Monday, 29 June 2020


I was surprised when reading comments on the last post about catnip that some people did not know the effect it has on cats.
I found this piece on the internet that explains it fully.

cat's behavior can change dramatically when they are introduced to catnip. ... Catnip also seems to make most cats more playful and more interested in toys. After a certain amount of time, cats under the influence of catnip seem to calm down and get sluggish and sleepyCatnip has been found to be relatively harmless.

I do not give it to them often simply because of the effect but I took the box out of the drawer to put a bit in the crochet mouse and they were there like a shot, lol

Kitty stoners.

Wish is worked on humans, we could both roll about having fun and then zonk out, lol

18 comments:

  1. Valerian has a sinilar effect. We used to use valerian tea bags as a bed-time drink - to make us sleep. The cats went mad for the little paper envelopes that they came in -rolling around, rubbing their faces on them, and generally going mad. The worst was our neighbour's persian thug. He would do anything to get in our house and eat our cat's food - needless to say he was on a restricted special diet at home, so this was a constant battle. He adored the valerian, so I would walk him home by holding the envelope just in front of his nose and poke it through his cat flap - happy days.
    Hope you're all keeping safe and well x

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    1. That's new to me, the valerian. I know humans use it to sleep but didn't know about cats liking it.thanks for the info. x

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  2. Thank you! I was one of the ones that did not know about it I have heard of it all the time but never really knew about it. I've never had cats always had dogs. My dad did not like dogs and cats and we only had one dog at a time and it had to be an outside dog. But when I got married I've never had a house that didn't have a dog or two or three. I wonder if catnip works on dogs and I wish it worked on people

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  3. Prosecco has that effect on me xx

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  4. Hahaha! Love the cartoon! My cats like to eat the catnip but first they must roll all over it.

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  5. Catnip is to cats what Tetley's bitter is to me. And that reminds me - I haven't had a pint of it throughout this ****ing pandemic! (Please excuse my French)

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  6. Almost all our cats reacted to catnip toys or dried catnip. They would roll around, lick it, and get a bit drowsy. All but Ghost.. she isn't that interested. Might seem so for a moment, then walks away.

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  7. Such a cute cartoon! Don't you wish there was peoplenip?

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    1. I suppose the people equivalent would be a joint Ginny. As I don't smoke I wouldn't know what to do with one, ol

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  8. We had one cat that was crazy about catnip and he became quite aggressive when he'd had some. We had to stop giving it to him. I'm glad yours just enjoy it and then sleep it off. lol

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  9. LOL love that cartoon. I know a few people who could use some catnip.

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  10. Our cats get silly but if they get too close to each other they get aggressive. We get these cute little pouches called 'Kitty Can't Cope Sacks'. Yes, that's stamped right on them! LOL! They love to lay on their backs and rub them allover their faces. Once the 'new' smell has worn off, they usually only use them when they feel stressed.

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    1. Hi Pat, hope you are both keeping well. Long time no contact. We are still jogging along making the most of each day.
      As for the cats, this is the only time you'll find them this close to each other, they don't socialise with each other normally. lol
      Briony
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  11. Ha ha I don't need catnip I can zonk out anytime! 5 cats!! Wow bet they keep you busy.. and read back and saw you'd recommended 29 Seconds, Criky if I buy anymore books we'll be bankrupt! But looks so good, dare it?

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    1. Tom is reading that at the moment and enjoying it. T.M.Logan is a new author to me and I enjoyed his other one 'The Holiday' Am waiting for my daughter to pass on his latest 'The Catch'

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  12. Nepeta gives the cats a natural high. Newcastle Brown Ale works for me.

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    1. You should get together with YP You'd have a whale of a time. lol

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  13. I used to grow valerian and my cat would turn himself into a mudpie rolling in the roots and eating dirt an d roots if I dug a bit close while weeding and disturbed its roots.

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