided to lay right where I was potting plants. He was kind enough to give me just enough space to continue potting, but otherwise was disinterested in moving a muscle. This is his potting table after all...
So, out of spite to my potting table take-over, I decided to keep potting, flinging dirt as I went, some on Merf. Was he phased by this? Of course not, when Merf usually sleeps in a dirt bed, it doesn't matter much...
This is one of his favorite places to sleep, in a bag of potting soil.
Another funny Merf moment. Like most cats, Merf loves to lay in the sun. Seemingly irritated by the fact that our backyard is fully shaded by 3 pm, Merf sought the only sunlight left which was shining on some pots of bamboo. Merf jumps up in the pots and tries to figure out a way to wiggle is rotund physique in the pots to take a nap. Irritated by finding no way to find a comfortable sleeping position, Merf jumps down and walks away tail, flicking.
So, if you happen to drop to come by for a visit at our bamboo garden, your likely to be greeted by Merf. Just be sure not to get too close to that potting table, it's his. And please, don't block his sunlight...
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