National Spinach Day

Did you know that today is National Spinach Day?

Spinach and lemons on a counter

It seems to be one of those vegetables people either love or they loath. I’m definitely in the love spinach camp.

Spinach is super good for you too.

It’s a great source of

  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Protein
    Vitamin A
  • Popeye wasn’t wrong, guys.
  • Spinach salad is one of my favorite quick meals for a busy night. My favorite spinach recipe has to be spinach casserole. Seriously, if you like spinach, you have to try it. It’s one of my most popular pins on Pinterest. It’s also a great recipe if you’re on a low-carb or keto diet.

    Spinach casserole

    If you try it, let me know what you think.

    Happy National Spinach Day!

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    Where’s Spring Meow Monday

    Okay, where’s spring? I know it’s only the last week of March, but we need spring. I need mud season to be over too. I want green grass and warm sunshine.

    I’ve noticed the cats enjoying our later sunsets and soaking up the rays of sunshine whenever they can find them. Rochester, New York isn’t exactly known for its sunshine.

    Cat enjoying the sunshine

    Jezebel looks like she’s deep in thought as she enjoyed some sunshine yesterday afternoon. I’m fairly certain her deep thoughts run along the lines of “I’m so beautiful” or, “Look, but don’t touch”.

    Hoping spring arrives soon!

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    National Awkward Moments Day Meow Monday

    Since today is National Awkward Moments Day and it falls on Meow Monday, you probably know what’s coming. Awkward cat moments!

    Collage of cats

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    George does love his catnip banana and Rosie has no concept of personal space at all.

    Let’s celebrate National Awkward Moments Day by focusing on the awkward moments of our pets instead of our own awkward moments. I can focus on my own the rest of the year.

    Meet Monkey, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.

    Monkey

    Monkey is a petite 10-year-old grey kitty who is looking for a new home! She came to Lollypop Farm in need of veterinary care, but she’s feeling so much better now, and she’s ready to find a family! Monkey is friendly and affectionate, and loves to purr! She’s available through the Seniors-for-Seniors program and can go home with an approved adopter 60-years or older for free. Learn more: www.lollypop.org/cats 

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    National If Pets Had Thumbs Day Meow Monday

    Yesterday was National If Pets Had Thumbs Day. I’m not really sure how you celebrate, or who came up with such a day, but thought you should know.

    tabby cat named George

    I guess we are supposed to imagine what our pets would do if they have thumbs. Since George can already open doors and shop online, I imagine he’d take over the world if he had thumbs.

    Pinky and the brain try to take over the world

    What do you think your pet would do if they had thumbs?

    Now, Dahlia our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week doesn’t look like she’d tie and take over the world if she had thumbs, but she does look every sweet.

    Tortoiseshell cat

    Dahlia is a lovely 2-year-old cat who is looking for a new home. She came to Lollypop Farm after being transferred from another shelter. Dahlia has a unique tortoiseshell coat, and a sweet personality! She would love to welcome spring with you in a home where she can watch birds out of the window. Stop by Lollypop Farm to meet Dahlia today! Learn more: www.lollypop.org/cats 

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    Meow Monday Mystery

    Last week we spent a few days back home in Massachusetts celebrating my dad’s 90th birthday. Which is pretty darn amazing.

    We arrived home to find an blue envelope from Chewy.com and it was addressed to George Burton.

    Envelope addressed to George burton

    This is George Burton.

    Cat wearing bow tie

    This is what was in the package.

    Yes, a catnip banana. Who knew George was pining for a catnip banana? I sure didn’t.

    Now we are all wondering who sent a catnip banana to George or did he figure out how to shop online?

    He does know how to do this, soooo, maybe?

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    The case of the catnip banana is a big mystery. I’ve never ordered anything from Chewy.com before. I manage the pet gift shop in our local humane society and I buy all my pet products there. Also, I can’t see myself ordering a catnip banana. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I tend towards more cute pet toys.

    I will say, it was a big hit, so there’s that anyway.

    Cat playing with catnip toyTwo cats playing with catnip toyCat playing with catnip toy

    Meet Lale, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week. I can almost guarantee she won’t be doing any online shopping.

    Tiger cat

    Lale is a sweet 2-year-old kitty who is looking for a new home. She came to Lollypop Farm after being abandoned by her previous owner. She’s a sweet, calm cat who loves to be pet, and can’t wait to find a happy home to settle into. Stop by Lollypop Farm to meet Lale today! Learn more: www.lollypop.org/cats 

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