I awoke early this morning to find the human pet had laid a beautiful card by my head. At first, I thought it was from her, but then I sniffed the paper and realized it had been sent by other felines! Excited and curious, I opened it up to read:
Kanapaha Botantical Gardens
May 30, 2006
We just can't wait for you to come visit us in Gainesville, Florida! You can be head of the Oligarchy for the day and be in charge of the entire house and eat all the stinky goodness you want. Be sure to tell us your favorite. We are sending a photocard instead of a postcard because we could not find a postcard for Gainesville that did not have either an alligator or a sports' facility on it. While we will be happy to take you to some University of Florida facility, should you want to go, or find you an alligator to look at, we really want you to come visit us and see some natural Florida - other than alligators. We also want to take you to this Kanapaha Botantical Gardens place which is right down the road from our house. They grow some KILLER catnip in the herb garden which will make your trip all worth while.
Can't wait for you to get here!
Alberta, Sky, Blackie, and Charlie
I bit my bottom lip for a moment upon reading this for I suddenly thought of all of the horrible things I had said about catnip users and homo sapiens with their selling of this illegal substance. I knew The Feline Oligarchy was a great group of friends, but how could I tell them that I didn't use catnip? Would they be ok with that? Would they ostracize me? Would I have to succumb to peer pressure nonetheless and dip my nose into it, lick it up, and then roll mindlessly in it?
Hopefully, they will take me as I am, even with my strict no-catnip stance.