THANK YOU VETERANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you to all the veterans, their families, active military and to those who paid the ultimate price. It is because of you and your predecessors who fought and still fight for freedom.

Below the last picture, you’ll find a poem thanking all veterans. Hope you read it. Because if you’re like me then you’ll feel the same way I do. My dad is a veteran so yes, saying thank you to a veteran means a lot.

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND TO THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE.
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THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING BY MY NEPHEW, DYLAN EYTH.
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THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS.

Poem Written On: 11-10-2019

Poem Written By: Crystal Stewart

THANK YOU VETERANS

Thank you veterans for all

You do. Thank you for 

Fighting for our freedom so

Precious and rare. Thank you

For the sacrifices you have 

made for there are many.

The only thing I can do is

Just thank you. I know

It doesn’t come close to

For all the sacrifices you’ve

Made. So the best I can do

Is just say thank you veterans.

 

 

 

 

Box Set Update: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series

Hi everyone and welcome. It’s been a while since I updated you on my progress of my box set I challenged myself to do and I’m happy and excited to say that I just finished Book 3 the other night. So what does that mean? It means I have  3 books of a 4 book box set complete. YAY ME!!

BOOKS COMPLETED

1.) Turkey, Three Sweaters And Multiple Murders At Chris’s House: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 1 

2.) The Royal Verdict And The Royal Sentence: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 2

3.) Queen Crystal, Chris And Penney’s Mysteries: So Many Babies And The Baby Surprise – The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 3

So what does this mean? My challenge is almost complete. Is my challenge worth it though? I think it is. When I started, I only thought I could write poems off and on then when I attempted this well I found out I could write books. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that was even possible.

So what have I learned through this experience and what can you learn from my experience? I’ve learned and hope you have too that if you really want to succeed at something, you will keep persisting and keep going until reach your goal or goals.

I wish you all success in reaching your goals you want to achieve. I know it’ll take a whole lot of hard work to attain them but trust me in the long run it’ll be worth it. GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

 

 

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Should A Child Dream Big?

Introduction

Starting when we are young children our parents, our grandparents and even friends start asking us: What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a typical question and one that is apt to be asked sometime in your childhood. A young boy might say he wants to be a Contractor, a Fireman, a Doctor, a Lawyer then you have the girl who might say she wants to be a Nurse, a Doctor, a Teacher or Professor. However, in the world today, you might here a girl say she wants to be President, an engineer or some other jobs that is mostly dominated with men. So is it wrong for girls to think they can do a man’s job? Absolutely not.  In fact, some women might be able to do the man’s job better.

Should Children Dream Big?

So should children dream big knowing they might fail? Yes of course a child should dream big knowing they might fail. Why? Because dreaming big means challenging themselves and if they challenge them self well, who knows what they will achieve. If they fail, yes there will be disappointment but it’s not the end of the world. Also, failure should be considered a stepping stone that’ll get the child to a destination or goal they never thought of.

A Child’s Dreams VS. An Adult’s Dreams

When a child has dreams they are usually small to medium dreams. When that child becomes an adult, their dreams start to change and they even start dreaming bigger dreams. So is it healthy for a child to dream big with possible failure looming? Yes it is not only healthy but it challenges the child to go for what they want. In other words, go for all the gusto you can.

Examples Of A Child’s Dream 

1.) Fireman

2.) Contractor

3.) Lawyer

4.) Doctor

5.) President

The list goes on and on.

Examples Of An Adults Dream 

1.) Writer/Author

2.) Franchise Manager/CEO

3.) Teacher

4.) Nurse

5.) Doctor

6.) Lawyer

The list goes on and on. See any similarities between a Child’s dreams and an Adult’s dreams? Not to much difference is there?

So What Have We Learned?

That both children and adults should dream and their dreams should be big. Also, if you really want to do something and I mean really do something then I encourage you to go for it. It may not happen right away but it will happen. For example, it took me 51 years before I went for one of my dreams and I’m getting there slowly but in my past, I have been lucky enough to achieve other dreams as well. What are your dreams you want to achieve or have already achieved. I’m interested in hearing them whether big or small. Trust me, I will not judge you. To me any dream achieved is a huge accomplishment.

