Saturday, December 27, 2014

CATS RULE...DON'T THEY?

by Mary Kennedy                                   
Every since I posted this adorable photo of Fred Yoder's dog, Duncan, the cats have been up in arms. They say they feel neglected. (You know how narcissistic cats can be, it's all about them.)You can read the post about Duncan and the home-made doggie treats if you missed it the first time around.
 
Maybe the cats have a point. After all, so many cozy writers feature cats in their books, (I have two cats, Barney and Scout in NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER) and by now, everyone probably knows I have 8 "real" cats in my life. So I was happy when Linda Turpin solved the problem and gave me a cool recipe for cat treats.
 
Tuna crackers.                                       
 
Ingredients: one cup cornmeal, one cup flour, 1/3 cup water. one 6 oz can undrained tuna. Pre-heat oven to 350. It's easy if you use your hands.
 
Directions: Mix all ingredients very well. Roll out to 1/4" thickness and cut into "treat-sized" piece. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes.
 
                                                               
 
Pictured above are two of Lynda's adorable fosters, Oliver and Olivia. They're chatting with Santa and I bet they're asking for a "forever" home this Christmas. Lynda volunteers at a wonderful organization called Lapcats. They do an amazing job and if anyone wants to send them a little gift (or two!) I know they'd appreciate it.
 
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to you and your pets!
 
Mary Kennedy
 
 


12 comments:

Robyn K said...

Thank you for sharing. I have to give this recipe a try. My cats say thank you!

mary kennedy said...

HI Robyn, thanks so much for stopping by, I hope they like them!

Lynda Turpin said...

Thanks Mary. My cats were a little miffed about a dog being featured, too. But I'm trying to teach them to be understanding about those who are different from them, so it was a valuable teaching moment. Most of my cats (Socks and Bella, the 4 ferals out back, the 2 strays out front and the fosters) love tuna, so this is a good choice. Hugs to your "real" kitties!

Mary Jane Maffini said...

What fun! I'll Daisy and Lily away from the screen, so they don't find out about the miffed cats.

But face it, we cozy types are patsies for cats and dogs. It's a four-dog day here.

XO

Mama Cat said...

Thank you for writing about cats! I have had dogs before, and in some ways, I really love them. Have enjoyed the dogs that I have cared for and walked for clients that I have been Caregiver for. But at the end of the day, I love coming home to my cats - there is nothing to that helps me sleep quite the same as a cat purring on my pillow, or snuggled closely next to me. Two of my beloved cats had to leave us last month, and we miss them terribly - mourn them as our furry family members. But we have several left, thankfully - while even our newest one doesn't take the place of the two we miss, he is still a smile from God to our hearts. Blessed New Year, Mary, to you and your family and your eight furbabies!

mary kennedy said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lynda and thank you for the recipe for cat treats. A little present for your foster kitties will be winging its way toward you!

mary kennedy said...

Hi MJ, good thinking about not letting Daisy and Lily online! You must have "guest" dogs if it's a four dog day in your house.

mary kennedy said...

HI Mama Cat, it is always wonderful to find another cat lover!! So glad you stopped by and I hope you are enjoying the holidays with your lovely pets.

Katreader said...

It's nice to see a recipe for cat treats. I've seen lots of recipes for dog treats, but ones for cats are much more rare.

mary kennedy said...

Hi Katreader, let me know if you try it and if your kitties like it, I also have one for a "biscuit" treat that doesn't have to be rolled out. Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year.

Lynda Turpin said...

Hi MJ - I'll bet even your doggies would enjoy these treats. It might soften the blow of seeing cats in the blog if you offer them cat treats, so they think they're getting something that belongs to those OTHER furballs. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Lynda Turpin said...

Thanks so much Mary - and Happy New Year to you and your family - both the 2 legged and 4 legged ones.