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Photo Friday: Big Guys Like Catnip Too
October 15, 2010Posted by on
Several years ago, I planted catnip in our backyard cat run. Our cats are not allowed to roam the streets, and they spend a lot of time in the run during the warmer months. I thought I was doing them a favor putting this herb in there, but they spent all of two minutes checking out the new addition. Then they ignored it. I later discovered that another word for catnip is weed, and this invasive plant quickly took over.
As I used to work at the local zoo, I approached a friend there and asked if I could treat their big cats to some catnip. I bagged up two green garbage bags full of the potent herb, and she distributed it to the zoo cats. The results were mixed, but the lions seemed to appreciate it.
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