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Thursday, November 19, 2009

fatty boom boom

Thursday, October 29, 2009

dont hate me cause i am beautiful

feathers adorned the whole body

I am the cat, keeps a beautiful heart
look right
feelings kill you master
master bound by politeness cat
I who in Lords
Don’t hate me cause I am beautiful

Friday, October 23, 2009

Catnip can stop the mischief cat

Catnip attraction is actually a genetic trait. Its works as an attractant for most cats over the age of six months. Catnip can cause an amazing reaction! Catnip can also neutralize your favorite cat dido. sometimes mischievous cat who just want to get attention and this makes us stress.

Some cats will scratch things out of boredom to get your attention. To keep a cat from scratching your belongings you can use a sprayer contain catnip with sprayed around the other types of posts. If your cat begins to scratch something inappropriate, squirt him with water or Feliway Spray to prevent urine marking, but seems to work very well to keep cats from scratching your belongings.

Use catnip spray and spray it over your cat face to domesticate the cat from doing naughty. It is very effective to lose focus of your cat from acting aggressors. This is important because if a cat comes violence themselves will lead to quarrels, and this causes wounds caused by fighting. So you have to prepare a safe enclosed place where the cats can stay to recover from surgery. And this resulted in your forced to sacrifice valuable time and money to to care for them.

You can make your neighborhood a happier place for people and cats with methods fill your free time cat playing with toys Catnip. This way you will sleep better quality also no longer disputed and cats stop yowling at midnight.

Monday, October 19, 2009

made from affection for a beloved cat

Catnip is usually used as a stuffing for your cat playthings, and is claimed by some to be a feline aphrodisiac even use as a beverage and a medicine. In fact, catnip will attractive to all members of the cat family including tigers and lions. This member of the mint family growing in dry roadside places and in mountainous regions up to altitudes of 5,000 feet. Many citizens use catnip as a kitchen aid and medicinal herb especially in England and France who rich of tradition and culture as a stimulating drink until the introduction of black tea. It has been used for over 2,000 years as a medicinal herb. In 1735, the Irish herbalist, K'Eogh, stated

"It provokes urination and menstruation; it expels the stillborn child; it opens obstructions of the lungs and the womb; and it is good for internal bruises and shortness of breath. Drunk with salt and honey, it expels worms from the body."

The dried leaves can be used to make a pillow that can be slipped into a pillowcase to promote sleep. Cats can smell 1 part in a billion in the air so you can sleep together with your beloved cat with both of you can sharing a pillow forever. Catnip is not harmful to your cat, they won't overdose on you. While you still sleeping on your pillow your cat wont get away from you because it will refuse any further entertainment. So you should stuffed a good quality catnip into your pillow case with 1/2oz. of only the best leaves and flowers from the catnip plant to make it extremely fragrant.

Add catnip to the pillowcase, to attract your cat to the bed and your cat wont be known as a stray cat anymore. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars and hours of time to shoping a quality pillow for your cat. What needs to be done is learn to Make a Catnip Pillow and Blanket. It is easy with only Take your pillowcase and fill it with clothes that you have worn. Then add flowers and catnip leaves to the pillowcase to produce extremely fragrant to attract the attention of your cat. You might like to consider using pennyroyal that is dried to keep fleas away. Afterthat just sew up the end of the pillowcase to dodge out the catnip. Sewing with pack to ensure that the beloved cat cannot get to the pennyroyal and chew it, as it is poisonous and never use pennyroyal oil near pets as it is extremely toxic…… safe use as safety good luck ….

Monday, October 12, 2009

the pet-passion

Catnip Bubbles produce a soft stream of bubbles that cats love to chase. Just blow the catnip infused bubbles through the wand and you cat will pounce on the bubbles as they float slowly to the ground. Non-toxic, safe for pets.

Everybody's a Critic Date: June 29, 2009


"I agree, the bubbles didn't really form. They just popped and dripped on the floor. Some came out whole, but my cats weren't paying attention to notice them. And if they did spy one, they only watched it float down. But it was still funny to see them licking the tile floor and rolling around in the catnip scent after the bubbles popped. At least they enjoyed themselves."

Catnip stuffed into a burlap bag reminiscent of a feed bag you might find in an old fashioned general store. This soft fabric pillow toy releases the enticing aroma of catnip as your cat bats it about. This toy is not suitable for children. Remove from packaging before giving to your pet. Always supervise your pet when playing with pet toys. Inspect product for damage and discard if any part becomes loose of detached. If toy becomes wet, some color transfer may occur. Please use caution around light colored upholstery or carpeting. Spot clean only.
this little bag Date: December 23, 2005

review :

"Has my cat Hobbes purring for more! It's just such a simple little toy, but she can roll around on it like a little catnip pillow and holds it and kicks at it. If you cat loves the herb, get this little bag, it's a fun toy for your cat!"

