If you’re a cat lover, you already know that having a small bag of green powder in your home means something very different from what most people would think.
It’s that magical herb that turns domestic felines into wild jungle cats as soon as they get a sniff of it, and melts them into a motionless puddle of fluff if they lick it up. Enter the wondrous world of catnip, and the stoned kitties in the images below who just can’t get enough of the stuff!
The word ‘catnip’ is derived from nepeta cataria, which is an herb closely related to mint.
The plant, whether it’s freshly grown or dried for commercial purposes, secretes a chemical compound called nepetalactone which triggers a response from cats’ pheromone receptors – in other words, it then makes them lose their minds when they smell it. When the plant itself is ingested, it goes on to produce the opposite effect by sedating the cat.
Each feline reacts differently to the magical herb, with some showing outright immunity to its powers.
These are just – hilarious!
#1 Kitteh’s 1st Time On The Nip
#2 Look Who Found The Catnip While I Was Out
#3 My Cat Felix, High Off His Ass On Catnip
#4 Our Cat Gets High On Catnip, Then Sits On The Couch And Watches Family Guy For Hours. I Walked In On Her Like This
#5 Catnip, Not Even Once
#6 Catnip Catnap
#7 Catnip + Cat Pole: Awkward Family Situation (Mother And Son)
#8 My Wife’s Cat Likes To Get High On Nip And “Hang” Out In Bags Or He Meows Incessantly Until He Does
#9 So I Put Some Catnip In Our Food Dehydrator And Came To Find This
#10 Just My Cat Enjoying Some Catnip In The Sun. He Was Seriously Sleeping Like This
#11 The Cat That Found The Stash
#12 Woke Up To This Disaster This Morning And Now The Cat Is High As Shit. I Ain’t Even Mad
#13 When The Catnip Kicks In
#14 My Sister Decided To Give Her Cat Some Catnip
#15 Every Time I Get Catnip
#16 Chewy Found Where The Catnip Was Being Grown. This Is Him Sitting In The Planter High As Heck
#17 Meet Bynx: She Can’t Handle Her Catnip
#18 I Introduced My Cat To Catnip Today
#19 My Kitten Found The Catnip Drawer And Immediately Had An Existential Crisis
#20 While We Were Out, My Cat Wesley Found The Catnip Bag, Ripped It Open, And This Is What We Returned To
#21 Spaghetti’s First Catnip Experience
#22 Cat Tree Came With Catnip. He Found The Catnip First