Thursday, April 30, 2009

BCCP Nomination

Our friends The Creek Cats need our help!

Dana, their Mommy, volunteers at a really great TNR organization Beaufort Community Cat Project (BCCP) that helps feral cats and they need nominations on Romeo's blog to become the May recipient for donations! Please help them out by simply nominating them for donations to Romeo (the more nominations, the more likely they'll be selected)! You have until 9pm tonight to nominate. It's a wonderful organization that relies solely on donations and volunteers so they could really use the help.


Samson and Delilah

In The Raw

When I lost my round in the Kitty Fight Club last week, Mommy said she'd get me a surprise to make me feel better. I've been anticipating all week and wondering what it might be. Maybe a cat condo? A live mousie? The possibilities were endless. Today she gets home with a bag that was far too small for a cat condo and there was definitely nothing moving in there. Delilah, of course is first to investigate, and she came back with news that it was a bag called Nature's Variety Raw Diet. She also said there was a picture of a cat, a chicken and a dog on the bag!

It was certainly not what I expected but maybe it could be yummy (I'm assuming it's chicken in that bag and not dog or cat)! Mommy's been looking into raw, ancestral, grain-free diets for us for a little while and because I need more moisture in my diet with my urinary problem, she figures the raw food would be a nice supplement to our grain-free Orijen kibble

I know Mommy has the best intentions and she really tries hard to make sure we're healthy but I didn't like it so much. I nibbled at it a bit just to make her happy but that was the best I could do. Deli didn't like it either! Poor Mommy - I didn't want to upset her! She says she's going to try again tomorrow and mix it up with some other wet food that we like. I hate to disappoint her but we'll probably just eat around it. She said she'd welcome any suggestions about getting us to eat this (don't tell her to get new cats!) as she's quite determined to incorporate this into our diets. Maybe I'm a little disappointed but if she really wants us to eat raw food, maybe she should consider my suggestion of a live mousie?


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Once again my Tortie Tuesday Lesson has been postponed!

Mommy had a great response to her pet astrology reports offer and she was really busy doing reports and had some silly paperwork to do for her medical leave so she didn't have time to help me.

Instead, she publishes these less than flattering photos of me allegedly kissing a stuffed bear in a ladybug costume. I think Cartman started these rumors...he's always staring!

My official response to this ridiculous accusation is that it is very clear that the bear was kissing me! Shortly after these photos, I bunny-kicked that over-amorous bear to the ground.

He won't make that mistake again...

Happy Tortie Tuesday!


P.S. Mommy wants me to mention that if you had sent in your cat and dog horoscope information and have not received them yet, you will be receiving them today. If you still don't receive them, please contact her again as she has been having some spam problems with her email and doesn't want to miss anyone.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mancat Monday

Samson the Leo

Deli did her sign yesterday and I can definitely confirm that she is a Bull sometimes! ;)

My astrological sign is Leo. I suppose this is the best sign a cat can be because Leo is the lion! Mommy always says I'm acting like a Leo when I get up high and survey my kingdom or when I puff out my chest and show off my mane. She calls me her little lion...but then again she calls me Monkey, or Fuzz, or Sam, or Monks. She calls me a lot of things but as far as I can tell, they're all good things.

One thing that made Mommy laugh out loud when she read my chart was this:

Water Sign Emphasis: (Score of 7,3,9,1)

Samson is your soul mate and feels lost and useless unless attending to your needs. Clingy and possessive of your time, Samson may not take well to sharing your attentions. If hurt often, Samson can be found retreating to more suitable quarters. Samson is more than sensitive to loud noises and upsets in the environment and he is scared of thunder. Samson loves water and can often be found in your sink; baths can even be tolerated if absolutely necessary. Often the caretaker of you and other animals, Samson likes to see everyone get along, occasionally adopting others to care for when necessary. Keep this cat close to your heart and you've gained a loyal friend for life. Samson will not tolerate being separated from you for long periods and may do best with another animal he can bond with while you're away.

Mommy is still giving out free cat and dog horoscopes until the end of the day today so feel free to submit your info.

This is the information she'll need to do your pet horoscope:

1. A photo
2. Year, day, hour and location (city, state, country) of birth (if unknown, please give an estimate)
3. Name of pet
4. The email address where she can send the report electronically
5. Your blog URL

We're offering these reports free to cat and dog bloggers until the end of the day on Monday - two pets per blogger. Please feel free to submit the data even if we have never met you before because we love meeting new people! You can send this information to Mommy's email at karen at stuffformypet dot com (Mommy's name is Karen, in case you didn't guess ;)). These horoscopes are just for cats or dogs. Unfortunately she does not have reports for other pets yet.

