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Post  Chaddad on Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:35 am

My cat sharpening her nails into the tree trunk.


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Post  bumblebee on Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:32 am

Looks familiar to me! But how did you manage to wait until you took the picture before grabbing her?

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Post  Chaddad on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:18 pm

The cat loved the plant, could not leave him alone with it rising above.

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Post  bonsaisr on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:42 pm

What kind of a tree is it? It seems to have claws of its own.
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Post  Marija Hajdic on Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:21 pm

I have cat too.
Sometimes I think that trees belongs to her not to me Rolling Eyes










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Post  Guest on Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:05 pm

Judging by the way you were eating that cake on the BURRS video, Id say you could!!!

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:22 pm

I'm tempted to rename this thread "Bonsai Kitten" so we could drive some of the stupidly gullible in our direction! Very Happy

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Post  mike page on Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:41 pm

Chaddad wrote:My cat sharpening her nails into the tree trunk.


Catscade style?

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Post  David Brunner on Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:31 am

Fun post and great pictures all. Thanks!

Iris, since your question was not addressed I’ll respond. The first tree pictured is certainly Chorisia insignis, the White Silk Floss Tree. It is about as close to an African baobab in form as trees in the western hemisphere get; however the durable horny prickles on the trunk and grey-green photosynthetic bark differ. It is occasionally grown as a curiosity, but to see it in its native obese and armored grandeur one must travel to the semi-arid interior of South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay.) Its sister, Chorisia speciosa, the Pink Silk Floss Tree, is much more frequently cultivated in subtropical areas for of its lovely flowering and less spiny trunk.

I’m happy to see it here well used as bonsai, congratulations Chaddad! Coincidentally, I just lifted a few year old sapling of this species from my parent’s yard in Tucson AZ over the Thanksgiving holiday (yes in the desert this is the best time to do such things…) that was growing is an unsuitable location. (You can imagine that this is not a tree to have near the exit of a home with aging parents likely to stumble – that could be painful! Now I have an idea as to usage – however, I will not be able to get such nice trunk movement as Chaddad has, and I will have to find someone to care for it in a climate not so cool as that of San Francisco.

Thank you all again for the fun images,
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Post  Tony on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:27 am

Marija Hajdic wrote:I have cat too.

Hi Marija... without doubt the best Bonsai Kitten images we have seen on this forum... the last is my favourite Rolling Eyes

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Post  luciano benyakob on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:29 am

Perhaps the tree of the Chaddad is a Paineira or Ceiba Echiantos.
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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:36 pm

Bonsai Cats, too funny! Question, if you pinch back their limbs do they ramify and grow back twice the paws? Think what that would do to your trunks!

Being employed in an environmental government agency, I find the 1st and especially the last "tree hugger" photos to be priceless!

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Post  Chaddad on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:17 pm

Thanks David,

I love this plant family (Ex Bomcaceae, now Malvaceae), my first planting in 1976, i will post photo.
But the true name this Catbonsai is Ceiba erianhos, with cream flowers, and lilas center, i think that maybe the unique grow like a baobs in pot. I have two Ceiba insignis (atual name), with whight flowers and yeloow center. And several Ceiba speciosa, you can see photo with flowers in my two blogs off bonsai.



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Post  Will Heath on Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:44 am

I twaught I saw a puddy cat?

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Post  luciano benyakob on Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:32 pm

Chaddad, I love the blog.
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http://bonsaistudio.forumvila.com/index.php
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Post  BoNZai on Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:21 pm

Gidday from NZ,

All nice and well an of course very CUTE. Some of my trees have sustained some clawing damage from my cats over the years and I have protected some of the trunks with chicken wire to prevent this.
They seem to like and dislike certain trees for sharpening their nails. Swamp Cypress and Liquiamber are affected most. For whatever reason they leave the Maples and oaks alone. Maybe something to do with the bark.
Any of you have any other remedies to deter the cats? Shotgun is out of the question Sad

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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:36 am

BoNZai wrote:Gidday from NZ,
Any of you have any other remedies to deter the cats? Shotgun is out of the question Sad

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What about a catapult Twisted Evil

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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:08 am

Or a Semi,meowtamatic Embarassed Twisted Evil

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Post  BoNZai on Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:11 am

Thanks Will, not a good shot with the catapult They haven't come out yet with a scope I think!! haven't used it since i was a kid and I don't want to see any cracks in my pots Sad

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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:19 am

And for the more discerning feline fatiguing. A pair of Purrdeys

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Post  Smithy on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:29 am

Those pump action water pistols are really good. After a few squirts they soon get the message.

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Post  flor1 on Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:14 pm

will baddeley wrote:
BoNZai wrote:Gidday from NZ,
Any of you have any other remedies to deter the cats? Shotgun is out of the question Sad

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What about a catapult Twisted Evil
A 22 with a good scope works great. cat

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Post  John Quinn on Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:23 am

Smithy wrote:Those pump action water pistols are really good. After a few squirts they soon get the message.

I have also seen advertised (though have not used one) battery powered sprinkler heads for the garden hose, activated by a motion detector. Might work if placed in close proximity to the trees in question.
some examples

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Post  Smithy on Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:17 pm

John Quinn wrote:
Smithy wrote:Those pump action water pistols are really good. After a few squirts they soon get the message.

I have also seen advertised (though have not used one) battery powered sprinkler heads for the garden hose, activated by a motion detector. Might work if placed in close proximity to the trees in question.
some examples

If you can rig this type of thing up then it would be much better as they wait till your out and then have a party.

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Post  BoNZai on Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:05 pm

Thanks guys,

Although good advice, the practicallity of using a water pistol are somewhat limited. The cats will need to be caught red handed or is that red pawd in this case Laughing

I'm thinking more along the lines of smell deterrents that are reasonably water proof as trees are being watered daily

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