my kitty hasn’t been living with us for the past four months because our *new* 170 pound, 5 year old rescue dog tried to eat her. seriously.
the shelter he was at stated on his paperwork that he was ‘shy with other animals.’ they really didn’t provide any additional background knowledge, nor do we have any way to contact his previous owners & question them [or more so scold them for the way they raised their puppy without any socialization or training skills]. i mean after rescuing him, it’s sadly very obvious that his previous owners had done absolutely no research whatsoever on his breed and they must have assumed he was a yard dog. many people do think of saints as barn dogs. when in all actuality they cannot withstand extreme heat/weather conditions and they are very much indoor dogs who need a special diet/supplements for their joints and along with that comes a very regimented feeding schedule because of their size. anyway — we gave him the benefit of the doubt with sycamore because, to us, he is just a gigantic loving teddy bear. since bringing him home he has tried to attack one dog, our cat & consistently barks and tries to chase after people, animals or anything at all that’s alive and moving & with whom he is not familiarized. so there you have it. he’s ironically a sweetheart. .who’s a dog-aggressive, cat-aggressive, bunny-aggressive, wind-aggressive, stranger-barking block head. he literally has a block head. we rescued him six months ago and he is now six years old. being as saints only live to be 8-10, we feel that we can give rigby the best years of his life in our house. and we have all grown to love him to pieces. everyday when the kids come home from school rigby is there to greet them with his hugs. his hugs are more like. . . .him pushing his block head into our legs or butt. or for eva, the shortest of us all, her face. this post was supposed to be about the cat — i swear it will be. this dog rant is almost over. anyway, so the cat was living with a relative because she is soooo near & dear to my heart and i wanted to keep her safe. in the next couple of months we are moving into a larger house with a fenced yard and much more room which will allow for us to keep the animals better separated. i cannot wait for her to come back home for snuggles and love — and in the mean time i have been trying my best to spoil her from afar with periodic but frequent visits to shower her with attention and sweet [stinky] tuna treats like these! i modified the recipe a bit and used coconut oil in place of olive oil [because it’s healthier for cats than olive] and i actually didn’t have enough oat flour left to fill 1/2 C. so i substituted and used about 1/4 C. oat flour and 1/2 C. whole grain brown rice flour. i’m sure you can use whatever works best for your pet’s specific needs. i’ll have a moving post up soon that i have been meaning to write. you guys can find that under ‘life’ in the next couple of weeks! and rigby’s birthday pupcake post will be up in the next few weeks as well. i’m slightly backlogged on here as of late. as always, recipe link is listed below. xx.
recipe courtesy — popsugar.