What is the deal with anise and cats? Is it like catnip?
January 7, 2005 1:51 PM Subscribe
CatFilter-- What is the deal with anise and cats? Is it like catnip?
posted by fabesfaves to Pets & Animals (17 answers total)
My close friend got some German Christmas cookies containing anise (Springerles?), from her boyfriend's mother. They put them away in a cupboard (the cookies were in a zip-lock bag) that is sealed with a latch, above a counter. The resident kitty in the house where she lives went a little crazy when they brought the cookies in, and they thought this was weird because he does not normally like people food. Anyhow, the cat ended up getting into the latched cupboard three different times. He tore the cookies out of the bag and didn't eat them, but batted them around all over. What's the deal with anise and cats?