A Home With Fuzzy Friends is Pawsitively Pawesome

Any animal lover will agree. Pets have a way of finding those of us who need them and filling areas of emptiness we never knew existed.

Why do we love our animals like members of our family? Why and how do pets make our homesteads more enjoyable? There is a certain psychological correlation between having pets and a happy home. Not only do these furry buddies help keep us warm on cold nights, they also improve our mental well-being. Some studies in the past have shown that pet owners have better self-esteem, are more physically fit, and are less lonely than those who keep a fuzz-free home.

It’s really simple. Animals rule. We hold them on a high social pedestal within our family units, and we prioritize their needs almost as much as our own family’s needs. Spoil those animals of yours! They make life pawesome.

 

Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.

– Lillian Jackson Braun

KITTY: Crunchy Tuna Treats

(joythebaker.com)

Roll 1 can tuna (no added salt, packed in water, drained),1 C flour, 1 egg, 1 T olive oil,

1 C flour1 egg, 1 T olive oil,

1 egg 1 T olive oil,

1 T olive oil,

1 T catnip into 1/2” balls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment.

Press each ball with fork to flatten. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool before feeding!

 

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

– Sydney Jeanne Seward

PUPPY: PB Banana Treats

(damndelicious.net)

Combine:

3 C old-fashioned oats

1/4 C peanut butter

1/4 C coconut oil.

Add more oats as needed until dough is no longer sticky. Roll dough out onto lightly floured surface to 1/4” thickness and press into dough with cookie cutters. Place cutouts on cookie sheet lined with parchment. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool before feeding!