Cats have an instinctual desire to watch cracks and crevices, especially when they know that something is hiding just beyond their sight. The Peek-and-Play Toy Box is designed to build on your cat's instinct by partially hiding some of your cat’s favorite toys, and your cat will go crazy fishing them out! Peek-and-Play is especially great for those times when you have to leave your cat home alone, because this toy will keep your cat occupied for hours

Catnip Cigars will make your kitties purrr! Filled with only premium catnip, this 6 1/2`` x 1 1/2`` toy will drive your cat crazy!Catnip Cigar is purrfect for the curious cat. It makes a great gift for the mother and father of new kittens or to celebrate the arrival of a new cat in the family!


Move over catnip! Time to get in the kitchen and whip up that cute kitty`s new fave obsession! Gabrielle Tolliver brings you 5 cookie cutters, a recipe book, & little gift bags!


Your cats will be in absolute heaven with this corner comber that allows them to groom themselves whenever they want. It's amazing—not only does it help to eliminate fur around the house (and painful fur balls), but your cat will love it, too! Just mount it to a corner anywhere in your house, snap in the grooming combs (removable for cleaning ease), and fill the catnip compartment—you won't get a chance to count to 20 before kitty shows up for a rub. Includes adhesive-tape pads and enough catnip for a couple of refills.

This attractive cabinet serves as both a decorative litter box cover and end table, for any room of the home! This litter box cover is especially beneficial if you must keep your cat's litter box in an exposed area, such as the bathroom or living room. Constructed of pressed wood with a crisp white finish, the Kitty Bathroom litter box cabinet has a cutout in the door so your pet has easy access. Simply place the litter box inside the cabinet, and your pet may come and go as it pleases, while the unsightly litter box is hidden from sight. Also prevents loose litter from falling on the floor. Accommodates litter tray up to 17.5" W x 15" D x 3" H. Cat doorway measures 7" W x 7.5" H

Thursday, October 1, 2009

organic style to pamper your beloved cat

Fresh catnip is supposedly more attractive to cats when it is bruised & transplanting catnip bruises the leaves but 30% of the cat population does not respond at all to catnip even it is completely nontoxic to our cats. Some cats are genetically "programmed" to respond to catnip, some aren't. But don’t worry because you still can get your cat get high by personnaly touch because Cats love being petted on the top of the head, below the chin, down the back, and on the back of their neck. Stick to these sweet spots if you want your cat to high up to you. Stay away from petting their paws, tail, lower back, and stomach. Yes this is really organic style to pamper your beloved cat.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What REALLY Happens to Cats on Catnip

The cat feel quilty after get high

Cat Nip Animation

Pooch Cafe: Catnip

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Certified Organic Versus Non-Organic Budgets for Catnip Herb

Certified Organic Versus Non-Organic Budgets for Catnip Herb

1/4 Acre Winter 2002

This information is provided as a tool for projecting costs and returns for B.C. farm enterprises and as a general guide for planning individual farms. The sample budget should be used as a guide only and should not be used for business analysis without adjustments to reflect individual situations. Each farm should develop their own budget to reflect their production goals, costs and market prices. Information regarding financial planning and other enterprise budgets may be downloaded from the internet at

Key Success Factors

- Medium level of horticultural training and skills.

- Good site selection and preparation.

- Vigilant record keeping of all aspects of operation from production to     marketing.

- Strong marketing skills - Identify and research your markets prior to planting.

- Reduce direct and indirect expenses as much as possible.
Risk Factors and Strategies

Production Risks - Disease, weed and insect control are essential to ensure high yields. Climate, topography & soil conditions will affect crop and variety options. Ensure you make selections that are suited to your area. Inexperience and lack of diligence can result in a set back or general reduction in crop yields. Adverse weather conditions can reduce yields and quality. Programs available to offset production risks include NISA and whole farm insurance.

Handling Risks - Ensure all crops are properly harvested, dried, packaged, stored and shipped. Improper handling may reduce the amount of your marketable product.

Price Risks - Depending upon your target market, competition from other local growers or import products is a constant factor. Adjustments in your production or marketing plans may be required. Providing a consistent and high quality product and ensuring your customer needs are met are vital elements in offsetting adverse effects of a competitive market place. Herbs prices are also very quantity sensitive. Small scale production may result in higher gains than production over 250 lbs.

Market Risks - This will depend upon your marketing strategy. Buyers for herb crops changes rapidly.Demand for one herb may be high in one year and slow the next. Ensure that your commodity mix will allow for the rise and fall of the markets for individual herbs. Expect to spend a large portion of time keeping track of the current market.
Ministry of Agriculture, Food, & Fisheries
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Planning for Profit
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Sample Enterprise Budget and Worksheet
Certified Organic Versus Non-Organic Budgets for Catnip Herb

The sample enterprise budget provided should be viewed as a first approximation only. Use the column "your farm" to add, delete and adjust items to reflect your specific production situation. The following income and direct expense information does not account for general farm inputs that are applied to the total farm area (eg. general labour costs; general marketing costs;irrigation fees; repair&maintenance, organic certification fees).
Projected Income - Certified Organic Catnip Yield-Yr 2 Unit Average Total Income
Price Year 2
Catnip, certified organic 400 lbs $7.00 $2,800.00

