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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ahi Tuna Steaks


Anybody else out there like ahi tuna steaks?
I usually pick up a few when I'm at Trader Joes
but recently discovered that my Sam's Club 
carries them now.  They are a good price
and the bag has quite a few of them in it.



The trick to grilling tuna is that you really just sear the sides
and leave the center pink.  And let them come to room
temperature before putting them on the grill.
Basically just like a beef steak.
I put olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder
garlic powder and dill on each side.
They were probably on the grill 3 minutes per side.

And they don't taste fishy!  They don't even taste like
canned tuna.  I think we'll be having these a lot this summer!




And these photos are specially posted for Lynne in North Carolina.
She was kind enough to ask about Slate and if I got him to
the vet on Saturday.  Yes, he went and did just fine!
Here he is 'recovering' on one of the living room couches. :)

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  1. Can I come and snuggle on the sofa with Slate! I am glad that he is doing OK - he seems very settled now!! xx

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    1. Absolutely! Come right on over! :)

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    2. You might regret that if I come knocking on your door asking to be let in to hide away!! xx

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    3. No, I wouldn't! I'd love it! :)

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    4. Hey....I thought I was using your guest room? Hahaha!
      Glad Slate is on the mend....
      We eat Tuna often....I would describe the taste as like a pork chop....I put fresh chives on mine...along with the olive oil and fresh pepper!
      Enjoy the snowfall........geesh!
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    5. Yes, I think you're right...really more like a pork chop in texture and taste.

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    6. Now ladies! Two things, firstly, Linda, we can share!! Just think, we can stay up late at night gossiping and sneaking out to the kitchen for snacks - I bet there are good ones at Betsy's! Second, I don't like tuna and now you are making me want some! How weird is that....... xx

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  2. I haven't tried ahi tuna, but it sure looks good. I eat a lot of fish since I don't eat meat. So I'll have to try it.
    Glad to see Slate is recovering comfortably. I agree about the time change. I was up all night one night and then overslept today. It is so nice here today that we have the patio door open. But it's supposed to change drastically overnight. Temps will drop and we are supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow! Yuck!

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    1. I bet you'd like the ahi tuna. And it's so quick and easy.

      It reached 67 degrees here today. I opened up the house for a few hours. How nice! But like you, it is going to be cold tomorrow with several inches of snow! I told someone today not to get too excited yet! It's still winter!

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  3. I say that is a big step up from my usual fish and chips! And you didn't even serve it in newspaper!
    It does look delicious, Sunshine. And Slate looks quite comfortable. He is a handsome boys, isn't he!

    Oh! And I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the banter back and forth in your comments on the last post.
    One of the reasons I enjoy your blog so much is that one never knows what is going on here, but it is always
    delightful and sure to bring a smile. And then the comments are sure to bring a hardly laugh. I do check back
    often just to see what is happening. Who knew one anonymous comment could be so entertaining!

    Alright, I'm off to go fishing. Wish me luck! I want to catch a tuna so I can grill those steaks!

    Vince xo

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    1. Glad you get your chuckles in by visiting here. :)

      You're going to fish for tuna? haha....Well, now! That IS adventurous! Let us know how that goes, ok?
      Do you have a boat or are you just going to stand on the shore? :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing about the tuna.
    I am happy to hear that Slate did well. He certainly looks very pampered/loved.

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    1. He sure does, doesn't it? He made himself at home very quickly. :)

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  5. Yes, yes, yes ... we love them and also purchase them at good old Trader Joes!

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  6. oh i might be recovering for a while...ha....
    mmm love some tuna...tell me you gave the ailing man
    a little bit...smiles.

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    1. Feeling for the little guy are we? ha. He took it like a man...didn't even need an ice pack. haha.

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  7. I'm so glad you updated us on Slate, I wondered if he made it to his appointment, looks like he is recovering well, ahi tuna, yum!!!!!

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    1. Yes, he did very well. That was my 18th cat to have spayed/neutered! Amazing.

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  8. Slater look sooo comfortable, he snip snip in the vet?? he looks well:) ..and he looks cute!

    And this tuna steak look awesome, did you know here with all this sea we have the fishes are high Price, anyway always I buy when I can we adore fish!

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    1. Yes, snip-snip. lol.... I think he's forgiven me, too.

      I can't believe your country has all that ocean and fish is expensive! That's not fair, is it! I always try to buy meat when it's marked down on clearance and then freeze it. It's all expensive, really.

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    2. yeah, A lot of fish and seafood is exported so to us is expensive, and know is not fair!!
      On the beach I ate a lovely fish with seafood sauce, yum!
      (Did you know what ate the men? meat steak with eggs and french fries!!) OMY

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    3. oh, that is SO funny. Typical men, I'm telling you. haha. They probably thought it was wonderful.:)

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  9. Slate certainly does look at home now! -- silver fox

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    1. hey.hey. you remembered your name! ha.

