Monday, July 18, 2011

Scarlett and the Chives

On his deck, Geoff has a small herb garden planted in a ceramic pot. When we were over there, Scarlett spent a lot of time sniffing the garden, giving the chives special attention. Eventually, this happened:


As you can hear in the video, Geoff was somewhat less than thrilled that this chives were being nibbled. Scarlett's startled look at the end of the video is due to Geoff coming at her with the Spray Bottle O'Discipline, which was enough to get her to back away from the chives.

Temporarily. They're delicious, after all.



ETA: Thank you to Anju, who pointed out that chives are toxic to cats. Fortunately, Scarlett was fine after this video was taken as she didn't actually ingest much. I'll make sure to keep her away from the chives in the future, though!

11 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oops, busted, Scarlett! :-)

Our mom used to have chives in her garden but we didn't find them tempting at all. We think it's cute you do!

Anju said...

Please watch out. The ASPCA mentions chives as toxic to cats and dogs:

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/people-foods.aspx

Princess Jasmine said...

Mummy says who can blame you. She says chives snipped up and put with cheese on toast is absolutely delish :)xx

Laura said...

Spray Bottle O'Discipline. Heh! Love that name for it. Is it the Irish version? :)

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Cute video, Scarlett....and we're happy you didn't ingest much.

Our mama didn't know Chives were toxic to kitties!!!!!!!!

Cat said...

Oh Scarlett you are a naughty girl!!!!

Sparkle said...

She probably mistook them for cat grass - it's a good thing she did not munch much!

Katnip Lounge said...

Scarlett, I have eaten chives for years...maybe that explains why I'm so Bad!

xx The Baby

ABBY said...

Scarlett
How about some kitty grass. WE bet you would love that! YOU are so adorable.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

BeadedTail said...

It sure looked like cat grass but it's good you didn't eat too much Scarlett!

Mark's Mews said...

Oh no, dont eat the chives,! MOL. Actally, eat whatever ya want!