PL July Update

Pet of the Month

We adopted Huck from Salem Friends of Felines in April of this year. He’s only about 6 months old and still very much a kitten. He earned his name because of his friendly and adventurous nature. He’s one of the cuddliest cats around and loves to curl up with us on the couch. When not snuggling, he’s generally getting himself into some kind of trouble - pulling all of the cool stuff out my purse, venturing behind the washing machine, trying to make friends with the people on TV, or doing laps around the house. 

We adopted Huck from Salem Friends of Felines in April of this year. He’s only about 6 months old and still very much a kitten. He earned his name because of his friendly and adventurous nature. He’s one of the cuddliest cats around and loves to curl up with us on the couch. When not snuggling, he’s generally getting himself into some kind of trouble - pulling all of the cool stuff out my purse, venturing behind the washing machine, trying to make friends with the people on TV, or doing laps around the house. 


 
OHS Pug Crawl Photo- http://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/events/

OHS Pug Crawl Photo- http://www.oregonhumane.org/get-involved/events/

 

DOG THEMED COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH........

Grapefruit Salty Dog

. Ingredients 1/3 cup freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice 2 tablespoons good quality vodka (I love Pearl!) course sea salt for rim grapefruit slice for garnish 1 cup crushed ice Instructions Wet the rim of your glass with water or the grapefruit slice. Dip in sea salt. Fill glass with crushed ice. Combine juice and vodka in shaker and shake or stir to combine. Pour over glass. Enjoy!  

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Ingredients

1/3 cup freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice

2 tablespoons good quality vodka (I love Pearl!)

course sea salt for rim

grapefruit slice for garnish

1 cup crushed ice

Instructions

Wet the rim of your glass with water or the grapefruit slice. Dip in sea salt.

Fill glass with crushed ice.

Combine juice and vodka in shaker and shake or stir to combine.

Pour over glass.

Enjoy!

 

 

Herbs for Pets

 

Summer is a great time to get out and garden. Herbs are easy to grow and add culinary flare to dishes without added sugar and salt. Just like humans, pets can benefit from herbs.

Lavender and lemon balm are great calming herbs. I grow them indoors for my cats and dogs and I also give lemon balm to my rabbits and chickens. Lemon balm is in the mind family and will grow like a weed in the spring and summer.

Oregano is one of my favorites! Not only does it taste great on spaghetti, it is a wonderful preventative herb for health. In concentrated forms, oregano can be a powerful disease fighter. I give it to my chickens at first sign of a cold or allergy.

Check out the following links for more great herb info-

http://prettyfluffy.com/home-living/health-wellbeing/6-healthy-herbs-good-for-dogs

http://thecaninechefcookbook.com/safe-herbs-spices/