Recently, for the first time ever, we were treated to fresh catnip. Our friend, Mrs. A. grows it in a planter on her back porch. She was kind enough to send some our way and this was the scene at The House of 9 Lives:
Not everyone is present in this picture. Jazz is not tempted by the scent and Flirt and Barny were across the room enjoying their catnip on the comfort of the rug. As you can see, we were dropping like flies! That fresh catnip is some good stuff. This went on for a while, and of course, before it was over, Blossom and Allie were slap-fighting. It just goes to show that introducing drugs into a society will always have a negative effect.
Did you know that catnip is actually a mint? Because of its similarity to peppermint, you might find your cat attracted to that scent as well. If you have a kitty that likes to steal the starlight mints from your little dishes, or likes the smell of toothpaste, it is the peppermint he is after. Hey, don’t blame the kitty, we are just slaves to our olfactory senses!