Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday, my Dahhh-lings! (Channeling ZsaZsa today, I guess. :alice: )

With all the holidays lately, it’s been a while since we’ve gathered to celebrate the good stuff going on in our lives.  So are you ready to share what you’re happy & grateful for these days?

This week, I AM HAPPY that it is Spring! :bouquet:  Okay, so the weather hasn’t been completely terrific, but it also hasn’t been awful.  The birds & woodland creatures are out, flowers are beginning to bloom, & the sun is starting to shite.  I love it! :spring:

I AM HAPPY that I’ve begun to make my own electrolyte solution for The Kittehs. For quite a while now, I’ve been using Pedialyte (or the generic version, depending) for all of The Kittehs’ food. It’s my way of adding liquid to their diets (since cats are notoriously bad at getting enough water :rain: ) but also to keep them healthy longer. My thinking is that the first thing they do if you take a sick cat to the veterinarian is hook them up to fluids, so why not keep them flush with fluids on a daily basis? And whenever I’ve mentioned to one of my vets that I’ve been doing this, they either tell me it’s fine or actually impressed that I thought of it.  (I know—sometimes I’m smarter than I look! :ihatemornings: )

Unfortunately, store-bought electrolyte solution can get a little pricey. It’s not bad if you’re buying one bottle for a kid with the flu, but try going through a bottle every other day—that adds up. So I decided to try my hand at making it at home, & so far it’s going well. I double-checked my recipe with the vet, & I try to make it in big batches so I don’t have to do it quite as often. But making it myself means I always have enough on hand to not only use in their bowls of food, but to also use when I make mixtures of raw food for them by the bowlful. :candy:

Speaking of which, I AM HAPPY, too, that I’ve begun making some raw food mixtures for The Kittehs on my own. This took some research, because it’s important to be sure they’re getting the right vitamins & nutrients; it’s okay to give them small bits of plain raw food—like bits of ground beef straight from the package or chunks of raw chicken right off the breast—but for a regular, healthy diet, raw meat needs additives. Luckily, I found a great supplement called “Call of the Wild” from Wysong, so I can take pretty much any raw meat, add that, some raw egg, electrolyte solution, & a few other supplements I like The Kittehs to have, & voila!—raw food my kiddos just love. So far I’ve tried beef, chicken, turkey, & pork, & they love them all! :chocoyum:

In addition, I AM HAPPY that Madame Mommy Dearest found a meat grinder for me. Yes, she got it at Goodwill, but only because she was afraid that I wouldn’t actually use one as much as I claimed I would. :feedme: In her defense, I do have a tendency to say I just have to have some fancy new gadget, then hardly use it at all.  Like the veggie steamer I got one year for Christmas or the food processor I got another year.  Both were fun at first, but were a pain to clean, so now they just sit in the cupboard gathering dust. :sleepy:

The meat grinder, though, I think I love. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to grind up chicken breasts & turn them into food for The Kittehs! It wasn’t just easy, it was actually fun! :bunnyhop:  And yes, I say this as an 80% vegetarian. Personally, meat of any variety—especially raw—grosses me out; I certainly didn’t eat any of what I was working with.  But you know me—anything for my babies, & my babies need meat. So I swallow back my disgust & push forward for them. :dizzyegg:

And that just about does it for me this week.  As usual, it’s all about The Kittehs, right? :cuckoocat:

So how about you?  What’s been going on through all these weeks of holidays & changing seasons?  Don’t be shy—share your good news & what you’re thankful for before Monday arrives & we’re all back to moaning & groaning for a while. :bunnyyum:


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  1. leeannlovingthebooks says:

    Wonderful..you have a lot to be thankful for 🙂
    I myself am thankful for the snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground…repeatedly, for the past two days!
    Of course I am thankful for the hubster ,my kids and cat…that goes without saying.
    I lead kind of a non eventful life so I am thankful for no major up heavels in any shape.
    Have a great day and upcoming week. 🙂

    • Heidi says:

      LOL Yeah, I’m waiting for this snow to melt, too…it would be way better if it melted as soon as it hit the ground. :rain:

      And “no upheavals” is a TOTALLY great thing to be thankful for. Wish I could say the same most of the time. But I *am* thankful that the most recent upheavals have been of the minor sort. :ihatemornings:

  2. Kathleen O says:

    It’s wonderful when we have so many things to be thankful for. I would like to be thankful for Spring, if it ever get’s here in my neck of the woods. We have snow and the forecast is called for more.. :bouquet:

    I am try to look on the bright side of things. I had a wonderful afternoon with a friend who treated me to a belated Birthday day Lunch and Movie.. We went to see Lady in the Van. Which start the so very talented Maggie Smith.

    I am grateful for my family and friends, especially the Group of 7, who if not for them, I think I would be getting a reservation in the loony bin! :bunnyhop:

    I have a few nice thing happening this upcoming week that will keep a smile on my face and warmth in my heart.

    Have a great week.

    • Heidi says:

      Great stuff to be feeling grateful for! :basket:

      I’ve never heard of “Lady in the Van.” Is it new? Old? One of those “independent” films I never seem to watch or understand. :dizzyegg: I do like Maggie Smith, tho, so it might be worth checking out. :alice:

      Belated Happy Birthday wishes! :bouquet: I love it when the celebrating stretches out…so much better than having it done & over in only one day. :chocoyum:

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    That’s great that you’ve been able to find a way to make it all yourself.

    I’ve had the last 4 days all to myself as hubby went to help his sister after she broke her ankle and her husband had to go out of town.

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