Submitted by Ruth Williams
Update since post was written:
Hello, dear Katzenworld readers! Like to hear another story? Sure you would!
So, after my striped tabby, KitKat’s, mind-bending first experience with catnip, the next day, I opened a larger toy, the 4cats Rustling Cushion Catnip Cat Toy, and set it on the couch. He seemed to recognize its scent and walked over to it right away. Just like last time, he instantly went into a whirling-dervish mode, flailing and spinning until he wore himself out, then sat completely still. Looking at his face, I can only describe his condition as “moon-eyed,” as if he’d fallen in love.
KitKat went about his important assignments for the rest of the day.
Monitoring busybody birds and scoundrel squirrels in the yard from his post on the back of the armchair.
Creating cardboard art installations out of big boxes.
(He’d just stepped out of the box as soon as I said, oh, let me get your picture.
Guess he was tired of Paparazzi tailing him – or in my case, Mama-razzi.)
Power-napping on the comfy bed in striations of mid-day sun.
Later in the day, I put the catnip toy onto the floor and within seconds, KitKat was right back into his happy-time haze. In the video, you can hear his feet running in place as he wrestles with his beloved toy, trying to get ever closer to it.
KitKat on Catnip Day Two:
Toward the end of the video, he’s startled by the sound of the garage door opening as my son comes home from class. You can see KitKat’s ears perk up, as he loves Coleman like nobody’s business.
As we waited for my son to come in the front door, I tried to communicate with KitKat to see if he was oriented to his surroundings or still in a catnip stupor. See if you can spot our wordless cat-chat. At around the three minute mark in the video, as he looked into the camera, I slow-blinked at him to see if he was still aware of me. He slow-blinked back. Just to be sure he was doing this on purpose, I blinked another few times, saying “I love you” in cat language, and he replied each time with his own blinks.
Finally, his catnip session over, he got up, came over to me for a quick pat on the back – as if to hear me say, good job getting high in the middle of the day, m’boy! Well-done! – and sat down to wait for my son to come in (so he could take his turn patting KitKat.)
Here’s a gallery of KitKat on Catnip, Day Two pictures:
All in all, KitKat J. Snorington had a blast with the 4Cats Rustling Cushion Catnip Cat Toy.
Thanks to Marc and the team here at Katzenworld for providing such entertaining toys. That’s life in the cat lane!