Monday, December 15, 2014

Pepcid AC for Cats

I learned something this week.  Cats can have Pepcid AC (or the generic).  Not the Max Strength, not the Complete.  Just the regular.  And it's been common knowledge since AT LEAST 2006!  Dammmmmit!
Ceilidh is a pukey cat.  She's had the runs for probably 10 years and guess what!  Cured with grain-free cat food!  But it's increased her puking to several times a day.  All day and all night, be careful where you sit and where you walk.  So what does our vet friend suggest?  Pepcid AC.  Works like a charm!  Half a pill in the morning and she's just fine!  
No one could of mentioned this all the times she's been at the vet for her check-up?  All I ever got was, "Some cats puke a lot."

Went to Disney tonight for the Osbourne Lights at Hollywood Studios.  But went to Epcot to eat.

One day I'm going to wear a pedometer and figure out how much walking we do.  Park near Epcot, walk over, walk around and eat (Japan today), walk to front of park, catch bus to the studios, walk around bored (it's a lousy park, really) and starve because there's no food stands and all the restaurants are booked solid, wait for lights and then---


...then walk back out of the park, bus back to Epcot, walk around, eat at The Land, walk out the back entrance, walk around the lagoon to a hotel parking lot.  
Feel like miles and miles.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday at Petsmart Results

 It's good to own a truck!

$207 for the litter, normally $450. Saved $242. 

Cat tower normally $189 for $60!

Wall of litter in the garage! Won't need to buy litter this year

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Catterina Adopted Today!

Momma kitty has been adopted!  Whew!  That's a load off my mind.  She is a super smart cat and shouldn't have to live in a cage.
Our latest fosters:

These are both ferals from a colony but are sweeeeeeeeet, sweet girls!  You'd never know they were fosters.  All they want to do is sit on your lap and purr.  Still kittens but not babies.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

All Adopted

Today the final 2 brothers were adopted and Momma is now alone in a cage and will remain there until she is adopted.  Some of that cats from last year are still in cages so this is not a happy thing. 
I feel so bad for her because she LOVED those babies.  She snuggled them and held them and talked to them and nursed them constantly.  Such a doting momma.  And now all she knows is that her babies are gone.
I mean, it's better than having them eaten in front of her in the wild but, it's sad. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kitten Update

Gizmo/Fluffernutter didn't even make it out of the surgery before being adopted.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Resolve Changed its Formula

So now I've got white spots on my carpet where I used a new bottle of Resolve to clean cat yak.

And on the couch from the rabbit jumping up with dirty feet (too much watermelon soaked his pine shavings in bunny pee).

I dumped it out and made my own, I swear, ammonia is a the greatest cleaner EVAR!  Been mopping with it for months, it does not make anyone mark territory.  Cleans oils and smells--like cat pee (foster cats create litter box issues and I end up with pee NEXT to the litter box sometimes) like a BOSS!
So here's the formula I use now and it also works in the machines.
1 cup ammonia
1/2 cup liquid laundry detergent
1/2 cup Downy (I use Suavitel, it smells better)
1 gallon of water




I know, but he IS such a Fluffernutter!  Can you think of a better name because I got nuthin'.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kittens at 7 Weeks

Here's Punkin', getting all big at 7 weeks

This one goes from Fluffernutter to Bubbles.  Just can't figure out a suitable name

OJ elected to sleep in so no pics today

Friday, September 12, 2014

Punkin's Secret Jack-O-lantern

 Punkin has a secret he's keeping hidden under his brother, Julius (Get it?  Orange Julius?)

He's got a smiley face on his head!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Little Eyes Opening

We are at 3 weeks old now and momma kitty LOVES her babies

and here are a couple of babies

one day, these little fluffernutters will be CATS!  Can you believe it?

 Momma suddenly has the runs pretty badly.  We gave her a second dose of worming meds.  Pyrantol?  Is that it?  It's on the bottle.  Anyway...yeah, if it doesn't get better, will  need to get a sample to see what other worms she might have going on, poor street urchins.  They usually have everything.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Single Serving Cake

Hungry for only a small serving of cake? Looking for a romantic dessert for two? Low on ingredients? Birthday cake just for you? THIS is the cake recipe you were looking for!

