Poppy, after a spot of light pruning

What is Poppy doing or thinking about here? 

Send your caption entries - up to 5 - to pauline@thedailymews.com

by 23 February.  Thank you.

Gladys Swedak, Vancouver, British Columbia

Poppy is thinking:  "If this thing is for my claws I'm out of here."

Jamaka Petzak, California

“Clip me some sprigs of catnip, servant!” Winning entry!!!

“Ah, spring -- and catnip is in the air!”

 “The only plant in our garden that is important -- catnip!”

"The garden's alive/with the smell of CATnip!" (sung to the tune of "The Sound of Music")

“Leaves and buds.  Give me leaves and buds!”

Tessa Bennet, UK

“Secateurs, Human? And?”

Lady Cat, Boulder, Colorado, US

“You expect me to trim bushes with no opposable thumb?”

“You expect me to believe this is catnip?”

“My entry for Cat Fancy ‘Playmate Purrmate of the Month’”

“Once again, you forgot my sunscreen.”

“The mouse has no clue I see him.”

Andy Laing, Southampton, UK

"Shall I dead-head a few roses or just have a snooze?"

"These look just the thing for keeping my claws neat!"

"Help around the garden?  With these looks?  I don't think so!"

Poppy terrorised the local mouse population, chased a gang of dogs and grabbed a juicy steak while the butcher wasn't looking.  Then she awoke from her delicious dream and wondered if supper was ready yet.

Poppy realised there were advantages to not having opposable thumbs - though it would be good to be able to operate the tin opener.

Helen Bilowus, New York, US

“Gardening is so exhausting.”

“I don't know why I planted tomatoes - I hate tomatoes.”

“Someone, please bring me my tea!”

Marjorie Dorfman, US

“Hmm, the fish over there at the other end of the pond…. Hmm, it’s getting closer.. I will pretend I do not notice and then when it swims underneath me, I shall think about dive bombing to capture it.”

Britta Geissler, Canada

“WHAT?! come closer and I will chop your hands off.”

“How dare you interrupt my snoozing time.”

“Ah, relaxing time finally. Gardening's done.”

“Do you think I am going to do your gardening?”

“The shears will 'accidentally' plop into the water if you insist on gardening rather than petting me.”

A Cats Prayer

Lead me down all the right paths,
Keep me from fleas, bees, and baths.
Let me in should it storm,
Keep me safe, fed, and warm.


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