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    2. this was a god one lol
      (he remember the name)

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    3. Hi Silver Fox - Boy, you had us all going last night lol

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    4. Yes, there's no mystery tonight. Eddie you might need to let our one of your "Wooooo" comments to get us going again. haha.

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    5. If I did Betsy - you would know it was me. lol
      Need someone else to do it!!

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  10. Those Ahi Tuna Steaks look divine. Wonder what they would be like if I had a go cooking them?
    I am a Bible believer - I like burnt offerings LOL, says he sipping some delicious Polish vodka, a present from a Polish friend.,
    And Slate looks extremely comfortable - was he neutered? Poor guy!
    And glad we all amused Vincent. Always great to have a laugh.

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    1. burnt offerings...haha...you need to move over to the new testament. ;) Yes, if you have a grill I know you could make them.
      Or even a grill pan would work.
      Polish vodka from a Polish friend....sounds very authentic. :)
      Yes, Slate had to follow the house rules and make the dreaded vet trip.

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    2. Now Slate has been castrated do you think he can he sing Allegri's Miserere, like the famous castrati in 1700's? lol
      Yes the Polish Vodka is superb and very strong!! I do not indulge too often.
      You have a lot of faith in my cooking potential - much more than me!! LOL
      Have you always been a good cook?

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    3. If the tuna doesn't turn out, just numb your tongue with that vodka and it will go down easier. haha.
      When I got married, I only knew a little baking...no cooking! But I loved trying. It does get easier with experience.

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    4. Oh, before I forget. You must visit Pat's blog and read his post...a very long one entirely of B words. It's more than I could ever do. I can only do one sentence at a time! haha. http://rhymetime24.blogspot.com

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    5. Until now I have been eating quite a lot of the convenience foods with minimal actual cooking. When I settle down a little more I will start getting more adventurous on the kitchen and will probably enjoy it. A little at a time. like dancing - on the dance floor I have two left feet - in the kitchen I have two left spoons! lol

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    6. not left hands...just spoons? lol..... yes, a little at a time. I suppose cooking for one isn't quite as fun...but then, if it's really yummy, you don't have to share! haha.

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    7. Will see Pat's Blog - love that stuff!
      I did one about Gordon Brown in 2010 http://eddybluelights.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/blundering-brown-bankrupts-britain.html

      Just off to see Pat's

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    8. Oh my goodness.....I don't think you are going to be as impressed with Pat's post as I was. You can do it, too! That was amazing. The letter B really lends itself to that, doesn't it? I'm speechless! Well, almost. ha.

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    9. Thanks Betsy - of course I think B is the easiest letter to do it with and fortunately the letter B fitted all the events going on at the time. Problem was that I was quite new to blogging then and not many people saw it LOL

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    10. haha wow you can B it up too
      Quite the b view
      Only hard part with B for me
      Was finding end rhymes for my spree

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    11. That is true...
      You rhymed with yours, too!

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    12. Holy Cow
      Wow, wow, wow
      Bs all over the place
      At Pat and Ed's interface
      And Pat even found time
      To make all his Bs rhyme.
      ROFL

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    13. an amazing duo
      with the B's you bellow
      I won't even try
      to type something so high.
      haha.

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    14. Maybe in the morning when I have some caffeine.
      Right now I'm sleepy and not too keen.
      haha.

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    15. I started reading your blog a while ago Eddie, from back to front, so I remember the Gordon Brown "Bs" - well done.

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    16. Go with F and you'll be in luck
      If it's too rough, you can just say ummm duck

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    17. very well done! I sure was impressed.
      I think Eddie has finished his vodka and gone into a deep slumber. ha.

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    18. Wanna bet?
      I just logged in for a final peep after another shot of vodka lol.
      I'm not as tink as some pimple peep I am
      And the stander I long here the drinker I got!
      LOL

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    19. And thank you Suza - you are lovely!!

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    20. It's kind of scary that I can read what you wrote there! haha.

      And yes, suzanne IS lovely! I've met her!

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    21. The drinker he got?
      Sounds like he may soon need to sit on his butt haha

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    22. Awwww... thanks Betsy and Eddie. You're very kind. :-)

      Guess what? After it being a balmy 10C (50F) yesterday... it snowed last night and will continue today as it dips to -27C (-17F) tonight. Sigh. I knew winter was not over, but I thought we might gradually ease back into it. *Putting the flip flops away*

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    23. Gosh Suza - I've just tumbled on something you wrote here - you've read my blog from back to front - what EVERYTHING??
      If so I am deeply touched. Shame you did not ;eave a few comments and then I might have known. Unfortunately I cannot contact you directly to thank you personally - but I do so now and I'll send an email to Betsy so she can pass it on. Very nice meeting you! All Betsy's people are great and she is the "hostess with the mostest", but don't tell her otherwise her head will grow too much!! ROFL.