In my house, cake goes bad before we can eat it, besides, who wants all the calories of a whole entire cake? But sometimes you just want a little something after dinner for your sweet tooth. If you've tried that yucky cake recipe in a mug--this is not it. This single serving cake recipe is actually GOOD!

Tin Can Cakes, The Ultimate In Tin Can Baking

Cake For Two The Easy Way

You'll need two 14-15 oz tin cans to serve as your baking pans. Wash them and remove the paper label. You can either do it the hard way (I haven't done this since the 70s) and rub the inside with butter then tap in flour or simply spray with Baker's Joy. Poof! That's it! Welcome to the 20th century, kids. You won't believe how easy this two serving cake recipe is to make!

Cake For Two So Many Ways
Decorate Like Crazy!

Cake Recipe
A Basic Yellow Cake Can Become Anything
I know chocolate is a big favorite, but because these cakes are so tiny, a little flavor goes a long way. A yellow cake can be decorated with shaved chocolate curls, frosted with mocha frosting, sprinkled with mini chocolate chips, or dusted with cocoa powder. This cake is a fine blank canvas to run wild with all your secret cake decorating ideas.

If you MUST have chocolate, add 2 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder to mix. Voila--chocolate cake!

Tin cans should be washed, label removed, and sprayed with Baker's Joy
  • Serves: 2
  • 2 tin cans
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tbl buttermilk
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbl butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix everything together BUT not by hand. If you do not use a mixer, either a stand mixer or a stick mixer, the cake will be a nice sweetened biscuit. It can be cut in half, filled, and frosted, but the texture will not be cake, it will be a biscuit. You must get air into the batter.
  2. Half the batter into each tin can and to avoid tipping, place the cans on a cookie sheet to bake. 30 minutes.
  3. When they're done, the trick to turning a cake out of the pan is to place the pans on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Then, turn upside down and the cake will drop out without a problem. If you wait too long, the oils will harden and the cakes will not pop out cleanly. Wait 5 minutes, then flip them out.
  4. In case you were wondering- 432 Calories per cake.
Without a Mixer 

With a Mixer
Light and Fluffy

Dessert Recipe Mixers
A Must-Have

Dessert For Two
Make It Pretty! 
Frosting? Remember, these little cakes are sweet and small so a lot of frosting will cause you to fall into a diabetic coma!  Go light and airy and be creative!
  • Whipped cream frosting--1/2 cup cream with a touch of sugar, whipped to stiff peaks will frost both cakes.
  • Decorate with a smooth topping of sweetened cream cheese and mandarin orange slices arranged in a wheel over top
  • Cut them in half and fill with jam mixed with cream cheese.
  • Fill and drizzle with blueberry sauce-1 tsp grated lemon peel, juice of 2 lemons, 1 1/3 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh), 1/2 cup sugar. Heat and cook into a thick chunky sauce.
  • Mix Key Lime juice and powdered sugar to make a glaze to pour over top.
  • Just sprinkle the cakes with powdered sugar.
  • Serve with a dollop of ice cream!
  • Serve with a spoonful of candied kumquats!
  • Nutella as cake filling!
  • Apple Butter filling!

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Single Serving Cake! 

Filling is apricot jam with cream cheese and a dash of almond extract 

Lime juice with powdered sugar glaze over top. Pineapple, cherry, and orange marmalade mixed with cream cheese as the filling inside.

Cake Recipe, Cuban Style
A Single Serving Of The Tropics!

Guava jelly as filling, cream cheese frosting, toasted coconut sprinkled on top!

Cream Cheese Frosting For Single Serving Size Cakes
You will have leftovers. Try it the next night on a new cake!

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbls butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • dash of vanilla
Whip it up in your mixer. Use while room temperature. Top with toasted coconut!
Toasted Coconut Topping

Toasting coconut is too simple! Put the amount of shredded bagged coconut you want in a frying pan. Heat it until golden! That's it!

Single Serving Cake and Buttermilk

Did You Know...?

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Want more ideas?

Stay tuned for my Christmas Cakes for 2 coming soon