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Old 06-14-2016, 04:01 PM   #3021
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This is the scratching board. I figured the shape would be good for stretching. I tried rubbing my fingers on it while she watched, and taking her paws and putting them on it.....
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:14 PM   #3022
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Original image of kitty didn't load. It's coming from your AOL.

With the board you could possibly sprinkle some dried nip in the cracks
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:33 PM   #3023
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Pic should be fixed.



Do I really want my kitteh on drugs? :( A friend suggested the same method. I was hoping there was a way I could convince her without cat-nip. On the other hand, I like my sofa.
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:41 PM   #3024
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Floofy kitty
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Old 06-14-2016, 04:56 PM   #3025
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Our three rarely use the cardboard scratcher unless we put cat nip on it. The better scratchers are the vertical column ones, wrapped in rope. All three use our bigger one with the thicker rope.
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:09 PM   #3026
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Cat nip should be given freely and often. How would you like it if there was no more coffee/beer because it's a drug?

Mine and the neighbor's cat hanging out. Jest chillin'

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Old 06-14-2016, 07:47 PM   #3027
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I grow a few catnip plants around the house for mosquito repellent. One bite on a leaf and the cats fall over cashed out for about an hour.

I'm contemplating taking a bite.
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Old 06-14-2016, 08:33 PM   #3028
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Hello folks this is my first time posting on the forum so if stuff is formatted incorrectly please forgive.
I thought for my first post I would post something informative, and there seems to be a lot of argument on whether or not catnip has effects on humans.
Well for those of you with doubt, it does. So I'll post some facts on how and why it affects you through different methods of use.
First off, Catnips primary ingredient (nepetalactone) does not have much of an effect on humans, though it is a powerful mosquito repellent, 10x more powerful then Deet.
However, catnip has other ingredients that function as a natural relaxant, for both the muscles and nervous system.
When ingested as a tea, or eaten, catnip functions as a muscle relaxant and it soothes stomach aches and relaxes the body. Too much used however can over relax the stomach and make one feel sick, or even vomit. It also has a mild laxative effect. It can also help with insomnia.
When smoked, catnip has a mild nervous system relaxing effect. In some people this gives a mild high effect and it aids sleep and muscle spasms.

By the way, with regular use its nervous system relaxing function can increase the chance of seizures. Smoking too much can cause mild nervous problems at the time so care should be taken.

For anyone wondering, the reason I know these things is I have an anxiety disorder(Diagnosed and medicated) as well as chronic back spasms. I use catnip regularly, eaten, smoked, and tea. It provides relief of many problems I have. The reason people believe catnip has no effects is because its effects are so mild, and many of them are comparing it to other things.

So, there are some facts. I hope this helps anyone wondering about catnip.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:07 AM   #3029
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Sorry, I got busy and keep putting this off.
I'm going to condense this story a bit.
One night, I stepped outside my front door and nearly on to a kitten.
The mother came up to the door and just plopped it out onto the concrete.
I found her all freaked out hiding under some bushes, and she wanted nothing to do with the kitten.
I took the kitten inside and cleaned it up and got it warm. After a while I got the mom to finally start licking it and, she let it nurse for the first time.
Thinking she was going to start doing her job, I went back to bed.
The next morning, I went out to check on the little girl and found her dead and cold.
I have a policy with kittens though that they are not dead until they are warm and dead.
I warmed her up under the water faucet and tried some compressions.
It worked! She started weekly stirring after a few minutes.
I tried to bottle feed her, but she wasn't having it.
My only option was to try to get the mom to let it nurse again.
Fortunately, the cat likes belly rubs, and I was able to buy the kitten enough time to nurse periodically throughout the day.


I put out one of those round Cat boxes next to the door, and she stayed in it with the kitten for several days.
Then one day the kitten was gone and I could not find it anywhere even though the mother never left.
For a little over a week, I thought the kitten was dead.
Then a few days ago I found this little guy roaming around.



Thinking it was my long-lost kitty, I took it inside for a while.
Here's the plot twist.
I took my long-lost kitty back outside only to find my actual long lost Kitty.
To my surprise, there was one more kitten accompanying it.
As it turns out, a completely different cat, that I had no idea had a small litter of her own, adopted the other kitten.
I have seen this happen before, but never when the kitten is significantly younger than the adoptive litter, and certainly not when the other mother is still present.
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d'awwwwww kitty

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I have a policy with kittens though that they are not dead until they are warm and dead.
I warmed her up under the water faucet and tried some compressions.
It worked! She started weekly stirring after a few minutes.
Props for the kitten resuscitation.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:48 AM   #3032
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I'm stopping at the shelter on the way home from work today to see three kitten siblings...


If you dont mind driving 9 hours, ill take the two kittens off your hands...
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Actually, I will consider it.
I have some time off this week
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Actually, I will consider it.
I have some time off this week
DO IT!!!!
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:05 PM   #3035
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You know that kittens can be shipped by mail, yes?
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:14 PM   #3036
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I actually did not know that.
I always thought that was a joke.
Wouldn't that really stress the kittens?
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its already died once, dont need it to do it again...
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I actually did not know that.
I always thought that was a joke.
Wouldn't that really stress the kittens?
Yeah, can't you just imagine the PO delivering your kittens with all the care and compassion they are so know for.
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I actually did not know that.
I always thought that was a joke.
Wouldn't that really stress the kittens?
Well, not literally in the mail (although you can mail chickens), but there are all sorts of shipping services that will accepts cats and dogs as freight. Here's a broker service I've used in the past: Cat Shipping | Find Cat Transport Companies & Save!
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there are so many kitties available its not really worth that.

im just mad i never find any; meanwhile you ******** trip over them just walking outside.
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