Tonight I bought the cat (the evil she devil up from the crossroads) a bag of these new cat snacks called Temptations. The package shows a picture of a cat, lounging in a pedestaled bowl looking so relaxed, and the flavor says "Cat Nip." I think to myself that cat nip must be like pot for cats and will mellow her out. I have very limited knowledge about cats, but I'm willing to wave the white flag and give it a try for some common ground. Besides - I had a coupon and they would be .23 cents. Normally $2.39. Apparently I hit the right snack, but catnip does not "mellow" a cat out - it hypes them up. It's like kitty uppers. So I'm standing there popping these barely legal 'feline uppers' to my 'now in love with me' cat, and DF sitting just inches away from us makes this trumpet noise and the cat literally came about four inches off the bay window seat, I jumped completely out of the way startled thinking "old Fiesta Cat" was getting ready to nail me, and poor Pootie didn't know wheter to bark or go blind - so she went barking and could NOT get out of her own way fast enough, skidded on a throw rug, shot it across the room, scaring the cat further, and nearly clothes-lining me. DF just sits there calmly watching TV - and there we are all three girls in the house and now we are ANGRY - "WHAT in tarnation made that horrid noise?" and I was bellowing!!!!!! Df turns around with a kleenex and says "WHAT? Now I can't blow my nose?" I said as I put my hands to my nose and fake blew "THIS is blowing. YOU were calling for a female Elk in rut." to which I got rolling eyes and a childish face. To which I replied - LOOK AT THE CAT - she's still a Halloween cat. And she was......lol With that? DF got up and went outside, but WOW what a trumpet! Somewhere in Jerico - the walls are tumbling down. ----And their cat is still roached up like an ole Halloween cut out. Even his burps are glass breaking - Is this a hard of hearing thing? Or is this just a man-thing? I'm almost afraid to make chili for fear of a blaze of glory or a need for a fire extinguisher from the noise & friction.