Projected Direct Expenses- Certified Organic Catnip Labour Qty-Yr 1 Qty-Yr 2 Unit Price Expense-Yr 1 Expense-Yr 2
Weeding - hired labour $40.00 $20.00 hour $8.00 $320.00 $160.00
Harvest - hired labour 48 hour 8.00 0.00 384.00

Seed Cost
Catnip 1 kg 150.00 150.00 0.00

Tractor Fuel 14 litres 0.50 7.00 0.00

Tractor Oil & lube 1.05 0.00

Bags - large 16 each 0.05 0.00 0.80
Corrugated boxes 16 each 2.50 0.00 40.00

Advertising/faxes/telephone 0.00 100.00

Irrigation 0.25 0.25 acres 60.00 15.00 15.00

TOTAL $173.05 $539.80

Establishment Costs $173.05 Income less Year 2 Direct Expenses (certified organic production) $2,260.20 Certified Organic Versus Non-Organic Budgets for Catnip Herb
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Projected Indirect Expenses
Depreciation ……………………………………………………………………….
Interest ……………………………………………………………………….
Insurance ……………………………………………………………………….
Administration ……………………………………………………………………….
Legal/accounting ……………………………………………………………………….
Other ……………………………………………………………………….

Projected Net Income
Projected Income …………………………………
minus Projected Direct AND Indirect Expenses …………………………………

Projected Net Income
Sensitivity Analysis of Total Production Income
Profit is influenced by market prices and yield. The tables below illustrates the changes to income as prices and yield vary.
Price vs. Income Low Average Target High
Price Price Price Price
$2.00 $5.00 $7.00 $8.50
Total Income $260 $1,460 $2,260 $2,860

Yield vs. Income Low Average Target High
Yield Yield Yield Yield
250 375 400.00 520.00
Total Income $1,210 $1,898 $2,260 $2,738
Certified Organic vs Conventional
Area Yield-Yr 2 Unit Average Price Total
Price Range Income
Catnip, cert organic .25 acre 400 lbs 7.00 3.00-15.00 $2,800.00
Catnip, conventional .25 acre 400 lbs 3.50 1.00-9.00 $1,400.00

Cash Flow Timing
The table below indicates the monthly flow of income and indirect expenses.
% Income Year 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 50 0 0
% Direct Expenses - Year 2 0 0 0 20 20 7 33 7 33 0 0 0

Certified Organic Versus Non-Organic Budgets for Catnip Herb
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Total Labour Requirements Investment Capital Replacement Costs
Labour Qty-Yr 1 Qty - Yr 2 Buildings $15,000
Seeding 2 Tractor 15,000
Weeding 30 20 Implements
Weeding - hired labour 40 20 ….. Tillers 8,000
Pest/Disease control 1 1 ….. Harrows 2,000
Fertilization 2 Rototiller 500
Irrigation 2 2 Dryer 1,500
Harvest 16 Bins/totes etc. 100
Harvest - hired labour 48 Hand trucks/dolle 100
Drying 8 Scale 300
Packaging 4 Vehicle 12,000
Total operator labour hours 35 53 Small Tools 500
Total hired labour hours 40 68 Irrigation System 3,000
Total labour hours 75 121 Total $58,000

The following assumptions were made in calculating the sample budget:
General Farm Assumptions
Income & Expenses:
- Projected income and expenses are based on current markets.

Planting Information:
- Planting is based on rows with 24-30" centres. Aim for 12" between plants.
- Seeding is done by hand.
- Catnip fields need to be replaced every 3-4 years for highest production.
.There will be a small harvest available in the first year.

Marketing Information:
- Prices are based on selling entire production to a small to mid-size manufacturer. A more difficult market is selling directly to retail customers, small craft companies or herbalists . A higher price could be realized in the smaller market but will increase the time and expense required for marketing and packaging.
- Catnip is used in the medicinal, tea and essential oil markets.

Quality Considerations
Labour requirements:
- Herb enterprises are normally conducted using operator labour with occasional outside help brought in during weed/harvest crisis situations.
- Most weed control labour happens during the seedling stage when the plants are the least weed tolerant. Once the plants reach 12", they begin to shade out weeds and the labour requirements diminish dramatically.
- Harvest labour is based on two harvests per year. These are several grades of catnip produced - The lowest is a whole herb including stem . This budget is based on mid-range qualit which is leaf and flower with The largest stems removed. Highest grade is flowertops only.

Certified Organic Versus Non-Organic Budgets for Catnip Herb
Planning for Profit
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Equipment Costs:
- Tractor Fuel Costs are calculated as follows: no. of tractor hours x 8L/hr consumption x $0.50/L price.
- Oil & lube costs are assumed at 15% of fuel costs.
- Repair and Maintenance costs are calculated at 3% of investment capital replacement costs.
- Investment capital replacements cost are for a 10 acre farm with 2 acres in production.

