Post 1569: Did you sniff the catnip?

Andy looks suspicious…

…till he puts on his “kitten face”!

Awww!

 

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Post 1425: slow day today…

Dougy waits patiently for me to move. Not today, kitty! I want to rest. Maybe later we can play feather games or you can play with Andy. 

[Dougy was half in the light and half out, so he looks a bit odd in this photo.]

Post 1112: Deborah sent the ‘nip…and the boys appreciate it!

My friend Deborah send Andy and Dougy some of that catnip she grows in her garden in Maine, and it arrived in Saturday’s mail. The kitty brothers were amused!

"Catnip, boy! Catnip!" The kitties come running.

“Catnip, boys! Catnip!” The kitties come running.

"Inhale deeply, boys! It's fresh Maine-grown 'nip!"

“Inhale deeply, boys! It’s fresh Maine-grown ‘nip!”

I offer them their first taste....

I offer them their first taste….

Dougy runs off. He's not into 'nip as much as Andy, who pounces on the 'nip and puts on a show.

Dougy runs off. He’s not into ‘nip as much as Andy, who pounces on the ‘nip and puts on a show.

"My 'nip!" Andy covers his precious leaves!

“My ‘nip!” Andy covers his precious leaves!

Whew! Exhausted by content with this imported 'nip, Andy wears it off.

Whew! Exhausted but content with this imported ‘nip, Andy wears it off.

Yep! Time to try to walk straight. Or just lie there.

Yep! Time to try to walk straight. Or just stay in one place.

Post 1104: Deborah’s cats get a ‘nip treat…

Deborah of the cats-to-Paris post has good news for her three kitties: The ‘nip is flourishing! She writes:

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My garden has done well this year, but the outstanding crop of the year goes to my catnip plant, which is two years old.

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It is in full bloom now.

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So I decided to see if the cats appreciated the crop.  I brought in a branch and left it on the door of the carrier that André has claimed as his home.

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But he is not the principal addict in the family.  Soon Charles arrived.
There was a bit of a scuffle.  Charles is alpha cat, but André got his turn too.

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Fortunately they know when to quit and call it a day, although not without salivating all over me and getting a good scratch on cheeks and tummy.

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Thanks, Deborah! Not only do your contributions add a nice additional touch of black “cat-ness” to the blog, I enjoy seeing and reading how your kitties are doing!  

 

Post 1068: Andy has his way…Dougy pays the price

Andy got to play Neko toy without Dougy hogging the toy today. The way it usually goes is Andy has to wait till Dougy’s tired of the play, then hope I’m not so he can get a little play in, too.

He was magnificent! Hopping on chairs, jumping in air, catching and mauling the toy like a proper little tiger!

Dougy finally stopped by, but Andy was so wound up he did the only proper thing: He turned his hunting play on his brother. Poor Dougy! He got wrestled to the ground and given a proper thrashing! He didn’t know what was coming, let me tell you. Andy let him up then and chased him into the guest bedroom.

Andy on the prowl after Neko play and some catnip. He wants to kick kitty butt! Where's that Dougy??

Andy on the prowl after Neko play and some catnip.
He wants to kick kitty butt! Where’s that Dougy??

I dpn't get paid to tell you that my cats love, love, love Neko wand toys, and the centipede one is their current favorite.

I don’t get paid to tell you that my cats love, love, love Neko wand toys, and the centipede one is their current favorite.

After Andy beat him up, Dougy still wanted to play. He looked for his favorite in the light stand, where I store there current favorite toys for easy access.

After Andy beat him up, Dougy still wanted to play.
He looked for his favorite in the light stand, where I store their current favorite toys for easy access.

Dougy's hunting style is to hide (in plain sight! lol!) and snatch the wand toy as it goes under the recliner. Giving him credit, he DID try to get in the box while sitting on top of it. LOL!

Dougy’s hunting style is to hide (in plain sight! lol!) and snatch the wand toy as it goes under the recliner.
Giving him credit, he DID try to get in the box while sitting on top of it. LOL!


Marc-Andre of https://katzenworld.co.uk/ posted a comment on this post, I think, that I answered and accidentally deleted instead of posting. (Thanks, WordPress for making that easy to do!) The gist of it was something about his cats and fur flying because of the bad influence of my cats. I know that isn’t anything near what he wrote, that I thought his comment was playful and fun, that I’m pissed I blew it out of the water by accident, and, if he can recall his comment and resend it to me, I will try to recreate my first response, which had something to do with fur flying across the Atlantic. Gad! In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out Marc-Andre’s fun blog, please do. I think it is one of the more entertaining cat blogs on the blogosphere!

Post 948: A exceptional day at the window!

It’s rare both Andy and Dougy go to the window at the same time. “Personal space” issues, you know: “He’s my brother, but that means I don’t have to be nice to him if I choose!” Maybe it was the catnip….

Andy was there first. Then Dougy joined him. Something interesting outside, you bet!

Andy was there first.
Then Dougy joined him.
Something interesting outside, you bet!

Dougy decides to get a better look from the mini-stereo.

Dougy decides to get a better look from the mini-stereo.

Andy pops out from behind the blinds, but has to take a last look out the window.

Andy pops out from behind the blinds, but has to take a last look out the window.

Andy's curiosity is sated, so he leaves.

Andy’s curiosity is sated, so he leaves. Never one to waste time or energy, this kitty!

Dougy is pleased! Andy's leaving! "Don't let the door slam on yer tail!" says Dougy.  Hee! Hee! Cat joke, that!

Dougy is pleased! Andy’s leaving!
“Don’t let the door slam on yer tail!” says Dougy.
Hee! Hee! Cat joke, that! Andy hisses at his brother: “Stupid kitty!” He’s very sensitive about his tail.

Post 917: in which Dougy is a pest…

Maybe it was the catnip. Or maybe it was a wish to be adored and pampered. Whatever it was, Dougy hopped onto my computer desk and took over. What a pest!

Dougy's horns are up. I should expect trouble!

Dougy’s horns are up.
I should expect trouble!

“Acting innocent…”
Yeah, you bet!

“What’s up, Dougy? Why are you perched there?”
Dougy ignores me, but he takes over my work zone. I can’t ignore him!

“Was ist los, Douglas? Why do you torment me so? Eh!?”
Quietly he just sits there, 10+ pounds of resistance.

“You talking to me, human?!”
Dang, the impudence of this cat!

Post 793: Andy finds the ‘nip…!

I put a little catnip out on my computer desk. It didn’t take Andy long to figure out where it was and to come and sample it.

Andy inhales deeply...!

Andy inhales deeply…!
“Good ‘nip!”

“Mmmm! More ‘nip!”
Andy finds the second sample of catnip, and snorts it down.

My cats show the range of cat reaction to catnip. Dougy is interested in it but has no reaction. Andy loves the stuff and reacts with typical cat abandon to this favorite herb.