Caturday

Eater of tape and other things…

**11/26/17-This post has been edited. I was super busy cooking a Thanksgiving dinner (yesterday) and that contributed to the quality of the post. So here is the edited version ๐Ÿ™‚

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I like boxes,

I like tape.

Lick, raspy lick.

Crinkle, crackle crink

In the middle ofย 

The night.

~*~

Stella has this lovely habit of eating random things at night. Not completely random, I suppose. Said thing must be box-like, or tape-like, or string-like for her to be interested.

 

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I have no idea what you’re talking about. I’m shocked you would even think such a thing of me.
  • Licking boxes=fun!
  • Chewing tape=super fun!
  • Eating a long peice of string and freaking me out=the best!

I do not know. Why she does it. It’s not like we have tons of boxes lying around. But if she finds one and fancies she needs fed or fresh water…she will definitely let me know. This is one of her quirks. I still love her for it.

But I wish she wouldn’t do it at night. Ah well. Who needs sleep anyway? (Says the tired Mom, who dearly loves her sleep.)

I still love you Stella, in spite of your quirks ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๐Ÿฑ

Happy Caturday!

~Rachel

Caturday

Window Watching and Saving Money on Cat Food

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After she eats in the morning, Stella loves to engage in a little healthy window watching. Loves to scan the backyard for things that scurry and things that fly. I love her fascination for the simple things in life.

After I fed Stella I got to thinking about how I’m trying to save money on cat food lately. Ever since we adopted Stella I’ve been convinced that I should buy the “good brand” of cat food. I hadn’t figured out a way to save money on cat food while still focusing on keeping my cat’s diet relatively healthy.

And then I read an e-book, The Homemade Housewife by Kate Singh, that revealed an interesting game plan. Take the lesser quality cat food and mix it with the better quality one.ย 

So I’ve been trying it out for the past 3 months and it’s been working swell.

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Here is what I did. I bought 16lbs of Purina Kit & Kaboodle ($9.97) and then a 6lb bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish Chicken with Lentils and Salmon ($9.44 with a $2 off coupon).

I then mix them in a gallon ziplock. 3/4 is the Kit & Kaboodle, 1/4 is the Rachael Ray cat food. That way it’s not totally the cheaper brand but also not all the more expensive one.

Our outside cat Shadow gets just the Kit & Kaboodle. He’s not picky ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Using this system, I think that 22lbs of cat food should last 2 1/2 months. If it was just Stella it would stretch about 5 months. It comes out to around $7-$8/month.

Stella actually seems to like the K & K better than the more expensive brand so maybe I’ll just buy that from now on.

Idk. I still have the words of the lady at the pet store ringing in my head from the day we adopted Stella. “Don’t feed her anything but these brands over here! That other stuff is like kitty fast food!” We shall see. We shall see.

~Rachel

Caturday

In other news…

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Can I just be real? Good. Well a lot of the time I’m like, “I don’t know what to write about for Caturday. Stella isn’t all that interesting. She’s kindof a boring cat.”

Sorry Stella. I love you and it’s not your fault housecat life is a tad dull.

It’s just been a regular week for our beloved kitty.

But in other news…

Our outside cat (Yes our. I have claimed the cat ๐Ÿ™‚ ) is actually not a “she” as I originally thought. Shadow is in fact a neutered male. No idea on his age or where he came from but he definitely has had some contact with humans at some point.

Inside cat=boring but sweet. Outside cat=mysterious origins, needy but grateful and loving. Both have been rescued. Both need our love, our care and our kindness.

Such a small thing to do, caring for a pet, an animal that needs you. But it’s a small way to make the world a better, kinder place. One small step ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Caturday!

~Rachel

Caturday

Cat Treat Shampoo

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Stella is a good sport. So sometimes I feel like she needs some treats as a reward for putting up with so much. She spends most of the day in hiding really. Waiting for the time when the kids are napping or away so she can nap in peace wherever she wants.

Anyways. She got some treats this morning. Chomped them down and then proceeded to lick herself all over which I find so funny. Cats eat something delicious then just coat themselves with the flavor so they can savor it all day. It makes me laugh.

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Did you say….cat treats?
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Why yes, they were delicious.
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Better lick myself all over so I can remember the deliciousness forever!
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You should give me more. I need more.

Sorry Stella I think you’ve had enough for now. More later ๐Ÿ™‚

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If you’re curious about what kind of treats they were this is the one. Salmon always goes down well. I think they were like $1.

Happy Caturday!

~Rachel