Mom worked on a catification project for us the other day. She put up a shelf. Really? One shelf? She says she does have plans to put up several more shelves for us and I did hear someone say that every journey starts with just one shelf step.
Since she doesn’t have a saw and wanted to make this project as easy as possible for herself, she got pre-made shelves. She said she only got one so she could check out how the size would work for us.
She agonized for days over where to put this shelf. She just couldn’t decide. Now come on. If you are going to put up several shelves eventually, what does it matter where the first one goes? Just put it up already.
I have to say that we already have it pretty good. This is our family/kitty room, office and laundry room. Mom counted and there … Continue reading →
This Wednesday is a little wordier than most of ours because I wanted to tell you about these photos. It has been a lot colder in the house for the past few days. Mom likes it cold at night so she turns the heat pretty low, but we haven’t had much heat even during the day. At least not to our liking. I think it has something to do with the way mom freaked out when the electric bill came a few days ago.
I never sleep under the covers, but very early this morning when mom lifted the covers and invited me in, I decided to take her up on it.
When 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 … Continue reading →
Before 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 … Continue reading →
Mom has been in a quandary over cat treats for a while now. Store bought treats are very expensive (pound for 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.
Yesterday was a perfect day. It was Sunday so we all slept in a little. Then we had breakfast and I took a nap. After my nap, the best part happened. Mom went in the kitchen to make us a new batch of raw food. She has been feeding us raw food that she makes herself for about three years now. You can read how this came about and how she makes it here. Even Echo, who can be a picky eater, loves it!
Oh, I almost forgot the not so perfect part of the day. I’m still not doing great on the harness, so mom said she figured if she puts it on at meal times, I’ll walk around with it, distracted, since I like food so much. So, on it went, this time with the leash attached. She was pretty much right. I didn’t really forget … Continue reading →
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