Aby-a-Day – Day 149 of 364

The feline reaction to catnip is genetic and the trait is governed by a dominant gene. Abyssinians, as a breed, have a very small genepool and are therefore not terribly genetically diverse, so it’s no surprise that the Abys were so captvated by the fresh catmint. While they were, by far, the most impressed with the catmint, Tessie was also pretty fascinated by it.

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Kylie, however, took one sniff and wanted nothing whatsoever to do with it.
She usually does like regular dried catnip, so this was an interesting reaction.

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Look at those ears! “More for me,” says Jacoby.

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And, in case you were wondering, this is what catmint
looks like when it’s not being nommed by kitties.

2 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – Day 149 of 364

  1. Of the 4 cats in this house, 1 gets so into catnip she gets sick, 2 of them do the typical rolling/purring/rubbing/talking gag, and 1 can take it or leave it. They’re all rescues of one form or another, but the uninterested one appears to be a BSH mix.

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