If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know Purrseidon and Mr. M are testers for Cat-a-bliss catnip blends, which should become available to the public within a few weeks. I was initially very surprised how enthusiastic they were about these tests … Purrseidon had never shown any preference for catnip – her favorite dry toys are balls, which she plays kitty soccer with and her water-activated fishy for the tub. (I did not include my ladder, since she doesn’t play with it – she defends it.)
Mr. M has never been interested in ‘nip, either… At least he wasn’t until Kiara, who lives a few miles away, dropped the first samples off. Suddenly, instead of being ‘Mr. Phantom’, he wound around our ankles, as if he was ‘Mr. Sociable’… I initially thought this was an anomaly, then another friend, who is a tester reported that her furbabies opened the envelope before she got a chance…. and that was the fate of many undefended envelopes…
I have no idea what Kiara puts in her catnip blends, but Purrseidon and Mr. M adore being her testers. And, I’m thrilled to report that Mr. M’s general health seems better – the old fellow even climbs. Previously, he never got higher than the lid of the kitchen trash can, which put his big golden eyes just above the counter, allowing him to supervise meal preparation. In the jpg below, he is on top of the beam between kitchen and dinning room!
As I said, M & P’s reactions to blend tests seems typical. My friend, Ellen just reported this:
I was planning to test the nips today so I put them in different colored eggs. The one in the red package went in the pink egg, the one marked WC went into the white egg and the one marked ACD went into the light pink egg.