Catnip is a wonderful thing. Manna and Dexter can’t get enough of it! They accept catnip as readily as the accept treats when it comes to rewarding them for their help with Playful Kitty. If there is a club for catnip addicts, my kitties would be gold star members. Today, Dexter wanted to help me show you just how catnip affects a catnip addict like him.
Stage 1: The Discovery
Dexter was a little slow at discovering his love of catnip in life. He is nearly a year old now and it took him until about 3 months ago to begin getting really crazy about it. Now he is just as bad as Manna.
When Dexter finds a toy (like his green mouse) covered in catnip, there is a process of inspection. He has to determine the quality of the catnip. A kitty has to have the good stuff! Lots of sniffing and a little bit of tasting are be involved in this stage.
Stage 2: The Denial
It can be hard for some catnip addicts to accept their addiction. Dexter often tries to fight it. He says that he can just roll over and forget that the catnip mouse is even there. Everyone else in the room can see that his willpower is not as strong as he thinks. It is something about the facial expression below.
Stage 3: The Kitty Crazies
Eventually, the catnip does overpower Dexter. Even hiding the catnip mouse underneath his head didn’t stop its blissful effects! The mouse must pay and the cat must play. Dexter displays his full catnip addict status with funny faces, manic rolling, and showing that mousie who is the boss.