Chocolate Chai Tea
I received many new teas to try at Christmas. My friend, Martha gifted me with a tin of Chocolate Chai Tea.
This tea is a combination of Rooibos tea (red), dark chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. I loved this tea. I did add honey, though, but that's just my taste. I found that a little bit of honey took it right over the top for great taste. Honey will do that. With this particular tea I think a savory dessert would be better than something sweet.
It is suggested on the tin to add a little milk.
It was great without milk and I recommend this tea to try.
Now..for the cats...As I type this tonight, Audrey plays at my feet with a Q-tip. It's one of her favorite things to bat around when she is in the office with me. Her other favorite toys are string-beans that accidently hit the floor in the kitchen or a straw. Other than her ping-pong balls, she ignores cat toys (of course).
Add some pumpkin
Not all cats can tolerate or like the taste of the commercial products out there that help rid the stomach of excess hair. Unfortunately, most cats do suffer with the build-up of hair from grooming in their stomach and this can cause health issues and discomfort.
Annie is a 'groomer' and requires some kind of help with hair build-up but, for digestive reasons, she cannot be given the commercial gel. Adding pumpkin to your cats' diet will add lubrication or soft bulk to the stomach to help hairballs pass easily. Most cats do not mind a teaspoon added to their soft food twice a week. If they do not like the taste, I recommend adding a quarter teaspoon at first until the cat gets used to the taste. This will help with a constipated cat, as well. If the pumpkin is not a welcome addition to your cats' food then try some baby food squash or cooked yams.
Remember to always put time aside twice a week to groom your cat. This is the best way to bond and prevent hair-ball issues.
-one of my followers asked who the company is that made the 'thank you' card I posted last week. It is made by Treasures.
-and for all those who were worried about Audrey's comfort..I found her an acceptable, much-longer box.