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    OT: I think my cat is a junkie

    Earlier this week, I laid out some newspaper for my cat to play on. She loves to shred it up, and roll around on it. I dunno why, but she loves newspaper more than any cat toy I have ever bought her.

    So I decided to get my cat stoned. I sprinkled some catnip out... she's loving it, rolling around in it and all.

    A couple days later, I sprinkled some more catnip around the newspaper, and the same thing, she starts rolling aroung on it, happy as a clam.

    A day, later, same thing.

    Okay, so fast forward to today. Now she's sitting on the newspaper all the time, meowing at me. She won't leave me alone. She just sits there whining?

    Does that make me a pusher? Am I a bad cat daddy?

    *edit* Oh yeah, she's 'Nipped'

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Earlier this week, I laid out some newspaper for my cat to play on. She loves to shred it up, and roll around on it. I dunno why, but she loves newspaper more than any cat toy I have ever bought her.

    So I decided to get my cat stoned. I sprinkled some catnip out... she's loving it, rolling around in it and all.

    A couple days later, I sprinkled some more catnip around the newspaper, and the same thing, she starts rolling aroung on it, happy as a clam.

    A day, later, same thing.

    Okay, so fast forward to today. Now she's sitting on the newspaper all the time, meowing at me. She won't leave me alone. She just sits there whining?

    Does that make me a pusher? Am I a bad cat daddy?
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    We've got a cat that loves to shred newspaper, no catnip involved. She'll just lay there, grab it with her front paws, and rake the heck out of it with her rear claws. Funny to see. Maybe it her editorial comment on the quality of the paper. And my raccoon loves marshmallows like its the raccoon version of crack.
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    You should be ashamned of yourself, corrupting a minor.

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    Whatya mean ?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Impy
    You should be ashamned of yourself, corrupting a minor.
    In cat years, she is WAY older than I am. She's like 75 in cat years!

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    Look - she can barely open her eyes. She's in deep.

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    We grow the stuff in a large planter on the patio. It's the favorite place for the cats to lounge.

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    Cat smack

    I mean: Cat sack. I got a 16 year old who loves plastic sacks. One bag is good for drooling, pawing and nesting. Give him several at once and he literally falls over faint. Would hate to see what happened if I mixed nip into the equation... I just might be down there with him.



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    ...oops

    Too much catnip?

    ...or to close to a nuclear reactor?

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    Just let em stick their heads in the jar....
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    My cousin's cat can't handle her catnip- she sh*ts herself.

    Head-in-the-jar is totally out of the question........unless she's constipated, I suppose!
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    Mine just sits under the tree giving me the evil eye.
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    Too late, she looks strung-out and hopeless. You know what they say “Once a junkie, always a junkie”. If you want her to stay around and not get picked up for a felonious act, like breaking into the neighbor’s house in search of a fix, you are now going to have to keep furnishing her the nip.

    Please, don't ask me how I know this. It just brings back bad memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstepper
    If you want her to stay around and not get picked up for a felonious act, like breaking into the neighbor’s house in search of a fix, you are now going to have to keep furnishing her the nip.
    Wouldn't that be a "felinious" act? ;^P

    My two fuzzballs aren't really affected by catnip. They're both adopted from a shelter, so perhaps they're former street cats and used to harder stuff. Turkey, on the other hand, they would steal off my plate if I turned by back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    I mean: Cat sack. I got a 16 year old who loves plastic sacks. One bag is good for drooling, pawing and nesting. Give him several at once and he literally falls over faint. Would hate to see what happened if I mixed nip into the equation... I just might be down there with him.



    Gosh, I'd love to be "bagged" right now.
    Our one cat, Garfield, is the some way. He LOVES the little plastic scaks. Throw one on the floor and open it a little so he can crawl in, he'll have the time of his life. Even seen him sleep in it.

    I bought this cardboard cat scratcher that you can sprinkler catnip on.....They fight over it now. Funny as hell!!

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    My old dog used to like cat nip too.

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    My cats know the word for "turkey"and will come running. Also they know "chicken", and the MOST popular is "SHRIMP".

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    I'll put a big wad o' fresh nip on a paper towel, and one of my cats will get so stoned she'll drool all over herself and the paper towel and make a gigantic green slimy mess. So she only gets her hit on the kitchen tile.

