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Catnip Cologne

Seeking cat attention? *spritz* There you go.
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I have cats and love having them - mostly. I also have no trouble attracting them. Generally cats and I get along very well.

I do know a few people, though, who would very much like to be better acquainted with cats, but the cats won't give them the figurative time of day.

At my house we have a healthy patch of catnip growing among the other herbs. Don't mow it if you don't want lots more. My idea is simple: for the poor souls who want to get closer to cats, make the cats want to get closer to them. The incentive: drugs.

Research indicates that catnip works on cats by stimulating the pleasure centers of their brains. That explains all that purring and orgiastic lolling about all over the stuff. Making a weak dilution of catnip puree and spraying it lightly directly on the person wanting more cat attention will, over time, cause the cat to associate that person with a pleasurable sensation. Stepping down the intensity of the cologne with succeeding contact with the cat will allow the cat to maintain the association while extinguishing the need for the catnip's charisma boosting effects.

Mixing a much stronger dilution and spraying it surreptitiously onto your worst enemy (especially if he's allergic to cats) may be the best non-witchcraft curse you could cast.

elhigh, Jul 04 2007

Catnip "cologne" http://www.activefa...-attracts-good-bugs
Catnip extract attracts male lacewings [csea, Jul 04 2007]

Doctors Foster & Smith Catnip Mist, $4.99 http://www.drsfoste...=2961&N=2002+113614
Intended for use on scratching posts and toys. Originally. [jutta, Jul 04 2007]

Pussy Crack http://www.instruct...QF2DSDRAG/?ALLSTEPS
Nepetalactone, ultra-potent catnip extract [Dub, Jul 05 2007]

Catnip spray http://www.catclub....details/rec_key/211
Baked [squeak, Nov 19 2007]


       Be careful you don't attract lacewings! [link]
csea, Jul 04 2007

       Great for surreptitiously sraying on people who are allergic to cats, like guests who overstay their welcome. [+]
nuclear hobo, Jul 04 2007

       Want to attract cats? Ignore them. Works every time.   

       Alternatively, open a newspaper and attempt to read it.
Texticle, Jul 04 2007

       Cat-A-Tonic (the A is for Attracting).
marklar, Jul 05 2007

       For really unwelcome guests, just spritz them with very dilute cat wee. They won't be able to smell it, but the cats will immediately identify them as a toilet.
wagster, Jul 05 2007

       Something smells a bit fishy, around here
Dub, Aug 29 2007

       It's called 'Sex Panther'. 65% of the time it works every time!
quantum_flux, Nov 18 2007


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