Friday, October 19, 2007

Formerly Feral Friday and a question

Wow, twice in one week! This is formerly feral me, waiting for mom to open the closet so I can get my little pink pig back. This is Little Pink Pig, he is a favorite toy of everycat when they first get here. We don't know why, he's just comforting. Speedy stuffed him under the closet door, mom says "aksidently" but I think he did it on purpose. LPP is almost 15 years old, he originally belonged to my frend Punkin and she gave him to me. He does not contain catnip and he smells like every cat that's here's drool (mom does wash him, but we drool on him so much). Now, the lady that made him said there is a piece of wood in him and mom can't remember what kind of wood, but it makes us all calm when we sniff and snuggle with him. Does anyone out there have any idea what it is that is inside Mr. Piggy that could have that effect on us. We want some more of this stuff as mom can give Mr. Piggy to one kitty and they will rub and chew and then pass it to the next cat. We all stand in a circle and wait our turn with him, no hissing, no fighting, no trying to grab it from another cat! Thank you~Princess Ziporah


31 comments:

Maggy & Zoey said...

We're just gonna guess here... but we likes the smell of cedar in cedar closets... it kind of goes to the top of your head, right between our pointy ears... mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Dragonheart said...

Wow, Little Pink Pig sounds like a wonderful toy! He is clearly much-loved by all of you. :) You look very sweet in that photo, Zippy. :)

Captain Jack and Dante said...

We think Little Pink Pig is a great toy! We wonder what he is made of...

The Crew said...

Hmmmm, I don't know about this. I've never heard of a wood that calms cats. If you find out, let us know!

Tipper

Tybalt said...

I want a Little Pink Pig! I'm not sure what he has in him, but I would love a toy that made me feel that good.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

What an amazing toy! He doesn't look very old at all. I'm curious what wood is inside of him.

Chase

Boy said...

Wow! Wooks wike a gweat toy. And you guys are so nice to stand in wine waiting for your turn!

DEBRA said...

I fink it is a piece of magic wood that only sweet kitties can smell and it only holds special powers over kitties and it passes from one kitty to da next....it is a furry special piggy.

Purrs
Abby

Fab five said...

What a nice pink pig!!! I like dis ting. Can we come over after we takes our naps?

-Dr Tweety

Daisy said...

Wow, that does sound very special and magical. I wish I knew what kind of wood was inside so I could get some for myself!

The Crew said...

OK, I've GOT IT!!!

Our friend Ramses posted today about 'nip and in his comments, honeysuckle wood is mentioned as having a 'nip-like effect on cats.

Tipper

Sunny's Mommy said...

I have no idea what kind of wood it could be. But that toy is in amazing shape for being 15 years old. It must be very special for all of the cats not to play hard with it, and tear it apart!

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

It's Honeysuckle. We can buy Honeysuckle toys at our vets as well as catnip.

Just like catnip, some cats absolutely love it; others no so much.

Magoo loves honeysuckle woodchips.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

That's it - Honeysuckle! Thank you Tipper and Magoo, Smudge, Bella and Dolce! Now mom is gonna go get a bushel and spread it all over da house. Okay, not really. But if Mr. Piggy ever looses his magic she knows what to get.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Thanks for your comment, I too was absolutely livid about the article, it made me really angry and then it made me want to cry. You know whats worse? the amount of comments on the article with idiots condoning this!!!

p.s I wonder what wood Mr Piggy is made from?Hmm..xx

Angus said...

Man, LPP sounds like somebody I'd like to have..any chance the Lady who made him would make more? Couldn't begin to think what kind of wood would produce that effect, but it sounds great!

Jimmy Joe said...

Little Pink Pig is a lovely legacy to have in your house. I would like a pig with magic wood inside. That sounds like a fairy tale come true.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Tamra Maew said...

Its a piece of honeysuckle tree! My lady servant read about this in her cats and kittens magazines, apparently a little branch will do the trick! I really wish I had some of this...

Purrrs,
Tamra

Mickey said...

You don't fight over LPP??? Wow!!
Honeysuckle you say? Hmmmmmmmmmm.
I need to go talk to Mom.
Purrs

michico*Adan said...

Little Pink Pig sounds very good~!!!
Little Pink Pig must bring to your home with great luck~!!

Skeeter And LC said...

Catnip tree wood, no doubt about it. We have heard rumers of it from kitties who have "been around", if ya know what we mean. Ship kitties sometimes find it an trade it locally for land-food flavor cans of food to take with them on their travels.

Skeeter and LC

Henry Helton said...

I would like to have a pig like that.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh Zippy, your little pink pig is adorable - he looks like he would be very soothing.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

ware can i get a pink pig wid sum honeysuckle in him?
jus wunderin.
luv--jh

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, I love yur little pink piggie! I wanna snuggle him, too.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh, Zippy, what a precious picture of you! Mom wants to kiss you on your sweet head. And what a wonderful pink pig! He must be magical, don't you think? *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Forty Paws said...

Well, we've nefer herd of sich a fing! Honeysuckle wood calming fur poodins? Well, taint dat da mose inchrestin fing efer.

We needz a bushel ov it too pleze.

Luf, Us

Cheysuli said...

Wow! Honeysuckle wood huh?

Interesting. I'm not sure I want a little pink pig though. The Human Male calls me a pig all the time and I'm very sensitive about this.

Cat said...

here is an interesting article about it:
http://www.kookykat.com/honeysuckle.htm

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

what a cute little piggy. i can see why you like it. i may have to get some honeysuckle. if you all like it that much, it must be wonderful.
where did little pink pig come from???

Gaius said...

Ooooo! I am gonna go poke my Mommy for some of that magikal hunnysukkle stuff!

Thanks for coming to visit my blog Sadies, Zippy and Speedy!

Speedy looks exactly like my bruther frum the shelter.