Monday, September 5, 2011

Cat Grass Galore???

Scene 1: In a moving car
Location: Somewhere along Sabak Bernam - Kuala Selangor route

Dad: Wow! Look at those stalls. What are they selling?
Mama: (screams) Mangoes!!!! STOP!!!
Dad: (brakes immediately) What? Why? Did we hit something?
Mama: I want to buy some mangoes....
Dad: Yeah...but you don't have to scare me like that. What if I had a heart attack?
Mama: Sorry, love. You know how I loooove mangoes....
Dad: OK OK, go buy a bonnetfull. My legs need a stretch anyway. Come Angelina. Let's look at the surrounding area while your Mama picks her mangoes. Make sure you get my favourite type too.
Mama: (flutters eyelashes) Your wish is my command, master!
Dad: Ish....

I followed Dad and brought along the camera, just in case. Lo and behold, what have we here?

Could this be cat grass haven?
So lush and inviting....I could have a munching orgy here...
Up close and personal...come here to Angie you juicy juicy grass...
Who is this wonderful person who's been planting so generously?
Scene 2: Grass Nursery (????)
Location: A few yards from mango stall

Dad: Angelina, stop rolling your body on that patch.
Angelina: But Dad this is juicy stuff. I loooove munching on cat grass...
Dad: But that's not cat grass. Don't you know what it is?
Angelina: Huh? Not cat grass?
Dad: Yeah...these are baby rice plants and this is a nursery where they raise the seedlings before transplanting to the rice field.
Angelina: Baby rice plants? But they look like grass.
Dad: The scientific name for rice is Oryza sativa and it is from the grass family, same as bamboo and wheat.
Angelina: Oh well, you learn something new everyday. But I could swear this is cat grass. You try some, Dad.

32 comments:

cacamarba said...

haha..s long s it greens..u'll luv it.aight.. :)

Kitcaboodles said...

Tell dad there is only one true scientific name for all grass, and that is NOMS!!
p.s. love your new photo header =^..^=

Roy said...

Aaah, had to go and spoil the fun for the little one. Still it's good to munch on when it's young and tender.

Love the pix today.

Have a good weekend and come see us when you can.

CaroScat said...

Of course it's cat grass. It's ALL cat grass!!! >^,,^<

Katnip Lounge said...

A rose by any other name...and all that...it looks like cat grass to us, too!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cacamarba,
Not really. Some greens are dangerous for cats. purr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kitcaboodles,
The photo header? Must say that's one of fav self portrait...OK have passed on the message to Dad. So now he knows. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Roy,
Yeah....Dad is like a wet blanket sometimes. But then what if nursery owner demands compensation for plants I damaged? purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Austin,
That's a concept hoomans fail to comprehend. purr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Katnip Lounger,
Exactly my thoughts. purr...meow!

mokjadeandell said...

Jade : I am salivating at the sight of that soft tender grrreeen grrrass.Yum Yum.Yummy.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

looked like luscious cat grass to me! Looks simply delicious! Rice? no way!

meowwmania said...

Angelina makan blackwood sudah lar :D

Monyet King said...

Long long time ago... everytime I drove back to my kampung in Sitiawan, I used to stop by near Sekinchan to buy mangoes.

One day, I asked the guy selling mangoes - "these mangoes are nice, where do you grow them". The guy replied "Sitiawan mari".

Sandy said...

haha i thought that was real cat grass too ! What about those golf course grass ? Do cats love them too ?

Juz Call Me Sharz said...

waaahhh!!!! bestnye kalau cat grass macam nie!!! =D

Au and Target said...

Yum, mangoes!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Jade dear,
I know....they taste sooooo sweet... purrr meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cody darl,
This place is near Mama's maternal village and it is a rice planting area. So, it's only natural for farmers to plant rice rather than cat grass, I reckon. purrr meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Blackwood tak hijau...eh eh..tarik balik. Plastik dia hijau, kan? purrr meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
But our greatuncles and greataunties who live around there all have mango trees in the backyard. So next time you buy in Sitiawanlah! purrr meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Golf course grass is usually fertilised with chicken shit. Yeah, I love eating chicken, but not chicken shit. purrr meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Sharz,
Memang heavenly kan? purrr meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Au & Target,
We ate the last mango yesterday. Mama bought tons of them. purrr meow!

Sandy said...

ugghh..i didn't know that >.< haha alright, leave the golf course alone..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Remember that the next time you play golf. purrr meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Please drive carefully and stay safe on the roads, Angelina's Mama and Dad! Those look like very healthy cat grass plants to my feline-centric eyes too. I am trying to grow wheatgrass and barleygrass for my Rowdies but I don't think I'm doing it right because nothing is sprouting.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
We did a lot of travelling during the fasting month because of the Fast2Feed programme but stayed in KL during Eid coz Mama's been sick. We bought grass seeds at PLC and just followed instructions on the packet. So far so good. purr....meow!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Musim tanam padi dah nak bermula ke.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

MKG dear,
Betul tu. Habis je Raya, kita ke sawah. purrr...meow!

LP said...

Hmmmmm.But couldn't you buy a few flats or three so that your kitties could roll in it and munch on rice lunch Mama?!


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Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cottage Felines,
Mama bought us mangoes instead. (she hates the barfed up grass on the kitchen floor...) purrr meow!