posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 10:56 PM
Hmmmmm...a "problem"...well, there does seem to be a chemical basis for this over indulgence...
When my Uncle Al exhibits the same reaction to his "catnip" (the running around the house, playing hide and seek--with no one else!, attacking the
cat and the dog, becoming the creator of mayhem and mischief, knowing where Aunt Lolly hides the stuff, sitting in front of and trying to figure out
how to get the cabinet open or waiting for it to magically open on it's own), well, that behavior, while entertaining at family gatherings, does seem
to have negative social consequences (at work, for example). And Aunt Lolly does have to feed him and clean up after him...
Your kitty, OTOH, doesn't appear to have any of these negative social consequences. The social expectations are that you must dutifully feed and
clean up after her anyway, and as long as her only job is to catch a mouse or two, and she does that, then I would declare, "No problemo." She's
providing much amusement, which is what a good house cat also should do anyway.
In fact, I would say that MY cat has the problem. We just spent 5 bucks on a catnip mouse and catnip refill, and no reaction! At least your thread
explained why. We provide food and water and clean the litter box daily, he doesn't have to catch mice, so I envy you being able to watch your
feline's antics. We get to see him lick himself!