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    24. haha...my heart maybe, but not my head. :)

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    25. Just checking to see if you were awake!! LOL
      Back to my gardening.

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    26. Just noticed - looks as though we are exactly 4 hours ahead of you - funny I would have thought it might be more. When your last comment was registered at 12.11pm my watch clocked 4.11pm. I expect you get considerable time differentials withing the States. The country is so big.

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    27. Back to my baking. :) Have fun!

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    28. We just did our daylight savings time and jumped ahead one hour. I thought it used to be 5 hours, didn't it?

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    29. Ahh! That explains it!! I thought I was going senile - heaven forbid.

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    30. They just change the time differently than us to confuse us Eddie!! They go back at a different time than us too!! xx

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    31. I have friends in England and Scotland so I am always mentally adding or subtracting hours to see what time it is there. In the fall North Americans change their clocks after the UK while in the spring we change our clocks before the UK. We just changed ours this past Sunday and I think you do yours on March 30. And in the fall you change back earlier (Oct. 26) while ours is Nov. 2. Keeps us all on our toes, I guess. Or dizzy!

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    32. Ha! Turned out I was penning my response at the same time as Amy.

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    33. I'm not dizzy, but I am tired! I'm staying up too late and it's hard to wake up in the pitch black darkness! The boys are having a hard time, too! Hard to believe one hour could make that much difference!

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    34. I agree - sounds nuts but that one hour really bothers me too - both in the spring and the fall. But I LOVE the extra daylight in the evening right now. Sooooo nice, even on this day of a big snowstorm. I could care less about the extra morning light in the fall!

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    35. Hi Amy!
      Yes we just get used to a 5 hour difference and then its 4. But us changing our clocks back and forth must be confusing to our American friends. Glad you are not dizzy, Betsy!
      Thanks Suza for the explanation and making sense of it all. I did think that the difference gets greater the further south one goes - am I correct or no?

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    36. No, the difference is greater as you move east to west, Eddie. See this link if you'd like clarification - it's one of the best I've discovered:
      http://imageability.com/map_r.html

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    37. We really would be confused if the time changed up and down as well as side to side!! xx

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    38. Yes - I see - thanks Suza. Of course, the earth's axis is somewhat vertical and the Earth spins, hence the different time zones. Never thought of it quite like that.

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    39. Yes - silly mistake of mine, Amy, but there you go I'm only a man ROFL.
      My initial though would require the earth to spin from North to South or vice versa while would make us all feel ill! lol
      I wonder where Betsy is!! Doing the washing up I expect! lol

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    40. The big kids come on Wednesday for dinner, so she is with them.

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  11. So glad Slate is doing good...looks cute on the pink blanket. Got word from my SIL that their Yorkie was attached by two neighbor dog, they tried to pull him through the fence..he's cut up pretty bad..Vet stitched him up, and put a drain tube in his neck. This after Becky has taken care of my brother....more drama in her life. I wish I was still there to help her with the Bubba.

    The dinner looks really good, and I love grilled pineapple. I'm making a new recipe for panko crusted cod. Hope it's as good as your ahi Tuna steaks.

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    1. Aw...poor Bubba! That's all Becky needed! Oh dear. Well, maybe it feels could to care for something, though.

      I love panko crusted things! That cod sounds delish!

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  12. Nope never had these steaks. I don't know too much about seafood. Perhaps I should learn? :) I do enjoy eating some of it, just never learned much about it.

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    1. If you aren't into things that are too fishy, you would like this!

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  13. Glad Slate is all through
    No more humpity hump can come due
    But he seems happy with all in the air
    Sucking up the attention at your lair
    And never heard of tuna steak
    In my past lie i might partake

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    1. So what is a typical meal for you
      if there aren't fish or veggies in view/

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    2. nothing at all
      Chicken and few veggies are all i eat at my hall

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    3. and how do you decide
      which foods to leave behind?

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    4. Know what works 100 percent
      So the rest can all get bent haha

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    5. Trial and error has paid off
      so I guess I won't scoff. :)

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  14. The tuna looks excellent and grilled pineapple is a favorite of mine.

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    1. Mine, too! And it goes so well with seafood!..or burgers!

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  15. Betsy, How kind and thoughtful of you to post the photos of Slate especially for me! It truly looks as though you now have a buddy for life. I usually check your blog first thing every morning, but a number of things got me off schedule today--of all days. The one of Slate on his back is so endearing. Thank you so much. Lynne, NC

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    1. I thought you'd like that. :) Isn't he beautiful? So plush and soft. He looks pretty comfy, doesn't he. ha. Thanks for thinking of him.

