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Anyone growing grass indoors?

So first off, yes, this is an odd request. Secondly, no, I’m not looking for someone growing “grass,” I’m looking for someone who is growing grass (like the kind you’d find on your lawn) indoors.

The reason I’m looking for indoor lawn is that my kitty Zero, who has been with me for 17 years, is now on life number 8.999, and may need to be euthanized within the next few days. Being that I have a short time to make her happy before the end, I was hoping I could give her one of the things she enjoyed: standing in warm grass (and likely eating it, and very likely puking it up). Seeing as the current weather conditions are not condusive to allowing a geriatric cancer-cat to have one last romp in the lawn, I’m hoping that someone might have grass growing in a warmer location. Why someone would do this, I’m not even sure, but I figured I’d ask.

If you are growing grass indoors and wouldn’t mind having a sick kitty come visit for a few minutes, please comment below (I’ll clean up any possible kitty puke, I promise). Thanks!

 

 

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17 Comment(s)

  1. I don’t know where there is grass growing indoors, but what an awesome, sweet thing to do for your cat.

    agate1023 | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  2. Oh, BadCat, I am so sorry. I wish I could help. Please give your beloved kitty a big hug from me. I am sorry for what is happening.

    emmadogs | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  3. Any chance of digging some up somewhere where there is some hearty stuff still growing and bringing it in to warm up and just making a little spot for her to enjoy in a low box or extra kitty litter tray?

    Les F | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  4. LesF, that’s a great idea!

    Two summers ago, my husband and I were getting our Friday night pizza ready. Our beloved yellow lab, Emma, suddenly leapt up and grabbed a big slice and chomped it right down. BAD DOG! She never, ever did that! I ‘bad dogged’ her for a while in my stern ‘bad dog’ voice.

    Two days later, Emma collapsed outside and she died that day. I have always regretted not understanding that Emma just wanted to go for the pizza gusto before her time on Earth ended, which she clearly knew, even if the Mr and I did not. She was such a great dog and I miss her so much.

    BadCat, you are doing a great thing for your cat.

    emmadogs | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  5. I’m sorry to hear about your doggie! We had kinda the same thing earlier this year when our husky got sick in January. He was urinating in the house more, so yelled at him because we thought he was just being a dick (he was strong willed and had acted out like this in the past). Turns out he was sick (also with cancer) and couldn’t help himself. Sorry boy.

    BadCat! | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  6. And yes, we’ve had two animals die of lung cancer in one year. No, we are not smokers, yes, we are checking for radon.

    BadCat! | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  7. I came home after work to find this in the basement:

    My husband is amazing. I cried.

    BadCat! | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  8. Awesome!
    Hope the cat likes it.

    Les F | Oct 25, 2012 | New Comment
  9. Lovely. I hope your kitty rolls and smells and revels in that grass.

    Let us know how things go.

    emmadogs | Oct 26, 2012 | New Comment
  10. Zero got to spend her last few days doing all the things she liked: eating ice cream and cheese, cuddling on the couch, sniffing good Whole Foods Co-op catnip, and resting in warm, green grass.

    Thanks everyone for your nice thoughts. I appreciate it, and I know Zero did too. Thank you.

    BadCat! | Oct 29, 2012 | New Comment
  11. Oh BadCat, I am so sorry for your loss.

    emmadogs | Oct 30, 2012 | New Comment
  12. My condolences, and what a great husband you have! I have an 18-year-old cat, and one a little younger — and every day with them is a good one. May Zero rest in peace!

    FranceneStarr | Oct 31, 2012 | New Comment
  13. Thank you. I’m just glad that I was able to let Zero go comfortably in my arms after giving her a good weekend.

    BadCat! | Oct 31, 2012 | New Comment
  14. Okay, today, there was a super and I mean Super cute little black and white kitten that showed up in our yard, long haired, homeless. We were going to try and trap it tonight. I am seriously tempted to adopt, but I’m worried about potty training and it scratching all my albums up. Unbearably cute though. Good chance we may be trying to place this one. I hear the local shelters are pretty good, but there are a lot of cats. My neighbor is a cat guy and this got his hackles up. Not every day a little kitten shows up. This thing is like Cute Concentrate. It’s unbearable.

    Herzog | Nov 1, 2012 | New Comment
  15. Herzog--most kittens will litter-train themselves once you show them where the box is, and training them where to scratch/not scratch can be done relatively easily if you start when they’re kittens. Animal Allies is overloaded with cats and kittens from a hoarding situation right now. Give in to temptation and keep the kitten!

    Sonya | Nov 2, 2012 | New Comment
  16. All of my pets (including Zero) have found me, not the other way around. Maybe this cute kitten showed up in your yard at the right time?
    If you set up a litter box in the right place and show the cat how to use it, it should pick up on it soon.

    You can help cat scratching by placing a good scratching post and encouraging the cat to use it. If scratching is still a problem, you can get creative by temp covering the affected area with something the cat doesn’t like (putting packing tape on the corner of a fave scratching couch will put an end to scratching there). Also, you can take a nail clipper and take the tips off the front claws to reduce damage. I’d avoid considering declawment, as it’s traumatic for a cat’s paws (declawing involves removing up to the first knuckle joint).

    BadCat! | Nov 2, 2012 | New Comment
  17. Ouch… thanks for that bit of info BadCat!. I have never believed in declawing in the first place. That should put anyone off of having it done. I know I wouldn’t want my fingers taken back to the first knuckle joint.

    Les F | Nov 4, 2012 | New Comment

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