by Janet Blue on April 17, 2014

We are so thankful to have the humans back after their four-day jaunt to Colonial Williamsburg. The weather has turned furry cold again with the temps below freezing two nights in a row. The first night they were not here to snuggle us. We didn’t like that. But last night, six of us piled on the bed with them.

Mauricio and Giulietta feign disinterest.

Giulietta nomming.

Giulietta nomming.

Mauricio gives the new nip his pawstamp of approval.

Mauricio gives the new nip his pawstamp of approval.


We are particularly thankful for the live catnip plant they brought home for us. The killer cold weather this past winter deaded all our potted plants but one little sprig of parsley. Do you think our nip’s ancestors were plants from colonial times? Do you think that would make it more potent? We sure hope so ’cause last year we had two live plants!

Mom decided to plant our nip in the over-sized teacup planter that she painted a couple of years ago. She’s just hoping that Lisbeth does not try to dig it up as she did with the flowers planted there last summer. Here’s a photo of her caught in the act.

Lisbeth inspects her handiwork.

Lisbeth inspects her handiwork.

p.s. Mommy found remnants of nip on the kitchen counter and treats on top of our dry food when she got home. Now she knows that Chris was indulging us. But she is okay with that. So today, we also are thankful that Chris was our caregiver while the human’s were away.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo



Sherri-Ellen T-D April 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

444 pawz up fer a new nip plant!! It lookz so lush n ‘nippy 😉
Glad yer Pawentz reeturned n fingz gettin back to normal dere.
We had stoopid snow last Monday da 14th…cold n snowy n pawfull.
Da ferst guud day waz Eastur Sunday furinallee…
Me hopez da wweather dere impovez dere too fer ya all.
Lub Nylalbue n Sherriellen Mumm
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Clooney April 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

We think that the beauty Giulietta is in fact very interested in the catnip plant!
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Bailey Boat Cat April 19, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Wow! How exciting! I bet you can’t wait until it’s ready! I wouldn’t blame Lisbeth for trying to dig it up ASAP! My mum says she wishes she could have all of you snuggled up in bed one night… It would be very cosy on the boat!
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Spitty the Kitty April 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Hi furiends! Wow–I’m glad to hear your Peeps finally came home–sheesh, what the heck are they thinking taking off all the time anyway? Humans should stay right where they beong, fer hevvin’s sake! At least you got treats and nip while they were gone. That’s a good-looking nip plant and a nice planter too. I hope nokitty digs it up this time.
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meowmeowmans April 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Wow, your new nip plant looks pawsome! We sure hope Lisbeth does not decide to dig it up! 🙂

We’re glad your Mommy and Daddy came back home, so that you could all snuggle when it got chilly.
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Sage April 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Lisbeth, you and I should get together and work on our digging skills. Good job with that pot!
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Timmy Tomcat April 18, 2014 at 11:32 am

Our Dad has purromised to get us a nip plant. Yours looks very tasty
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Cathy Keisha April 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

Paws up for Lisbeth! That’s a pretty planter. TW decovered that if she clipped my nip plant and stuck it in the soil, it would root. Maybe this year my plant will look like something.
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Katie isabella April 18, 2014 at 9:44 am

Oh I am so glad you had a loving sitter who indulged you. And Lizbeth, mom said she hopes you are for hire as a decorator.

LP April 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

Lisbeth!! We were unaware that you are such a dedicated interior decorator! Your flare is flawless! Well done sweetie 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Sammy April 18, 2014 at 7:31 am

Oh a nice new nip plant!! Woo Hoo!! Looks like a real beauty too. The photos from last year with the “de-planting” and dirt all over the table are funny although I bet your Mom didn’t think so at the time! Tee Hee

I hope you all have a FURRRABULOUS Easter and I know you’re glad the whole family will be together for that.

Hugs, Sammy
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mollieandalfie April 18, 2014 at 4:37 am

Happy Easter to you all, we hope you get’z lot’z of Berd or Thuna wez will see’z youz

Tuezday xxxxoooxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

speedyrabbit April 18, 2014 at 2:59 am

that nip looks very yummy,enjoy your snuggles on the bed and Happy easter,xx Speedy
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Sparkle April 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Chris sounds like a GOOD pet sitter – just the kind you want! 😉
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Flynn April 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Freshly growing nip is the very best!
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McGuffy Ann Morris April 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

They are so sweet. I grow organic catnip outside, and have for 25 years. In Summer, they have it fresh. I also sun dry it, and jar it for Winter. I think it is more potent than store bought. I also know it is fresh and organic.
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Brian April 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Home grown NipFests are always the best fun!!!
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Kitty Cat Chronicles April 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm

That nip plant looks delicious!!! We think that makes up for your pawrents being gone for a few days. That giant teacup your mommy painted is pretty too. She is very talented! Oh, and Lisbeth… nice digging! We MOL’d at that photo! We can’t believe your feets and legs were still white after that!
Hugs and kitty-kisses to Astrid from Sampson
Hugs and purrs from all of the gang
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Angel Abby Grace April 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Lisbeth that is sure some fancy digging you did! We love the teacup planter how beautiful. Enjoy your new catnip!!
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The Island Cats April 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

We woulda dug that nip up too! And then ate all that nip! 🙂
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Mythreemoggies April 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm

We need to see a picture of you all snuggled together on the bed like us 🙂
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CHo Meir April 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Ah yes, nothing like a cup of coffee and some good weed on a cool Thursday afternoon…wait…we are talking about catnip, right?
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The Swiss Cats April 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

What is good with the care-givers is that you can make them believe what you want, and get more treats ! Purrs
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da tabbies o trout towne April 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

yur catnip plant iz rockin guys !!!!! enjoy it 🙂

heerz hopin everee one haza safe, happee N burd free Easturr ♥

Molly The Wally April 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Welcome home and we know there are some very happy kitties to say hello. Not more cold weather? Mother Nature is being so naughty. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie April 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

No Kidding! PAWTY TIME while the humans are gone!! Glad you got treated to – uh – treats. And nip!
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Connie April 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

nothing better than coming home to a houseful of happy cats 🙂
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Whisppy April 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

All that soil in that big teacup was just too tempting for Lisbeth to ignore. She looks very proud of herself. 🙂
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Deztinee High April 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Aaaaaw you’s all so cute. Dat nip looks wunnewful hope it’s as good as you’s eyes say it is Mau. MOL Glad you’s pawents came back in time tu snuggle fwu da cold weddew. We’s luv snugglin’ specially when is cold. Hope you’s havin’ a Pawwsum day in spite of da cold.

Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses 🙂

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Caren Gittleman April 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm

that’s the best part about when the humans go away, we can trick our care-givers into giving us MORE TREATS!!!!!! YAY!!! Love, Cody
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Moggiepurrs April 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Lisbeth must have had some fun digging in that big tea cup. The temptation must have just been too much!
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