Frankly Freddie – go bonkers

I’m worried.  Peggy & Judy are promoting a recreational drug.

Did you know that some cats get euphoric, others are sedated and EVEN drool when they sniff catnip?  Some veterinarians think that the moans cats make while exposed to catnip are responses to chemically induced hallucinations!

When a human has hallucinations and drools it’s a problem but when cats take recreational drugs humans think it’s cute.

Freddie Parker Westerfield, Consumer Reporter

I looked up catnip and here’s some startling information I found:

  • Smoking catnip became popular as an alternative to marijuana in the 1960s. When the herb is smoked, it produces a low level, legal high complete with audio/visual hallucinations and a relaxed feeling. Concentrated doses of Nepeta cataria brewed as a tea can also produce a mild, short-term sedative effect in humans.”
  • Leaves from Nepeta cataria or nepetalactone oil extracts are used by cat owners to provoke their pets. 
  • Catnip, in large enough quantities, will also work as an attractant for large cats like lions and tigers.
  • Europeans in the 1400s regularly drank teas made from catnip, with the herb earning a medicinal application for treatment of colic and flatulence. Nepeta cataria is a member of the mint family, with tea brewed that possesses a flavor and smell similar to mint tea
  • Made into a tea, catnip has calming properties similar to chamomile.
  • Concentrated nepetalactone also makes for a powerful mosquito repellent. However, it lasts just a few hours.

Catnip serves no real purpose other than allowing owners to watch their cats go bonkers

Catnip should be a controlled substance and this blog name should be changed to FreddieBlog

I rest my case.

 

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14 thoughts on “Frankly Freddie – go bonkers

    • Dear Joyce, Human-being,
      You are the most perceptive human on earth. I LOVE you too! If you’d like to open another chapter of a Freddie Fan Club send me treats and you will receive an autographed picture.

      Frankly and Uniquely yours,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield

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      • I hope you weren’t just teasing me. Treats will be mailed out this coming week, and I will look forward to your autographed picture. I can hardly wait until I get it!!!!!
        Love, Joyce

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  1. Thank you Freddie for the interesting and valuable information. Since smoking catnip is an alternative to marijuana, I’ll go get some catnip. 😃

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    • Dear Linda T., human-being,
      My aim in life is to provide interesting and valuable information to humans and other creatures. While you are shopping for catnip please buy doggie treats and send them to me before you start nipping.

      Frankly,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, valuable informant

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    • Dear Sharon Bonin-Pratt, human-being,
      The NERVE is putting it mildly . . . We dogs only nip when being provoked. Otherwise, we are naturally high with friendliness and love. As for human-beings – where IS the love? Where is it?

      Frankly,
      Freddie the Lover-Boy Canine dog

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    • Dear Jacqui Murray, human-being,
      Thank you for your acknowledgment that Peggy & judy (human-beings) have had “clouded judgement” . . . jus say’n.

      Frankly,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, Blockbuster Blogger

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  2. Interesting… I have used catnip to help a cat adjust to new premises or to help two cats adjust to each other. It made them more frolicky and playful than usual, for sure. Wow, who knew that it was used as a substitute for marijuana? Well if people can get high, why not animals I guess haha.
    Peta

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    • Dear Peta, human Trekker in the Green,

      Cats do need adjusting. We canines, on the other hand, are already adjusted.
      Thank you for sharing the catnip ploy so my other readers can learn new human tricks.

      Frankly,
      Freddie Parker Westerfield, Canine-Dog

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