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Meet Kristy: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Kristy - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Kristy was an abandoned kitten in a park. I was in the park with my students for community service clean up when we found Kristy. She came up and was very friendly. After the clean up we picked up Kristy and took her to school. At school she became a loving member of our class.

Congratulations to Kristy, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

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Meet Bajee: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Bajee - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Fun loving Bajee!!! Our Blue Abyssinian is so loyal and loving to all! Bajee is 12 years young. always wanting to play outside. We watch him so he stays with us at all times. What a great companion to our family!

Congratulations to Bajee, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

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Meet Hank: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Hank, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Hank is a pure bread Beagle and he just celebrated his first birthday on January 3rd. He is a great little Beagle. Hank is full of energy and loves to play. He especially loves to go out for walks, … or should I say, to take us for a walk. Hank loves going out to the off leash dog park where he can run with all his buddy’s. Hank is very smart and has learned a number of tricks. They include sit, down, stay, leave it, come, roll over, etc. At the end of the day, Hank likes to lay on the couch with us while we watch a little television. When it’s time for bed, he’s right there with us laying by our side. If anyone is interested in getting a Beagle, I really appreciate the two we have.

Congratulations to Hank, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

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Meet QT: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

QT - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

QT and his brother Nikki were adopted from Animal Allies, a group in northern VA that finds homes for homeless animals in the area. QT is very active, and although he’s now 10 years old, he plays hard….but when he rests, he rests thoroughly! This picture shows QT in a VERY relaxed pose.

Congratulations to QT, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® Cat Calendar is right for you?

 

Meet Cali: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Cali - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Cali loves to talk to her human parents with a series of meows and chirps. She will respond to back and forth banter with humans. She also loves belly rubs, but occasionally changes her mind and fights off her belly-rub attacker.

Congratulations to Cali, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

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Meet Dexter: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Dexter - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Dexter is a very energetic and talkative shelter cat who found me after my previous cat Otis passed away. He likes to fetch his toy mice like a dog and can be prown to fits of ‘growly cat’ where he speeds around the house for no apparent reason.

Congratulations to Dexter, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

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Meet Izzy: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Izzy, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Izzy is a stunning 4 year old Havanese who makes her parents lives complete! Izzy is smart, hypoallergenic and extremely sweet! She has traveled all over America and is the star of an upcoming children’s book.

Congratulations to Izzy, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

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Meet Brody: Our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

Brody - This week's Page-A-Day Cat Photo Contest Winner

Brody is a playful and loving 2 year old boy. He loves watching birds, chasing his sister Charlotte, and rolling in the dirt.

Congratulations to Brody, our Page-a-Day® Cat of the Week!

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Meet Copper: Our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Copper, Our Page-A-Day Dog of the Week

Copper is a ten-year-old Labrador Retriever who has grown up alongside his two human sisters; Marissa and Nicole, while enjoying traveling with the family, running wildly through the backyard, and dressing up in holiday attire every Halloween and Christmas. He also loves visiting the beach and having an occasional snack of American cheese.

Congratulations to Copper, our Page-A-Day® Dog of the Week!

Which Page-A-Day® dog calendar is right for you?

 

8 Books That Remind Us How Much We Love Our Pets

Our pets can be barking rabble-rousers, toilet paper mess-makers, and cuddly balls of fur all at once. Here’s a list of fabulous pet books that remind us how much we love our cats and dogs!

1. Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan

Our pets may not be the most well-behaved at all times, but they are still loveable despite thier occasional disobedience. 

Marley & Me

Image Credits: Goodreads, Giphy | Buy the Book on Amazon

2.  How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal

Cats aren't always straight forward about their feelings. The Oatmeal reminds us that sometimes leaving a decapitated bird head on the living room floor is a sign of affection.


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3. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Wilson Rawls takes us back to our childhood when we first experienced puppy love. Billy's relationship with Old Dan and Little Ann stirs up memories of our first pets.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Image Credit: Amazon, Giphy | Buy the Book on Amazon

4. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion; Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham

No matter how muddy our dogs get, we still love them anyway. 


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4. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

Dewey the Library Cat proves that cats can be just as friendly and affectionate as dogs. Dewey's heart-warming story makes us want to curl up with a cat and a good book!


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6. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Sometimes a boy’s biggest inspiration is man’s best friend. Just like Jack in Love That Dog, our devotion to our furry friends can inspire us to create works of art.


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7. You Need More Sleep: Advice from Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

Good advice might be hard to come by—but our feline friends always have the answer. “Always stay at least 30 feet from a loved one.” “Keep changing where and when you like to be touched.” “Be Adorable.” See? You’re learning to think like a kitty already.



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8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Sometimes, our feline friends can be aloof rapscallions--such is the case with Cat in Neil Gaiman’s award-winning children’s book Coraline. Even when they’re talking long baths, pretending not to notice us, or in Cat’s case, making sarcastic comments, we love our fiercely independent cat friends anyway.



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What are your favorite cat/dog books? Let us know in the comments! 

And don't forget to vote for your favorite pets at this week's round of Paws vs. Claws! Vote Now »

Paws vs. Claws

5 Movies That Prove Cats and Dogs Make the Best Friends

As friends to humans or to each other, these big screen kitties and pups remind us of the important things in life.

1. Bolt

Sometimes the impossible can become possible, if you’re AWESOME. Everyone—dog, cat, human, or hamster—needs a hero sometimes. Someone to remind them that, despite impossible odds, they will do what’s right. Bolt, Mittens, and Rhino remind us of this every time we watch Bolt. (And, yes—they are AWESOME.)


