Catnip… and what it really does
Picture the scene. Indolent youngsters sitting in a hot sunny garden; one staggers around, unsteady on his feet, another stares wide eyed into the distance, a third heads out for food.
It sounds like something out of a dodgy university party – but this time it involves cats!
Last week we decided to plant some catnip in the garden. We knew the beasts were supposed to like it, we didn’t know it would turn them into stoner drop-outs.
Catnip is actually the feline equivalent of LSD or marijuana. Cats will roll in the plant – all three of our boys had a go at this – become hyperactive (Henry) or aggressive (Archie) or simply look spaced out (Oscar).
For anyone about to call the RSPCA – don’t panic. Catnip isn’t harmful or addictive. No need to call the drug squad just yet…
Instead, just look how much Henry enjoyed rolling around in it!