Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Catnip Addicted

After debating whether or not catnip is addictive to cats and whether or not cats suffer harmful side effects from.. erm.. indulging, here I am contributing to the delinquency of a cat named Camille. She, like almost every other cat in my acquaintance, goes nuts at the scent of catnip. She cavorts, she yowls, she scampers to and fro, then rolls over to do battle with nonexistant foes that are, surely, the product of her catnip clouded mind. But she seems to enjoy herself so much that I figure it's worth spoiling her by knitting little kitty toys stuffed with her favorite herbal treat.
The original Herbert was about three times the size of the new version and did not have any catnip stashed inside. I also added some waste yarn eyes instead of plastic ones, just in case she might happen to chew one off while in the throes of catnip induced ecstacy.
She's so spoiled. I keep telling her I don't know many cats who are fortunate enough to have someone knit toys for them.


theyarnwhisperer said...

I know what you mean about the spoiled rotten cats. I did knit a toy for my beloved TingTing. I also hand beaded a collar for her which she tore up so I rebeaded it, which she again tore up. I finally succumbed to getting a store bought collar, but its a pretty one with snowflakes on it and rhinestones in the middle of the snowflakes. I've also bought her some "kitty bling" in the form of a little charm that hangs off of her collar that says "pampered"

La Duchesse said...

Kitties are supposed to be spoiled, even if they just take it as their due.
Awww.. sounds like she's just very particular about what sorts of adornments she likes!
"Pampered"! Perfect. :)

Rachael said...

Awwww! Too cute!