Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Normal Service to be Resumed

Sorry for the break in service but hopefully back on form again. For the cats it is Stonehenge Time. This is when monolithic features land in the hallway filled with rocks of cat litter and usually some treats. This is actually a tiny delivery compared to the big ones as this is only a top up of the silica litter I augment the SmartCat all-in-ones with as both cats use the same box. Sorry for the fuzzy quality of the pics, I'm blaming the lighting, distance and action-nature of the shots!
Boss Lady as usual is first up to snoopervise the delivery.
Then feartie Red comes out of hiding once the danger of meeting the delivery man is well past
 Goodies were definitely unearthed from the boxes as we had lots of loyalty points to use this time as well
 This is one of the toys with valerian and I mis-read the packet and spent a good half a day laughing at the idea of it being called Baldi-Hairs before it was pointed out it said Baldi-Maus - definitely lost in translation!
I'd read the reviews that there was a noticeable odour from valerian but yee gads it really STINKS! Over ripe cheesy feet stench is the closest to it.   
 Red, had a sniff
Tucked it under his chin 
 Then had a little roll on it. However, he seems to be able to take it or leave it. He gives it a little bat as he passes but it seems not to be a major delight for him. I'm not surprised as he is not that affected by catnip either.
Magic on the other hand goes into full blown glazedness and raptures with it and the worst bit is she seems to want to thank me by coming up and rubbing her super smelly valerian scented fur on my cheek- gah!
I have a little video clip of her rolling about but it was taking ages to upload even a quarter and it is not that exciting as it is just her lolling over it which I know you can easily imagine 
Happy Tuesday to everyone!


  1. Oooo, what a happy delivery! And yeah, humans do seem to find the wonderfully intoxicating smell of valerian a bit off-putting.

  2. Stinky cheese smell...blech....why do cats love the worst smelling stuff?? I love my cats dearly but I question their taste.
    Jane x

  3. None of my cats ever cared for catnip either but Thomas loved rolling in the normal mint in the garden in the summer months!

  4. Oh boy, big boxes of cool stuff! We havent tried the valerian yet, but both nip and vine are big hits here!

  5. I love valerian and nip. My mum agrees that it stinks of very smelly feet.

  6. We haven't had valerian, and now we're going to hide the mention of it smelling like feet for fear that we never will! We are big fans of both nip and vine.

  7. Yeah, we cant have anny valerian cuz TBT read about the smell. He might try growing Silvervine though.

  8. The package DOES look like it says "Baldi Hairs" LOL!!

    Glad Magic likes the valerian toy :)

  9. Wow, those are great looking toys, no matter what they are called. Looks like the cats enjoyed them a lot and that is what is important. Hope you have a great week end.

  10. I LOVE my valerian cow. There’s a video of me playing with it on my YouTube chaneel. What a haul they was for you guys! And the boxes are fun too.

  11. I've been reading about your cats on and off all afternoon. I love your stories. When I saw your name, I thought it looked familiar - I've been seeing it on comments as I have visited other blogs. And there I thought you had an Irish Setter. lol

  12. We've never had valerian but we like nip although our very favourite is Silvervine and we've got two kickeroos in a plastic bag in a secure cupboard absorbing the wonderful aroma of it as we meow and we hope to start our sniff and kick fun soon.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  13. I knew I liked you, takes a crazy cat lady to know a crazy cat lady lol x


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