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Q: Do TIGERS like catnip?? [Video]
BigCatRescue.com via ICHC ^ | August 02, 2010 | Chris Poole

Posted on 08/06/2010 4:27:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Go to the source to get the answer. Must be seen to be believed.

(Excerpt) Read more at cheezburger.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Big cats are cute when they're stoned out of their gourds.
1 posted on 08/06/2010 4:27:53 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...


2 posted on 08/06/2010 4:31:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Do big cats get the munchies?


3 posted on 08/06/2010 4:36:59 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If Hayek were still alive, he'd be turning over in his grave.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Gotta watch this one at home!


4 posted on 08/06/2010 4:39:51 AM PDT by IGOTMINE (1911s FOREVER!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Count your hands and feet and find out. ;^)


5 posted on 08/06/2010 4:41:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awesome!


6 posted on 08/06/2010 5:05:22 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Slings and Arrows

fun stuff. Those nig cats do the same thing my little ones do when they get some catnip. These big cats are just beautiful creatures. Especially the leopard. Wow.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 5:11:27 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Trust but Verify

nig=big. Good Lord.


8 posted on 08/06/2010 5:12:08 AM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Slings and Arrows
Just a note to those of you whose cats like catnip, this year I grew enough in the garden to dry my own...and it is much more potent than any I have bought prepackaged.

I gave my cats a taste test by comparing "home grown" to store bought (from Wal-mart) and they ignored the store bought entirely when given the option.

BTW, it's easy to grow, harvest and dry. Cut it after the first bloom, leaving 1/3 of the stalk in place until the end of season (it will continue to grow). Tie the stalks together at the base with string and hand upside down in a dark space for a few weeks.

Hanging it upside down causes the active ingredient, nepetalactone, to flow down into the leaves. Additionally, nepetalactone is apparently sensitive to light (loses potency), hence the dark drying room.

Next year I'm going to try to grow a HUGE patch of it.

9 posted on 08/06/2010 5:12:17 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
When my nieces were young - and first became aware of catnip's effect on the family cat - they asked, "Mom, what is catnip, exactly?"

To which she replied, "Catnip is drugs for cats."
10 posted on 08/06/2010 5:21:29 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: Trust but Verify

Better hope that Jesse Jackson doesn’t lurk here.


11 posted on 08/06/2010 5:26:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I love the way they roll around and act goofy like house cats, but every once in a while look at the camera like they’re thinking, “Wait, I’m a big ferocious kitty! Mustn’t spoil fierce image.”


12 posted on 08/06/2010 5:26:04 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Trust but Verify

P.S. ;^)


13 posted on 08/06/2010 5:27:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: La Lydia

“Uhhh...that thing isn’t recording, is it?”


14 posted on 08/06/2010 5:28:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s Racist!!

Why it gots to show the black cat (Sabre) the only one getting aggressive? And why it Sabre the only one locked up? Hmmm?

Pinging Al and Jessie!


15 posted on 08/06/2010 5:29:42 AM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: humblegunner

Truly.


16 posted on 08/06/2010 5:29:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Trust but Verify

Don’t worry, Al and Jessie are on their way

LOL


17 posted on 08/06/2010 5:31:19 AM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: La Lydia

If you ever get the chance to watch “Tiger Island” on Discovery, it is awesome. They say that the tigers are the closest of the big cats to those “little evil creatures of darkness” that we have lurking around our homes.
Before you flame me I have 3 kitties along with my 2 choc labs, the above quote is from a movie - can anyone guess the movie?


18 posted on 08/06/2010 5:33:07 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Do big cats get the munchies?

Yes, they're called "keepers" and "trainers."

Mark

19 posted on 08/06/2010 5:50:29 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey man where’s the smurfs??


20 posted on 08/06/2010 5:53:49 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Okay...forget that question. I think I just had an image glitch. Pretend I’m not here!


21 posted on 08/06/2010 5:54:57 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: Artemis Webb

You been hitting the catnip? ;^)


22 posted on 08/06/2010 6:08:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Throw him some Cheetos!!!


