Told from Blaze's viewpoint:
She'd then remembered if you steam bake the slices the skin came right off. In order to save time, she steamed some off them too. For some reason she kept muttering "what a pain in the butt this was," but Chance and I held her together giving her those puppy eyes, knowing the chaos would all be worth it in the end.
Come on Mom! You can do it!
Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!!!
She says she discovered the value of pumpkin after the c-a-t-s got the poopies and the v-e-t that didn't have any easy answers. An online search found that pumpkin was great for runny c-a-t-s. Little did she know they worked for us dogs as well. "Fiona seemed to be making a career out her rear," became a common phrase until Mom added some pumpkin to her diet and soon Fiona retired her licking sensation and went back to aggravating me through the door that separates us. Which was great because I was starting to miss our challenges.
I hear my daddy Brut tends to have a sensitive stomach and he also gets a blob of pumpkin in his food. The last thing that boy needs is to have a reason to more ornery than he already is! Teehee!!
After the pumpkin cools Mommy will skin and cut it up into small chunks, throw it freezer bags and sigh as she cleans up the gigantic mess she made in the kitchen. Since she only did two pumpkins tonight (more muttering, something about cutting into blog time) she will make the same mess all over again with the other two. But fresh frozen pumpkin for the winter...can't be beat!!
Just how long do you expect me to hold this pose??
**Mom's Note**I read that pumpkin is good for diarrhea and anal gland issues in cats and dogs. I use about 2 Tablespoons a day for dogs and about 1 teaspoon for cats. You can use canned pumpkin, but DO NOT use the pumpkin pie filling, only pure pumpkin.
The vet told us to give the c-a-t-s tuna if they had diarrhea, so I mix about half and half of tuna and pumpkin until cleared up then gradually add in regular dry food. Works great!
Disclaimer: This is based on my personal experience in accordance with my vet and is not intended to be used for medical advice. Always consult your vet regarding the health of your pet.