At War I Am

I lost a pepper plant. It’s a sad day. It died some time during the night. I checked on my plants after the storm last night. They were fine, if a little wind blown. This morning a pepper plant was gone. Missing. Nowhere to be seen.

The dirt where it had been was freshly overturned. I felt around in it and found the plant buried. The stem was broken off, and the whole thing was buried.

Neighborhood cat, you are no friend of mine.

I think I’m going to try putting tomato cages around my plants to protect them from the cat. I don’t know if that will work, but I don’t know what else to do.