23 posted on 08/06/2010 6:39:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

We call it “kitty crack”.


24 posted on 08/06/2010 6:46:25 AM PDT by Jaded (I realized that after Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says W T F)
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To: Slings and Arrows

25 posted on 08/06/2010 6:47:55 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very.


26 posted on 08/06/2010 6:52:20 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Cyclone59
If you ever get the chance to watch “Tiger Island” on Discovery, it is awesome. They say that the tigers are the closest of the big cats to those “little evil creatures of darkness” that we have lurking around our homes.

Before you flame me I have 3 kitties along with my 2 choc labs, the above quote is from a movie - can anyone guess the movie?

"Born Free"?

27 posted on 08/06/2010 6:56:02 AM PDT by MissNomer
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
I'll have to try that next year. I have three cats, when they become an unholy nuisance, I put out catnip. Everyone has a catnip spasm and then they all go off and sleep :-)
28 posted on 08/06/2010 7:02:44 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Vendome

...by catapult?


29 posted on 08/06/2010 8:04:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cyclone59

One of the best things about being owned by kittehs is that you can clearly see the big cat in them.


30 posted on 08/06/2010 8:08:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL. sissy. LOL


31 posted on 08/06/2010 8:22:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: onedoug

Ping


32 posted on 08/06/2010 8:58:49 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: onedoug

Ping


33 posted on 08/06/2010 8:59:23 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: onedoug

Ping


34 posted on 08/06/2010 8:59:23 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Slings and Arrows

A few days ago, I realized that I hadn’t taken a new Kitty Hooch mouse out of the freezer for a while, and I gave one to my Rocket who proceeded to do a perfect “Reno” — from the link — impression. That is exactly what he did.

He used to be a mean drunk, slashing at any cat who came near him when he had catnip, but he has mellowed considerably, and was quite friendly to all.

Great thread, and thanks for the ping, Dooood.


35 posted on 08/06/2010 9:29:43 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

36 posted on 08/06/2010 9:33:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Slings and Arrows

37 posted on 08/06/2010 9:47:53 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: Slings and Arrows

*Bump for later cuteness*


38 posted on 08/06/2010 9:51:14 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; Roses0508

A word of warning: catnip can be very invasive. It literally grows like a weed. I never minded, and actually like the sweet lemony smell, but I’ve seen it quickly squeeze out other plantings if left unchecked. I’ve heard it it grows very nicely in a container.


39 posted on 08/06/2010 9:55:04 AM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: Trust but Verify
nig=big. Good Lord.

I've got a cracked rib and your post was the last thing I needed to see. Do you know how bad it hurts to laugh uncontrollably with a cracked rib? I do not like you anymore.

40 posted on 08/06/2010 10:28:50 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Trust but Verify
fun stuff. Those nig cats do the same thing my little ones do when they get some catnip. These big cats are just beautiful creatures. Especially the leopard. Wow.

Big cats are beautiful, but they are not pets. Lions in Africa carry the same strains of bacteria-caued ulcers as us. Do you want to guess how they got it?
41 posted on 08/06/2010 11:28:06 AM PDT by rmlew (Lindsey Graham is a traitor the GOP and the SC GOP voters are his enablers.)
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To: BookaT

42 posted on 08/06/2010 11:38:03 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: JoeProBono

Drug fiend!


43 posted on 08/06/2010 11:52:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

De nada, chica.


44 posted on 08/06/2010 12:14:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rmlew

I heartily agree with you they are not pets.


45 posted on 08/06/2010 1:34:16 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: FourPeas
Thx for the warning.

This year I grew it in a container but next year I was going to grow it out back in an overgrown (with weeds that is) area.

I was shocked that the cats ignored it when it was green and then went wild after it was dried.

Any thoughts on that?

46 posted on 08/06/2010 1:47:53 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Slings and Arrows

Does the Pope wear a white ball cap?


47 posted on 08/06/2010 1:50:51 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

My guess is the concentration is higher when the moisture is removed? My cats enjoyed it green, although they didn’t act as silly as when it was dried.


48 posted on 08/06/2010 1:56:06 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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