I have a catnip plant that I have been growing for several months now. It has been outside all this time because the first time I brought it inside for the cats they didn’t seem interested in it. Yesterday I decided to try again. What a difference a few months make. I don’t know if it smells different now but the cats had their faces so deep into the plant that I thought they were going to get sucked in and disappear.
Chris was being a bit possessive of the plant and would whack Puck every now and then. When I saw how funny they were I ran to grab my camera. I wanted to also grab my video camera but the memory card was full because of my wretched procrastination. I snapped some pictures and took a short video using my Canon SLR but as always happens when shooting video with my Canon, I managed to screw up the focus. I am sure there is an auto focus setting but I have not taken the time to look for it.
After less than a minute the memory card on my Canon filled up too but I did manage to catch a bit of the action. Now I have so erasing to do.
Hilarious…just like watching my girls Dinnermintz and Cleo…Cleo gets totally wiped out on the nip! drools…eats it rubs in it then stares with eyes like dinnerplates! Dinnermintz and Pickles just chill with it a bit but Marbles gets really aggro with the others!! she is like the bloke that becomes a nasty drunk hahaah I find after pruning it they go berserk..it must release the scent rapidly..great video love it 🙂
Thanks. If you’re feeling down, just bring out the catnip, relax and enjoy the show.
Exactly…..we all need a little nip haha 🙂
The photos and video are so cute. Sometimes we aren’t interested in our catnip plants, which are outside, and other times we are all over them. We too get a little possessive and some smacky paw action starts up. Mom doesn’t have video but lots of photos. Did Chris and Puck crash for the remainder of the day? Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
I guess you have to be in the catnip mood, huh? They didn’t crash because that was after we got home from work and they were probably napping all day.
oh that WAS a “catnip bender” for sure and sooo adorable! Yes, I bet now that the plant has matured they can smell it better. Love how one of your kitties swatted at the other to keep away from that nip! That video was too cute!
You are probably right. The first time I brought it in was perhaps before it had matured.
My goodness…..I’d say the previously “uninteresting” catnip has become not only interesting but an item of contention! Cute video and photos……
Pam and Sam
Yes. I will have to bring the plant inside more often. Of course, they will need to be watched.
We’d like to stick our faces in that catnip plant too.
You are welcome to come visit. We live on an island too so you might enjoy yourself here.
lol looks like you may need to setup two to keep both kitties happy!
I had two but I am not exactly a green thumb. It took four tries to get anything to grow at all.
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This catnip plant has long since died but after seeing this post again I want to grow another one.
Oh, the cats are having nip party. Puck looks great when he is high, he is really enjoying!
They both loved that nip. I need to plant another one.
Cute video clip – Sam has never been interested in catnip….silvervine yes – catnip no.
I heard that silvervine is even better than nip.
Sammy sure thinks so……!
my momma told me once about parties she had as she was a teenager… I think after your video I can imagine that parties lol… although nipped cats are cuter than nipped humans lol
Nipped humans aren’t so cute but they can be pretty funny.
Chris is a bit of a meanie. I think you need to grow a plant for each kitty.
That’s a great idea.
I grow catnip in a hanging basket outside. That way I can set it on the ground for them to “prune” it and then put it up to regrow. I’m not sure Chris whapped Puck all that hard – it looked more like Puck just fell over !
You are right. He took a dive, probably hoping for sympathy.
That Chris is one possessive little guy! Poor Puckie just trying to get his share of the nip and Chris has to act out like someone who’s had too much to drink! 😉
Chris is the most loving cat in the world but he can’t control the badness.