Saturday, January 26, 2013

Additional ideas for your PET!!

Just trying to get a quick blog out before I go into the hospital for another heart surgery early this morning.

I have been working on a cat toy.  I had gotten bulky yarn for Christmas from my oldest son. Besides getting some from one of the yarn bombs.  Here is the first one they way the pattern stated to do.

The other ones I did I slip stitch across the back and did 3 chains and pull the chain through the center whole and then took the chain and continued making them until I got 76. I pulled the yarn through so I could use it and do the single crochets.  When finish I end off but left a 3 inch yarn piece and weave the 3 inch on the back.  Finished.

Here the directions for the cat toy.  They state scary spider but Scott and I think more of octopus toy.
Use L hook.  Ch 4
Rnd 1 (right side): 15 dc in the 4th ch from hook 3 ch count as one dc. (16 dc) Join with sl st in the 4th ch.
Rnd 2 *ch 16, hdc in 2nd ch and in each rem ; skip next dc on rnd1, sc in next dc; rep from * 7 times more (8 legs mad, join base of leg with sl st or proceed like I did to do a continuous cord.

Cord: Leaving an 8"  yarn end; ch 75.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch; 74sc.  Finish off, leaving 6" yarn.  Weave end back through center. Tie a knot at the end of cord. 
(At this point I again change it when I did the cord and weave it through the center and weave each side with sl st then I did knot and weave some mote than tie another knot.)

Kitty Treats
2 cups oats, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/3 cup canola oil, oil drained from 6 oz can of tuna, 2/3 cup chicken broth and tuna oil mixture,

Preheat oven 350.  Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.  If necessary, adjust the mixture's consistency by adding more flour or oil until the dough can be rolled out the a rolling pin.
Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it.
Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of 1/4" and use a pizza cutter or butter knife to cut the dough into small triangles (1/4" wide).
Spread out the treats on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes or until the goodies are slightly browned.

Peanut Pooch Biscuit
2 cups whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 wheat germ, 1/4 cup flax seed meal, 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt

Preheat oven 350. Mix the flour, oats, wheat germ, flax seed meal, and baking powder in one bowl.
Mix peanut butter, milk, and yogurt in a separate bowl. slowly combine this mixture with the dry ingredients.
Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it until it has a consistent texture.  Roll the dough in a thickness of 1/4" and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
Bake the dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.  Let the biscuits cool and then store them in an airtight containers.

I will be giving the cat toys to the Plano animal shelter as I did the minces that I sew with left over fr from the bears.

Hope you enjoy the above!

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