KEEP DREAMING FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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GUEST POST: Mari’s Story – A Tail of a Bulgarian Cat Rescue

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Fall Is Here

Fall arrived September 23 and the weather we are getting here in my little town in PA has gotten colder too. In fact, we just had our first killing frost which means our Blue and Purple Morning Glories are black. Literally cooked. 

Even though Fall isn’t my favorite season, I do love how the leaves on trees and bushes change color, eating Corn On The Cob, Drink Apple Cider and so much more. By the way, what’s your favorite thing or things about Fall? Please let me know either by using the Contact Form or in the comments.

I invite you all to participate in Esme’s Salon Blog Hop. It’s a good way to get more traffic to your blog (if you have one). You can visit her blog at Esme Salon and you can visit this weeks Blog hop at #41 Senior Salon 2019 . 

Even though her blog is about food, she allows almost any post in her Blog hop within reason. Be kind, don’t use any vulgar language or anything you wouldn’t want on your post. I hope you join us.

I tag all of you to do this blog hop. However, I’m to tag a few of my friends. So Below are those I’ve decided to tag with their URLs. 

1.) 15 And Meowing.com – 15 And Meowing.com  .

2.)  Cactus Catz – Cactus Catz .

3.)   Cactus Haiku – Cactus Haiku .

4.)   Noir Kitty Mews – Noir Kitty Mews .

5.)    Zigler News – Zigler News .

6.)    MissPetPaws.com – MissPetPaws.com .

7.)    Crotchety Cougars – Crotchety Cougars .

8.)    Canadian Cats – The Canadian Cats .

9.)    erin the cat princess – erin the cat princess .

10.)   Basil’s Blog – Basil’s Blog .

 

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Easy Bacon-Cheddar Sweet Hawaiian Rolls

Now how many times have you spent your time in your kitchen cooking something you think everyone will eat only to find out their are children or grandchildren who won’t eat it. Well guess what? I thought, wouldn’t it be great to find something everyone will like and to boot it’s quick and easy to make and you won’t spend all your time in the kitchen. Sound Great. The below recipe is from Pillsbury’s site and the original recipe link is: Easy Bacon-Cheddar Sweet Hawaiian Rolls .

I do this blog hop and it’s really fun to do and it helps bring more traffic to your blog too. This blog hop is over at Esme’s Senior Salon. The link to her blog for this week’s Senior Salon is: Senior Salon Blog Hop and Esme’s blog link is: Esme’s Blog

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Prep|Total|Ingredients|Servings|

                         10 Min | 25 Min| 3                          |  8                  |

Ingredients

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Sweet Hawaiian refrigerated crescent dinner rolls.

3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (3 oz.).

12 slices crisply cooked bacon, cut in half.

Steps

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.

2. Separate dough into 8 triangles.

3. Sprinkle wide end of each triangle with about 1 tablespoon of the cheese; top with 3 bacon pieces. Reserve remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

4. EAT AND ENJOY!!

Expert Tips

Shape these crescents up to 2 hours ahead of time; cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Add a few minutes to baking time before sprinkling with cheese.

 

 

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2 Daisy Mae Scares

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Hi and Welcome Everyone, if you have owned a cat, dog or any type of pet for that matter then you probably know what I’m talking about. So what is a Daisy Mae scare you ask? Glad you asked. A Daisy Mae scare is basically a cat scare where you almost lose you cat or pet. Daisy Mae is my cat’s name and almost lost her twice this past week so this post was almost a different type of post. But the first time you think you are going to lose a pet you get so nervous you think you might pass out. However, you don’t.

DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN LAYING ON MY TONY STEWART FLEECE BLANKET ON ME.

You have to understand my family and I have had Daisy Mae from around 4 weeks old. My little Daisy Mae has turned into a 13 year old kitty cat. So that’s a Daisy Mae scare in a nutshell. So all you have to do is if you’ve had one of these scares  you can call them (your pet’s name) scare. Most pet owners know what I’m talking about.

