It's a funny story, and common for those who have one cat and one plant. I, however, am both a cat lady and a gardener, and I nurture both. Losing a cat through neglect is a real tragedy, but with hundreds of plants, I can lose ten or twelve and no one would ever know the difference, and even I wouldn't think much of it. In fact, the secret to gardening of any sort is to just get rid of your failures quickly, so all anyone ever sees are your successes. This comic is from Sarah Andersen at Sarah's Scribbles.