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Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Oct 8, 2017 11:31 PM CST
..... this is what I got from my field assistant, Prince, when I asked him to help with the gophers this morning -- gaah!!
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Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Oct 9, 2017 12:20 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Rob needs to send his kitty over to show him what to do.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Oct 9, 2017 4:22 AM CST
Cool Cat!
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Oct 9, 2017 4:56 AM CST
I like 'Field Assistant'! Big Grin

Looks like Prince is trying to remind you of the old rule of reciprocity: "You scratch my tummy - I'll think about having a look at those gophers!" Whistling
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Oct 9, 2017 4:58 AM CST

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Here is my helper.
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Oct 9, 2017 5:22 AM CST
Cuddles (in my avatar picture) is great at digging up and killing voles, rats, mice and other critters. Unfortunately if this takes place in an iris bed, it sort of defeats the purpose as everything in his way will be out of the ground when he's done... Rolling my eyes.
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Oct 9, 2017 7:48 AM CST
This is Tiger, my right hand man.
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This is "Naughty Boy, my left hand man. He's really not that naughty, but I always get reminded of a naughty boy with dirt all over his face when I look at him.
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There's 7 others, all barn cats, all strays that got dumped off here. Well, there's been another Tabby that's been hanging around stealing cat food, so he, she, and/or it seems too fat and slick to be a stray, I think it's just a neighbor hood thief.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Oct 9, 2017 12:24 PM CST
My cat tried to teach Prince, but he picked up some bad habits along the way.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Oct 9, 2017 2:09 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Good one Rob.

"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Oct 10, 2017 11:00 PM CST
Here's a picture of my assistant in the garden.
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She really was a stray that wandered into our yard one day about 3 years ago. She is an outdoor cat.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Oct 11, 2017 3:41 AM CST
Rob! Hilarious!

Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Oct 11, 2017 12:10 PM CST
IrisLilli said:Rob! Hilarious!


I agree Rolling on the floor laughing
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Oct 11, 2017 1:33 PM CST
My kitties are window supervisors, which is of no help whatsoever. The neighbor cat, who I used to call Mr. Grumpypants until I recently found out she is Mrs. Grumpypants has been slacking too and I have moles that need catching before the copperhead population increases.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Oct 11, 2017 1:42 PM CST
My kitty is a window supervisor too. After losing three, I'd rather her be an inside supervisor than no supervisor at all.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Oct 11, 2017 3:38 PM CST
I have to agree with that Barbara. I would hate to lose my kitties to too fast cars, or owls and hawks, or wild dogs.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Oct 11, 2017 6:51 PM CST
My kitties are window supervisors, as well.

Watching DH mow the lawn.
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Kili is the white and Pippin is the tiger.
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Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Irises Bulbs Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Plant and/or Seed Trader Dahlias
Garden Photography Salvias Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hybridizer Region: Oregon
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TBMan
Oct 11, 2017 7:47 PM CST
..... I finally got Prince up off the couch and outside -- but he rapidly grew bored with my work and decided to do something else ---
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Oct 11, 2017 8:22 PM CST
My Oscar's contribution is to sit on the irises when they are dormant.
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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Oct 12, 2017 4:59 AM CST
Hilarious! Great kitties, though not particularly useful... except maybe to keep the rhizomes warm? Hilarious!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Oct 12, 2017 8:14 AM CST
Grumpypants was quite upset with me when I took her patch of soil and put little green fans in it as they all gave her the finger while growing. Added insult to injury as they say. Rolling on the floor laughing
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black

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