 

 

 

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TIGGER

ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ON MY BED WITH MY WHITE STUFFED CAT AND MY WHITE STUFFED POLAR BEAR.

If you’re looking at the title Title Tigger and wondering who is that? Tigger was my last cat. None of you got to meet my Grey Striped Tabby cat Tigger because she died on 9-11-2015 and I didn’t start blogging until January 2017.

In a nutshell, my family and I rescued Tigger out of a very bad situation she was in all through her kittyhood. She didn’t like men for whatever reason. I’m happy to say she eventually made friends with Daisy Mae and in the end made friends with my Dad too.

I wanted to do a tribute to my last cat Tigger who was a Grey Striped Tabby Cat. Tigger died on September 11, 2015 and this year marks the fourth year death anniversary. 

I miss Tigger daily as well as think of her daily. I look for a whole lot of Butterflies on 9-11 to celebrate her life.

I wanted to do do something special for Tigger so I wrote a poem for her.

A PICTURE OF ANGEL TIGGER WHO WENT TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE ON ON 9-11-2015. SHE’S FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.

Written By: Crystal Stewart

Written On: 9-10-2019

TIGGER  

TIGGER you were a beautiful 

And smart Grey Striped Tabby

Cat that had a bad kittyhood 

But despite that you survived

Because my family and I took

You in. You hid in my bedroom

Closet when we first got you

But as you adjusted you came

To love us just as we loved you.

Tigger, you had this cute little

Heart On your nose. OH how you

Liked To play with string with a

Feather on it and OH did you ever

Like laying on wrapping paper too.

I even remember how you liked to be 

Under our feet all the time.  I still

Laugh and chuckle when I think of

How You kicked at  your litter all

Over the place when you were

Doing your kitty cat business.

Your eyes were dark with yellow

Around them. Even though it’s been

4 years since you earned your

Wings and crossed over the Rainbow

Bridge. When a Monarch Butterfly

Shows up with its beautiful wings. I

Know when I see A bunch of

Butterflies, A flock of birds,

Hummingbirds staying together as if

To say I’m here for you and don’t be

To upset or mad because it rains or

Snows. You see the Rain and the

Snow are your friends not to

Mention when it Rains and Snows

That’s me Angel Tigger sitting on

Your shoulder and saying, I’m here

To make sure You and the Family are

OK. I love you very much

Tigger and always will.

You left pawprints on my heart!!

 

 

 

 

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Daisy Mae’s Birthday Month

DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN LAYING ON MY TONY STEWART FLEECE BLANKET THAT’S ON ME.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Hi all, September is Daisy Mae’s Birthday Month roughly. I say roughly we had to guess when we she found us. If we are figuring right, Daisy Mae was around 4 weeks when we got her. We do know she’s been alive 13 years with us come September 12th a day after we lost my other cat Tigger. So Daisy Mae spent a few years with us while we still had Tigger.

ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ON MY BED WITH MY WHITE STUFFED CAT AND MY WHITE STUFFED POLAR BEAR.

This is what Daisy Mae has asked and of course, I couldn’t say no. She wants to party all month and would like you to visit us especially on September 12. Consider yourselves invited to her 13th birthday party.  Hope to see you there. We’ll be celebrating all month.

I’m going to show you a picture of Daisy Mae all ready for her birthday party.

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The Complete Virtue and Valor Series

I just finished several books but one book that really stood out in my opinion was the paperback version of The Complete Virtue and Valor Series by Hallee Bridgeman. *Please Note* I won this book in a random survey drawing from the author’s newsletter and this review is of my honest opinions. 

Before I get to my rating of the book, you must understand how I rate books. I don’t just read a book but I study, analyze, ask myself is this a fun book to read or serious book. Does it live up to the kind of book it’s suppose to be? Could it happen in today’s world? Does it have vulgar language, is it to graphic, what type of audience can read it? There are more questions I ask myself too. Now you know how I go about rating a book. Does my rating on a book ever change? Sometimes but not very often.

