Friday Favorites with Lisa and Dot

Yes! That s Dot Com (DOT) : our grey cat. She likes to lay around on craft supplies and computer keyboards are about any where she wants to be. Today is some of Dot’s Favorite things…..

Today is National Hug your Cat Day !

Ancient Egyptians worshipped, revered, and spoiled their cats (sound familiar?). They were seen as symbols of grace and poise — traits cats are still associated with today. There’s a lot of cat hugging going on all the time, but make an extra special attempt during National Hug Your Cat Day on June 4. The best way to celebrate? Scoop your regal cat right off the ground and snuggle the heck out of it until it feels the love. Sounds like a pleasant activity we can all get behind, no? So grab your kitty BFF and celebrate with us!

Cat Treats: Cheese treats

Makes approximately 50 – 55 treats (depending on how big you cut the pieces).

  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt, vanilla yogurt, or sour cream Note: We used vanilla yogurt.
  • 3/4 cup flour  ( you can use whole wheat)
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup water, more or less

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the cheeses and the yogurt (or sour cream), then add the flour and cornmeal.
  3. Add enough water to create a workable dough.
  4. Form the dough into a ball, then roll out to a square or rectangle 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Cut into one inch sized pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake approximately 25 minutes.

Tuna Treats

  • 1 can tuna in oil (drained)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¼ cups of flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ cup water
  • dash of parsley
  • bottle cap for cutting out treats

Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350.2. In a food processor mix tuna, egg, flour, water and parsley until a dough forms. If the dough looks too sticky, add a bit more flour.3. Dust a surface with flour and roll out dough to ½ inch thick.4. Use a bottle cap to cut out treats from the dough.5. Bake for 20 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Cat Nip plant :

I grow mine in a large planter. And dry some for uses in treat and toys.

What do you do with catnip plant?

You can use it as a natural repellent against mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, cockroaches and other critters in the home. As a gardener, you may consider planting catnip between rows of vegetables to deter certain pests. A study found that intercropping the herb with collard greens reduced damage from flea beetles.

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) contains nepetalactone, a chemical that attracts many cats, including tigers and other wild felines. … If your cat shows no interest in catnip, this is also normal. Sensitivity to catnip is genetic and about one-third to one-half of cats are totally unaffected by the plant.

How to Best Use Catnip?

  1. Rub catnip into your cat’s scratching post to encourage use.
  2. Place catnip in toys to promote active play and exercise.
  3. Sprinkle catnip in a new environment to encourage shy cats to be comfortable and help cat-to-cat introductions go smoothly.

Have a favorite post from last week ! Want to give a shout out or Thank You ! Leave me a comment or Link .. Lisa

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