Kitten stuck in a sunflower

To end the day on the usual note of warm feeling (aping the television networks), here is a kitten who climbed up a sunflower and couldn’t get down.

25 Comments

  1. rickflick
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I know the feeling…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2z7LXpAX3Q

    • Merilee
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

      Yay Canucks! ( and Levon:-)

  2. Posted June 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Kamloops.

  3. p. puk
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Looks more like Jerusalem Artichoke to me…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_artichoke

    • Merilee
      Posted June 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

      Recently discovered Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes. They are deeeelish. Making scalloped version tonight with ginger and pecans:-)

      • p. puk
        Posted June 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

        They are exceedingly practical/economical. They grow like weeds… If you have a garden they are a cheap and easy source of food.

        Bon apetit

        • Merilee
          Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

          Have you grown them? Our soil is fairly heavy clay and not terribly conducive to growing tubers.

          • p. puk
            Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

            They do extremely well in pots too…

            • Merilee
              Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

              How do you start them?

              • p. puk
                Posted June 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

                Plant the little ones! Or a few large ones the first year and the second year you’ll have more than enough. Eat the biggies and leave the midgets.

                Pots are great. 20l minimum and either use terracotta pots or be prepared to have cheap/thin pots burst open.

                Like I said…, they’re weeds… It’s fire and forget. No maintenance needed. At the end of the season cut off everything except a few inches of stalk and leave them in the ground/pots until you’re hungry. They don’t keep…

              • Merilee
                Posted June 9, 2016 at 8:51 am | Permalink

                Will they survive Canadian winters outside?

              • p. puk
                Posted June 9, 2016 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

                I know they do better in cooler climates than hotter (although they can stand a drought!) but I’m not entirely sure about a solid freeze but I do know that the UK winters are no threat. All I can say is TRY. They are weeds so they’ll prolly be OK.

                Heavily mulch the ground with the trimmings in autumn. You’ll notice during the winter if they are failing as you dig them up for meals. If by the end of winter they are beyond hope then buy some more and replant although I’m pretty sure (guessing) they’ll be doing just fine.

                I checked: clay soils should be no problem as they occur naturally on river beds and flood plains. But heed the warnings about keeping them contained as if they are allowed to spread out of hand they become bothersome to control.

              • Merilee
                Posted June 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

                Many thanks!!🐾🐾

              • p. puk
                Posted June 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

                When I said they don’t keep I meant they don’t keep once harvested… Just in case that wasn’t obvious I thought I’d clarify…

                Of course they stay fresh in the ground so that they can sprout the following spring.

              • merilee
                Posted June 8, 2016 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

                Do you plant them from seeds or from eyes like potatoes?

              • p. puk
                Posted June 9, 2016 at 3:13 am | Permalink

                Like potatoes!

              • Dominic
                Posted June 9, 2016 at 4:01 am | Permalink

                Gardeners Question Time!

  4. Merilee
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    🐾🐾

  5. Ullrich Fischer
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    From the video it is really hard to tell if the kitty actually wanted to get down. Maybe it just wanted to hang out among the sunflowers and would have been perfectly happy to stay there for a while, then climb down by itself.

  6. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    [Looking for a link to a certain Derek & Clive song.]

  7. Scott Draper
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been there.

  8. Diana MacPherson
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Awwww cute kitty all meow-y.

  9. Damien McLeod
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Poor Kitten, someone save it and and provide a bowl of milk please. The little guy’s probably thirsty after being stuck up that sunflower.

  10. S.A. native
    Posted June 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    We have a cat that likes to climb up in one of oak trees and bite off the dead twigs.

  11. Posted June 9, 2016 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Kitty was trying to get down………..


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