The Real Cats of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens/Plant Delights Nursery
About the Plant Delights Nursery cats
Not only do we grow plants, but we’ve even got room for a few non-plants. The nursery is protected 24/7 by members of "the PDN family." Yes, we’re talking about the real sopranos. If you’ve visited the gardens during open house and gardens, you have, no doubt, met some or all of our family of cats. Even if you didn’t see them, you can rest assured they had you in their sights.
Pearl DOB: July, 1998
About: Pearl came to us in November of 1998. Pearl has a very sweet and loving nature like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If you stop petting Pearl, expect a sharp bite as a reminder to continue. Pearl saw too many Garfield flicks as a kitten, and given the chance, Pearl will jump into open car windows in the parking lot. She may be the first cat on the planet who is allergic to tuna.
Likes: Doing nothing.
Dislikes: Doing anything.
Zirconia DOB: April 2000
About: Zirconia is our oldest male, a regal, silver-grey short-haired ball of energy. He rarely sleeps late, and will bug the daylights out of us to let him out in the morning. He enjoys meeting visitors and will climb up on anyone who leans down to pet him, usually wrapping his long body around their shoulders. Zirc, as we nicknamed him, loves attacking other defenseless creatures...we're thinking of renaming him after another well-known terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Likes: Attacking Pearl and Henry, mostly Henry
Dislikes: Not getting his way (takes after Tony)
Henry DOB: unknown
About: Henry is a scrapper who, although smaller than the other adult cats in the nursery, is not afraid to tangle with any of them (except Jasper who is his pal). Henry has a great personality and gets along well with our employees and shoppers.
Likes: Having his belly rubbed and sleeping in piles of shredded newspaper.
Dislikes: Any other felines who think they are the top cat. Zirconia
Jasper DOB: 2012
About: Jasper is the baby of the bunch and gets along with everyone except Zirconia. He loves to chase butterflies, bees and voles. He loves playing with Henry, but the feelings are not always mutual. Jasper is a bit of a fraidy cat when new experiences present themselves and is prone to run off in the face of 'danger'...like when a fan turns on or the photocopier makes a noise.
Likes: Drinking out of the office toilet and then kissing you on the face. Nursery Tour Groups
Dislikes: Nothing. It's all good.