First Fresh Nippy of the Season

by Cat Crazy

IMG_3466After a week of snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain, we had a glorious weekend with sunshine and temps in the 80s Fahrenheit.  The human felt overly warm for the first time in 6 months.  As a consequence of the sunshine and warm temps acting on damp soils, lots of plants popped out of the ground, among them, fresh tender new catnip leaves. The kitties are tired of nibbling on their weekly pot of organic wheat grass, and the poor spider plants are looking a tad ragged with all the nibbling on their leaves that’s been going on these past few months.  Clearly, it was time to give them some fresh new nippy and let them remember what that was like again.

Only 3 kitties were downstairs in the kitchen when the human brought in the fresh catnip.  The Tiger Boys got 2 small leaves a piece, and Pepe got 1 large leaf. It took a moment or two, but all of a sudden the high hit them and both Pepe and Fireball flopped on the floor and started rolling around.IMG_3467Caesar maintained decorum, although he watched the others with avid interest. He eventually walked over to where Pepe was sprawled out and watched as the tuxedo swam along on the floor towards him.
IMG_3473Fireball too came over to investigate and soon flopped on the floor and took a bit of a rest. That prompted the Big Guy to tackle him. A bit of wrestling ensued.IMG_3470All the fun over, the kitties went off to their various corners to have a proper snooze. Clearly, the human must keep a watch on the growing catnip and bring in some more fresh leaves soon.  The kitties much prefer that to the dry stuff the human dispenses in the cold season.


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