Hello, friends! It’s me Sly Pie. You might be wondering why I’m sitting here in the catnip basket. Well, my friend Ollie told me that if I sit in the basket long enough, I will incubate the catnip seeds so that it will sprout quickly! I’m not quite sure about that but it’s worth a try. I’ll do anything for catnip!
Easter time is exciting for us because we know that very soon we will have our colorful kitty jungle in the catio. The Big Lady Cat always talks about cat environment enrichment but let me tell you, I can sum that up in two beautiful words: Nepeta Cataria. Catnip lifts me up into a euphoric frenzy that I cannot explain, it feels so good! I wish you could try it but I heard that catnip has more of a sedative and calming effect on humans. Catnip tea anyone?
The Big Lady Cat started sewing our stash of catnip seeds a month ago indoors and it’s high up where I can’t reach. I suppose that’s a good thing as we would have probably shredded the sprouts by now.
There is another variety of nepeta called Catmint (Nepeta Mussinii) which bears beautiful purple flowers and attracts butterflies and bumblebees. This is planted among the catnip to add a splash of color to our tunnel. Like catnip, they are hardy perennials and already sprouting!
Now, what’s happening to my ears!? They feel funny!!
Where is he? Why? I’m a bunny!!!!
The above photo of Sly Pie was the inspiration for his bunny cartoon. I think he has a face that could easily morph into a bunny with the addition of those elongated ears. The artwork was drawn in Adobe Illustrator using a Wacom Pen and Touch tablet.
Happy Easter, wishing all our friends peace and purrs!
This week we are joining the Caturday Art Blog Hop over at Athena Cat Goddess.
Let’s get hopping!