Monday, January 9, 2012

4 THINGS I’M 72.8% SURE YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CATNIP


#1- The terpenoid plant secretes Nepeta cataria oil (fancy word for catnip).

#2- Humans have actually ingested the stuff (by way of tea or a joint) for a numbing effect.

#3- If cats consume too much of this wacky weed they will experience the following side effects: drooling, sleepiness, anxiety, enhanced amount of leaping.

#4- Roughly half to two thirds of cats will be affected by catnip.

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18 comments:

  1. My brother used it on his cat. Pretty weird.

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  2. Oh, they're not all affected? Interesting.

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  3. I give my cat catnip cookies everyday! She's flying high, lucky Pickles!

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  4. Haha my cat just sniffs it and then rolls around in it.

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  5. I have no idea what catnip's even supposed to do but I certainly find it weird! Interesting facts, thanks buddy.

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  6. My girlfriend calls it cat crack!

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  7. I knew about it coming from a flower at least.

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  8. I've seen a cat that was hooked on the nip. Not a pretty site. Breaking into friend's homes, stealing their TVs just to afford its habit. Darned funny though watching them roll around on the ground with it.

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  9. And if you don't talk to your cat about catnip, who will?

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  10. My cat loves catnip...she goes crazy and actually drools while she's running around like an idiot...and she's 17 years old!
    Alex is right, we don't want our kitties to learn about catnip in the streets..like we did!

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  11. Isn't there something like catnip tea? I feel like I've seen that on a menu somewhere.

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  12. Well, we know what I will be drinking today...screw the green tea!

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  13. I'm not sure how numb I want to be so I'll pass.

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  14. yep, had no idea about any of that stuff.

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  15. I knew an old lady who drank cat nip tea every night at bedtime. Said it helped her sleep. Now that I am getting old myself and insomnia is an issue, I can understand resorting to crazy cat remedies...any port in a storm is a good one.
    Rosemary

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