Jumping Cactus?

Ow! Ow! Ow!  My cousin Gabby and I went for a hike in the desert. It was just after a week of rain, and the spring wildflowers were blooming, even the cactus had flowers. We were walking along a narrow trail when all of a sudden I had a dozen cactus spines sticking in my fur and tail!  It hurt!  When we got home, I looked up the name and found it was called a Cholla or “jumping cactus” because the spines seemed to jump from the plant onto whatever is passing by. Cacti protect themselves with their spines, which are the closest thing they have to a leaf. Some cacti can be eaten; others are grown for their beauty.   I don’t think they make good friends with cats, though.    Purrs, Gulliver

475

 

 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.