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Catnip: Just Say No!

 

AMARULA: Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you. I predicted that Frodo and Zulu were just too young to handle the responsibility that comes with having your very own catnip patch in your backyard (well, MY backyard technically–no matter what the human says– but you know what I mean). I told the human that only I should be allowed to play among the catnip’s lush leaves. I knew that only I was mature enough to explore its sweet, intoxicating nectar without becoming a victim of its trance-inducing side effects. Some were not so lucky…

 

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AMARULA: Zulu, believing that bathing himself in catnip made him more appealing to the ladies, was the first to go

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AMARULA: It isn’t pretty, is it?

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AMARULA: The glassy eyes say it all!
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AMARULA: Frodo lasted a bit longer, his youth (and I would argue, his lack of IQ) gave him a higher tolerance for the catnip’s hallucinogenic affects.

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AMARULA: But eventually, he too fell victim to the herb’s siren call of stupefaction.

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AMARULA: Feel free to look away, dear readers! It is quite appalling. Don’t let this happen to your beloved felines!!

 

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AMARULA: And finally, where once a proud herb stood lush and tall, there is now only desolation and the faint smell of cat tears!

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In the Doghouse: More Trouble in the Catnip Patch!

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AMARULA: Stop me if this sounds familiar: So a little while ago, Zulu walked by the Human with this little item on his back.

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AMARULA: Take a closer look! That’s right, it’s a big piece of peppermint from the human’s garden! I wonder how that got there?! It goes something like this…

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AMARULA: What are you doing there Zulu?

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ZULU: Just playing with the ‘nip

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AMARULA: Wouldn’t you much rather play in that big pile of cat nip behind you?

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ZULU: Wow! That is one big pile of cat nip!

AMARULA: Well you play in that pile and I will play in this much smaller one here. That is just how wonderful and generous I am!

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ZULU: That sure doesn’t sound like you Amarula! What are you up to?

AMARULA: You wound me Zulu! I am just trying to learn to share!

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ZULU: Well it sure is tempting…

AMARULA: Come on! It will be fun!

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ZULU: OK I’m going in!

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ZULU: I am still a little uneasy about this…

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Peppermint bush one hour later…

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ZULU: OH oh! Mom is looking at me and she doesn’t look happy!

AMARULA: Mmmmmwwwwahahahahahaha!

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Cat Fight at the Catnip Patch!

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FRODO: Ah! There is nothing like the smell of fresh catnip in the morning. I am so glad mom planted it in her garden.

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FRODO: Oh oh.

ZULU: What ya doing Frodo? You know that is my patch of catnip, right?

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FRODO: Didn’t we agree to share?

ZULU: I love ya like a brother but that’s my ‘nip.  You have three seconds to skedaddle.

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FRODO: One leaf…Can’t I just have one leaf?

ZULU: One…two…three…ATTACK!

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say uncle

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ZULU: Say Uncle Frodo!

FRODO: OK OK! Uncle!

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ZULU: Mine all mine!…oh oh…

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AMARULA: What ya doing Zulu? You know that is my patch of catnip, right?

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