Saturday, April 20, 2013

WANTED FOR DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR...


For those of you who have followed my blog this
furry little creature named Chester has been 
with us at Wildflower for some time now.
 I have treated him with great kindness such as 
gourmet meals , a warm little box with a soft
furry warm blanket when it got cold,etc. He in 
return has been a little gentleman until now. 
He has decided my violas are his. He digs them up 
and heaven only knows where he takes them. This 
morning I caught him in the act as he was skipping 
away down the garden path. He dropped his treasures,
so I replanted them. A little while later he reappeared,
and  disguise or not I would recognize him anywhere...
Any advice on this subject would be so very welcome!
HELP...

15 comments:

Snap said...

LOL! I think you've made Chester way too comfortable! He now owns the place -- flowers included. :D :D

sudukc said...

Give it to him, he won't give up then move the next bunch before planting and get some deterrent (hair from local barber shop will work for short time; cayenne and oil sprayed in area works tell it rains and gardening store should have non-toxic suggestions too.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I agree - pepper sprayed on the plants might make him less apt to want to take them away - and it won't hurt birds - for some reason they seem to have a higher tolerance for hot peppers.

I'd still recognize the little thief, even with his disguise. LOL

Vee said...

Oh dear. Chester thinks he's the family cat.

Merry said...

But aaaawwww he is too cute.

Lorraine said...

I don't have advice but I do have a chuckle!

Judy S. said...

Maybe he's landscaping? They are destructive little guys and seem to especially love tulips. Come to think of it one of my violas disappeared also. Mystery solved? The good thing is they don't like daffodils, so I plant them around the other stuff....

Barbara Lilian said...

It's amazing how we all love the cheeky little 4 legged friends we have in our gardens, until they start stealing. Hopefully he doesn't take them all. Sorry I don't have an answer,only for you to have a chat with your local garden supplier and to enjoy your garden.

Createology said...

Oh Dear...Chester the Viola Molester! I am smiling with your clever post. However I do not have any helpful advice. In fact, if you get any I will be very happy to heed it as we have the same issues here with little furry critters who love flowers. Our heavy saddened hearts after this past week really needed this post of lightness. Thank you dear...

Anonymous said...

OMG that's too funny. That's the thanks you get???

Laurie said...

He's so cute though! We don't have squirrels where we are, for about a quarter mile radius. It's weird. Whenever we see one, it's excitement!

Maggie R said...

Oh Dear Sharon....
He is really cute but now he is going too far with your hospitality!! I agree with the cayenne.. I buy it at the bulk foods by the pound!! they wonder!!
but it works. My pest are the rabbits... they love to eat my tulip stems and of course they nip off the flower to get to the stem!!
I stopped planting vegies as they always got more peas and zucchini than I did...sigh..
Thanks for the amusing post
Hugs
Maggie

Jane said...

Ha ha ha , I think it is a lost battle to teach Chester not to eat what he likes :-))

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharon - makes me think Chester might be a bit out of control since you have spoiled him so (LOL). He is far too cute though to not keep him. Sorry about your violets though.

Pearl said...

I was going to tell you Friend that I got back onto Pinterest and I am finding your book marks on several peoples pages, your famous! Do you get people from Pinterest to buy? if not go find one and put your e-mail into it. You I'm sure probably already know this but just in case. Hugs, Pearly girl