Frankly Freddie – Here a nip, there a nip, everywhere a nip nip

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 “Not all cats are affected by catnip. According to Cat Behavior Associates, the “catnip response” is hereditary, and one-third of all cats lack the gene that enables them to feel the high. Even a cat who does have the gene won’t be affected by catnip until they’re at least six months old.”

Catnip definitely won’t get you humans high (don’t even think about it . . . ), and don’t give your kitty a catnip treat for working so hard at protecting you in the bathroom and bringing you presents of mice and birds (we canines would never bring you vermin).

Peggy & judy want to help you find your mellow but if it drives you wild with desire for more CATNIP I won’t be pleased.

Frankly,

Freddie Parker Westerfield, B.E.

Blogger Extraordinaire

*CATNIPblog was inspired by and is dedicated to Peggy’s cat Maui who lived to prove the brain can be rewired and healing is possible.

Maui’s Healing Tale

7 thoughts on “Frankly Freddie – Here a nip, there a nip, everywhere a nip nip

  1. I think it’s very interesting that catnip doesn’t affect cats when they’re under six months old – it’s like a build in security from Mother Nature! 😄

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  2. I’m with you about the catnip, Freddie. A little parsley on my potatoes, a snippet of dill on my salmon, and I’m good. I think they developed catnip because it’s the only thing that makes cats move. (But all these facts about catnip and cat euphoria over it – you gotta admit, it’s pretty interesting stuff.)

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  3. Oh Freddie, if only Catnip worked for dogs….sigh.
    My Max never cared about the smell of Catnip, but he loved to eat it!
    I’ve never seen a cat like him, he would just gobble it up!
    He wasn’t allowed to have it very often….
    I do wonder if that mellowed him out, or have him feeling a little buzzed.

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    • Dear Wendy, Human Being,
      I understand that when psychotropics are ingested they take longer to “work” but last much longer than if sniffed. I think Max knew what he was doing.
      Frankly,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, CD

      P.S. I think your blog should be named “Picnic with Freddie”

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