Over the past few years I have accumulated quite a list of pet blogs that I subscribe to. They come in all shapes, sizes, and topics. Recently, I stumbled on this one called YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner. The title alone made me giggle; so I had to read more! Wouldn’t you? One of her recent articles, entitled I Don’t Brush My Dog’s Teeth was one I completely related to. Not all dogs are delighted with brushes and paste, even if they do taste like liver. She mentioned that giving your dog a high-protein, grain-free kibble can cause teeth to worsen. I had no idea! I’m going to do some research this week. Have any of you heard this? What do you think?
Can cats read? Probably not. Even if they could, they wouldn’t tell us anyway. Most cats we know like to keep an air of mystery about them.
We recently discovered (and were a small part of) a new digital magazine called CATS Magazine, or CatMagg.
In it you can find articles on topics like healthy cat food choices, cheap and easy homemade cat toys, and how to survive bathing your cat. Yikes!
We are proud to tell you that one of our own has submitted an article to CatMagg and was published!
Jessica’s article How to Protect Your Furniture from Kitty’s Claws appears on page 6 of the May Edition.
1 Large Sweet Potato, washed & dried
- Preheat oven to 250° F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut off one side of the sweet potato lengthwise, as close to the edge as possible. Cutting the side of the potato first allows you to then turn the potato onto this flat surface that you have just created. Having a stable area to rest the potato will make it easier to cut the potato into slices. Don’t discard that first piece, it comes out just as yummy as the rest!
- Cut the rest of the potato into 1/3″ slices, no smaller than 1/4″.
- Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 3 hours, turning half way through.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
Degree of Chewiness – Baking for 3 hours results in a soft, but chewy dog treat. If your dog prefers more of a crunch, then bake for an additional 20-30 minutes. When you take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, they may at first appear to be too soft. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before you decide whether or not to bake them longer. This is because they will continue to dry or harden while cooling.
Odin is staying with the wonderful folks at Fallston Animal Rescue Movement. (or F.A.R.M.)
They provide food, shelter, medical care, behavioral evaluation and affection. They take great care to find responsible, loving, permanent homes for each pet we save.
The FARM has rescued and placed over 8,000 dogs and cats since its beginning in October, 2000.