Day 8 – Locking it Down with CPM

Meet Frank. Frank is my 17-year-old cat. I don’t really know how old he is…. He’s like 100 or something. I’ve had him for 14 years and the shelter has estimated his age to be 3 at the time of adoption. Frank is the second biggest jerk cat I’ve ever known, and when he’s not busy being a jerk, he’s being very sweet (surprisingly), or constantly harassing me to feed him more. Dinner is at 6 – he starts at 4:30. Frank does not appreciate daylight savings time. Frank only has 4 teeth left.

Frank is also allergic to everything including pollen and dust which make him sneezy. Rice, turkey, and pretty much any additive ingredient in commercial cat food makes him leak from the front and back end. Frank was pretty close to death last year before I started making his food. Now he’s a chubby 17-year-old jerk who sleeps all day, but can still clear a six foot fence, likes to randomly walk by and smack the dog (he doesn’t draw his claws), and is determined to live another 17 to 100 years.

I was able to track down enough chicken to make another 10-12 days worth of cat food. Hope to be able to find more soon.

If you read recipes online for homemade cat food, the response is varied. Some say raw meat, some say they need additives. This is what works for us. My vet knows that this is what Frank eats and he’s totally fine with the diet. So, if you have a 17-year-old cat and you would like him to potentially live another 17 years, check out my recipe How to Feed a 17 Year-Old-Cat.

Did you panic buy dried beans but haven’t the foggiest clue on how to prepare them? We have several recipes on our site to help you out, including this new recipe White Bean and Ham Soup. Also, check out our recipes for Homemade BBQ Baked Beans, Scratch Made Refried Beans and Chili Con Carne. Beans really are a magical fruit! Beans are a little powerhouse of protein, fiber and vitamins. Get to cooking and eat some beans!

Here’s some tips to have a happy shutdown weekend at home:

  • Wash hands
  • Don’t flush non-flushable items (paper towels, napkins, wipes of any kind)
  • Play a board game
  • Get fresh air
  • Take your vitamins
  • Don’t hoard or buy things you don’t need
  • Open the curtains
  • Call some friends or family
  • Stop watching the news and breathe
  • Do chalk art

Stay Well!

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