Image Credit: Giphy | Buy Bolt on Amazon

2. The Adventures of Milo & Otis

Sometimes it takes a true friend to help you find your way back home. After Milo accidentally falls into a box that floats down the river, his friend Otis follows him through thick and thin until the two pals are reunited and eventually make their way home. 


Image Credit: Giphy | Buy The Adventures of Milo and Otis on Amazon

3. Air Bud

Team sports can be a great way to make new friends. Moving to a new town can be awkward, and making new friends isn’t always easy. But when you’ve got a best friend like Buddy by your side, anything is possible both on and off the court! (And the football field, and the soccer field, and the baseball field, and… well, you get the picture.)


Image Credit: Giphy | Buy Airbud on Amazon

4. That Darn Cat!

Even the purrfect crime can be unraveled with a little help from your friends! A pair of wily bankrobbers don't stand a chance against DC (Darn Cat) and Hayley Mills in this Disney classic. 


Image Credit: Tumblr | Buy That Darn Cat! on Amazon

5. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

No distance is too far when you’re trying to get to your best friend. When Shadow, Chance, and Sassy set out to find their owners, they must overcome some initial differences (“Cats rule and dogs drool,” says Sassy) in order to band together and complete their incredible journey.


Image Credit: Giphy | Buy Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey on Amazon

What are your favorite cat/dog films? Let us know in the comments! 

And don't forget to vote for your favorite pets at this week's round of Paws vs. Claws! Vote Now »

Paws vs. Claws

Get Younger, Stronger, and Sexier!

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Younger Next YearYounger Next YearYou are about to get younger. (And stronger and sexier, too.) 

A training program for the rest of your life. Science proves that we can turn back our biological clocks through exercise—the right exercise. This illustrated, step-by-step guide shows how. How much aerobics. How hard to hit the intervals. How to warm up. Plus the 25 Sacred Exercises for a whole-body strength-training regimen. By Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry S. Lodge, New York Times bestselling authors of Younger Next Year®, with 1.5 million copies in print.

Learn more about Younger Next Year® and Younger Next Year® The Exercise Program!

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes from Molly Gilbert, author of Sheet Pan Suppers

Page-A-Day Exclusive: A St. Patrick's Day Menu from Molly Gilbert, Author of Sheet Pan Suppers 

Molly GilbertMolly Gilbert adapted this Chocolate Stout Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting recipe especially for Page-A-Day subscribers to enjoy on St. Patrick's Day!

When you pair this cake with the Green Eggs and Ham recipe from Molly's new cookbook, Sheet Pan Suppers, you'll create an original and delicious feast to remember. 

(What's so special about the recipes in Sheet Pan Suppers? They require nothing more than ingredients, a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert’s inspired approach. Learn more about the book, and get cooking this St. Patricks Day!) 

Sheet Pan Suppers

Chocolate Stout Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Adapted from Barrington Brewery, Great Barrington MA

Ingredients:

For cake:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup stout (such as Guinness)
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-process)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cups plus 3 tablespoons sour cream

For frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 5.5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Chocolate Stout Cake Dessert St. Patrick's Day

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F, with a rack in the center position.  Grease a 9x13-inch rectangular cake pan, and line it with parchment paper.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, then add the stout and stir to combine.  Bring the mixture to a low simmer, then whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth, remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.  In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sour cream until smooth. 

Pour the chocolate stout mixture into the sour cream mixture, and whisk gently to combine.  Add the flour mixture, and stir just until incorporated.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake the cake until the sides pull away from the pan and a tester comes out clean, about 30 minutes.  Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until fluffy and smooth.  Add the confectioner’s sugar, one cup at a time, continuing to beat until no lumps remain.  Add the melted chocolate and beat thoroughly to combine.

Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and serve!  The frosted cake will last for about 4 days, well-wrapped, in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Stout Cake Dessert Recipe St. Patrick's Day  Chocolate Stout Cake Recipe

Green Eggs and Ham (serves 4-6)

I will eat these, Sam I Am. They’re clever and healthy and perfect for hosting some friends for (a clever and healthy) brunch! We just nestle some eggs into a bed of baked kale, and top it all off with some salty feta cheese and meaty chunks of ham. It covers all our bases, especially when served with some simple toast and a big pitcher of fresh orange juice. With friends, on the weekend, in a house, with a mouse (but no mice, because gross), let’s enjoy these greens and eggs and ham.

Green Eggs and Ham - St. Patrick's Day Meals

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 boneless ham steak (7 ounces), cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 to 5 cups packed chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 to 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Let's Cook:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees with a rack in the center position. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and mist the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Spread out the ham on the prepared pan and bake, using a spatula to mix and turn the ham occasionally, until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Transfer the ham to a plate with a spatula or slotted spoon. Do not wipe up any grease from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Place the kale on the sheet pan, drizzle with the olive oil, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and toss to coat. Spread out the kale in an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the oven but leave the oven on. Use a wooden spoon to make eight to twelve evenly spaced divots in the kale to accommodate the eggs. Crack an egg into each divot. Sprinkle the feta, the reserved ham cubes, and some salt and pepper on top.
  6. Return the pan to the oven. Bake the eggs until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy greens and eggs and ham immediately, with some crusty bread to soak up the warm, runny yolks.

More about Sheet Pan Suppers:

It’s the one-pot meal reinvented, and what is sure to become every busy cook’s new favorite way of getting dinner on the table. It’s Sheet Pan Suppers—a breakthrough full-color cookbook with more than 120 recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunch, and even dessert, that require nothing more than a sheet pan, your oven, and Molly Gilbert’s inspired approach. 

Maximum ease, minimal cleanup, and mouthwatering recipes. In other words, a revelation that will change the way we cook.