Friday, June 20, 2008

Furry Friends Tidbits for June

Enjoy our monthly little tidbits on your furry friends. Here you will find interesting fun facts on dogs and cats or any other little tidbits of information from delicious pet recipes to fun facts to fun games to play with your pet. You never know what you will find, so join us each month for some fun and exciting tidbits!

Five Fun Facts

Pets help to decrease the feelings of isolation and feeling lonely because they promote social interaction. They also help to increase morale.

70% of people put their pet’s name on a greeting card and 58% of people include a picture with their pets in Christmas cards.

Female dogs have 310 bones; male dogs have 311.

Cats begin puberty at about four months old.

95% of cats that are solid white and have two blue eyes are deaf. This is due to a dominant genetic trait that is linked to the white fur and blue eyes.

Popular and Unique Names for your Pets

Dog Names:
Max
Duke
Cody
Case
Dickens
Zoe
Sierra
Felix
Ace
Oliver

Cat Names:
Butterscotch
Buttons
Cabbie
Cabernet
Felix
Bianca
Fluff
Razzy
Sugar
Bluestar

Games to Play with your Pet
Doggie Says:
This is a game that you can play that also helps with obedience training. When you say sit, then you sit. When you say down, lie down. Get creative and close your eyes, turn your back to the dog. Of course, remember this is a game and it is just ways to enhance training. You could even stand on your head. Just make sure your dog is doing the correct moves, so you don’t confuse him!

Get a small box and punch several holes in it. Then place a small piece of ham or chicken in it. Let your cat play with it on the floor.

Pet Products
Pet strollers are a great way to take your dog or cat out for a walk or to give them a break on the way back from a long playtime in the park.

Pet beds are wonderful to have for your pets to have a special place to sleep after that long walk or playtime in the park!

Pet costumes or clothes are great for cold weather or simply for fun. Check out all of the cute costumes and coats available these days!

Dog Recipes – Warning these can be too tempting for humans!
This section is dedicated to all of those who like to make your own natural dog food or treats.

Chunky Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies:
4 cups whole wheat flour2 cups oatmeal½ - ¾ cup chunky peanut butter2½ cups hot water2 Tbs molasses
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C).
Mix all ingredients together, adding more hot water if dough is too sticky. Knead well. Roll out to ¼" and cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Bake on greased cookie sheet for 40 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool in oven overnight.

Your furry little friend will love these delicious and homemade treats made from the heart!

1 comment:

mire said...

Here is a great tidbit; be a philanthropist every time you shop for fido...go to www.nonprofitshoppingmall.com.

All your favorite green stores and pet stores (and everything else too) and a percent of your every sale goes to the nonprofit of your choice.

ASPCA is listed and will be featured this month on the site. Shop and support this great group working for animals!