- Technical Feasibility Study for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants - AG Consulting
- Medicinal Herbs in the Garden, Field & Marketplace, L. Sturdivant, T. Blakeley
- Potential of Herbs as a Cash Crop, RA Miller
- Richters Herbs,
- BCMAFF - Planning for Profit Budgets - available

The following people contributed to the preparation of this factsheet:
- Tracy Schimpf, contractor, Kelowna.
- Howard Joynt, P.Ag., Farm Management Specialist, BCMAFF, Vernon.
- herb growers

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MOVE OVER MAMA - cat on the move

Moving a cat to a new home can be very stressful for them. Cats are creatures of habit and like familiar surroundings, and any major changes, like a new house can lead to behavior problems because our house is where the heart is and within our homes and hearts live our cats. When we search for a new palce to hang our hat, we face the challenge of finding a home that allows our hearts delight, our cats, to be with us. Sometimes, the difficulties people have finding a new home for themselves and their cats seem hopeless, and cats end up not only with a new home, but a new owner as well.

Warning alert

  • Never ever place your cat in a sack, bag or other carrying item that has no view-holes. Cats need to have some sense of their surroundings and not having this simply terrifies them and makes them dangerous to handle. Your cat needs to arrive settled and trusting. Also, the holes provide air to get into the carrier. If no air is getting in, your cat will probably drown and die forever.

  • Most cats find car travel extremely disorienting and strange and will meowing loudly and loudly wont stop. This can be very disturbing for the driver and distressing.

  • Always administer prescription medications according to the letter of your Veterinary instructions. It may take a long while for your lovely cat to calm down after medicating her, but don't increase the dosage without explicit permission from the Vet.

  • Make sure all cubbies, crawlspaces, or any small space big enough for your cat to fit through are blocked. Moving is very scary for cats and they will try to find a "safe spot" to hide.

If you are moving just a miles from your old house you may find that your cat regularly returns to his old home. Why? This is simply because YOUR MOGGIE has not bonded sufficiently well with his new home and has picked up familiar routes during exploration of his new territory. Chasing him away or you need to collect him. Spread the cat's scent around your home, as described above. Keep your cat inside for a month and then, as mentioned earlier, only let him out for a short period just before you feed him and accompany him on his walk round the garden. In this way he will begin to recognise the new house, both of which are being denied him at the old house. This period of readjustment may take weeks and, in some cases, it can be months before he can be allowed outside unattended. If all else fails and your cat refuses to accept his new home, you may be able to persuade the residents of your old house or one of the neighbours to adopt him permanently.

Before you move your Cats should always be transported in a safe container. Leave the carrier around for a few days or even weeks before your move, so that the cat becomes used to the sight and smell of it. When it's time to go, put your cat in his carrier with a familiar blanket and transport him, don't put him in the removal van or the boot of the car.

If you have to move your cat by airplane, call the airline in advance to check the carrier requirements, along with checking whether they supply one or where to obtain one from. Also ask about who is responsible for supplying food/water. Remember to include something familiar like a favorite blanket in the carrier for the journey. Make sure the cat is collected immediately at the other end; preferably by someone familiar with the cat.

Moving a cat to a new home does not have to a stressful event for them or you. Remember to plan ahead and prepare a great room for your cat to stay in.

Monday, August 31, 2009


The cat (Felis catus), also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felines and felids, is a small carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and its ability to hunt vermin and household pests. It has been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years and is currently the most popular pet in the world.

A skilled predator, the cat is known to hunt over 1,000 species for food. It can be trained to obey simple commands. Individual cats have also been known to learn on their own to manipulate simple mechanisms, such as doorknobs and toilet handles. Cats use a variety of vocalizations and types of body language for communication, including meowing, purring, "trilling", hissing, growling, squeaking, chirping, clicking, and grunting. They are also bred and shown as registered pedigree pets. This hobby is known as "cat fancy".

Until recently the cat was commonly believed to have been domesticated in ancient Egypt, where it was a cult animal. However, in 2004, the earliest known location of cat domestication was discovered to be ancient Cyprus, and a subsequent study in 2007 found that the lines of descent of all house cats probably run through as few as five self-domesticating African Wildcats (Felis silvestris lybica) circa 8000 BC, in the Near East.

Nomenclature and Etymology
The word cat derives from Old English catt, which belongs to a group of related words in European languages, including Welsh cath, Spanish gato, Basque katu, Byzantine Greek kátia, Old Irish cat, German Katze, and Old Church Slavonic kotka. The ultimate source of all these terms is Late Latin catus, cattus, catta "domestic cat", as opposed to feles "European wildcat". It is unclear whether the Greek or the Latin came first, but they were undoubtedly borrowed from an Afro-Asiatic language akin to Nubian kadís and Berber kaddîska, both meaning "wildcat". This term was either cognate with or borrowed from Late Egyptian čaus "jungle cat, African wildcat" (later giving Coptic šau "tomcat"), itself from earlier Egyptian tešau "female cat" (vs. miew "tomcat"). The term puss (as in pussycat) may come from Dutch poes or from Low German Puuskatte, dialectal Swedish kattepus, or Norwegian pus, pusekatt, all of which primarily denote a woman and, by extension, a female cat.

