Dec 4, 2007

Wendy's Animal Talk Radio December Schedule

12.04.2007 Gloria Sykes is the founder of the Bon Ami Foundation. Bon Ami, which is French for "Good Friend". Gloria is a survivor of a rare breast cancer. And she credits her friend Liza with getting her started on this foundation. Bon Ami Foundation is an Eco-Human and Animal-Friendly not-for-profit organization that marries two great causes: Cancer survivors and stray cats and dogs. Their goal is to help cancer survivors to not only survive their cancer, but to also thrive. Gloria can be reached at or by email at

12.11.2007 Joanne Justis is back by popular demand. We still have a few pet naming charts available. So listen to Wendy's Animal Talk on for your chance to win a pet naming for your own four-legged angel.

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 and her email address is

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
The Natural Pet Food Cookbook is currently on sale on for $10.19, which is a savings of 32%. Check it out and write a review. Barnes & Noble is offering it for 20% off to the general public at $11.99, and for B&N members it is only $10.79.


  1. I love the book! I have to increase all of the ingredients in the recipes because I am feeding 32 cats. Question - in the Surf and Turf on pg 84 can I substitute sprouts for the grass? I can't afford 8 cups of cut grass - it's really expensive!!!

  2. Dear calliecat52,

    Yes you can substitute sprouts for the grass. Alfalfa is the least expensive, and probably the healthiest for your crew. You can also purchase oat grass seeds at most pet shops and sprout them yourself.

    There are also several online companies that offer alfalfa seeds in bulk for sprouting. It takes a bit of work, and there are many spendy methods out there.

    I grow my own sprouts in a sprouting jar, and I use a brown 1 quart jar, but any 1 quart jar will do. There is a lot of information on the Net for sprouting your own, and if you don't want to spend the money for a screen top for your jar; you can use cheesecloth for the top of the jar. You will need a canning rim for holding the cheesecloth on, but it is really a breeze to grow your own; and a lot less expensive these days with the prices of sprouts in the stores. Bless you and yours, be they two or four-legged. Hope this helped you. Let me know how everything comes out. You can email me directly if you like at:
    Ruthie Bently


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