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Caturday 4.5.14

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Oh, Caturday.

One of my best friends in college wasn’t allowed to have Little Debbie snacks as a kid so when we were let loose on our own in the dorms you better believe all she wanted were those Little Debbies. I, on the other hand, grew up with a Little Debbie in my lunch every single day for twelve years of school. Star Crunch, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Swiss Cake Rolls, Zebra Cakes, Fudge Rounds. You name it, we ate it.

With the exception of those fudge brownies with the, like, three pieces of walnut sprinkled on top, I loathe them. I think they are the worst treats ever created.

The point of this story is that most Caturdays the cats share one can of super-bad-for-you Friskies turkey shreds with cheese. Everything about Friskies canned food is gross and wrong. You know, because cats definitely need cheese in their food. But this is my attempt at giving them a little taste of the good life without giving them so much they reject it. You know, for when they go to college and have to start making their own decisions.

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So in honor of eating filthy treats on Caturday, Tilly has compiled this list of homemade Little Debbie recipes for you.

Homemade Fudge Rounds

Homemade Fudge Brownies

Homemade Cosmic Brownies

Homemade Giant Swiss Cake Roll

Homemade Zebra Cake

Homemade Nutty Bars

Homemade Star Crunch

Now I want to make that giant Swiss Cake r


A far more common image is this of Weaz in my clean laundry because that happens on the daily.

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And finally, if you’re thinking about adopting a shelter cat but aren’t so sure you want a “broken” one, I hope this one-eyed cartoon cat will change your mind: Pet Shelter Considerations.

Want more cats? They’re all over Instagram: katie_levans


  1. Amanda Amanda

    Oh friskies canned food…..*shudder* I’ll never forget how my childhood cats wolfed it down and then projectile vomited it back up an hour later only to repeat the process the next day. Scarred for life yo.

  2. Jessica Jessica

    Can I be honest and say that cat cartoon totally made me teary? Well, it did. I feel like that crazy girl on YouTube who cries and screams “I JUST WANT ALLLLL THE KITTIES!”

    • You’re talking to the right girl about these emotions, my friend.

  3. Boo used to eat Friskies exclusively until my vet made me put him on a VERY EXPENSIVE all natural diet. Every once in a while I get him the turkey and cheese shit as a treat and I’m horrified at how disgusting it is. I’m glad I am a (slightly) better mom these days.

  4. Amanda Bee Amanda Bee

    Whatever drug they put in Friskies canned food is hardcore. I successfully weaned my cat off of it and onto “real food” (natural canned food) for several years, but at the ripe old age of 15 she has decided that she will have none of it. She stopped eating her healthy food until she lost so much weight that her vet said I should feed her “whatever she will eat”. Which is, you guessed it, Friskies. That’s literally all she will eat now. And only the poultry flavors.

    All I’m saying is that I feel like a terrible mom every time I buy a case of Friskies, but my cat owns me and will absolutely go on a hunger strike to get what she wants.

    • This is all so so true. Give that old lady WHATEVER she wants. I love this.

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