We don't have A/C in our house so when the temperature starts to get unbearable, we will do just about anything to cool down.
One day I was swimming in my own sweat praying to the snow gods when I looked at my cat and had a thought. "If I am dying with almost no hair, I can't imagine how my cat feels!" This started a wave of ideas on how I could keep my cat cool during these 90+ degree days.
I thought, ICE CUBES!!
How great, right? My cat will love how cold those cubes are and keep him cold..... WRONG.
The cubes sat on the plate and melted, and melted, and melted.
Hmmm... what could make the cubes irresistible to my cats? TUNA!
Here I will show you how to make "Tuna Cubes" for your cats!
Step 1: Tools & Ingredients
Small Mixing Bowl
Note: I use the 2" Tovolo ice trays. The large cubes stay frozen longer and seem easier to lick.
Step 2: Mix It Up
- Add tuna to mixing bowl
- Fill tuna can with water & add to bowl
- Mix water & tuna (yummy right?)
Note: If you are using "human" tuna, your mixture will look a bit different than mine.
Step 3: Fill Tray
- Take your mixture and fill your tray
- If it doesn't fill your tray completely, just add a bit more water.
Note: All the tuna will settle to the bottom. This is okay, its part of the design!
Step 4: Freeze
- Stick the tray in the freezer
- Let sit for 24 hours
Note: I don't cover my tray and have never had a tuna smell in my freezer. If you are worried about the tuna sitting open in a freezer you can cover it.
Step 5: Enjoy!
- Pop out a cube or two and set it on a plate upside down
- Call your cats and watch them lick away!
Note: The reason I flip the cube upside down is so the part the cats are licking is filled with tuna. This also creates a base of ice for the tuna to sit on and keep cold for a couple hours.