I'm sitting at the kitchen table, reading the paper, as Elijah happily toddles around the kitchen and lounge room. Sporadically he comes to cuddle my leg. After one particular cuddle, I can sense he's still behind my chair, but I haven't heard anything. I turn around to talk to him and see that Vi is once again sitting out of her pot! There is no mistaking the culprit: Elijah has dirt on his hands!
Poor Vi! She's been through so much. I have replanted her (again!) but hope is fading that she will survive this latest attack from her mortal enemy. She was still looking rather green and healthy, but I don't know how much longer this will last.
If anyone can suggest a nice sunny spot inside that isn't the windowsill (too narrow for her pot) or on the floor by the glass sliding door (her current home), she and I would be very grateful.