A group of cats is referred to as a "clowder", a male cat is called a "tom" (or a "gib", if neutered), and a female is called a "molly" or "queen". The male progenitor of a cat, especially a pedigreed cat, is its "sire", and its female progenitor is its "dam". An immature cat is called a "kitten" (which is also an alternative name for young rats, rabbits, hedgehogs, beavers, squirrels and skunks). In medieval Britain, the word kitten was interchangeable with the word catling. A cat whose ancestry is formally registered is called a pedigreed cat, purebred cat, or a show cat. In strict terms, a purebred cat is one whose ancestry contains only individuals of the same breed. A pedigreed cat is one whose ancestry is recorded, but may have ancestors of different breeds. Cats of unrecorded mixed ancestry are referred to as domestic longhairs and domestic shorthairs or commonly as random-bred, moggies, mongrels, or mutt-cats.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Two cats curled up together Cats conserve energy by sleeping more than most animals, especially as they grow older. The daily duration of sleep varies, usually 12–16 hours, with 13–14 being the average. Some cats can sleep as much as 20 hours in a 24-hour period. The term cat nap refers to the cat's ability to fall asleep (lightly) for a brief period and has entered the English lexicon—someone who nods off for a few minutes is said to be "taking a cat nap".

Due to their crepuscular nature, cats often enter a period of increased activity and playfulness during the evening and early morning, dubbed the "evening crazies", "night crazies", "elevenses", "crazies", or "mad half-hour" by some. The temperament of a cat can vary depending on the breed and socialization. Cats with oriental body types tend to be thinner and more active, while cats that have a cobby body type tend to be heavier and less active.

The normal body temperature of a cat is between 38 and 39 °C (101 and 102.2 °F). A cat is considered febrile (hyperthermic) if it has a temperature of 39.5 °C (103 °F) or greater, or hypothermic if less than 37.5 °C (100 °F). For comparison, humans have a normal temperature of approximately 36.8 °C (98.6 °F). A domestic cat's normal heart rate is around 165 beats per minute (bpm), about twice that of a human (average 80 bpm), but cats' heart rates can vary widely, even reaching around 300 bpm.

In captivity, indoor cats typically live 14 to 20 years, though the oldest known cat lived to age 36. Domesticated cats tend to live longer if they are not permitted to go outdoors (reducing the risk of injury from fights or accidents and exposure to diseases) and if they are neutered. Some benefits of neutering are that castrated males cannot develop testicular cancer, spayed females cannot develop ovarian cancer, and both have a reduced risk of mammary cancer. The lifespan of feral cats is hard to determine accurately, although one study reported a median age of 4.7 years, with a range between 0 to 10 years.

A cat carrying a house mouse home to eat.Cats are obligate carnivores: their physiology has evolved to efficiently process meat, and they have difficulty digesting plant matter. Cats are unusually dependent on a constant supply of the amino acid arginine, a diet lacking arginine causes marked weight loss and can be rapidly fatal. The cat also cannot produce the amino acid taurine, and taurine deficiency can cause a condition called macular degeneration where the cat's retina slowly degenerates, causing irreversible blindness. Similar to its teeth, a cat's digestive tract has adapted to meat eating, containing only those segments of intestine best able to break down the proteins and fats in animal flesh. This trait severely limits the cat's ability to properly digest and use plant-derived nutrients, as well as certain fatty acids. Despite the cat's meat-oriented physiology, several vegetarian or vegan cat foods are available that are supplemented with chemically synthesized taurine and other nutrients, in attempts to address nutritional shortfalls. However, some of these products still fail to provide all the nutrients that cats require and diets containing no animal products pose the risk of causing severe nutritional deficiencies

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Catnip Treasure Marketing

The whole treasure of herb is Catnip. We call the Catnip Treasure. Catnip is primarily marketed for cats in stuffedtoys, catnip filled balls, compressed pellets, and in shaker bottles. Marketing possibilities include farmers markets, petstores, and higher-end retailstores. Growers should havean established market available before beginning production. This Catnip Treasure is marketed as an dietary supplement to promote a healthy immune system and general well being during the cold and flu season. It is marketed in the form of tablets, capsules, fluid extracts (glycerin and alcohol extract), tinctures, ointments, powder and sprays.

