Hello My Darlings!
My human subject is writing this on my behalf....you'll see why as you read on................
Well dear readers, it was 'quite the happening party'
as I celebrated Family Day with my friends and family.
Of course as gathering and parties goo, it was VERY innocent quite civilized amongst our artistic crowd! We enjoy the gastronomic delights and a guest brought me Catnip ....it has been a while since I had smelt the delicious aroma of teasing minty fragrance. Like a fine wine, the finer the ingredients the better.
Definition: Walking-on-the-wild side. This is what one human said " It means they are living dangerously, or on the wild side. Because at any given time, the glass may crack and they all fall"
Here is the scoop:
Nepeta cataria (and cat mints) are mostly known for the behavioral effects they have on felines, not only on domestic cats. also big cats."The bigger they are the harder they fall -- LOL". Nepeta Catnip is used as a recreational substance for cat nip ( Read the warning label : don't chase mice while imbibing) and catnip and laced-catnip products designed for use with domesticated cats are available to consumers. Not all cats are affected by catnip. The common behaviors when cats sense the bruised leaves or stems of catnip are rubbing on the plant, rolling on the ground, pawing at it, licking it, chewing it, salivating....................
Pharmacology: Nepetalactone acts as a feline attractant. Roughly half to two thirds of cats will be affected by the plant. This chemical enters the felines nose. Cats detect it through their olfactory epithelium.The phenomenon is hereditary; for example, most Australian cats do not react to it. Humans are not removed either from being affected. Catnip has a history of human medicinal use for its soothing properties. It has also been known to have a slightly numbing effect. The plant has been consumed as a tea, juice, tincture, infusion or poultice, and has also been smoked.
PHOTO GALLERY -- Caught in the Act!
|I can bite through this...yes, yes!|
|A picture has a thousand faces|
|Every Diva has a Super Hero!|
|Momma I've got the SPINS! HELP|
Hint: REMEMBER Darlings, my advice.......
...if you are going to walk-the-wild side..you'd better
be prepared for the consequences good and bad.
Consumer catnip RESPONSIBLY . I'm sure the ride was worth it...........
.......I'll let you know in a couple of days!