Yum! Fresh flowers are very tasty!
Every time my human’s boyfriend brings her flowers I want to have a taste. Wouldn’t you? Of course, my human doesn’t like it when I nip at a petal, but I don’t see why — after all, roses are non-toxic to cats, and that’s pretty much the only type of flower that’s allowed through the door these days. My human made sure of that after the day her boyfriend mistakenly brought home a truly gorgeous bouquet containing stargazers and calla lilies… which can kill a cat who eats part of them! As beautiful as the bouquet was, my human ripped out the poisonous flowers and put the rest of the bouquet, carefully wrapped in cellophane, out of our reach.
Since it’s spring, and Easter will be here soon, I know a lot of people are decorating their homes with fresh flowers. So I thought I would use today’s Photo Hunt post to remind everyone who lives with cats to be very, very careful about which flowers you bring home because some of them could hurt your kitties. Lilies, especially are deadly. But it’s easy to find out which flowers and plants are safe, and which are not: the ASPCA has a whole area of their website devoted to toxic and non-toxic plants.
Click here to find out which plants are toxic and non-toxic. You can search for a specific flower or plant, or you can click through the lists.