This morning since I knew I was not going to be able to pick apples because DS as sick, I decided to go harvest some of my herbs, wash them, and begin to dry them in the food dryer. I picked a bit of rosemary, the larger sage leaves, quite a bit of parsley, and then some catnip for the cat. When I came in to wash everything and load the dryer, Scooter happened to be in the kitchen when I put the catnip in the sink full of water to wash it. Some of the residue from the blossoms fell on the floor. Naturally Scooter had to investigate and see what I was doing. One whiff and he was all over it.
He then proceeded to smell my pant legs and try to attack them because they smelled like catnip. I pulled out the dry catnip and sprinkled some on his scratching piece. With a vengeance, he attacked it, dumped it over, I sat it to rights and he attacked it again.
I decided that I would go ahead and cut the herbs off the stems and load the dryer. From what I picked this morning, I ended up with one tray of sage leaves, one tray of rosemary, and two trays of parsley. The catnip will be dried later when these herbs are done as I only have four trays.
While I was loading the trays, the silly cat came over and proceeded to rub all over me, try to eat my shoes and scratch my pants off me. He really liked the smell of the fresh catnip. Then he went to sleep it off finally while the herbs dried and I fixed lunch. It was interesting to see how “crazy” the fresh catnip made him. I told him that I might have to limit his exposure since he really gets a bit wild around it.