Friday, March 9, 2012

Sick Kitty

What 70 degrees in the northeast the first week in March! This week's post was going to be about how bad all this wonderful warm weather is but my kitty Lola got sick and I've been dealing with that.

For those of you that have companion animals you know how special they are to us. This is the first time she's gotten sick and she's almost 8 years old. Isn't it funny how our pets can elevate our heart rate (by scratching the brand new insert anything here) and reduce it at the same time. I always wondered about that.

According to the American Heart Association owning a pet can actually reduce your blood pressure - crazy huh? And the CDC says:

Pets can decrease your:

  • Blood pressure 
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Triglyceride levels
  • Feelings of loneliness
Pets can increase your:
  • Opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities
  • Opportunities for socialization

Hopefully everything will be OK. Since I like to look on the brighter side of things I decided to make some hempseed sunflower butter  - what a better way to bring the sunshine in.

Hempseed Sunflower Butter

2 cups Raw Unsalted Sunflowers
1 cup Raw Shelled Hempseeds
Salt (optional)
Water or Hemp Oil to thin if necessary

Put everything in a high speed blender and let it go on high for 1 minute at a time. If you need to
thin it out use about 1/4 of water or hemp oil. Salt if you like, I kept mine salt-free.

Makes about a 16oz peanut butter jar's worth.


  1. Sorry to hear about your Kitty... I know how nerve wracking it can be - You so wish you could speak their language!

    WHAT DOES ONE DO WITH Hempbutter?

  2. Hi Tisha - thanks! She's better they think it might be IBD, I think it's fish tank tummy :)

    As for the hempbutter I love it on a piece of good bread, flax cracker or collard leaf with lettuce, tomato and basil.