Waste Not, Want Not

C&O with chicken treatsWhen mom first started making us raw food*, she left all the skin on the chicken. After a few months of eating this delicious concoction, we all started getting a little fluffy, as mom called it. A review of the website that the recipe came from said to remove some of the skin from the chicken if that happened.

Back then, mom was making 30+ pounds of food at a time. So by the time she removed about a third of the skin, that was a lot of skin. She hated to see it go to waste but didn’t know what she could do with it. She thought about the dogs she had as pet sitting clients and wondered if she could … Continue reading

Catnip Dreams

toys in nipWe love our nip and I know we’re not alone there. We love to smell it, roll in it and eat it.

Mom stores some of our mousies and other small toys in the catnip jar. When she takes them out to give them to us, oh boy, do they smell good! They soak up all those odors and are just wonderful.

After we play with our own for a while, we have to check out each other’s toys. If someone is silly enough to toss their toy into my area, I may just claim it too.

I’m looking forward to the spring when my gardener (that would be mom, of course) plants and tends my catnip and silvervine farm. I will oversee the cultivation of my plantation from the comfort of … Continue reading

What’s the Big Deal About Bacon?

Ever since I started blogging, I’ve seen Sammy (one spoiled cat) talking about bacon. Bacon, bacon, bacon! He seems obsessed with it and others seem to share his enthusiasm for it.

I had never had bacon, so I asked mom about it. She said she never cooks it at home unless it’s as an ingredient for greens. She loves it but usually only has it when she goes out for breakfast. She said it’s not very good for you and too messy to cook at home. I think that’s just an excuse so I kept asking her about it.

Well, my bugging finally paid off. She cooked some for breakfast yesterday and saved us a piece!

OMC! How could she have been keeping this from me all this time?

I have a feeling it’ll be a while before we get it again but at least we got to try … Continue reading

Let ’em Eat Grass

Cat grassBefore mom headed back down to southern California to pack up the rest of our belongings, she started some kitty grass (yes, I know the container says birdie grass) for us on the windowsill. Mom hasn’t grown us grass in a very long time and, as an indoor cat, that’s the only time I get it.

It grew quite nicely while she was gone and is now ready for us. Since it is in a cardboard container, it is not very heavy. Mom didn’t want to just give it to us to munch on because she knew the boys would just turn it over or pull it out and make a mess with it. So, instead, she snips it over our raw food just like chives on … Continue reading

Treat or no Treat?

Mom has been in a quandary over cat treats for a while now. Store bought treats are very expensive (pound for Can we maintain a healthy body and eat cat treats?pound) and have so many chemicals and other bad things in them. They are full of carbohydrates because that is what holds them together. As an obligate carnivore (that means we only eat meat), my body doesn’t handle carbohydrates well.

So what about homemade cat treats? At least that way, she knows exactly what’s in them. Periodically, she’ll do a search for recipes looking for the perfect one, and when she sees one on Pinterest, she adds it to her treat recipe board. But even most homemade treats have lots of carbohydrates in them.

Mom feeds us … Continue reading