Catnip Treasure-based products are marketed by many manufacturers of herbal products, including Frontier Herbs, Herbs Etc., Nutraceutical Corp. (with the KAL and SOLARAY line of supplements), and Nature’s Way. Producers with creativity and goodmarketing skills may be able to capture a niche of the pet supplies market, which comprises about20 percent of the more than $30 billion that owners spend on their animals. Wow its totally a treasure.
A market also exists among mass market tea blenders who use catnip among other herbs as a flavoring. Catnip leaf is also used in the manufacture of animal toys and there exists a big market for that too. Most commercial catnip for toys is of a lower grade, consistingof dried, ground-upstalks, as well as leaves. However, the mostaromatic portions of the plant are the blossoms and leaves. Savvy growers may be able to develop a market for a higher grade product, especially if well-packaged to retain freshness, and therefore, potency. Organic growers with an existing consumer base that prefers organic goods may also have a distinct marketing advantage.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Catnip Beauty Spell Lover

Catnip is a love herb, and it is good to use a pinch in sachets or incense with other love herbs (especially good when used in combination with rose petals). It's element is water and it's planet is Venus. The deity associated with Catnip is Bast (big surprise), and the magical use of the herb is love, animal contacts, happiness, and beauty. Many magic users use the dryed leaves of a Catnip plant as bookmarks for their book of shadows or personal magical books. When you give the herb to your cat, it creates a psychic bond between you. If it is grown near or around your home it attracts good luck. Use Catnip in spells to bring about more beauty to your life or your personal appearance. Catnip in a sachet with rose petals is thought to attract lovers, while the steam from catnip tea is thought to aid beauty and health.

Catnip is ruled by Venus. Its element is water and its energy is considered feminine. Catnip is attributed to the Egyptian goddess Bast/Bastet, the cat-headed goddess. If you hold catnip in your hand until it is warm, then hold anyone else's hand, they will forever be your friend, as long as you keep the catnip you used in the spell in some safe place.

Glamour and Beauty Spell

The best time to perform this spell is during the Full Moon, although, you can also do it on a Friday during the Waxing Moon.

Bowl of spring water
Herbs for beauty, such as lavender and catnip
A white rose that has been separated from the stem

A ritual bath or purification ritual is recommended before performing this spell to sort‑of 'clean the slate' and allow Magick to start anew.

Cast the circle and become calm and centered. Sit or stand facing the West. Pour the spring water into the bowl and hold it up to the Western corner. Say:

I hail to the West and the forces of Water. Hear and aid me in this Magick tonight. Grant me your beauty, Shape and form this face and body and let me radiate with self‑love. With harm towards none, and for the free will of all, So mote it be.

Set afloat the rose on top of the water and stir it with your fingers three times round in a clockwise motion. Take the flower out of the water and hold it in your hands. Say:

By the powers of the West, The forces of Water, I charge this flower with love. Beauty is here; it shines with the power. Beauty is here, Contained in this flower.

Keep the flower in a box along with catnip and/or lavender to remind you of your true beauty. If a friend or loved one needs the power of love and beauty, tell them the story of the rose you have blessed and give them the rose to continue it's power. I hope you enjoyed this spell, and I hope you see the true beauty with your hearts.

Sometimes in a long relationship, it's easy to lose the 'thrill' and before you know it, bedroom activities just don’t feel the same. In order to add a little pizzazz to your lovemaking, you may want to seek out a love spell that energizes your love life with playfulness and passion. Catnip is known for its mesmerizing effect on domestic cats. When grown in the wild, the plant has the power to sedate the feline. However, when used in a love spell, you can encourage your partner to use a little of his or her imagination. In order to see results, all you need is a couple of teaspoons of catnip in its dried form. Make sure that it is chopped. Sew a piece of cloth around the catnip and hang it over your bed. This ingredient is perfect for promoting your love to become more adventurous and daring. Catnip has been around for quite some time, as it is sacred to Bast, the Egyptian cat goddess.

Catnip are used by many folks for Luck in Love Affairs. CATNIP is called a Woman's Love Herb because it is said to make women enticing and charming to thus to make men ready and increase their nature -- and for this reason, we hear that women use it to aid in bringing about relations. Some of our customers tell us that if you carry CATNIP in a flannel bag, the man you want will be attracted to you like a Cat to CATNIP. They also say that you can use it in an herbal bath, sprinkle it at the 4 corners of the bed, or burn it with incense to attract a new lover. Another way we have heard to employ it is to soak CATNIP LEAVES in whiskey and sprinkle the liquid on your doorstep for 21 days, starting on the full moon. We make no claims for CATNIP LEAVES, and sell as a genuine Curio only.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Animals can be given a vegetarian diet, although not a naturally vegan - cats are carnivores. By the way natural cat will not eat anything like what is often found in pet food can also. We can understand why humans decided to maintain a vegetarian diet for many reasons vegetarian diet. Diet advice to ensure life. Special diets must be provided for cats, because they require an amino acid called taurine - found in animal muscles. Synthetic taurine has been developed (and has has been used in commercial (non vegetarian) pet foods for years), and vegetarian cats should be fed as a supplement. Taurine deficiency can cause blindness and even death. Cats also require pre-formed vitamin A and arakidonat. To cure the acid, cats can search through the grass. We can see how the cats eat grass and dew bead. This is use to be a madicine its can neutralise can stomach acid in the cat. Ask your veterinarian about changing your pet food. To provide vegetables to the cat rather impossible because cat is a carnivore. So the use of the extracted cat food can teach a cat with a diet of vegetables. At the time, a decision most cat owners to go to a vegetarian diet is really more of an ethical choice rather than one based health. If you're thinking along the lines of ethics, perhaps you could consider the reasons why you force your cat to eat a diet that contrary to the nature and may place the health risks. If you decide to keep to a vegetarian diet for your cat, do regularly consult with your vet and bring him to an additional examination each year.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

catnip tincture

Catnip is harvested at peak potency from and steeped in organic alcohol for a minimum of six weeks. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) has been used historically as a mild tranquilizer that helps relieve stress and stimulate the appetite. Catnip herb has also been used to treat anxiety, colds, flu, fever, inflammation, and general aches and pains. This cat‚’s fancy has also been shown to be effective as a mosquito and insect repellent.It is also used with restlessness, nervous irritation, nervous headaches, insomnia, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.

