We decided a long time ago that we were not going to subject our kittens to the feline equivalent of a controlled substance (i.e. catnip). We just didn't want to go down that road, getting them addicted to something that altered their personalities.
But the kittens, it seems, had other ideas. In the last few days, we have had all the windows open to take advantage of the beautiful, spring-like weather. To our kittens, the fresh air wafting in has had all the appeal and effects of catnip.
Lemme make this point another way . . .
With the windows closed:
With the windows open:
They stand by the door like this for hours, inhaling deeply and sniffing in every direction, their ears and tails twitching as if they could pounce at any moment.
Ahhhh, fresh air. The catnip of the catnip-deprived.