I was wondering how my nip plant was doing — my human has been pretty much ignoring it for the past couple of weeks — so I thought I had better check up on it.
For the first time ever, I could see it peeking up over the planter!
Wow! It is a real nip bush now!
Of course, no silver cloud comes without a gray lining. I thought my human would bring in some nice, big sprigs for me, but no! She pinched back some of the plant and brought back the tiny leaves she pinched off! Is it just me, or do you think I was gypped too?
Anna's Adorments says
I can understand your disappointment. Does she really understand you when you say things to her? How do you two communicate?
I think it does better when you clip it down periodically. Then it spreads and little bitty plants pop up all over the yard. We LOVE that part of catnip because Hobbes likes to lay on our plants and squish them to death.
Pricilla - Famous SpokesGoat says
Some nip is better than no nip, yes?
Eric and Flynn says
Giving you the small leaves will make your nip grow bigger, but she could have given you a few big leaves too.
Well! You should be allowed to roll in that plant, Sparkle! But maybe pinching it means it will grow bushier? We’re furry jealous of your plant.
Spitty the Kitty says
I think the tiniest leaves are the most tender and fragrant and potent, aren’t they?
The plant is looking great! You totally got gypped, though.
That’s all she brought in? Are you kidding? You totally got gypped! She could have at least brought one big leaf. Sheesh! She needs to be reminded who’s the award winning author around there!
Kozmo at the Cat From Hell says
Yummy Yummy, me loves the tiny leaves!
whoa! you can grow this stuff on your own!!! Yeowsie Meowsie!! Totally excited now and will inform staff to get some tomorrow and plant immediately…thanks!
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101.com) says
Gypped by nip? No way. Pinching will yield more nip.
THOSE were tiny.
I think there is some need for drastic action here.
Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) says
Our nip plant is coming nicely also. Mommie has to be careful about how much she gives us though because I like to eat the ‘nip. Why just sniff?
You’re so lucky. Mom never planted our catnip seeds. She better get on it before it’s too late for this year.
Mr. Bootz says
I have a very good lawyer you could speak with who handles civil cases. We can no longer let these animals get away with this kind of treatment!
Pretty cool! I’m sure that there will be more pinches in the future!
Sparkle, The Magnific!
I always heard humans say they pinch more than an inch, yep, you got the short end of the nip!
Little One says
You were so gypped and with small leaves yet!!! But I don’t blame your human for holding out, I bet that she wants to make sure your plant gets bigger so that it will last longer.
Glogirly & Katie says
That’s an impressive nip bush, Sparkle! Little scraps of leaves though? Well that’s just a tease. Certainly there’s SOMETHING you can do in retaliation.
; ) Katie
Milo and Alfie says
OMC! Awesome! xx
Definitely gypped! Man so unfair.
Random Felines says
TINY LEAVES!!! that is just mean…..
I agree with you totally, Sparkle. Maybe she’s keeping the bigger leaves for herself?
Clarissa & Co. says
Wow!!! You have your own nip plant!!! Do you think it will ever be big enough to share some with us?
Fuzzy Tales says
Wow, your nip looks great! Considering last year’s fiasco with the gardener, we’re impressed. But yes, you were gypped. Surely your human could bring in a bit more for you.
Nerissa's Life says
You’ve got nip! Yoo-hoo! Actually, the plant looks extremely healthy. You should be able to get a good crop in by fall, I would think. Gosh, I sound just like a farmer cat, don’t I? But seriously, I just LOVE that first photo of you… Oh, you just gotta enter it in the BlogPaws best picture award. It’s so great! I think nominations close May 6th.
drool, dribble, dribble, drool…..
Hannah and Lucy says
Our Mum hasn’t even planted us any nip Sparkle let alone got us a plant the same size as yours – we don’t think she likes us to have fun.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla says
sigh, Mommy says we have almost killed out catnip plant. One of us ate a lot of it and another of us went rolling around on it. She is not sure it will come back up or not. So perhaps your Mommy is very wise and is insuring your plant will live so you can enjoy it for a very long time.
Oh Sparkle, that nip plant is looking good. Time for you to have a very large leaf. Our Mom needs to bring some in to us too. Ours is really doing well if we can just keep those outside cats from sitting in it. Take care.
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
Gypped!!! Our nip is growing but still in the baby stage with our weather.