Friday, August 6, 2010

Mr. Nippy: Are Your Days Numbered?

This is my old friend, Mr. Nippy. Remember him? The Human fills his little belly with high-quality nip and then microwaves him for a few seconds to enhance my sniffing pleasure. Mr. Nippy has served me well. I often carry him with me from place to place.

So why would Mr. Nippy's place in my affections be at risk?

This is the reason.

On Tuesday, the Human purchased Nip Seeds. She filled a pot with soil, planted the seeds as directed, watered with MiracleGro-laced water and put the pot out on the little garage roof outside our dining room window. And there it sits, in the fog and cold. The packet says sprouts will appear in 12-15 days. Uh-huh.

I don't think Mr. Nippy has much to worry about.

BREAKING NEWS:  As of approximately 4 p.m. PDT, the pot full of dirt and seeds has been brought indoors and attended to in the manner recommended by our friend MomKat Trish of the Katnip Lounge.  The Human now feels she will have someone else to blame if tender shoots of Nippy Goodness fail to materialize from the little seeds.


  1. LOL! Maybe not...but you never know! Actually, fresh nip would be pawsome, Spitty. You could have a fresh supply, and your mom could dry some for the winter, and keep Mr. Nippy's belly full!

  2. Yea, but he will always be your Mr. Whiffy Nippy!

  3. I have my candy bar in fluffy shreds! Mommy needs to get me new nip IMMEDIATELY!

  4. To the Spitty Slave:

    Cover the pot with plastic wrap(poke holes) and bring it indoors until the seeds start to sprout. Keep the soil a little moist with a sprayer. Good luck!

    If all fails, Lowe's sells fresh Nip plants. Or we can mail you some of our homegrown. Not bad for ditchweed, really!

    ~MomKat Trish

  5. If your mom is anything like my mom, you're in for nothing but disappointment. My mom can't even grow cat grass, which is easier to grow than weeds! But maybe she isn't and you'll have fresh nip in a few weeks.

    Better keep a stash of the dried stuff just in case. Good luck!

  6. Spitty
    We hope you take the Katnip Lounge Cats advise...we think that will work for you.
    Here's to crossed paws.



  7. We hope your nip plant grows well and offers you hours of fun, handsome boy; we will have a nip fest this weekend and daydream of you, sweetie=of course, you are always welcome to join us :)...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  8. Mom haf neffur growed it in a pot, it grows like a weed (mom sez dat actually what it is) down on da bottom of da hill in our back yard! Fresh nip is great and den she hangs it in da garage to dry and we get it all winter.

  9. Glad that MomKat Trish gave you that good advice. Now our assistant can get busy and grow some nip for us. She has been slack about getting going on the nip. Can't wait to see that nip coming up. Take care Spitty and there are two or three of us here that will not allow a hoooman to pick them up. Have a great week end.

  10. If my mum can grow nip, then your human can. Seriously.


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