Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, Monday -- No Catnip Necessary

After all those Easy Like Sunday naps, the boys are up and playing this morning. In fact, they woke HH up around 4:30 am.... a little early, but she's used to it by now.

Bugsy wants me to show you his new toy. If you look real close, you can see that his (the toy's) pants have elastic in the front. It comes with little catnip sachets and you pull out the band on his pants and stick a sachet in there.

Now, HH didn't do that for Bugsy. She gave him the toy with empty pants for two reasons... First, she can't remember how old kitties need to be before you give them catnip; and second, the boys seems to be jet propelled as it is and maybe catnip would push them or HH over the edge. HEE HEE..

Anyway, anybody have expertise on catnip out there. It's been a long time since HH has had a young one....

Have a great day everybody!

Remember, Max loves ya!


Brian said...

I am not sure what the legal age for catnip is. I used a fake ID to get mine! Oops!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Not only's do I not know da legal age for Catnip, butt....I also don't nose what catnip would do's to a weenie dog like me's! HeHeHe

Remington said...

Didn't know there was an age limit for catnip....learn something new everyday....

Kea said...

Q&A from

Q: I bought a catnip toy for my new kitten, she didn't seem to care. Is this normal?

A. Yes, particularly if your kitten is less than 3 months old. Very young and senior cats do not respond as much, or at all, to catnip. Also, 10-30% of the cat population does not respond to catnip at all, at any age. This is due to genetics -- reactions to catnip are hereditary. Some cats are genetically "programmed" to respond to catnip, some aren't.


We hope that helps!

-Fuzzy Tales

Tracy said...

Whenever Angel-Kitty gets cat nip toys, Hurricane chews and destroys them; UGH!

Mariodacat said...

he he it looks like those two boys don't need much to get them wound up. A little nip and they might go on for days! he he

Marg said...

I don't think there are any set rules to cat nip. Out of the gang here only 2 or 3 really like it and they don't play with it for very long. Their eyes kind of roll around but they don't go nuts. You could try it and if they get too wild, snatch it up. Sorry boys.
You two sure are handsome boys.

Random Felines said...

We agree - the more wild they are, the less nip they need. Though here it turns Tim into a giant puddle of sleepy kitty....

Katnip Lounge said...

hmmmmm. We say all nip, all the time! But then, we are total nipheads. And we g gaga for valerian rot, too. HH, try some nip and see what happens...and have the camera ready!

Sparkle said...

I think the love of catnip starts to kick in somewhere between six months to a year, but personally I've never been that enthused about it. Boodie and Binga, however, can't get enough!

We have one of those toys too. I don't know where it is right now, though - you would have to ask Boodie.

Madi and Mom said...

MOL I don't think those young jet propelled hunks of man cat goodness need any extra boost at least HH doesn't need them to have any extrar boost.
Hugs madi

Oz the Terrier said...

Why is there catnip but no dognip? It just doesn't seem right.
Cairn cuddles, Oz

Minnie and Mack said...

Mack and I seem to enjoy cat nip as much as the kitties! Although, we don't roll in it. ha ha ha.

Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Carolyn said...

I thought catnip was when your cat was cross with you? I think we need to talk !!

Oskar said...

Sorry we can't help with the age, but I know know if they really need to be hyped up anymore is they are waking her at 4 AM!

Nubbin wiggles,

Anonymous said...

That is a cute toy. We can't help you out on the age for catnip though, none of us kitties here like catnip so we don't know too much about it. Hugs and nose kisses

Furkidsmom said...

We don't know the legal age for 'nip. Or maybe we don't remember that far back!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Maddy and Owen said...

We know nothing about catnip over here...sorry!
Maddy and Owen

Mr Puddy said...

Interesting ! Me and my mom didn't know about Limit of the age to have catnip !!
Thank you to tell us

Rubie said...

Mum says when she had a cat it never even reacted to Catnip. What a disappointment! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Amber-Mae said...

Me have no idea about the age limit too but who cares! Underage or not, I don't see why you can't have any catnip. It's not drugs, right?

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