My rating for The Complete Virtue and Valor Series book is 5+ stars. It’s an excellent book. It’s 8 books in 1. Very well done


Goodreads Excerpt 

Eight serialized novellas, each inspired by real people and actual events, reveal the incredible story of amazing heroes and heroines facing the ultimate of bravery. In 1941 Great Britain a special war department assembles an experimental and exclusively female cohort and combat operatives consisting of four willing spies, a wireless radio operator, an ingenious code… To read more of the excerpt in depth go to The Complete Virtue and Valor Series Goodreads Link . Hallee Bridgeman did a fantastic job on writing these novellas based on real life events and real people.

I hope enjoy this book review. I also hope you read this book because I recommend it very highly.

**Full Disclosure** I won this book in a random survey drawing. This is a prize I’ll cherish forever.

 

 

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Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 2019

Welcome my wonderful readers. You may call me crazy after what happened to me today. You see when I woke up this Morning, I had this strange feeling. It was very strong. My mind was racing which is something because I’m not a Morning person. Then after breakfast, I saw 2 humming birds just there on my deck. Then after I read on several blogs it was Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 2019. I knew what that strong feeling was. I was remembering my cat Tigger. 

None of you probably remember my Tabby Cat Tigger but may have read about her. You see, sadly Tigger earned her wings and went to Rainbow Bridge on 9-11-2015. A bitter sweet day. Bitter because my cat died and sweet because 9-11 would have been my Grandmother’s birthday if she hadn’t passed away a few years earlier. I miss my Grandmother and my rescue Tabby Cat Tigger. There are 2 pictures of my rescue Tabby Cat Tigger below. She’s now over the Rainbow Bridge and playing and teaching all the other animals that come after her. 

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ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ON MY BED WITH MY WHITE STUFFED CAT AND MY WHITE STUFFED POLAR BEAR.
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QUEEN TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015.

 

 

 

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Michaela McPherson Mysteries by Judith Lucci

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.
(ORIGINAL PICTURE).

Hi everyone, got a giveaway for you coming from a real good author. So what’s the author’s name? Her name is Judith Lucci. To enter the giveaway click on the following link. Link to enter is: Michaela McPherson Mysteries by Judith Lucci . The giveaway is for a chance to win a $25 Amazon. There are 2 winners!!!!

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Fawn/Deer Pictures + Bonus Picture

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A little while ago I had gotten a picture of Mamma deer and her one fawn. Since then, 2 more fawns have shown up and since the trail camera went kablooey we got a new one and the pictures are much better.  Then of course it might have to with the fact its an upgraded version, it has High Definition, it has infrared picture taking and is it waterproof too? That’s a good question. I thought I would share some pictures from the new trail camera. The brand name is Stealth Camera 14. The first few Pictures are from the Moultrie Trail Camera then the last few are on the Stealth Camera 14 trail camera.

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JULY 20, 2019 TO JULY 26,2019 

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AUGUST 3, 2019

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Now that you’ve seen 2 slideshows from the Moultri Trail Camera now here is a slideshows from the Stealth Camera 14. See if you see the difference. 

AUGUST 13, 2019 TO AUGUST 22, 2019

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BONUS PICTURE: LAST BEAR PICTURE

 

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Short Story Review: Euphoria in the Desert

I read the ARC for this short story called Euphoria in the Desert. This short story was not only fun and witty but it was also clean and I think you would like it. I found it easy to read and a page turner. It kept my attention and I didn’t want to put it down. I rate this short story 5 stars. 

Bookbub Book Excerpt 

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So if you KU (Kindle Unlimited), read it or you can buy the book at Amazon.com. Not sure what the price is internationally but in Amazon US it is $.99. How long that price will last well I really don’t know. I really enjoyed this short story. It’s unpredictable.

Site Links For Tina Swayzee McCright 

  1. Bookbub Authors Page

  2. Tina Swayzee McCright’s Website 

  3. Tina Swayzee McCright’s Amazon Author Page

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Friendly Fill -Ins

Daisy Mae and I will be doing Friendly Fill – Ins different this week. We will both answer each question. Daisy Mae’s answer will be in Navy Blue and my answers will be in Purple. All answers will be in italics.

  1. I’m a stickler for Security and Privacy. Daisy Mae’s answer is: she’s a stickler for Getting my cat treats and keeping my owners at home.

