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This cat is crazy for catnip

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on April 5, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:20 AM

I noticed a picture on our First Person page at, and I just had to share with all of you. Sheila Beal sent us this picture of her cat Gena, who obviously has a love for catnip. We're talking true LOVE! Look at her hugging this catnip plant...

Sheila tells us she planted the catnip for Gena, and apparently she appreciates that. She hugged the plant for 20 minutes straight, while Sheila was working in the garden. Here's what Shelia wrote on a caption for the photo:

"My cat Gena (Genovese) loves Spring for it's fresh and tender catnip plants. She was hugging and loving on this plant for at least 20 minutes while I was weeding my herb garden. As I reached towards her and her catnip plant she would hold onto it harder, hoarding as if not to share it with me. It was hers and that was that. It was pretty laughable!"

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