Dude Enjoying His Wild Mint

@CarolDM (182031)
United States
May 12, 2022 3:48pm CST
I grow wild mint in the screen room for the cats. And I use it in the winter for my hot tea sometimes. Lately, the Dude has decided to get inside the container to eat. He used to sit beside it and eat. Too funny how he just lays down. Both cats seem to love the smell and taste. Reminds me of my sweet Grandmother, she would pick wild mint on the side of her trail she walked every day. And used it in her tea. Dustin would help when he took walks with her. The good days. Photo is mine.
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@Chellezhere (7726)
• United States
12 May
Dude has figured out it is much more comfortable to sit up there to eat. Those are good memories of your grandmother and Dustin to hold dearly.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
And he will just lay down after eating. Too funny. Like a cow grazing. It makes me happy to see him enjoying.
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• United States
12 May
@CarolDM Awww! I can see why. That would make me happy too.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
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@Hannihar (121041)
• Israel
13 May
@CarolDM Mint is really good in tea and it adds to the flavor I feel. That is nice that Dustin helped your Grandmother I am glad that the cats like the taste. So Dude and also Brendel like the taste of mint?
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
Yes it does for sure. Cats do enjoy mint as well.
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@Hannihar (121041)
• Israel
15 May
@CarolDM I have never given it to my cat. I believe she would throw it up but do not know.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
15 May
@Hannihar It is good for their digestion.
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@aninditasen (4571)
• Raurkela, India
13 May
Cats eating mint? Sounds strange. I use mint in a lot of things like tea, sauces, cooking etc.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
Not strange at all. Pet stores sell catmint all the time. It is good for them.
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• Raurkela, India
14 May
@CarolDM Is this mint different from the mint we use?
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
14 May
@aninditasen This is wild mint that grows in the woods here. Used for us and animals.
@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
13 May
I have noticed that the cat of my neighbors chew my mint plants. Oh well, if he likes I am surely not going to say no.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
Mint is very healthy for their digestion.
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@LadyDuck (386459)
• Switzerland
14 May
@CarolDM - I let them munch my mint and my plants. I noticed that they know which plants are dangerous.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
14 May
@LadyDuck Yes they have a good sense.
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@Juliaacv (65552)
• Canada
12 May
Its great that he loves it that much. I used to grow some mint when we lived in our home in the little rural village years ago.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
I was inside taking this photo. He is so funny to watch. This was started by my neighbor I los a few years ago to cancer. Her husband is the one I talk about often with the tomatoes and that lost his dog Oreo. She gave me a cutting years ago and mine is still growing each year.
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@Juliaacv (65552)
• Canada
12 May
@CarolDM That is so sweet.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
@Juliaacv Very special.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
14 May
I wonder if my dogs would enjoy them. They hate the smell of anything minty.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
14 May
Probably not. Mostly for cats.
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@toniganzon (69086)
• Philippines
16 May
@CarolDM Thought so.
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@Shavkat (128112)
• Philippines
13 May
Did he like it? I am sorry he was being scolded, isn't he?
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
Not scolded at all. That is why I have the container in the screen room. I am happy to see him enjoying the mint.
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@Shavkat (128112)
• Philippines
13 May
@CarolDM I am glad that he did like it. I missed having a cat.
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• United States
13 May
I didn't know cats like mint but Dude certainly seems to be enjoying it. My mom used to grow mint and I would always bring some home for tea (both hot and iced)
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
Oh they love it. Pet stores sell catmint. It is very good for their digestion. Good your Mom enjoyed too.
@LindaOHio (91367)
• United States
13 May
I'm glad the Dude is enjoying the mint so much. You have lovely memories of your Grandmother and Dustin.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
Thanks it makes me happy.
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@JudyEv (274895)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 May
The bugs got into our mint although it isn't wild. It's just about all gone now.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
That is too bad. This grows wild here.
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@wolfgirl569 (53324)
• Marion, Ohio
13 May
I have some growing in the yard. Love the smell when I trim it
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
I love it too. Brings back the good ole days.
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@Dena91 (17721)
• United States
13 May
We planted some mint so we can have some in our tea too. I didn't know kitties like it. I'll have to see what Ginger thinks about it.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
13 May
Cats love this catmint and mine really like this wild mint. They will rub in the leaves. The smell is really nice. I always get my leaves before they “graze” in the container.
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@1creekgirl (31268)
• United States
12 May
What sweet memories of your grandma and precious boy.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
I have to keep them around you know. Gets me through the days. Goof to se you.
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• Peoria, Arizona
12 May
He has very good taste, I too very much enjoy mint haha
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
Cats love their catmint for sure. It is tasty.
@rebelann (97465)
• El Paso, Texas
12 May
I hope to get my place in order so I can get large planters in here. I want to grow all kinds of things in here.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
I hope you can too. And it wouldn't take a very large one to grow mint.
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@sabtraversa (13247)
• Italy
12 May
Aww! Dude has good taste.
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@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
I know, he is such a funny cat.
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@kaylachan (32900)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 May
If a cat wants something bad enough they'll find a way to get it. That's actually really cute.
@CarolDM (182031)
• United States
12 May
Exactly. He was so cute to watch.
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@kaylachan (32900)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 May
@CarolDM I think so, too. Or I would if I saw it. My cats do similar.
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