I had read so much about "Cat Nips" and the reaction of the cats. They all are getting crazy for it and even I had read, one banged the whole night against a kitchen board to get her catnips. As I had to buy catfood anyway I thought I will give my little Darlings a special treat ! Proudly I came home with this :

The famous cat nip ! At least that's what I thought. I opened it and carefully put it besides Arthur, expecting that now he would jump in the air and throwing himself on the catnips. My camera was ready ! And here is the sad result !

Arthur lazyly opened one (!) eye sniffed and continued his nap. Disappointed I went to Pookie :

Same reaction ! None !

With Lisa I couldn't try because she has only one tooth left and Kim as always was outside.

I think I will have to eat the catnips myself !


Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

HMMMM. I've never seen that kind. I buy Oscar the loose nip and sprinkle it on the carpet. He doesn't go wild but rubs his face in it. He rolls around and becomes MR. Love Cat! A lot of the other cats out there prefer the nip toys, they tend to go crazy. Maybe this was old, did it smell strongly of herb? If there was little smell then it was older and lost potency. OR, your kitties are very well behaved! LOL! If Arthur turns up missing, don't look in Arkansas! LOL! He's so adorable. (they all are!)

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Hmm, that doesn't look like the catnip I've seen! Basically, catnip looks like a dried herb. When you rub it or crush it, it releases a scent that attracts cats.

Unknown said...

It is strange, but I don't like.Is normal! Haha!
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It is strange, but I don't like!

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

I see those are catnip treats (catnip paste). You might have better luck with the loose catnip - it looks a bit like dried oregano!! You just crush it and put it on the floor and watch the fun!! Ninja loves her nip!!

Very pretty cats!!


Puss-in-Boots said...

Obviously not good quality, Gattina! I've never tried Oscar with catnip, but about 20 years ago, I grew some in the garden. Not only my cat went mad for it but so did every cat in the neighbourhood. What a to do...I ended up pulling it out. Couldn't have all those stoned cats around all the time...gives the place a bad name.

Ellen Whyte said...

Scoop and Au were bored by catnip too. But they do like a bit of wheatgrass. However, if I grow it in a box specially for them, they won't touch it. I have to grow it and ignore them when they nibble!

Jana said...

Once a friend gave me a potted catnip plant to bring home and plant outside for my cats to enjoy, I left it on the porch to deal with the next morning. I got up and found a bunch of stranger cats stoned and sleeping all over the yard, the catnip plant was chewed down to the dirt and the pot was turned over. Stoner cats!
You want loose dry catnip - my Shadow wants me to crush it up and she licks it right off my fingers. Bud rolls in it, Benjamin likes to have it on his cat tree and he sharpens his claws while he takes deep breaths. Sassy doesn't care for it much, but if I put some around her she'll roll in it and act funny. Shadow will bang on the cupboard too and holler at me that she wants some NOW!!!