Fresh from the Garden

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Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy PawsThe flowers on our deck are looking pretty good again and I was going to show them to you today, but would you believe it, it rained again yesterday and is supposed to rain more today. Of course, I don’t really care if it rains since I just watch it through the windows. It looks kind of cool but it keeps my sun puddles away. I’m not complaining though. Mom says we need every drop we can get — our local mountains are even getting some snow! This is all just a drop in the bucket, though, for the amount we need to even make a difference after years of not enough rain.

In an effort to conserve water, all the plants on the deck have saucers under them to hold the excess water for them to reabsorb rather than letting it drip to the ground. This works great as long as mom is watering and doesn’t water so much that they are left standing in water for too long. After a day of rain, the saucers were all full and the plants are soaked.

Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws
Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws
Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws

When mom went out to empty the saucers, look what she brought back to us! In came the first fresh catnip we’ve had in a very long time. Oh, my, it was so wonderful! I smelled, licked, chewed and rubbed all over it. Then I fell into a lovely sleep holding it between my paws.

Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws

Ocean really got into his. We were in our little pods when mom brought it to us. I stayed in my pod with mine and so did Ocean at first. Then he got up and started tossing and batting it around. When he finally knocked it to the floor, he was done and returned to his pod for a nipped out nap.

Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws
Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws
 
Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws
Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws
 

Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws

Echo was very subdued with his — at first. He rubbed on his a little while he was in his bed but he mostly watched Ocean play with his. Once Ocean and I were finished with ours, Echo went down to the floor and started playing wacky with it. Mom tried to video him but, of course, he stopped being wacky when he realized that. She did get a little bit so I might have a video to show you this weekend.

Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws

Fresh Catnip from the Garden - Christy Paws

Wishing you a nip-filled day!

Christy Paws

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15 Responses to Fresh from the Garden

  1. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys….fresh nip iz even better N pack aged nip which iz even better N noe nip !!! enjoy N we hope ya continmew ta getz sum rainz……at leest de rains ya knead N knot like MEGA rainz …ya noe….♥♥♥

  2. **sighss** fresh ‘nip Christy!?!?!?!
    Oh mee needss LadyMum to find sum sumwehre or sum seedss so shee can grow it fur mee….
    That dried stuff iss icky!!
    Ok back to you an yur ‘nip…you look so dreemy with thee ‘nip ‘tween yur pawss an Ocean an echo look purrty happy allso 😉
    Have sum ‘nip fur mee *sighss*
    ***paw patss***
    Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  3. Y’all awe so adowable. Glad yous enjoyed sum fwesh nip. Evewyfing here is sittin’ iin water. Weez gotten so much raun wiff all these stowms, we need fins just to get out of our pawtments. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  4. I love it…nip is so much fun and fresh nip…its to die for…well, not quite but pretty darned good.

    Kitty Kisses,
    Kali

  5. OMC, you’ve got your own cat nip ?!? How cool ! Fresh nip is the best ! Purrs

  6. OMC! Your mom grows y’all catnip? That is the coolest mom thing ever!

  7. Ohhhhh Fresh nip *sigh* Mom can’t find any this year and our wild nip plants aren’t growing yet 🙁 Looks like you all reallly enjoyed it!

  8. Sammy says:

    Oh boy oh boy did you all get into that nip!!! Looks like a particularly tasty batch…….ENJOY!

    Hugs, Sammy

  9. Summer says:

    How cool – the first nip of the season! We haven’t gotten any of ours yet – my human is waiting for it to get a litter bushier… which it might after the rain we had the past couple of days.

  10. My Mom is such a slacker! She hasn’t grown nip for me in a few years!! You all are sooooo lucky to have a GOOD mother! Love, Cody

  11. Penelope says:

    Doncha LOVES fresh nip!!! Mes sure does! And mes wants to tells yous how wonderful it was to has yous at my birthday pawty! Thanks yous for helping mes celebrate my day!
    Yous guys ROCKS!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  12. Mmmmm…fresh nip is the best. Our nip plant is just starting to grow again and we can’t wait to get fresh nip too.

  13. Ellen Pilch says:

    Fresh nip is the best 🙂 Any nip is great though.

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