The kitty effect
Awww kitties are so cute... but I really dislike cats. What's the point? It's what came to mind when at WM the other day I made my usual high-speed cursory glance around the garden department - the section of tiny house plants, whatever might be on clearance. Honey asked why I didn't look at the big, "nicer-looking green things." Without thinking I said, "I don't like the cats."
Without ever having the particular thought before, I've always been completely disinterested in big or mature plants as new acquisitions. Purple leaves or pretty flowers would be an exception, but even with most variegated plants, the little "kitty" ones are just so cute and that's what I really like - to see them develop into a big ol' cat of a plant. I have a few nice old cats that I've developed a deep plantaffection for, but often I get too busy chopping parts of plants off to play with to ever get a really large plant, maybe I just get bored with some when they turn into cats.
Are you attracted to strange cats? Or do you usually bring home kitties?