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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Walking On The Wild Side


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"

Nepeta Catnip



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!


Oh my.....

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
consuming much of the plant followed by drooling, sleepiness, anxiety, leaping about and purring. Some will growl and meow, scratch, or bite the hand holding it. Some cats will eat dried catnip. Often, eating too much can cause cats to be overtly aggressive, typically making them hiss.

 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!

2 comments:

  1. LOL! Diva, you have outdone yourself! What a party you had for Family Day! WOOHEE! Thanks for the information on catnip too... I'm sure that my friend Toulouse will be most eager to read this. Hmmm... must ask him about the smoking of catnip... sounds like a dangerous pursuit. And, yes, great advice about not chasing mice while imbibing... no percentage in that, eh? ... LOL!
    Your friend,
    Nina

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  2. Dear Nina: Thank you on behalf of Miss Diva. She feeling a little better and in recovery mode still. She had quite the ride. Putting child proof locks on cupboards might be a plan for the future. LOL

    I shall pass along your very kind comments. We are fond followers of your friend Toulouse. Please send along our kindest regards to the gifted traveller. Vanessa

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