What’s in Your Litter?

Mom wants me to write a post about cat litter. Cat litter? Really? It seems to be important to her so I agreed.

This all came about because mom loves to garden. The condo we lived in had no room for a garden but mom still always had a few herbs on the kitchen counter. Occasionally, there was even some fresh catnip or grass for us.

Other places she lived before the condo all had small areas where she could have a garden and she did what she could there. She even tried to have a garden in the ghost town in the high desert in Nevada where she lived for five years. She had lots of space but no real soil. She composted and composted and composted until after about three years she had a decent little patch of dirt. Finally, that year she had some tomatoes and squash … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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