Furry Friday: 39 pets appreciating landscaping

NICK BARNETT
Last updated 11:38 22/08/2014

If you're lucky enough to possess a backyard, or a front yard, then, possibly without knowing it, you have hard landscaping. That's the term for the rocks, bricks, planks and posts that populate the outdoor part of your property.

The chief beneficiaries of this landscaping are not your family or your neighbours, but your pets. They love to sit, or lie, in judgment on your design taste, materials and workmanship.

Take Walter. He approves of the general functionality of this fence but feels that comfort has been sacrificed.

walter

Koka seems satisfied with the view.  

koka

Twinkletoes takes up that classic over-the-back-fence pose. 

twinkletoes

The grass grows greener on the other side from Rocky. Or should that be "more greenly"? 

rocky

Concrete steps that not only catch the sun but feature commendably broad treads - just what Arthur and Gwen are looking for. You may yourself wish to actually use the steps but that is beside the point. 

arthur

There's the ball - what are you waiting for? China is getting impatient. 

china

Tessie would enhance any garden layout. 

tessie

The deck is north-facing. Zorbi rises in the east. 

zorbi

Those decking planks certainly catch and store the sun's heat. Which makes this a perfect spot for Spot. 

spot

A ginger expanse named Winston. 

winston

Monarchs of the backyard: Maddie Moo and Murphy Brown.

maddie

Murphy waits to welcome any visitors to the bird feeder. But for some reason, nobody's coming. 

murphy

Rosco needs some softness between him and the hard landscaping. 

rosco

Ivory takes some shade. 

ivory

Silently, Chief and the neighbour's cat lock eyes. Cue some spaghetti western music... 

chief

Bosley does his little thing on the catwalk. 

bosley

Fingal's in his cave, Ruby feels the bricks' heat. 

fingal

Every garden should have a cat gym, and a cat as fine as Milla. 

milla

Gryphon places a lot of trust in a few nails. 

gryphon

Shabby is chic, Missy Moo decides. 

missy moo

This is Shekina. 

shekina

Eighteen-year-old Minka is usually an indoors girl. But on a bright winter's day she loves to sniff the outdoor scents. 

minka

A water feature is an exploration feature for Indy and Diesel. 

indy

Noomi and Milla seek refreshment. 

noomi

Ollie admires the modern art, but not too closely. 

ollie

With small adjustment, Vanilla's enclosure becomes a day-bed for Cuddles. Cats are so resourceful. 

vanilla

Sisters Ginger and Jett are 17, going on 18. With age comes wisdom and the right to gold-card garden access.

ginger

A pot of Rosie. 

rosie

A tub of strawberries and Deutz. 

deutz

A bucket of basil, spring onions and Roxy. 

roxy

A bowlful of Minnie. 

minnie

A smudgy shrub named Casper. 

casper

Finally, Miss Kona has viewed your garden design and pronounced it adequate. Now there remains the matter of you yourself... 

miss kona

Thanks to all for posting your photos. Please email me your own photos, or go to the Four Legs Good Facebook page and use the Upload Photo button. While you're there, browse through the thousands of photos that readers have posted by clicking the Photos link. 

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