27.3.10

Noll on How to Approach Catnip in the Wild

Step #1....Point your nose into the wind
and search for catnip's telltale scent. 
 Awwww, there it is!

Step #2....Be very, very quiet
so as not to make it run.


Step #3....Address the catnip with respect.
A "Good afternoon Sir Nepeta cataria"
is quite appropriate.

Step #4....Bow your head low.


Step #5....Let your face
become one with the nip.


Remember: Catnip is shy at first,
but it quickly becomes
a cat's best friend.


24 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Thanks Noll - we have never seen wild, fresh catnip before so we would never have known how to approach it without your tips!

Sweet Praline said...

I've got to get me some of that!

Angel and Kirby said...

Wow, we did not realize how shy it was!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Awwww... sweet! I didn't know there were various cultivars of catnip (just looked it up... there are, there are!). How cool!

Jacqueline said...

Noll, it looks like your having a fantastic weekend!!...We only get dried nip, so fresh nip might send us over the edge=YUM!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

WOAH!!! Now we TOTALLY wanna go on a nip hunt!!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We would love to find some wild catnip and give your hunting tips a try.

Kea said...

Thanks Noll, those were great instructions! We particularly enjoyed #5, let your face become one with the nip. MOL!

The Paw Relations said...

Thanks for that brilliant post Noll. We can't wait to find some wild nip.

Parker said...

Oh I can't wait for some fresh 'nip!

Batu said...

Great advice!

Eric and Flynn said...

Thoae were great instructions. We want to get our face in some wild nip.

corster said...

Nollie, you are sooo precious!!

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for that lesson in meeting fresh nip!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WOW!!!!! We are amazed at your knowledge and your restraint!!!!!
Thanks Noll :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Brian said...

I will give that a try, I've been using the "jump n' munch' approach!

Cat with a Garden said...

Pawsome tutorial!
That reminds me of the nip seed exchange I mentioned some time ago. The cats from Sumac Stories and Cory Cat blog will be pawticipating too. I will send an email those days...
Purrs, Siena

kanishk said...

Thanks Noll, those were great instructions!
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Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Om, one with the nip...Om, one with the nip...Om, one with the nip...we think we are feeling something!

Cyber-sibes said...

Woosers, that's furry impressive! Woo are a master of Catnip, Noll!

jack a-roo & moo too

cats of wildcat woods said...

We don't get to go out to see fresh catnip - we get the dried version!

Monty Q. Kat said...

A little 'nip does the trick!

You've been tagged, c'mon over!

Simba said...

Ah, Noll, that looks so delightful. My Mom and Dad put my catnip plant on my "lower deck" in the summer so if I escape from the upper deck, I can't resist delaying in my escape to the larger world to sniff the nip. But this year they will have to start a new plant - the old one is very deaded.

Tristan and Crikey said...

We had no idea that there is an art to it, Noll! We'll approach it with much more respect now:)