Catnip is also available in tincture form to take by mouth or apply topically. A tincture is a herbal preparation made by diluting the herb in alcohol. A catnip tincture or crushed catnip can be applied to a compress to treat cuts and scrapes. The principles behind making tinctures are to obtain the spiritual and physical quintessence of the plant. This is done by using ethyl alcohol to dissolve and preserve the herb you are using. The material used to extract the herbs is known as the menstrum. The herbs you are tincturing are called the mark. Tincturing will extract and maintain both the water-soluble and alcohol-soluble properties of an herb. The material used to extract the herbs is known as the menstrum. The herbs you are tincturing are called the mark. Tincturing will extract and maintain both the water-soluble and alcohol-soluble properties of an herb.

To cook up your own tinctures, you need either ">dried or fresh cut catnip herbs, vodka, brandy or rum, 80 - 100 proof to pour over the herbs, mason jars complete with lids, unbleached muslin or cheesecloth, ands of course, labels. We usually make tinctures with all-natural brandy or 80 proof vodka, but last summer we discovered a whole new take on a Catnip tincture. We found a thriving stand of Catnip growing wild at the beach, and wanted to put it up fresh as it loses potency when dried. All we had on hand was tequila, so that's what we used. Result: an effective medicinal tincture with a pleasant minty after taste.

Here's how you do it:
Pack a pint (or larger) clean glass jar with fresh Catnip. Harvest just before it blooms for greatest strength. Pour in tequila (we used gold) to cover all of the herb, cap, label, and date. Put away in a cupboard for 10 days to two weeks, then strain into another clean jar. Pour into glass dropper bottles for use. Dose: 1-2 droppersful 3-4 times per day as necessary for cramps. And don't drive after dosing -- take a Cat nap!

At the beginning inspect the tincture daily to be sure the vodka, brandy or rum still is covering the catnip herbs. Allow the brew to steep for at least 2 weeks and up to 3 months. Line a sieve with the cheesecloth or muslin and pour the fluid through the sieve into a fresh, clean bottle. Draw in the ends of the cheesecloth and press to get all of the tincture. Now fill smaller bottles with droppers with the tincture. Be sure to tag the jar with the name of the catnip herb and the day, the month and the year that it was produced.

Tinctures are made with herbs and grain alcohol. Small quantities of tinctures are effective. They are stable, convenient, and probably represent the actual chemistry of the herb more closely than any other preparation. Tinctures are quickly and readily absorbed into the bloodstream and are not dependent upon the efficiency of digestion which is an advantage over tablets and capsules. Absorption is a bit more efficient if taken between meals. To use the tincture, drop one teaspoon into juice, water, or tea, three times per day.

Many people are making their own tinctures from dried and fresh herbs in an attempt to be more involved in their health. Tinctures of fresh herbs have proven to be more vitalizing and longer lasting than dried herbs. Dried herbs tend to get moldy or be eaten by insects; tinctures will not. Tinctures will keep for as long as two years and sustain their potency if stored properly. Creating your own tinctures will save you quite a bit of money. If you buy tinctures at a retail shop you might get a few ounces but if you create them yourself you can yield a quart.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Nepetalactone is an organic compound first isolated in the plant catnip, Nepeta cataria. Nepetalactone is bicyclic terpenoid, i.e. it is a ten-carbon compound derived from isoprene with two fused rings, a cyclopentane and a lactone. Nepetalactone is a cat attractant. The structure and the effects of the compound are similar to those of valepotriates. A number of isomers of nepetalactone are known.
Nepetalactone was first reported in 1941 after it was isolated by
steam distillation of catnip.[1]
The compound is also present in the wood of tartarian honeysuckle (lonicera tatarica), shavings of which are often used in cat toys.

Effects on animals
As 4aα,7α,7aα-nepetalactone it is the active chemical in
Nepeta cataria that causes its characteristic effect on cats. Around 75% of cats are affected; susceptibility is gene-linked. The chemical interacts as a vapour at the olfactory epithelium. The compound only mildly affects humans: it is a weak sedative, antispasmodic, febrifuge, and antibacterial. In high doses it also has an emetic effect. Nepetalactone also has effects on some insects: it repels cockroaches and mosquitos,[1] is poisonous to some common flies and is a sex pheromone to aphids.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


There are thought to be over 30 different cat meowing sounds and the amount of sounds your cat may make will depend on how often they communicate with other cats and with non cats i.e. humans. Cats who spend a lot of time around other cats will use a different vocabulary made up of body language, scent, and other forms of cat communication. They mainly vocalise with each other at time of mating and between mother and kitten. Cats meow to get human attention. Except from mother to kitten cats rarely meow to one another. Occasional meowing is cute and adorable but excessive meowing can be a problem. As with most behavioral problems there is always the underlying possibility that it stems from some physical ailment. It is important to rule this out before treating any behavioral problem.

