In The Housekeeper's circle of friends, they are known as the "drug dealers". Napiers sell the most amazingly stinky strong catnip mice and fish toys. They are the strongest catnip that The Housekeeper has ever smelt - turning most cats to a dribbling gooey wreck within 10 minutes of playing with one. There then follows a long period of sleep (and with Parsnip this was then followed by a long period of grouchiness and withdrawal symptoms until he got his next fix!!!
Crystal wasn't very bothered about catnip when we first had her and neither of the girls have ever really shown interest in the catnip toys. So The Housekeeper decided to buy one each for the cats to see how the kittens, in particular, would play with them.
Needless to say, the boys took to them immediately and the girls didn't want to be outdone. Even Crystal was rolling round the floor like a loony - all Four Abyssinian Cats are now sprawled in different parts of the house and are all completely zonked!!!!!