Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Under, and above, the Influence

Well, it's time to spill the beans: Fritz likes his catnip. It's never done anything for me, but then I was born in a Harlem basement and was fed chinese food scraps, if I was fed at all.

So I'm not much good when it comes to "organic". Fritz, on the other hand, has always had a weaknes for "The Nip". Anyway, we have a few scratching pad options, as indoor cats do. These traditionally are "hubs" for Nip distribution. The old floor model, seen here, wore out:

It's been replaced with a new one; it was introduced to us with a little sprinkling of cat nip, and Fritz was a happy partaker: here he is in a a happy (hippy?) state, maybe imagining the music from all those LP's (er, records; things we had before cd's) behind him?

I chose to observe from my perch in the bookcase above:

Sure enough, Fritz looked happy with "his" new scratching pad, he settled down for a (yet to be concluded ) nap:


Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh yeah....nippy goodness! I'm the one mostly affected around here and its certainly a magnet. I bet you can at least mess with his head when he's nippy!


Forty Paws said...

Fritz's eyes do look like he is under the influence. He's like, stoned, man.

Luf, Us

Daisy said...

Scratching and 'nip go together like... cheese and tuna!

Caesar and Princess said...

Fritz certainly does look content there with the new scratching pad. He must be interesting to observe though, Ernest. From a scientific point.

Purrrrrs and headbutts

The Furry Fighter said...

don't like nip either...but Castle has recently developed a bad nip habit, it took him 11.5 yrs, but he has one now for sure!

The Cat Realm said...

I really like the last picture of Fritz! Nip is always good - fresh, dried, whatever!

The Cat Realm said...

Just stopping by - but it seems you guys are still nipped out, hahahahaha!

Jackie Morris said...

Time to confess. I have been drinking lots of herbal tea and also painting a book about dragons. I found a tea called Tension Tamer, made by Celestial Seasonings. Well, very good it is and it does seem to relax me. Then I read the ingredients, and it has catnip in it. Too late, I am addicted!