Monday, February 6, 2012

Mancat Monday

It's been over 10 weeks since the last day I had medication for my allergies and I'm still symptom-free!  We don't know what changed and we're very cautious because we know the itchies could come back at any time, but...


...for now, not only am I free of the symptoms of allergies, I'm also free of the symptoms of the steroids I took to relieve my itching.  The symptoms included chin pimples, various skin problem flare-ups, lethargy, diabetes risk and, of course, the excessive hunger that contributed to my now more than ample physique.

Santa must have known that I need a lot of exercise to get back into shape because over the holidays he infested our house with Red Dot bugs


They're everywhere!  Deli and I have been going crazy trying to catch them all.

One thing Deli and I noticed is that these lightning fast insects only seem to appear when Mommy is home.  Maybe humans attract Red Dot bugs...


I'm working hard to catch them all and win the battle of the bulge at the same time!

Almost got him that time...


Samson
xoxo

33 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Those red bugs are hard to catch. When Angel gets tired of chasing them, she looks at my hand and meows very loud!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

kill them! kill those red dot bugs! You're doing a great job ridding your house of those pests, keep it up!

Prancer Pie said...

Our house is infested wif those things too! They must die!

The Cat From Hell said...

You know, our hairy slobbery sister cinnamone chases the Red Dot Bugs too!
Kisses
Nellie
PS Me is happy yous is feeling wonderful!

Whisppy said...

Those red dot bugs make us all go crazy too. And yeah, they always appear only when Mommy is around. Think they are only attracted to Mommy's?
So happy you've not had the itchies and that the steroid symptoms are also gone. Allergies are really hard to figure out.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Those red dots can be tricky to catch!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Samson, this is a terrific update, we're glad you're feeling well. Paws crossed the itchies stay away!

The Red Dot Bug makes an appearance at our house too, but only Derry shows interest in trying to catch it. :-P

Old Kitty said...

Handsome Samson!! Yay for red dot bugs! LOL!! Me and Charlie hope you and beautiful Delilah catch them all! Yay!

Aww we are so happy to learn that your allergies are under control now! Hoorah!!

Big hugs too to adorable Sweet Pea, Gabriel and bella Bella! Take care
x

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so HAPY that your skin itchies are better. Stay well sweet boy, xx

Catherine said...

I am so glad you are itch free! Keeping our fingers and paws crossed that they stay away! Have fun catching those red dot bugs. They seem to be everywhere. ;)
xo Catherine & Banjo

Marg said...

MOL, Samson, we have those red dog bugs too. Aren't they fun. Samson and Delilah, is so good to see you. We really have missed all of you. What good news, that your itchies are gone for now. WhoooooooHooooooo.
Take care.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're so happy to hear that you're doing so well. We hope you can catch all of those Red Dot Bugs!!

The Florida Furkids

The Paw Relations said...

We hope those itchies stay away for good!

Random Felines said...

We are so glad you are less itchy - that couldn't have been much fun. Good luck with those red dot bugs...we have one here but he has been missing for a while (hint hint mom)

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased that those itches have gone Samson - we think we'll have to get a red dot for Hannah as she is on steroids and always first for dinner (hers and Lucys!!). LOL.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

YAY, Samson.....we purr that the itchies stay away!!!!!!!!!!

If you and Deli need help catching those red dot bugs, us boys will happily send Shelly and Sierra to help you!!!!!!!!!!

Love and Purrs,

Sammy and Andy

Cindy said...

Red bugs! Awesome! Nice pictures.

Cat said...

We are very glad your skin troubles are better Samson!!!

The Island Cats said...

Samson, we're so glad that the itchies haven't come back. And we purr that they never do! But as for that Red Dot Bug...let us know if you ever catch it. We've been unsuccessful at doing so.

Ginger Jasper said...

Glad those itchies have not come back my friend..I bet you are having lots of fun with the red dot bugs but they do drive you mad..MOL Hugs GJ xx

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad your itchies aaare staying away from you, handsome Samson. We'll cross our paws that this continues!

You know, we find the same thing with those red dots ... humans MUST be the carriers, because we only see them when the mom and the dad are around.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad your itchies have stayed away. That red dot bug looks like a tricky little devil.

Katie Isabella said...

You are so mighty a kitty! Mommy found me some red dot bugs and I totally ignore them~! What's up with THAT she wonders?

Katie Isabella said...

can you tell mommy how your allergies were diagnosed and what you're taking?

BeadedTail said...

Samson, we're glad your itchies are staying away! You are just so handsome! Hope you and Deli catch all those red bugs!

ABBY said...

Samson
We are glad your itchies are staying away and we hope they are gone for good.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

YAY!!!! I have been "allergy-free" for about the same length of time...I think the longest for me has been around 3 months. Hope we both stay allergy free for quite some time!

Have fun with the laser!

Love, Cody

Glogirly and Katie said...

Those pesky red dots...who do they think they are? Personal Trainers? ...well, maybe they ARE! (hey, beats the treadmill)
xo Katie

Meg said...

SO glad you are feeling better!!!

CCL Wendy said...

It's wonderful to see you! I'm so happy that your itchies have gone away -- or are at least taking a vaCATion.

Yes, we got red dot bugs around here, too, for Christmas. They seem to be even brighter at night for some reason.

They sure are hard to catch, though. Sometimes they move all over the place and we chase them, but they always get away! CATnabit!

Cory said...

Samson, we are purring knowing that your itchies stay away. Maybe they know how many furriends you have...

You know what? Now that you mention it...that horrid red bug only appears when mom and dad are in the room...what's up with that??

Oui Oui said...

Those bugs make up run around too! Carl tries to shake them off his paws when they land there!

Oui Oui said...

Those bugs make up run around too! Carl tries to shake them off his paws when they land there!