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  16. Something very coincidental about posting about tuna steaks and kitty cats! I bet your beasties would have loved them.

    I had heard about cooking them as if you were cooking a beef steak and I thought "Ewwwwww, they would be so cold in the centre" but now that you say they should come to room temp. first it makes more sense. They look delicious. I love fish and had delicious tuna on the retreat this weekend. The food was to die for. We all wanted to take the chef Susan and her staff home with us. I often grill salmon, particularly in the summer, but have never really ventured beyond that.

    And Slate looks so beautiful. What a handsome boy. Love his fur and his colour. And I am glad he is one of your less-timid ones. He looks SO at home! Makes me long for a kitty. I love how he stretches and contorts... all while sleeping!

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    1. I loved grilled salmon, too...one of my very favorites! I always have some in the freezer. Seafood cooks so fast, it's like fast food! ha.

      Slate is beautiful. His fur just glows!

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  17. I thought I had read about Slate's progress before this... but maybe that was in the comments and Lynne missed that? Or maybe I dreamt it... am I losing my mind? Ha!

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    1. Right ...all that news was in the comments! She asked about him this morning and was worried.

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  18. Those cats don't know how good they've got it!
    (I keep forgetting about the calendar... Maybe I'll remember tomorrow.)
    :0)

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    1. haha..no rush. I'm sure I'm at the end of the sales of those...

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  19. You're right--tuna steaks don't taste anything like the canned stuff. They're MUCH better!

    I'll have to look at Costco to see if they're a good price there, too.

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    1. I know...it's like it isn't even the same fish! I bet Costco would have a good price on them. Wish we had that store!

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  20. You are such an angel with those kitties!

    I have had Ahi tuna in restaurants, I am just so lame at cooking fish. It always flakes and falls apart on me. And on a grill? Forget it!!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. You need one of those fish holders for grilling. I don't know the name of them. They open up and you lay the fish/shrimp inside and then clamp it over the meat. It holds it all together when you turn it over.

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  21. I love what you are doing for the kitties! I notice Slate is laying on a leather couch. Do you have any problems with the kitties scratching the leather or poking holes in it? I will be getting new furniture soon and would love leather but I have four kitties.

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    1. They have done their share of scratching but I try to catch them in the act and stop them. It helps that they can go outside and scratch on the tree trunks, too. I also bought a scratch pad that had catnip in it and put it beside the spot they liked to scratch and that was a great deterrent. I rubbed shoe polish into a patch of scratches on the leather and that helped hide it....better than upholstry, I think, which you couldn't do anything to hide the damage. Also, shedding doesn't cling to leather...we can sit and not worry about our backsides being covered in fur. haha.

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    2. Shedding is why I kind of want leather. It can just be wiped off. Thank you so much! I love your blog! Karen

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    3. Hi, Karen :) Thanks so much for reading/commenting.

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  22. Never tried the ahi tuna steaks thinking they would be fishy. Now that I know they aren't, I will give them a try. About Slate, I have a friend in Florida who takes care of feral cats, too. There is a field next to the shop she owns, and each night when she goes to close and lock up, she takes food to them. Every month or so, she takes as many as she can round up to her vet to have them neutered.

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    1. Your friend in Florida must be a distant relative of mine. haha. :) Let me know if you try the tuna!

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  23. It took me several minutes to scroll down to find the comment box!
    (Hi Eddie Bluelights!)

    Glad you got Slate to the Vet. Poor guy, won't know what hit him! Maybe Nugget will let him on the secret.
    I bet all the kitties enjoy the tuna cooking!

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    1. well, they enjoy the smell, but we didn't share! haha.

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  24. Dear Betsy, I have quite a lot of "thank you" for you today. For the heartwarming photos of Slate. For your visit on my blog and information given there. And it makes me happy, that you accepted me as a friend on fb!!!! I'm still tiptoeing around there and trying to find out what I can find there for me and do for the company, too, I am working for. It's puzzling and exciting! And I found some American friends this evening, whose children I was babysitting 40 years ago...
    Christel

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    1. So nice to see you on facebook. I'm not on there much, but check in every few days. Slate is doing well...what a sweet kitty he is!
      Saw that photo of the twins. So adorable!

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    2. And what a great lesson about the difference, a little love and warmth can make! And that even a tiny baby has this inborn capacity to give love...In my eyes that was a special epilogue to your RAK month...

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  25. Hi Betsy .. love tuna and love slate - so pleased he's been 'sorted' poor little thing .. still life will be so much better for all concerned .. cheers Hilary

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