Chatham was asked to define Catnip.
CATNIP, n. The most beloved of all things green by felines, Great and Small. Used in all forms: consumed fresh off the plant, dried and sprinkled into food, distilled into liquor, rolled and smoked. Most cats cannot wait for catnip to be harvested, tearing apart a plant in a drunken frenzy. Therefore "Beans" (as humans are called by the cat community) are necessary for its distribution.
Most cats are embarressed by their catnip-induced behavior, and only partake of it in the company of other cats. As with drunk Beans, there are "happy" catnipped cats and "mean" catnipped" cats. Any Bean who lets one of the latter have some catnip deserves all the scratches he or she receives.
About Chatham: Chatham is the fifth Pez to grace this site as a Wednesday guest. Chatham, august elder of the first family of the internet (in cat years or lives,) writes the epodious Chat Cat Chats. Chatham fills his site with deep emotional expression for which cats are well-known and greatly appreciated. Frequent features of his site include short anecdotes accompanying photographs which demonstrate Chatham's talent for the visual arts. An influential connoisseur of fine things, Chatham's lap reviews have placed Tan Lucy Pez and Dddragon in the Zagat Cat Couch Survey, each with four-star ratings while Aunt Actonbell received no stars and no encouragement.
Although Chatham primarily writes a blog for the cat who has everything (or, cat) he is not entirely aloof. Long time readers wept at his tales of catheterization and applauded his triumphs over illness, hunger and insomnia. Chatham lives with his mother, Dddragon, father Nod, twin sisters Goa'uld and Bookworm and his brother, Salem.
About the Pezes: The first family of the blogosphere and certainly of this site, the Pezes have a long and proud tradition here at Waking Ambrose and have been a rich source of Wednesday guests with a notable exception or two. Since many current readers weren't around during the early guest posts, here are some links to previous Pez Guest appearances.
From last August, Aral Peppermint Patty Pez (AP3)
Also from last August, Dddragon
From September of last year, Goa'uld, Dddragon's daughter.
From October, Little Bar of Soap who was later revealed to be the product of AP3's shaky mental health.
And, finally, from January, Tan Lucy Pez, Dddragon and AP3's mother, Chatham and Goa'uld's grandmother.
Bookworm, Salem and Actonbell are also bloggers but flintier.
How to be a future guest on this site: Just send an email to dpascover at mac dot com. On a future Wednesday, after posting that week's guest, I'll send you an email with a word to define. You'll be expected to return your definition along with a graphic representing either your definition or yourself by the following Saturday. The only rules are no profanity and no novels, please. And whatever I make up at the last minute.
Just one more note, there is no-one for next week and rather than being whiney again, if there are no volunteers I may just skip the guest post until there are. It's an extra definition for me to write, but you guys are worth it.