12.18.2007 Kandy Radzinski, author and illustrator of "What Cats Want for Christmas". This book is a delightful romp through the wish lists of numerous cats, with names like Kirby, Miss Kitty, Gracie, Paws and Louie. Each cat has a Christmas wish list like Benny, who would like a "sweater knit of red Irish setter" or Oscar, who would "love some fleas for his neighbor's Pekingese". This is a book any child will love, and anyone who collects Christmas themed books would be proud to add it to their library. I have to tell you, Kandy (who by the way, lives with Scotties not cats), has a definite gift. I do live with cats, and I can tell you, her perspective is breath-taking. The detail she takes with her illustrations is magical, and they are suitable for framing. Any cat owner would love to receive this refreshing look into the mind of a feline at Christmas. You can view more of Kandy's whimsical illustrations and art at http://www.kradzinski.com/ and her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
12.25.2007 Merry Christmas
For those of our listeners, who don't celebrate Christmas, but another holiday: May your holiday season bring you joy and good tidings. And may your new year be bright.
It's Finally here. Wendy's long-awaited book "The Natural Pet Food Cookbook, Healthful Recipes for Dogs & Cats" is now available.
Wendy's latest foray into the written word is a fascinating look at a new way of cooking for your pet. This is a subject whose time has come. With all the recent pet food recalls, many people are turning to the art of cooking for their pets. Wendy takes you from the basics: tools to use, pantry items, and new uses for ingredients you may have never used in cooking for your pet before.
This is no ordinary book of treats. This cookbook has recipes for making your own kibbles, casseroles, soups, loaves and bulk recipes. There are even sauce recipes for those of you who have finicky eaters at home. All of these recipes can be made ahead and stored in the freezer, then taken out and warmed up for serving later. Not only that, they store well and can be kept in the freezer for up to three months depending on the recipe.
This book is a must for any dog or cat lover that might be on your holiday gift list, and will be a welcome addition to their pet library. If you have a dog or cat of your own, it is a must for your cookbook collection as well. This is a gift that will keep giving year after year.
Synopsis: The unprecedented pet food recall that began in March 2007 has pet owners very concerned. Many have become mistrustful of commercial food manufacturers and instead are turning to home-cooked meals as a way to ensure that their pets remain safe. although most people find that commercial pet foods will have to do the majority of the time, we recognize that processed foods are no better for our animal companions than they are for us, and that eating natural, wholesome foods is far preferable. This cookbook will provide a variety of healthful meal recipes for dogs and cats, the two most commonly kept pets in the United States. Recipes will not include processed foods, but instead rely on natural ingredients like whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruits, and humanely raised meats. The book contains 50 recipes along with sidebars providing supplemental information about nutrition, cooking techniques, and holistic pet care. Copyright 2007 Howell Books
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