We resorted to setting a kitty or two on the step up shelves and only freaked them out and made them run off like we were trying to throw them into shark infested water with a chum bucket around their neck!
Twin 1 (TLO) and her fiance (TAO) stopped over for a little while and TLO had had enough. She got out the nip! Now Leo knows the sound of the nip container being removed from it's hiding spot and he came running! TLO showed it to him and then sprinkled some on one of the step up shelves.
Leo was like "Hey.... I wanted that.." all disappointed. So while he was distracted by trying to figure out how to steal the nip container from TLO, she was able to pick him up and set him on the shelf! Nip heaven!
Yesterday's teaser picture:
He showed no inclination to investigate any nip further up..
Leo: What's that? No thank you, there's plenty of nip right here for me. Yummy!
Glitter was placed on the step shelve, but smelling the nip, she did not hesitate to jump up higher! (Note the cat bed, I put that up there weeks ago in hopes that somecat would see it and decide, hey, great place to sleep! Leo would look at it a lot, but not one kitty was curious enough to try to see what was up..)
Glitter: Oh wow! Awesome nip! Why have they been hiding this from us all this time?
I know she looks dark, like it might be Cashmere, but trust me, it's just the lighting up there, it's light grey Glitter!
Glitter: *plotting* Ok, I must find a way to keep every other cat off of here.. This is going to have to become MY spot, my bed, my very own nip patch!
Glitter: What was that! Is somecat coming? No! Mine! This space is taken! ..And do not even try to tell me that nip makes me paranoid.. That's just you plotting to take my spot!
When Leo abandoned the step up shelf, TLO showed it to Cashmere, who was happy to lick up any left over nip. But then she noticed Glitter up high!
Cashmere: Oh hey! Is there more nip up there? That looks like a great spot, can I come up too?
Glitter: La la la, I hear no one.. la la la, I'm all by myself, is MY spot..
To be continued!