    Smoosh it between your fingers like you're breaking up oregano for sauce; it helps release the good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondaycurse
    My old dog used to like cat nip too.
    mine too. she stole the cat's catnip toy and has been chewing on it for the last week. i just took it away from her this morning so that she wouldn't rip it to shreads and then i'd be left to clean up catnip from every surface in the living room.

    i bought the cat a new catnip toy that will remain in the part of the house that is off limits to the dog.

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    I housesat for this woman who told me her cat would be hiding under the bed everytime I came in and not to worry as long as the food got eaten, strangers scared the cat. When I was first in the house I noticed the catnip jar. I put some nip out with the food. Repeat twice a day for two days, the cat is coming out from under the bed and rubbing my legs.

    Yeah, they like their drugs.

    I did have one cat that wouldn't touch the stuff, but she had control issues. She attempted to drive away the other two cats and two dogs by attacking them whenever they tried to eat. Eventually she ran away.
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    I used to have a cat that loved the stuff. A neighbor who grew some of it gave us a significant amount. Every now and again I would let the cat have a leaf or two for 'enjoyment'. She generally when crazy over the stuff, but for a day or two after she was pi$$y with the withdrawl. Our current cat will wait outside the bathroom door when your relieving youself till you put some tp under the door for her to swat around.

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    Did you say Racoon!?

    I know this thread is about cats, but how can the rest of you ignore the fact that Homer Simpson has a Racoon! Did you raise if from a pup? Are racoon babies called pups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Earlier this week, I laid out some newspaper for my cat to play on. She loves to shred it up, and roll around on it. I dunno why, but she loves newspaper more than any cat toy I have ever bought her.

    So I decided to get my cat stoned. I sprinkled some catnip out... she's loving it, rolling around in it and all.

    A couple days later, I sprinkled some more catnip around the newspaper, and the same thing, she starts rolling aroung on it, happy as a clam.

    A day, later, same thing.

    Okay, so fast forward to today. Now she's sitting on the newspaper all the time, meowing at me. She won't leave me alone. She just sits there whining?

    Does that make me a pusher? Am I a bad cat daddy?

    *edit* Oh yeah, she's 'Nipped'




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    My cat knows..

    Quote Originally Posted by Impy
    My cats know the word for "turkey"and will come running. Also they know "chicken", and the MOST popular is "SHRIMP".
    ... the words 'Softfood' (said all together). She comes running if I say that, even though I have not fed her soft food in years because of her failed kidneys. Same goes with the can opener.

    She also runs in the other room if I say F***! She doesn't want to be around me when I get pissed off about something.

    She also knows 'Split' when we kick her out of the bedroom at night (my wife has allergies) and NO! She also knows 'no claws' when she starts clawing something. She actually stops.

    My favorite is 'get the bug!' If I give her something to play with, and say 'get the bug' she will start batting it around the room. Aluminum foil balls rule on hardwood floors.

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    Impy: My cats know the word for "turkey"and will come running. Also they know "chicken", and the MOST popular is "SHRIMP".

    Heh, heh my kitty knows a few words also. She knows:

    "goody" for treats
    "fancy feast" for her wet food (even a wisper gets her in a frenzy. It would make up for a cool comercial for Fancy Feast cat food )
    "no" when I want her to stop doing something
    "kissy" when when we touch heads in the morning or when I come from work

    They may not be as smart as dogs, but they sure have us wrapped around their little paws.
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    I spent 8 hrs with "ole" when he was a kitten and and he will "lay" on command...He will "come" on command... Loves roast beef he does..My wife just about killed me that night...I am persistent....Lay lay lay lay ............

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    Spoiled kitten mine is

    My kitten..now about 8 months old is sooooooo spoiled....she really is a princess...princess Bella. (I did not name her, but wow it suites her).She has learned to play fetch..great for when you dont' want to paly and she does...throw the rubber band or small mouse cat toy and off she goes.She will bring it right back and drop it at your feet or on your lap if you aren't paying enough attention to her. We also just got her a christmas present...A huge scratching post with a little house on the bottom..over a hundred bucks..but oh how she loves it. Now she can sit an look out the window and be up tall where we are.My boyfriend walks around with her sitting on his shoulder. She will sit there until you put her down..it is very cute....we love the kitten, and as for the cat nip..we have just started that addiction. We give her little cat nip crunchies..she knows what those are now and goes a little crazy for them. K
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    My cat, Sophie (RIP), was a bacon and port nut. This cat went crazy when we cooked bacon or pork on the grill.