Happy Mancat Monday! rawwwrr


Friday, April 24, 2009

Furball Friday

Today is National Hairball Awareness Day and it is also the day when the winner of the 'Who's Your Favorite Furball?' contest will be announced! I will ask Mommy to update the post at noon (done!) and you can check for the winner on Friday at noon EST on Romeo's blog.

The winner is: Madison and her staff, Cindy! Congratulations!

We wanted to thank Romeo for involving us in this contest and for working to raise money for Kitten Rescue (and all the other charities he's involved with)! He is a wonderful guy and he certainly is something to aspire to. Big kudos to you, Romeo (and of course your Mommy)!

On a superficial note, I lost my bout in the Kitty Fight Club to the lovely Tama-Chan. It was pretty close and then suddenly Tama-Chan went up almost 100 votes! Mommy recruited for voters here on the blog and posted on her Facebook, MySpace (she was even tempted to join Twitter but decided against it) and got a lot of help from her buddies on the Stuff For My Pet Forum (Mommy says thanks a bunch to dogdaze and JK!) but I realized I was a goner when Misha canvassed on Twitter to save his girlfriend . I suppose I'd do the same if some devilishly handsome Mankitten was after my Delilah (although she's pretty tough and could probably handle herself). I was worried about going up against Sweet Praline, anyway. She's a gorgeous, fluffy Tortie and you all know how I feel about gorgeous, fluffy Torties. I'd be tempted to do the honorable thing and bow out to her cuteness.

I want to thank everyone who voted for me because I had a lot of fun. Somehow there are 265 of you who think I'm cute and that does wonders for my ego (don't tell Delilah because she might give me that terrifying 'look' again). Apparently I'm getting a surprise from Mommy for being so darn cute next week! She won't tell me what it is but I'll let you all know when I find out. I'm hoping for a real live mousie! (I know that isn't going to happen but a dude can dream, can't he?)

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tummies and Toes Thursday

It has officially been 4 weeks since Mommy's surgery which means there are a lot more things she is permitted to do. As of today, she is allowed to bend, drive her car, lift things up to 20 pounds and go up and down stairs. Out of all those cool things, what's the first thing this crazy Mommy of ours does? She bends and picks up Sammy and I (separately, of course) to kiss and blow air into our tummies! She's crazy for cat tummies and toes so we're posting some of her favorites for her.

Samson even did an extra-special toe-chewing video just for her! When he chews his toes, Mommy gets all mushy and says he's so cute it makes her want to cry. She loves the way his nose crinkles up. I think she was on medication too long...

Today is also the last day you can vote for Samson in the Kitty Fight Club Quarter Finals. It's a ridiculously close battle and every vote counts.

Don’t forget! Tomorrow, Friday April 24, is National Hairball Awareness Day! It's for a great cause and the prize is awesome so I'll let our bud Romeo give you the details below.


Tomorrow is National Hairball Awareness Day!

To celebrate, and FURminator, Inc. ( are sponsoring the “Who’s Your Favorite Furball?” contest.

The winner will receive a free FURminator deShedding Tool ( and will also see their favorite, funniest, furriest furball featured on and popular pet blogs across the Internet.

See entry rules here

FURminator Tips on Preventing Hairballs in Cats

Fuzzballs, cat scratches and dirty litter boxes may be top complaints from cat parents, but paws down, hairballs are among the worst of the worst. With peak shedding season underway, our cats are in full swing when it comes to grooming themselves, which means an increase in hairballs (since hairballs are caused when the cat grooms itself).

Friday, April 24 is National Hairball Awareness Day, and to help both cat and parents alike, below are some tips on how to prevent hairballs in cats:

1. Regular Grooming: Hairballs occur when cats over groom. To help cats look and feel their best, it’s essential to regularly brush them. The FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats is recommended by vets and nominated by Tufts University School of Veterinarian Medicine as the number one product to reduce hairballs in cats. Using the tool on a regular basis, as well as the FURminator deShedding Shampoo for Cats, will help reduce shedding, thus reducing the amount of hair your cat ingests.
2. Home Remedies: Try adding a little butter and canned pumpkin to your cat’s meals once or twice a week. The butter may loosen the hair clod and the fiber in the pumpkin can help move it through the system.
3. Stay Hydrated: Encourage your cat to drink plenty of water by placing various bowls throughout the house. The water will help flush out the hair before it has time to clump in the stomach.
4. Consult Your Vet: If you believe you cat has chronic hairball problems, ask your veterinarian to recommend a laxative supplement to help prevent ingested hairs from forming hairballs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

National Hairball Awareness Day and Furball Contest

Friday April 24 is National Hairball Awareness Day!

Our friends Romeo and Pugsley are doing an awesome contest sponsored by FURminator to raise money for Kitten Rescue.

