Everyone deserves a little chillax every now and then. If you thought that only humans can get baked, you got it all wrong my friends. Our squishy little feline friends also have this nature-given-blessing in a herb called catnip. It’s like Xanax for cats. You can make a catnip cake, or a brownie, or just leave it in the room and watch your cat lose it. The best thing is that you can also make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy your newspaper. And remember, it’s not all for you!
Fun Facts about Catnip!
The catnip is around two to three feet tall and has heart-shaped leaves. Natively, the plant grows in Asia, Europe and Africa, but us smarty-pants Americans heard of it and imported the goodie to our homelands.
It’s the chemical nepetalactone in catnip that makes cats go bonkers. It triggers responses like euphoria, aggressiveness or a prolonged puuurrr accompanied by an even more pleasant nap. Little kittens have the best reaction to it! They sniff it, bite it, rub their heads around it and sometimes they even pick up a fight with it. It’s all meowing and who was here first!
Catnip Cake Recipe!
So, if you had a looong day and decided you need a nice couple of brownies to take the edge off, don’t forget to ask your cat if it had it till here, too! Maybe it had only 14 hours of sleep, you selfish, you! Get your cooking shoes and make it a tasty little catnip cake. All you’ll need is:
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of catnip
- a pinch of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of wet canned food
Then pop it, drop it, shake it, put it in a baking pan and bake it for twenty minutes at 350 degrees. The brave ones can try it themselves and tell us all about it, of course.
The others can give their cats a bite or two and let the games begin. Fun it will be, I say!
The best part is that the herb is not harmful at all, nor is addictive. And not all cats response to it. It is, believe it, that the catnip cake is delicious only to the chosen 50-70% of cats. The rest are just the ordinary, boring, lazy couch potato ones.