Monday, March 7, 2011

Mancat Monday

It has been a little under a month since the end of my last treatment of Prednisone for my allergies and so far my itchies haven't come back. Mommy doesn't want to jinx anything, but the one thing that has changed is our litter.




Since we moved last May, we had been using Feline Fresh (a pine-based litter), but our pet store has been out of stock for the last month so Mommy went back to World's Best Cat Litter.


We are hoping and purring that my allergy is to pine and that we have solved the problem because the steroid medication has made me gain 3 whole pounds in a year! I don't mind having a little extra Samson around, but Mommy says it's very unhealthy.




It's tiring having this much extra weight. I think I'll have a nap!



Samson
xoxo

25 comments:

Sweet Praline said...

I hope it was the litter and now you'll be just fine. Mom says you can send some of that extra weight down here to me.

Katnip Lounge said...

We LUBS us some hefty ManCats! Samson, you are just extra floofy. We are glad your itchies are all gone!

Angel and Kirby said...

We hope that fixes your itches!

Mr Puddy said...

I hope your itchies has gone forever, Samson !
xxxx

PS : I love your last photo : )

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Samson!!!!! Me and Charlie have everything crossed that your allergies are well and truly gone!! Yay!!!! You have one mighty yawn!!!

We are also saying a big hello to lovely Delilah, bella Bella and sweet Sweet Pea! Take care
x

Catherine said...

All the more Samson to love is a good thing ~ but indeed not good for kitties. Perhaps a little more playing is in order.... ;)

Happy Monday!
xo Catherine

The Island Cats said...

Samson, we're glad your itchies are going away. It could definitely be the litter!!

Marg said...

Oh Samson that is such good news. We are so glad that you maybe figured out what was causing the itchies. We love have a little extra Samson but maybe not too much extra. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope the litter was the cause of your itchiness - so much better than to be on medication. Mind you Samson we rather liked the love handles on the chubbier you!!
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

You sure are looking might fine! We switched to the World's Best as well due to Sister Zoe's allergy problems. So far so good here!

Kea said...

Oh, we do hope it was the litter! Paws crossed, Samson.

Uh, this extra weight you've gained...Does it mean ::whispers:: no more treats?

Cat said...

Oh Samson, you look great at any weight :-) Wouldn't it be great if the litter change did the trick!!!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Ah, darlin' Samson, Sammy can totally relate to extra weight. Mama tries to limit his intake, but she's such a softie!!!!!!!!!!!

What wonderful pics of you, handsome friend.....we MOL at the last one!!!!!!

Love to y'all.

Ginger Jasper said...

I hope it was the litter and that you will be ok now.. That last picture is brilliant.. Hugs GJ xx

The Cat From Hell said...

Me hopes it was the litter! Kozmo was allergic to the clay litter and we switched to corn and he is all better. Me likes it better too.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mommy had changed to Feline Pine but it tracked EVERYwhere in the house inc. the bed so we had to give up. The clay ones are so dusty they aren't good for me or for her when she cleans my box each morning. I am being given wheat granules type litter. It tracks some, but not nearly as bad as F.Pine did. I get a shot every 6 weeks or so for my allergies but we don't know what I'm allergic to.
xox

Sandy Byers said...

Oh, beautiful Samson, Miss Biscuit had exactly the same issue and switching to cat country organic wheatgrass litter and grain-free foods did the trick! Besides, the litter has a portrait of you on the bag; what could be better? Mention that to Mom, she might want to know how much it could help.

Catsparella said...

I am so happy to hear that you've been doing better, Samson! I will keep purring for your to continue to improve. I'm sure you'll have your manly kitty figure back in no time!

ABBY said...

Samson
I am so glad you are doing better with your itchies!

purrin
xoxox

Eric and Flynn said...

We hope it was the litter and your itchies don't come back. If our mum touches the branches of pine trees like the leylandii in our hedge, it makes her hands come up in a rash.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Cody is on Prednisone now too for his allergies....they seem to be mostly cleared up but not completely. I didn't know that Prednisone makes a kitty gain weight....uh-oh.........

Fin said...

That makes sense, I hope it's just that!

BeadedTail said...

We hope your itchies stay away Samson! We don't mind having a little extra Samson to love but we understand that it's not healthy. You sure are handsome though!

Cloon said...

We hope that all is solved for you Samson. And that is quite a yawn you got goin' there, better get back to that cosy bed of yours and pronto!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Hope the change makes a difference! Love that yawn!