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Old 12-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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PSA be careful if bringing plants or them as gifts

In a currently active thread , many people say they bring a plant as a host/ hostess gift. Please be careful of what you bring there are many plants, especially the currently available seasonal plants that are poison to cats. If the household has pets or if you don't know if they do bring something
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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I think it is nice of you to think of the cats and their owners, but I have never seen a cat try to eat a poinsettia. Most of the people on my dad's street have them on the porch this time of year and there are many outdoor cats that apparently know not to take a bite.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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In a currently active thread , many people say they bring a plant as a host/ hostess gift. Please be careful of what you bring there are many plants, especially the currently available seasonal plants that are poison to cats. If the household has pets or if you don't know if they do bring something
Oh yea. My sister gives me any plants she gets because her cats eat them.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #4
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Poinsettias aren't actually that big of a deal when it comes to cats.

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/201...-to-cats-dogs/

You should be more worried about mistletoe, ivy, lilies, tulips, rhododendron, cyclamen, certain types of ivy, etc.

http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/toxi...oxicplants.htm

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/can...-your-cat.html

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/pl...poinsettas.htm
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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I'm thankful to get whatever anyone wants to bring. I have cats, they eat plants. If someone brings a plant I'll put it on the patio or in a closed room for now. If I want to keep it, I'll find somewhere safe to put it. If I don't want to keep it, I'll bring it to work or give it to a neighbor after I have graciously accepted it. It's not my guests' responsibility to know I have cats or keep them safe.

Anyone that has cats should know that some houseplants are dangerous but if you happen to bring one over and then find out that they have cats and they just stick it on the counter, it would be thoughtful to say "Oh, I'm so sorry, I didn't know you had a cat. Maybe we should put this away until you can find a safer place for it."

Plants/flowers are a good generic gift if you don't know someone well. If you know me well enough to know I have cats, you probably know I'd prefer wine or chocolate or something like that, but gifts of any kind are welcome. I think you can get in more trouble offending someone who may have had alcohol problems/certain religious beliefs and bringing them wine or bringing chocolate to someone lactose intolerant than bringing a plant.

Obviously, you should always try to bring something your host will use and enjoy but if you don't know them at all and are going in completely blind, I think plants and flowers are a good choice.

This got really long winded, sorry.
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Oh yea. My sister gives me any plants she gets because her cats eat them.
lol...me too...
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