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Recipe Friday – Meaty Cake for Kitties also Black Cat Awareness Day

Here is a great recipe for a tasty meat-cake treat for your kitty!


  • 1 lb. of calf or pork liver ( you can use chicken liver if you cannot find pork or calf liver)
  • 1 cup of flour (if your kitty has allergies to gluten, 3/4 cup of Rice Flour should work)
  • 1/2 cup corn meal (I know I don’t advocate using corn anything, but for a treat, once in a while, corn is all right).



1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Grease a cookie sheet (I use olive oil to grease anything I make for Isis).

3. Pour all ingredients into a processor and mix well.  If you don’t have one, use a large mixing bowl and combine until well mixed.

4. Bake for 20 minutes.  It is done when it no longer looks pink.

5. Once cool, cut into pieces that will be edible for your kitty.  Save the rest in a ziplock bag in the fridge for about a week.

*Just a sidenote, today (August 17th) is National Black Cat Appreciation/Awareness Day.  I cannot say enough about it; adopting Isis has been one of the best things that has happened to me.  The recipe above would be great to make in celebration of our black cats!  I will be making this for Isis.



Black Cat Rescue

As most of us know, black cats are the least adopted cat.  They are seen as “bad luck” and “evil”.  Many times when people go to a shelter to adopt a cat, black cats are passed by for more “exciting” colors.

One place decided that they were going to work on this issue and start a black cat rescue of their own.  Based out of Boston, Massachusetts, which is a non profit organization that matches black cats to the best pet parents they can find.

I am sure there are many organizations out there that are doing the same, I just thought this was a great idea that came from a very loving place.  The woman who started this organization, started it because she adopted her very own “pocket Panther”, and found out the sad statistics of the reality of how many black cats are not adopted each year.

She does not have a “shelter” or an “office”.  She has people who foster the cats and she shows her lovely kitties for adoption on her blog, Petfinder, and Facebook.

The organization has been around since 2008 and since then, she has been able to successfully help 200 black cats find homes.

She believes that cats are not adopted most of the time, because of the evaluation that is performed on the cat is from the shelter perspective.  This is not a true sign of what a cat will be like because most of the time cats are stressed out in a shelter, and their true personalities don’t shine through until they are in their forever homes.

Click here to read more about this fabulous organization.

Black Dog Syndrome?!?

When we first adopted Sasha, the people at the shelter were very surprised that we would want to take on such a dog.  We were informed that black dogs are usually the last to be adopted and most people associate them with evil and meanness.  It couldn’t be further from the truth with Sasha.  She is extremely loving and sweet and quite a little character.

I went online recently and found a website called Black Pearl Dogs (Black Dog Syndrome).  I was horrified and astonished at just how big an…epidemic this really is.  Some shelters actually euthanizing black dogs (specifically black labs or lab mixes-which is what Sasha is) at an alarming rate.  Thankfully the shelter we adopted her from is a no kill shelter.  I fear for the lives of other black dogs in high kill shelters.

This kind of discrimination doesn’t stop at black dogs, black cats are also treated the same.  It is disheartening that people would be this closed minded about a dog or a cat, simply because of their coloring.

Please be advised if you do visit that website, clicking on some of the links will take you to some graphic and disturbing pictures, but please visit that site and see how you, one person, can change the way that black dogs are viewed in society.

Black dogs did not ask to be born the way that they are, they were just born, and they love, even people they probably shouldn’t.  Please take a chance on adopting a black dog or a black cat, they will change your life.



What’s This Blog All About?

Glad you stopped by!  May 20, 2011, we stopped by our local animal shelter and adopted our furbaby kitty named Isis.  She is a black cat, otherwise known as a “less” adoptable.  She is approximately 4 years old, and has come out of her shell to become a sweet, loving and cuddly cat.  Most black animals are passed by at a shelter, leaving them in some for months or even years before someone would come and rescue them and give them a forever home.

August 3, 2011, we returned to the same shelter and adopted a “less” adoptable dog, and named her Sasha.  She is a black dog, a lab mix and is very sweet and loving.

We also have an aquarium with an albino Oscar fish and a tiger Oscar fish.

This blog will include tips and tricks on how to keep your pet in tip top shape, as well as antics and recipes for yummy treats for your furbabies.

I have been researching all this information for over 20 years, as times have changed, so have our pets needs and diets.  I also have had experience fostering cats, as well as bottle feeding and fostering litters of kittens.  I want to put out the best information to keep our furbabies as healthy and happy as possible, ensuring they live long and happy lives.  I hope you will enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy writing it.