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    My raccoon (Sparky, named by my sister, not me) is not really a pet, he just lives with us since my sister found him when he was about a week old. Eyes and ears were not open yet. She found him in our back yard where his mother came to feed and apparently lost/left him. The temp that day was 66° F, otherwise he would have died of hypothermia with no fur to keep him warm. Anyway, we fed and kept him warm and he's grown into about 25 lbs worth of raccoon. He has his own room, sleeps under an old recliner (his den) or sits on top of it watching the world. They are infinitely curious about everything. We open a window at night for him to go out and visit the other raccoons, but he always comes back, home is home. I don't really know what the young are called.

    Amazing thing is he uses a cat litter box (with no training) to poop in and has never messed on the floor, unlike some of our cats. Doesn't eat as many sweets as he used to but loves chicken bones (he's got a very strong bike, cracks bones like nothing). He has a small tub for a bathtub and LOVES cold water. I had a bucket of warm water I was using to clean with and Sparky stuck his paw in it, out came the paw like it was electrified. It was a funny sight.

    Our cats don't seem to enthused about catnip. They've never really played with catnip toys for any long amount of time. One meows almost non-stop, one won't let anyone touch her, one wants to be petted non-stop, one is partially deaf and is startled by almost anything, and the other goes out one door and goes to another door to come right back in. Typical cats.
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    A baby raccoon is called a "kit".
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    Try having all of your catnip plants eaten down to nubs. After hiding them from the cats until I thought they were big enough to survive a feline incursion, I tried growing a few in a pot on the deck. Came out it the morning to find nothing left but nubs and three very stoned, happy cats.

    Lucky doesn't need the stuff. He'll do laps around the couch and loveseat at high speeds. He lays on his side and propels himself with his paws around and around. It is hilarious. Occasionally, Lola joins in with a little romping and batting of papers, but she's too prissy to do much that we can catch her at. They both know "out", "no", "dinner", and "bedtime".

    I love cats. Why do people bother with TV? A lit nip and sit back and watch the antics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Simpson
    My raccoon (Sparky, named by my sister, not me) is not really a pet, he just lives with us since my sister found him when he was about a week old. Eyes and ears were not open yet. She found him in our back yard where his mother came to feed and apparently lost/left him. The temp that day was 66° F, otherwise he would have died of hypothermia with no fur to keep him warm. Anyway, we fed and kept him warm and he's grown into about 25 lbs worth of raccoon. He has his own room, sleeps under an old recliner (his den) or sits on top of it watching the world. They are infinitely curious about everything. We open a window at night for him to go out and visit the other raccoons, but he always comes back, home is home. I don't really know what the young are called.

    Amazing thing is he uses a cat litter box (with no training) to poop in and has never messed on the floor, unlike some of our cats. Doesn't eat as many sweets as he used to but loves chicken bones (he's got a very strong bike, cracks bones like nothing). He has a small tub for a bathtub and LOVES cold water. I had a bucket of warm water I was using to clean with and Sparky stuck his paw in it, out came the paw like it was electrified. It was a funny sight.

    Our cats don't seem to enthused about catnip. They've never really played with catnip toys for any long amount of time. One meows almost non-stop, one won't let anyone touch her, one wants to be petted non-stop, one is partially deaf and is startled by almost anything, and the other goes out one door and goes to another door to come right back in. Typical cats.
    When I was a wee tike, my father brought home a baby racoon. Dad was a carpenter, and when the bulldozer operator clearing a new lot knocked over a tree, it killed the momma racoon. But, "Ricky" and one other kit survived, and Dad brought Ricky home. He grew to be quite a big boy and could let himself out the screen door in the summer. He was always gentle with my sisters and I, but when my father would get home and get comfortable in his recliner, Ricky would crawl up the back, sit on the top and chew on Dad's ears. I guess he never forgave him for killing his mama. Dad eventually got tired of this and gave Ricky to a friend who lived in the country.

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