Bakin’ for Kitties in Baconia

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Hello Bacon Fans……..today’s cooking class is a bit different from the usual – we’re paying tribute to a sweet and special kitty friend – Crockett from Lone Star Cats blog – by wearing orange (his favorite color) and cooking up some kitty treats instead of people treats.   We’re pawticipating in the Blog Hop to honor dear Crockett who went to the Rainbow Bridge last Monday after a tragic accident at home……..Crockett was a big internet favorite because of his great big eyes and his penchant for sticking his tongue out for photos.   He was just plain CUTE.   I asked Angel Sammy to please keep an eye on him and make sure he wasn’t lonely or scared.   Today would have been Crockett’s FIFTH Gotcha Day.    He can celebrate it at the Bridge with all his friends who have gone before.

ORANGE FOREVER DEAR CROCKETT!!

Just click the sweet Crocket Forever badge above to visit Crockett’s Blog Hop

 

There really are some wonderful kitty treats that are TOTALLY SIMPLE to make so as a departure from our usual Saturday bacon………we’ll share some things to make your cat VERY HAPPY!

Teddy’s PARADE of Cat Treat Recipes:

Salmon Kitty Treats

Ingredients

  • 10 oz canned salmon undrained
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°. 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 water. If dough is too 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° 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.

Chicken Treats

  • 1 ½ cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp. softened margarine

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 ¼ inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and bake for 20 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Cheese Treats

  • ¾ cup shredded or grated cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sour cream or yogurt (plain)
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 5 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

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 ¼ inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and bake for 25 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.

Note:   We found these recipes on the internet but you can create your OWN combinations with your kitty favorites just by substituting key ingredients.

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We hope at least one of these will appeal to your finicky (oops – I meant “discriminating”) kitty.    All of them are pretty darn easy – be sure to store them well and since they’re fresh and contain no preservative type stuff don’t keep them FOREVER AND EVER – let your kitties have a special homemade goodie frequently !!!   After all – we deserve it!!!

Royal Hugs, King Teddy

 

47 responses »

  1. This is a nice tribute to Crockett. I added another Caturday Art in orange to my post today and dedicated it to Crockett.
    The last recipe sounds good enough for humans! I may even try it and shape it into fingers like shortbread!

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  2. Aw, that is so sad about Crockett. Motor Mom told me about it after she got your mom’s email this morning. And I think I would prefer those cheese treats,
    Love, Sundae

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  3. What a great idea to do kitty treats in honor of Crockett. I bet all the “orange” kitties (like angel Sammy and our angel, MacKenzie) will be helping him celebrate at the RB today. Love and hugs to everyone at your house. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  4. Such a beautiful tribute to dear Crockett- I love the orange Chef’s hat. Thank you for these recipes. I need to try these for my kitties. XO

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  5. Teddy what a beautiful tribute to a fellow Ginger man.
    I am 1000% sure Angel Sammy was in charge of the Ginger welcoming committee OTRB…Crockett feltl loved and welcomed OTRB
    Hugs Cecilia

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  6. These treats are lovely, and so is the thought behind them. I didn’t know Crockett, but I can tell he was well-loved. RIP, buddy.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • Crockett was a sweet little ginger five year old who had a tragic accident at home and left WAY before his time. Very sad and his family is lost without him. They had a WEAR ORANGE FOR CROCKETT day because like most of us ginger kitties, ORANGE is our favorite color! As for the treats – they really sound yummy don’t they? And even better than yummy is EASY (as Mom says!).

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Mom and I loved your poem for Crockett……it touched our hearts just like Crockett did when he was here with his precious little face. The treat recipes are easy and I bet if you ask Dad real nice he’ll make you some!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Easy peasy recipes right Travis? We will ALWAYS and FOREVER remember your little brother and BFF. He found a special spot in LOTS of hearts believe me. We hope that your grief will allow you to get your appetite back dear Travis….it’s very hard to deal with a loss and you all are a close family. Just remember he’s in a pawsome place with lots of friends helping him adjust. I know Angel Sammy is one of them there at the Bridge giving Crockett a welcome home hug.

      Take care of yourself Travis!
      Love, Teddy

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    • We will surely miss your little brother and we know how much all of you miss him too. He seemed to be a friend to everyone, a little cuddle bug, a little guy with a BIG purrrsonality……..we love ALL of you but Crockett somehow had a special spot in our heart. The kitty treat post instead of my usual “bacon” post for people was fun to do and besides – the treat recipes look easy and GOOD! I bet you’d even like them even though you’re a woofie!

      Hugs to everyone there from us
      Teddy and Mom

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  7. **Hi-5’sss** on yore orangey Chef hat Teddy!! Wee are all honorin Crockett inn our own ways an showin him how much wee loved him! Mee hopess ‘angelss’ Sammy an Unkell Siddhartha Henry will take guud care of Crockett….
    **purrsss** BellaDharma

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  8. Cat treats. OH what a good idea. What’s this wear orange for Crocket? Maybe because we didn’t know we don’t understand. I got a cat shirt on with yellow.

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  9. You guys are super! We kept a copy of those recipes and hope that means our Mumsy will be trying them out soon! She loves to cook and we figure that might work in our favor for once. Thank you!

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    • Oh YES – these recipes are SO very simple to make and my Mom says the BEST PART is that she knows FOR SURE that everything in my treats is REAL FOOD, no preservative stuff, no “miscellaneous ingredients” and on top of that they are YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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