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Jimmy the Cat...Will Get No Free Summer Camp!

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OK,

So you are probably thinking I have a lot of extra spare time on my hands if I am blogging about a cat. Not true. This is a serious post! I take running summer camps and computer camps very seriously. But I also take my front yard seriously. Sort of.

Here’s the deal. My son and I planted flowers in the front yard last weekend. Probably the first time I have planted flowers in about 5 years–my wife would say “ever.” You get the idea. Well, all week long, there had been an anonymous animal (neighbor’s dog?…squirrel?) digging up the flowers. I started getting a little bit upset because half the flowers have died this week. I pretty much figured it was the dog next door (Stella) who was to blame. But I had no proof. Until this morning as I was pulling out of the driveway. It was JIMMY THE CAT!

Jimmy is my cat. He is 7 years old. Many people in the office know him for his crazy tom-cat antics. But he is the culprit–the one taking care of business on my flowers. He digs them up. He rolls around on them. He waters and fertilizes them. Well, Jimmy…you have been caught. You have been blogged!

Being that we are somewhat tech-savvy in our house, I won’t be surprised if Jimmy tries to tweet something bad about me this week, just to get me back. Nobody likes candids of themselves caught in the act. I will be on the lookout.

JIMMY CAUGHT IN THE ACT: DIGGING

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JIMMY CAUGHT IN THE ACT: MAKING SURE THE COAST IS CLEAR. HE DIDN’T KNOW I HAD MY CAMERA ON ME.

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JIMMY CAUGHT IN THE ACT: REALLY GETTING INTO IT.

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JIMMY CAUGHT IN THE ACT: WATERING THE PLANTS…OR…WHATEVER

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JIMMY CAUGHT IN THE ACT: GOING ALL IN

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If you want to see more on Jimmy, leave me a comment, and there will be more. I could get really crazy and start YouTubing this guy…if he doesn’t get me first!

  • Marta

    How can you get mad at such a cute thing? :)

  • Julie

    Well, you had every right to believe it was the dog next door. Flower eating is quite possibly one of my dog’s favorite pastimes! Spring is coming in Chicago….so many flowers to be eaten soon! Although, unlike Jimmy, the pups may still get to see a camp at some point …if they behave. Can’t wait to meet our awesome staff at training and to get to camp already! Good luck keeping Jimmy in line!

  • Shana

    Oh Jimmy….and Pete!! Too funny! :) Fun blog to read…

  • Jami Smith

    I used to do that when I would house sit for you.

  • Pete

    I don’t even want to ask what that means.

  • Jack Derbyshire

    Great post! I’d love to see more. Especially a youtube video!

  • Rene

    Quit planting catnip in your garden and you might find that the problem…just disappears.

  • Pete

    Rene, thanks for the advice.

  • Pete

    Jack, sounds good. I’ll post when I see something funny.

  • Seattle mama

    The neighbors dog trained Jimmy…He’s just the fall guy!

  • Pete

    Seattle Mama…you may be right. We’ll keep an eye out.

  • Somer

    Actually, you need to sprinkle cayenne pepper in there. Cats don’t like the smell of it so they stay away. Unfortunately, you’ll have to sprinkle it pretty much every day but hey, if you have time to write a blog about a cat, then you have time to sprinkle!

  • Rene

    Somer, that’s funny.