Pyper Likes To Eat

Her full name is Pyper Callie Bisignani.  Footnote: Callie was my first petwho basically lived for food.  Pyper carries this name in not just in honor, but in spirit as well.

For example, Pyperpurrs twice a day, breakfast and lunch.  She only meows when I am loweing her food bowl on to her placemat.  Yes, you read that right, herplacemat.

Pyper has shown a great interest in a variety of food, including Hamburgers (specifically Burger King), London Broil, Jade plants, and Marinara sauce.  We’ve seen her head in the measuring cup after measuring Milk.  And tonight we just spotted her licking clean the bowl used to make the Penne with Vodka Sauce.  She also doesn’t shy away from Macaroni and Cheese and will literally climb up your leg if you are holding Turkey.

In fact the only thing I have seen Pyper not like is Lucky Charms – with which she batted it under the refrigerator and we have yet to see them since.

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Update on Flowers

Here are some pictures of the flowers I planted a while ago.  For the most part, they are doing well!  Now that it’s been in the 80′s the past few days, the one set of flowers doesn’t seem that it is doing as well.  I’m not sure if it’s something to do with how the sun hits it or what. 



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Flowers Planted… *Fingers Crossed*

As I’ve stated before, Kyle and I don’t have green thumbs, but we’ve decided to test our luck anyway.  Weeks ago we bought pretty window flower baskets for our balcony and yesterday we finally bought flowers.  Today I planted them! They are heat tolerant, so that should help us out to some extent…I hope!!  I’ll post some pictures below…hopefully in a few weeks, they’ll look just as good!

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Pyper Eats Plants…

Kyle and I need no help at all when it comes to killing plants, but Pyper has decided otherwise.  She’s been eating our jade plant (the one we got the night before our weddding.)  We had the jade plant on a shelf in the living room and it was doing OK (for us taking care of it!) Pyper has recently discovered she loves to chew on its branches.  There are only two options for a new location for the plant: In a cabinet or outside.  The jade plant needs sun, so the cabinet is a no….and who would put a plant in a cabinet to begin with? So the jade plant is now outside on the table….I think it’s probably still too cold for it to sit outside, but the only other alternative is to have Pyper continue to chew on its branches….

The plant looks pretty pathetic.

*Picture to be added when my laptop cooperates.

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Not-So Green Thumbs…

Apparently Kyle and I are unable to keep plants alive….or rather, the one that is still alive isn’t looking so good.  

The night before our wedding after our rehearsal dinner, we invited the bridal party and a few friends over for a game night.  Jenn and Kacey brought us a jade plant as a “apartment warming” gift.  As of tomorrow, we’ll be married for 9 months and the plant is still alive! Except…..that it isn’t looking so good.  I really wish I had taken a picture of it when we first got it.  When we got the plant, we obviously kept it at our apartment.  We didn’t sleep at the apartment the night before the wedding or the wedding night, but we knew we’d be back on Sunday.  On Monday, we were leaving for Hawaii for (just about) 2 weeks.  I didn’t want the plant to die while we were away, so I brought the plant to my mom so she could take care of it.  Little did I know, but jade plants don’t need to be watered that often.  In the summer or warmer months, it should be watered every 4 weeks.  In the colder/cooler, months, it should be watered approximately every 3 weeks.  Needless to say, my mom didn’t have to water it at all while we were in Hawaii.  Anyway, so when we got back and officially moved into our apartment (not that the one night before our honeymoon didn’t count), we put the plant outside to get some sun.  We haven’t been keeping track of how many weeks since it’s been watered, but I thought we were doing a pretty good job…..not so much. 

At my school, the staff celebrates birthdays and 1/2 birthdays (if your birthday is in the summer.)  Since my birthday is in July, my 1/2 birthday was celebrated in January.  The 2nd grade teacher had my name.  Usually we just do breakfast for the staff and make a sign that says “Happy Birthday (teacher’s name).” Well, the 2nd grade teacher went all out.  Not only did she provide breakfast, but she also had her students each make me a card (they were my kindergarten students), a scratch off lottery ticket and a plant.  I figured I’d bring the plant home because my classroom gets so hot (they really turn the heat up high) and I didn’t want the plant to die.  It died within 3 days at athe apartment. :(   I don’t have a picture of it.

Then comes St. Patrick’s Day.  My mom bought us a shamrock plant.  Since it’s been so nice out, I’ve had it sitting outside on the table….it’s practically dead. 

And finally…..Easter.  We bought Kyle’s mom, his grandfather and aunt an Easter plant.  We didn’t give his mom the plant on Easter because we didn’t think she’d want to bring it home that day, so we figured we’d give it to her the following day (when she met Pyper.) Well, we forgot to give it to her.  We knew we’d see her later in the week for pizza (on Friday), so we decided that we’d take care of it until then.  We watered it and kept it away from Pyper (who has decided she likes to eat plants.)  We finally gave her the plant (tulips) last night…..they looked horrible!!!!

The tulips actually looked worse when we gave her them.  Kyle held the tulips in the car and at least 4 petals fell off….However, we made up for giving her a mostly dead plant with a bag of combos.

Our goal for the spring and summer is to plant some flowers on our balcony.  I’m afraid that we’re going to kill them as well….wish us lots of luck!!! I’m not sure how I didn’t learn how to plant and take care of flowers….my mom plants flowers all the time and I helped water them.

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