What trouble will he cause?
Little Shkoda (Ukrainian for 'trouble') came home with us last week. For now the 3-month old kitten seems more interested in pestering people than orchids, but he also gets new ideas for mischief pretty much daily.
Some online searching indicates that all orchids are safe and nonpoisonous for cats. But what about the safety of my orchids?
I've found enough decapitated spider-plant blooms around the apartment to see what fate awaits my precious flowers, should the cat ever take interest in them. However, the only interest that he's shown in the orchids so far, is to lightly swat at the cymbidium's long leaves while I'm watering.
Generally I shoo him away from the orchids, if he ever starts making his way into the shelves. And I have a pot of cat wheat grass growing for him, should he ever decide he needs extra greenery in his diet.
If I'm lucky, I won't be posting any future mugshots of his guileless face next to a traumatized orchid plant... but following murphy's law, accidents will happen. I think I'm okay with that, though.