Purrseidon and Mr. M have tested enthusiastic testers for 13 Cat-a-bliss blends. Their interest surprised me because Ms. Purrseidon has never showed a preference for catnip toys (she loves her water-activated fish and ball collection) and Mr. M has never showed interest in anything catnip since I’ve known him. Over the past months, they tested these:
Mister M’s Special Blend
Milo’s Meow Mix, which seemed relaxing
Twitch’s Angelic Nip Bliss, which also seemed to calm
Flip My Nip, which seemed to help Mr. M’s urinary track issues
Thyme to Party
Wacky Catbacky was relaxing.
Alley Cat Delight seemed relaxing
Sir Nips A Lot
Cat-a-stash also seemed good for Mr. M’s chronic urinary track issues – I keep telling the old guy that he needs to drink plenty of water, but he doesn’t seem to like drinking much of anything. That said, the one thing he does like to drink is tea made with Cat-a-bliss blends… those cute little muslin bags that the samples come in make fantastic tea bags.
Chronical Kitty seemed to give Mr. M a nice spring-tonic boost.
Whole Buds Purrsidon treated these like a toy and batted the buds around, instead of actually nibbling on or rolling in the powder/leaves.
Smart as a Nip was a bit different because it gave M & P nice fresh breath.
As you probably noticed, their tests began with Mr. M’s Special Blend. Please do not assume that Cat-a-bliss named this after my own dear tuxedo. In my The Vi-Purrs, which will debut in about a month, Mr. M’s Special Blend was an irresistible catnip blend, which the evil feline villain, Chester Moreau, developed to undermine Catamondo. When I wrote the book, I’d never heard of catnip blends, but it seemed like something an evil cat with access to a good laboratory might do. Kiara, who owns Cat-a-bliss, designs the covers for my novels, and she reads the rough drafts to get an idea of the story prior to designing the covers. When she read The Vi-Purrs, Kiara loved the concept of catnip blends and began to research catnip, then develop blends. When she came up with her first blend, she named it after the fictional blend, thus proving that fiction can become fact.