Hepped up on Goofballs

February 12, 2007

Cricket, Phennig

MAN do I have the munchies.

Occasionally we give our old, creaky cats some catnip just so we can watch them get high and beat the Meow Mix out of each other.  There’s no greater entertainment.  These photos are pre-attack, when they haven’t quite realized that they’re actually occupying the same rug.

Even better view 

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5 Responses to “Hepped up on Goofballs”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I wish Ned responded to catnip. I would give it to him all the time. He’d be a junky. Instead, he just sniffs it a little, eats some, and sneezes. If you give your cats catnip four days in a row, do they continue to react to it the same way, or does the response lessen over time?

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  2. Michele (Brad's friend) Said on:

    Maggie (our cat) has her spastic time after eating her wet food which she gets twice a day. She charges through the house like a crazed monkey. She runs from upstairs to downstairs, leaps up onto the curtain rod, looks out the window, makes strange sounds, then dashes back up the steps, down the hall, etc. It sounds like a herd of elephants running through the house. Then she stops and licks her crotch and all it’s all over. So, what does that mean? Any cat experts out there?

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  3. Beth Said on:

    Bobbie LOVES catnip. She trips out and then just gazes longingly at the drawer in the kitchen where we keep it…food doesn’t do to Bobbie what it does for Maggie…but she does always like her but at the end of every days event (eating, stretching before and after a nap, walking downstairs, walking upstairs, going outside, coming in). I’m thinking she might just have a bladder control issue and butt-licking takes care of the dribbles…
    As a real comment on Lauren’s post, I must say, Pfennig’s longing gaze at the catnip infused carpet is priceless 8). Heh.

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    • Lauren Said on:

      I”m glad you like the pose. I almost didn’t include it, but who doesn’t like a crazy-eyed cat?

      Michelle, Cricket does the same running-around thing, but it used to be around bedtime. We called it the 11 o’clock crazies. (Now we’re older, we go to bed earlier, and we keep the downstairs door closed. For all we know, she’s stopped running around, but now she’s inviting strays in for poker.)

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  4. Peggy Said on:

    I love the 2nd picture! “Mmmfff … that was goooood!”
    But I really don’t understand the whole catnip thing … my one dog runs around like that too, once a day, with no enablers.

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