We have an embarrassing confession to make. After watching this video, we got so excited about catnip that we ended up buying a catnip plant. We ignored the strange glances that we got from the woman at the garden centre and practically ran home, speculating wildly about the cat-insanity that would doubtlessly follow. However, both of our cats were utter disappointments. After waving it under Izzie’s nose for about 15 minutes, she did go a bit cross-eyed, but did absolutely nothing. Mr Man was even more useless – he got freaked out by the plastic pot the catnip plant was in and wouldn’t even go near it. Now, the catnip flowers on my windowsill, like some particularly ugly houseplant. If anyone wants to borrow it, to see if they’ll have better luck with their own cat, then be our guests!