PDA

View Full Version : Well, let's see what my cats think of this ...


Pixelated
08-27-2017, 07:05 PM
So I'm browsing through the website for my now-defunct store (my final shift was yesterday; doors close for good at 6 p.m. today :( ) and under "Sale teas" I see "Blah-blah herbal tea."

Only I read it as "Blah-blah HAIRBALL tea."

Think I'll pass on that one.

Victorian Christmas Tree
08-27-2017, 07:18 PM
My cats would love that tea:lol:

Pixelated
08-27-2017, 07:29 PM
My brother bought me some catnip tea years ago. The tea wasn't bad, but it was much more interesting giving the teabags to my cats and watching their response. :D

Had to be unused teabags, though. They weren't interested in used ones, nor were they interested in the tea itself.

Rosco the Iroc
08-30-2017, 03:46 PM
How much $ do you have to cough up found that tea?

Slave to the Phone
09-11-2017, 12:28 AM
Bad Rosco! Bad, very bad Rosco!!! Smacks you on the nose with a rolled up newspaper. ;)

I am a cat slave, and I have a place to grow catnip which I do because my feline overlords expect it.

I once read that catnip tea is very relaxing at bedtime, so I tried it. I suspect that drinking it without cats in the room would be much more relaxing than trying to fight the cats off to take a sip.

Lovecats
09-11-2017, 07:37 PM
When I was younger (ok, WAY younger) we would go up to my grandparents farm for holidays. We would go across the road to the great-grandparents farm and pick catnip for our cat. She was always so excited to see us when we got back for some reason:rolleyes:.

Mental_Mouse
09-12-2017, 03:07 PM
Catnip is easy to grow yourself in a fair range of climates. Warning: Very, very, easy... it's in the mint family. Maybe not in the garden, lest it take over....

dalesys
09-12-2017, 03:58 PM
Catnip is easy to grow yourself in a fair range of climates. Warning: Very, very, easy... it's in the mint family. Maybe not in the garden, lest it take over....
It flowers heavily and the honeybees love it...

Minflick
10-07-2017, 05:15 PM
I had mine is a 12" raised bed. It froze back each winter (zone 9b, but the odd winter freeze or two), but came back each summer. I had enough dry for myself and then share out to relatives. All cat owning relatives were sad when I sold the house and left the catnip behind! Oddly, no stray cats appeared to be interested in it growing and soft. I never saw a cat by it when they were going through the back yard.

Pixelated
10-07-2017, 06:45 PM
In the last city in which I lived, there was a friend in a neighbouring town who mentioned a house in that town which grew catnip. She said you'd always see passed-out cats all over the property ... it was the town's "kitty crack house." :D

I'd like to grow it indoors but I've never had enough sunlight for it (or any herb) to flourish. Oddly my two current cats show minimal interest in it. Some of my previous cats, I swear, didn't sober up for two or three days.

EricKei
10-07-2017, 09:19 PM
Pix - Supposedly, from what I've heard, about 1 in 4 cats aren't affected by catnip at all (adults -- if it made a kitten act like a kitten, how would you know?)...Also, some, including the last 3 cats I had, don't go nuts on catnip; they just go straight to the "doped up" stage. Came in very handy for vet trips.

Mental_Mouse
10-09-2017, 02:40 PM
In the last city in which I lived, there was a friend in a neighbouring town who mentioned a house in that town which grew catnip. She said you'd always see passed-out cats all over the property ... it was the town's "kitty crack house." :D

I'd like to grow it indoors but I've never had enough sunlight for it (or any herb) to flourish. Oddly my two current cats show minimal interest in it. Some of my previous cats, I swear, didn't sober up for two or three days.

Pix - Supposedly, from what I've heard, about 1 in 4 cats aren't affected by catnip at all (adults -- if it made a kitten act like a kitten, how would you know?)...Also, some, including the last 3 cats I had, don't go nuts on catnip; they just go straight to the "doped up" stage. Came in very handy for vet trips.

I heard it was only about 1 in 10 cats that were catnip-immune, but there are certainly some. Which leads to one of my old boss's stories: His past cat was one of the immunes. His yard also contained the local catnip patch. Which made his cat the feline king of the neighborhood... because every time another cat gave him trouble, he'd "invite them over", wait for them to get stoned, and beat the snot out of them! (Cats can be pretty evil. He had another cat who made use of a local highway to assassinate other pets in the neighborhood.)