l’erba gatta

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun l’erba gatta, which means catnip. Catnip drives cats bonkers because it is believed to stimulate the cat’s “happy centers” of the brain! Whatever the reason, it can be fun to watch your cat become so happy and relaxed (although not all cats respond the same way or at all). See the noun used below:

Il mio gatto miagola, fa le fusa e sembra stimolato quando dà una zampata al giocattolo che è pieno di erba gatta. Senta quasi che sia fatto!

My cat meows, purrs and seems stimulated when he paws that toy full of catnip. He almost seems high!

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