Monday, August 9, 2010

Mancat Monday

The Treat Physique



Most of you have probably noticed that I am a very ample Mancat. Mommy calls it the 'Treat Physique'. It is a lot of hard work getting enough treats to have a body like this, so I thought I'd share my methods with my friends so that you too can have a big treat belly.

Now most Mommies and Daddies (including mine) will try to discourage you. In fact, if your Mommy is anything like mine, they will do whatever they can to keep your weight down. It is a constant battle to get treats from health conscious caregivers, but it can be done.

The most obvious move, and one of the easiest, is to just look adorable beside a bag of treats. Mommies aren't stupid and they usually can do the math. Cute Cat + Treats = Give Cat treats.



If you're lucky enough to have a cute housemate, recruit their help. Two adorable cats is almost impossible for Mommies to resist. Actually pointing at and sitting on the bag of treats is a bonus. Be careful with this move, though. You shouldn't sit on the bag completely because that will conceal it and they may not notice them. The only drawback to this tactic is that if you're successful, you have to share.



A risky but, if successful, a high treat payout move is to not eat your entire serving of 'healthy' food and then sit there looking sad and depressed. It's a gamble only because your human may not fall for it and you'll end up being really hungry.




Fool them into thinking you're too thin. This can be done by posing behind large props or housemates with big butts.



Suck up. We all know how to do it and you know your Mommy better than anyone. Use toesies, the 'look', whatever works.



And finally, if all else fails, ask them. Make sure you do it loudly and repeatedly. It may take some time but if you're persistent, you'll be given treats just so you stop asking.



I hope you all can benefit from some of my treat-getting moves. Good luck, friends!

Samson
xoxo

28 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Samson, you are a purrfessional when it comes to getting treats! No wonder you have such a handsome Treat Physique! Thanks for all the tips! They were so good, our mommy wants to send you a whole box full of treats just because you're so adorable!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Samson, we are SO impressed wiv yoor skills. We're gonna try them all owt straight afta brekkie today.

Boom Nisanart said...

Lucky Samson ! Mum look after you really well and I love your photos

Everyday Cat Visitor

Old Kitty said...

Oh sweet and lovely Samson!! You have the most adorable Treat Physique!!

Charlie is busy scribbling down all these very handy tips on how to get me to give him more treats while I go and prepare his latest bowl of,.. treats! Your tips are working already!! Yay!!

LOL!!! Big hugs to gorgeous Delilah too!

Take care
x

Cat with a Garden said...

"treat physique" is a very nice description, Samson. Mom is really slacking in the treat departement, so I will try those tips. Why oh why must Chilli be so silky and slender and makes me look less so?
Purrs, Siena

The Paw Relations said...

Samson that is excellent advise! We shall implement it immediately

The Creek Cats said...

Samson, these tips are brilliant! We are definitely going to put them to use!

The Island Cats said...

Samson, thanks for those treat-getting tips! We use a couple of them already but we're gonna try some of the others. We gotta figure out who's got the big butt around here (Wally!)

Marg said...

Wow, Samson, those are great ideas to get the hooooman to give us some treats. We are off to try them all out. We also need to figure who has a big butt around here. Wonder if Delilah was a little annoyed at you for saying that.
Have a fantastic week.

Kea said...

Samson, you're a pro at this! We're very impressed.

BTW, your "treat physique" just means there is more of you to snuggle and smooch!

Catherine said...

Hmmm.... I do not think I will let Banjo read this post sweet Samson. His Treat Physique is plentiful! ;)

Happy Monday!
xo Catherine

Cory said...

How could anyone resist your charms Samson?

Brian said...

Excellent, excellent tips, now if I just had your looks!

Katnip Lounge said...

Sampson, this is grrreat advice! We will try it out on Daddy ASAP. Mommy is verreh stingy with treat...she mumbles stuff about "fat", "bad for you", and other such rot. Mommy is a tough nut to crack.

Lucy the Cat said...

Samson,
You're a cutie!! I too have a treat belly. Well, more of a food belly. Mama is working on me losing weight. I must employ some of your tactics immediately. I'm only getting two treats a day (if I'm lucky). I wish Simba had a big butt but I'm the only big one around here unfortunately.

Sammy and Andy said...

Excellent tips, Samson!!!!!!!!!! Our mama says there's no way she could ever resist you.......we're not sure if we're jealous or not....MOL!!!!!!!!!!! Love to y'all.

Cindy said...

You should write a book on all these tips. Especially with your photos, they are all very convincing.

Mishkat said...

Thanks so much for all the helpful illustrated hints, Samson! We usually just rely on Franklin whining until the humans can't stand it anymore, but that doesn't work all the time.

P.S. Franklin and Dobby say that they especially like the idea of standing near a cat with a big butt (a.k.a. Tasha) - it's very slimming!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Thanks Samson for all the cool ideas for getting treats!! We will use them all to get some!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,

Cat said...

Excellent tutorial Samson!!!

I'd fall for every one of your tactics you sneaky devil :-)

ABBY said...

Samson
Momma says she would give you treats anytime you asked!

I use a real subtle way. I paw her and nip her until she opens the bag.

MOL...it works everytime.

purrin
xo
Abby

Ginger Jasper said...

Thank you so much for the advice,, I love all your pictures today.. Hugs GJ xx

Amy and The House of Cats said...

These are great tips Samson! Thanks for the advice!

Parker said...

Geez, and I thought I was a pro at asking for treats...

TK and Squashies said...

Samson, those are some great ideas. We thinks we tries your tips. I thinks I already has the same fisque. You look like a purrfect mancat, my furend.

Fin said...

Mom swears if you teleport over she will treat you till you just can't treat anymore.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We find if you chew holes in bags of treats...you can help yourself!

The Crew said...

What excellent advice, Samson. And I congratulate you on the use of that bowl of fruit to hide your size. True genius!

Max S. (your fellow ample Mancat, who never gets enough treats!)