There are general sounds that most cat owners will recognise and broadly speaking their meanings are the same, these are:
The general Meow - attention seeking used to communicate with owners or with kittens.
The Chatter – excitement or frustration, often seen when they are looking at birds through a window and can’t get at them. (involves rapid jaw movements).
The Growl - warns others to stay away.
The Mew (of kittens) – used to attract mothers attention usually when they are hungry or cold.
The Hiss – is used as a threat to other cats usually, can also be a sign of fear.
The Caterwaul – used when looking for a mate.
The Purr – a sign of contentment and relaxation, but also used to comfort itself if in pain.
The Scream – used when in pain or distressed, don’t tread on that tail again!
The Chirrup – this is a friendly sound, often used to greet other cats or their owners.

The cat is doing this to get your attention. Getting up to see what the cat wants, shushing or yelling at the cat is the worst thing to do because you are reinforcing the undesirable behaviour by giving the cat attention. Your attention is its reward. The easiest solution is to get a pair of earplugs. If you do not respond to the cat’s meowing it will probably stop within a few days. Excessive cat meowing is often caused because the cat has learnt that this gets them what they want, a bit like a child who learns to cry when they want something. This can become a bit of a habit and the cat starts to do it more and more. Usually this can be quite cute, however if it starts to happen all night long or is driving you crazy during the day, then it’s time to break the habit.

How to Control Cat Meowing
Step 1
Perform a quick check to make sure the noise is not intended to bring attention to an immediate need. Make sure he has food and water and is not in pain. Check to see that he can reach his litter box or put him outside to relieve himself.
Step 2
Make dinner a constant buffet. As long as your cat is not overweight, you can leave his food bowl out for him to dine on at his leisure. Most cats will only eat when they are hungry. Likewise, make sure he has access to water at all times.
Step 3
Install a pet door just his size. Cats are indecisive creatures, wanting to be outside when they are in--and inside when they are out. If you find yourself constantly opening the door for a cat that can’t make up his mind, installing a pet door will install some sorely needed silence.
Step 4
Praise your kitty for good behavior. If his howling is strictly to get your attention, withhold it until he is silent. Once he settles down, shower him with kind words and a lap-snuggle session. Ignoring him until he exhibits the correct behavior shows him that you are serious.
Step 5
Read the newspaper instead of hitting him with it. You may temporarily scare him into silence, but he will become more anxious and the howling will return with a vengeance. Worse, he will learn to run whenever you enter the room. Physical punishment does not work with cats.
Step 6
Water down the wail. Cats are not big fans of water unless they are drinking. A concealed child’s squirt gun will show him that meowing unnecessarily may result in a shower. Use only a squirt gun that sprays, not one with a powerful stream that will cause pain.

It should be noted that if you have a quiet cat that suddenly starts meowing, or a loud cat that suddenly stops, it may indicate your cat is sick. You should pay particular attention to cats that start meowing constantly while using the litter tray, cleaning themselves, or eating. Any of these could be signs that your cat is in some kind of distress. Listen to and enjoy the chatter of your cat. She does want to be understood.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Receipes Treasure of Catnip

Catnip Cookies
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup soy flour1 teaspoon Catnip
1 egg
1/3 cup of milk
1 tablespoon molasses
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat the oven to 350.
Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil, and milk. Oil a cookie sheet and roll mixture out flat. Cut into bite-sized pieces, then put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool, and store in a tightly sealed container.
Candied Catnip Leaves
White of one egg
Juice of 1 Lemon
1/2 cup sugar
Combine egg and lemon and stir. Pour sugar onto a plate. Dip fresh Catnip leaves in the egg/lemon mixture, then brush in the sugar on the plate on both sides. On a clean plate, let the leaves dry for about one hour. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Catnip Chicken

1 T. flaked mild hard cheese3 oz. raw chicken breast
1/4 t. finely powdered catnipPAM non-stick cooking spray
Cooking Instructions:
Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and pat the chicken into it. Cook chicken until pink has disappeared. Sprinkle cheese on top; add catnip. Serve with water drained from canned tuna, milk, or tap water.

Catnip Drink Recipe
Ingredients to use:
1.0 Oz. 7Up lemon soda grass

1.0 Oz. Puckers apple schnapps
1/4 cup dried mint
1.0 Oz. lemoned
1.0 Oz. Blue Rasp. Puckers raspeberry schnapss

1/2 cup dried catnip flowers
Mix all ingrdients in tumbler glass "on the rocks" and enjoy!!