I've got two cats that go nuts over catnip. One of them has even mastered the art of begging for it. The problem is they have become catnip snobs over the years. Certain blends are too this or too that, and I end up with piles of the dried green leaf all over my house. After spending top dollar on a small tin that put both kitties into a catnip coma of contentedness, I decided to give a few brands serious evaluations. From sprays to sheets of catnip paper to the basic herb, here's what happened when we put four catnips to the test at our house.
We're fast approaching the spoooookiest time of year, which is a great time to have fun with your furry gremlin, ghoul, or chupacabra. But beyond tricks and treats, October brings adorable new animal film stars and pet photography sensations our way. Have a silly but safe month, and be sure to check out our October must haves!
Well, almost. Time to feast your eyes — and felines' paws — on these sweet catnip-stuffed snacks that look totally scrumptious and believable, too. Yummy!
Do big cats like catnip? See for yourself in this video! I especially love the leopard's reaction!
OK, it seems that this vampire madness won't go away anytime soon — between Twilight and True Blood, I'm seeing fangs wherever I look. And how adorable is this kitty toy?!
Filled with stemless catnip, the felt toys won't draw any blood literally since the sharp parts are removed, and I'd surely be excited to see this kind of vampire coming at me! If you're not into the whole bloodsucking craze, there are some silly buck teeth to choose from, too. Nobody call a dentist, I want to see these pearly whites sticking out!
If you're looking for new games to play inside with cats in Winter, look no further than the new mod stripe kitty krackers from SF's George pet supply shop. Now coming in both kitten (6.5-inch) and tomcat (12.5-inch) sizes, these toys are stuffed into fresh catnip sausages. I picture both to offer plenty of hiding and seeking (read: attacking) options for those super active cats looking for a savory snack to sniff this season.
Did your lil kitty get everything her heart desired over the holidays? If you've got extra time to kill – or think your pal could use an extra toy to kill – check out these one-of-a-kind catnip mice. Wouldn't you rather see this laying around than a real mouse?!
Get started on the DIY project spotted by a pal of mine (Thanks, Casa!) by gathering the following supplies:
- Patterned fabric for mouse body
- Scrap fabric, preferably with a loose weave, for catnip pouch
- Cotton cord, ribbon, or rick rack for the tail
- Embroidery floss for face details
- Polyfil stuffing
- Needle and thread
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