Manna and the nip plant

Manna loves our catnip plant 🙂

Bring On the Nip!

Many cats go crazy for catnip! This green, flowering member of the mint family contains an intoxicating oil called Nepetalactone . In cats, Nepetalactone acts as an aphrodisiac causing them to react by getting hyper, rolling on the ground, licking/eating the catnip, and sometimes even drooling. The effects are short lived and do not cause addiction.

Cats aren’t the only ones who can benefit from catnip! While humans do not react to Nepetalactone as cats do, we do receive some great health benefits. Drinking a nice hot cup of catnip tea is known to help calm anxiety and help you sleep. Other holistic remedies using catnip exist as well. To learn more about cat nip and  how it affects both cat’s and humans read my post Catnip: Fun For Cats, Holistic Helper for Humans.

Want to compete?

I got a score of 14,258 on this word search. Can you get a higher one? The faster you find all of the words, the higher your score will be.

Instructions for the Interactive Word Search

  1. Words from the word list on the right are hidden within the puzzle. The words may be spelled forward, backward, or on a diagonal.
  2. Click on the first letter of the word, drag the cursor across the word, and click on the last letter of the word.
  3. The puzzle is finished once you have found all of the words.
  4. The faster you complete the word search, the higher your score will be.

Do your cats have a favorite brand/type of catnip?