What are your problem pests? the Organic System Plan, the many-page form we update yearly, asks. There is no category for “cat”, just “other animals”. As is often the case, P.I., who owns the cool, dark basement storage area, (ideal for storing essential oils and hydrosols), is both “pest” and “guard.”
|Newly bottled essential oil after cat strike.|
Yes, he has an attitude, knocking down anything left on the table in the storage area, including the essential oils that we have just bottled, right in front of us!
|In the desk chair.|
But he also makes sure we don’t have rodents. So we don’t list him as a “pest” and we abide by his rules (nothing left out) ―or lock him out!