  2. By the end of August, I plan to Write another poem  and write a post on my other site WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) . Daisy Mae says, she plans to find another… What am I talking about. I have no plans but to continue sleeping. I’m a cat for kittens sake.

  3. My compassionate and understanding personality is my favorite thing about myself. Daisy Mae says: everything is her favorite thing about herself.

  4. These days, my biggest priority is My Faith and Walking with God and doing what He wants me to. Daisy Mae says her biggest priority is staying safe with her owners.

 

 

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A Strange Funeral

We all go to funerals in our lives for our family and friends. We also hope and pray that our children don’t die before us but life doesn’t always happen that way. 

I just recently went to a funeral since my Aunt died. This funeral was like no other. The funeral was held in the  dark since there was no electric. Toward the end of the end of the funeral and before the luncheon the lights came back on. The food had to heated up elsewhere. When I asked my parents why there was no electricity? They said, the power company had scheduled a power outage during the time of the funeral. When you don’t know it’s scheduled, it is really strange and weird.

What’s the strangest funeral you’ve been to? What’s the strangest thing that has ever happened to you? Let me know. 

 

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“Pickle Rick” Recipe

Ever just want to get refreshed in this hot weather? Ever go for a glass of water but didn’t really want water? Well I’m going to help you remedy that. That’s right here is an easy recipe for a drink that looks very refreshing. That’s right I haven’t tried it. Please note, This recipe can easily be made nonalcoholic by taking all alcoholic ingredients out. “Pickle Rick” Recipe is below.

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz Aurora Gin.

.5 oz Pickle Juice.

.5 oz Tomato Juice or Bloody Mary mix.

Fresh Lime.

Tonic Water.

Directions:

Combine ingredients with ice in a collins glass,

ENJOY!!

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Cami Checketts Giveaway

I entered this contest from an author I follow and her name is Cami Checketts. She writes clean romantic suspense books.  I wanted to share this contest with you. If any of you enter, I wish you Good Luck. However, I do hope I win. LOL. The link to go to enter this contest is: Win $50 or a Quinn Family Romance Collection .

 

 

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Recipes For Cats

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QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

I thought I’d do something different. We do recipes for but rarely do recipes for cats or dogs. I thought I would do some recipes for cats. 

I follow TWO Spoiled Cats and found this recipe a few days ago on their blog and liked it that I wanted to share it with you. 

RECIPE FOR CATS: SALMON KITTY TREATS

Ingredients 

10 oz canned salmon undrained.

1 egg beaten

2 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse 10 oz canned salmon (undrained) in a food processor and/or chop as finely as possible.

In a mixing bowl using a hand or stand mixer, combine salmon, 1 egg (beaten) and 2 cups whole wheat flour until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup of water. If dough is to wet or sticky, add a bit more flour. Dough should be tacky but not sticky.

Roll out dough on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Use a 3/4-inch cookie cutter in the shape of your choice to create your treats (or just form with your hands!)

Place treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. When they’re slightly browned and crunchy, they’re done.

Allow to cool before serving.

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

CAT RECIPES: CHICKEN TREATS 

Ingredients 

1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/3 cup cornmeal

1 tbsp. softened margarine

Instructions

While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, combine the chicken, broth and margarine, then add the cornmeal and flour. Knead the dough into a ball and then roll it out to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and bake for 20 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.

CAT RECIPES: CHEESE TREATS

Ingredients

3/4 cup shredded or grated cheddar cheese

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt (plain)

1/4 cup cornmeal

5 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

While your oven is preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, combine all the ingredients into dough (add a touch of water if needed). Knead the dough into a ball and then roll it out to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and bake for 25 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.

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DAISY MAE AND I hope one of these recipes appeals to your cat. Cats deserve treats frequently and daily.

*Full Disclosure* I found these recipes on TWO Spoiled Cats blog. The original post of recipes can be found at TWO Spoiled Cats blog and also on the internet. I’ve not tried these recipes on my cat since I’m not a cook. You can create your own combinations by cooking with your kitty favorites by substituting key ingredients.

If you make any of these treats let me know how it goes and how your cat likes it.

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