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Birthdays and Goopy Stuff

By Amber

Yesterday was our doggie brother, Jay-Jay’s, birthday. He is now 13 human years old. That makes him the third oldest of our gang…Lisa at 16 1/2 and Thomas T. at 14 are the oldest.

Mommy went shopping and brought back fried chicken. (Jay-Jay’s favorite food is chicken.) She gave him all he wanted. (We didn’t know he could hold that much chicken!)

Jay had a very happy birthday. He ate chicken, played with his toys and slept in the recliner next to Daddy. He was a happy doggie.

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Miss Lisa has learned that she has to eat goopy stuff twice a day.

She is not a happy kitty.

The goopy stuff is a vitamin supplement. Miss Lisa does not like it so Mommy puts it in a kitty feeding syringe and gives it to her the hard way. Once Mommy starts giving it to her she eats it just fine.  I think she is keeping up the “I don’t like it” act way past being reasonable.

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Yesterday Mommy opened a new package of Kitty Spring toys. Angel loves them and will swat, chase, and carry them all over the cottage. By this morning Angel had lost nearly all of them.

Angel’s toys usually end up under the range in the kitchen. Mommy is going to have to get down there and fish them out before we have a shortage. After all, the rest of us like to play with spring toys too.

Purrs ~ Amber

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Basic Dog Treat Recipe

We know this has nothing to do with us kitties, but we do have our doggie brother Jay-Jay, and he needs special things sometimes.

Jay-Jay got really sick from eating dog treats Mommy bought from the store. She decided to make them herself, not buy imports from China anymore. So she found some bone shaped cookie cutters and used the recipe that came with them.  Jay-Jay likes the treats and Mommy knows what’s in them. It’s a win-win for us.

Here is the recipe. The cutter wrapper was tossed, so Mommy doesn’t know who to attribute it too. We don’t mean to infringe, just to pass on helpful information.

Basic Dog Biscuits

  • 3-1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup skim milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon (or 1 package) dry yeast
  • 3-1/2 cups lukewarm chicken or meat broth

Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm chicken or meat broth. The richer is broth is, the better your dog will like the biscuits. Let the yeast broth mixture set 10 minutes. Then stir in powdered milk. Stir to dissolve milk powder.

Stir in flour mixture. Roll resulting dough out to 1/4” thick. Cut dog biscuit shapes from dough. Brush biscuits with an egg wash. Baked on greased cookie sheets at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Turn off oven an leave biscuits inside while the oven cools and the biscuits finish hardening. Makes about 60 medium size biscuits.

This was the first time Mommy had tried this. Since Jay-Jay is an older dog, she did not leave them in the oven to harden all the way.

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We kitties just want to know one thing….. when is Mommy going to cook up some kitty treats for us?

Purrs ~ Amber and the gang

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Uh Oh

We haven’t posted since right after Christmas! Its Mommy’s fault. All this work, work, work stuff is making her slack on helping us with our literary endeavors. Oh the shame. Mommy,  think about OUR careers sometime.

We have had our computer time, sort of. We have been on our FaceBook page, hanging out with our friends and keeping up the the goings on in Kitty Land. The FB page was to be an extra bit of fun, not our only fun.

So, what have we been up to? Well….

Most of the time just the usual catty stuff. You know, chasing each other through the house, knocking things off tables and shelves. We’ve deposited a few very nice hairballs in some very creative locations. Just the usual stuff a houseful of kitties do.

Lately Mama Cat and I (Amber) have decided to make medicine time more interesting by hiding from Mommy. I am an under the bed type kitty. Mama hides up high on the counter tops or in the jungle made by all those house plants Mommy keeps. (She has as many houseplants as there are kitties.)

Jay Jay dog is losing more furs due to the Cushing’s Disease. He wears sweaters and little shirts Mommy made him all the time. They keep him warm and he seems to feel better wearing them. Mommy dragged out her knitting needles and started knitting them for him. She hadn’t knitted in years. We like the knitting. All that pretty yarn is so tempting. We think it should be designated as cat toy material, but Mommy says no.

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This sweater is one Mommy’s friend, Linda, gave Jay Jay.

Me, Amber, playing in my box. 

I love playing in boxes when I’m not on FaceBook.

Purrs ~ Amber

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