Mom is entering me and Delilah and she says the biggest reason it will change her life is that it really reduces shedding and that will help a lot with housework! She just had surgery and she's not allowed to vacuum for a few more weeks and the amount of fur around the house is insane. The poor Ball Guy has to come over just to vacuum!

The reason it will change my life is Mommy is always threatening to have us shaved and I heard her talking with The Ball Guy recently and I think she's seriously considering it! She brushes us every day and it still doesn't prevent all the knots. The FURminator will eliminate that threat so that I can go back to lying on the clean clothes and black fabric chair without worry. I also have a lot of furballs. I like to clean both myself AND Delilah.

Here are the rules for the contest and a photo of the very handsome Romeo enjoying his FURmination:

To celebrate, and FURminator Inc. ( are sponsoring the “Who’s Your Favorite Furball?” contest.

The winner will receive a free FURminator deShedding Tool and will also see their favorite, funniest, furriest furball featured on and popular pet blogs across the Internet.

Entering is easy!

1. Visit and click on the FirstGiving link to donate $1 (or more if you choose!) to Romeo’s FURPOWER beneficiary of the month, Kitten Rescue of Los Angeles.

2. Submit your favorite, funniest, furriest furball photo (cats only, please!) via email to romeo at romeothecat dot com and tell us how winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!). Make sure to include the following information:

* Your Favorite Furball’s name
* How winning a FURminator deShedding Tool will change your life (and your furball’s life!)
* Your name
* Your email address
* What name you used with your FirstGiving donation

Entries must be submitted by 9 p.m. EST Thursday, April 23, 2009.

3. A Favorite Furball gallery will be posted on leading up to the big announcement.

4. The winner will be selected via a random drawing.

5. The winner will be announced on, and participating blogs at 12 p.m. EST Friday, April 24, 2009.

Contest parameters:

* Contest is only open to cats (sorry doggies!)
* Entrants must be located in the U.S. or Canada
* Entries must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 23, 2009
* Entrants agree to allow their photo to be posted on participating blogs

If you have additional questions, please contact romeo at romeothecat dot com.

Good luck!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Today's Tortie Tuesday lesson is the 'I meant to do that' face

The art of remaining cool when you've just done something that may have been a mistake or might have made you look bad is a difficult thing to manage.

Here's a good example of what I mean:

Mommy had some flowers delivered and they came in a big plastic bag that I decided to explore. I did not realize that the bag had a bottom and that it wasn't so easy to get out of. I also did not know that they could see me through the plastic! Note the calm, 'I meant to do that' look on my face when they caught me with the camera. (Samson's 'deer in the headlights' look is what you're not supposed to do). Try to avoid direct eye contact and always remain cool under pressure.

They even filmed the event but I didn't flinch. Yes, I got in this bag to inspect the sturdiness of it. You can put the camera away now, Mom...

This face can also be used if you don't quite make a jump, something startles you and you run scared like a kitten, or you accidentally slip into the tub because you don't realize that there's water under all those bubbles. The last example is only for the advanced Tortie (it's really difficult to keep your cool when you're covered in bubbles and your fur is all wet).

Happy Tortie Tuesday!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Mancat Monday

I was so inspired by our friends Angel and Kirby's 'basket case' post that I thought I'd try it out myself...I'm already a big fan of the laundry hamper so this wasn't too much of a stretch.

I brought in my favorite crinkle-ball and had a go at it.

All that playing made me tired so I tried to take a nap. Of course that pesky camera came in to disturb me.

It definitely warrants another try. I'll put the basket on my 'Favorite Places to Sleep' list.

On another note, I've been humbled by Delilah's angry gaze and I have decided to scrap the idea of pursuing my dream of becoming a male cat model. It's enough that Mommy (and sometimes Delilah) appreciate my good looks. I'm also exhausted from battling it out with Tama-Chan in the Kitty Fight Club match! I still need your votes, though. That can of Whup-Ass would be great fun to bring into the basket. If you haven't voted yet, and think I'm cute, you can vote here



Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kitty Fight Club - Part Two

Wow, I just read Samson's post from Friday. He's really letting this 'cute' thing go to his head. I think it's Mommy's fault because she is always telling us how wonderful we are. I have to admit he's a good-looking fellow but his head isn't going to fit in the litter box entrance if he's not careful! Normally we tumble, play fight and clean each other but just today, he asked me not to mess up his furs!

This is the face I gave him when he said that:

Hopefully he got the message...

Despite all Samson's posturing, I'm blogging today to ask you to vote for him in his next round of Kitty Fight Club. It may seem contrary after I just expressed concern about his ego but I really like the prize that the ever so handsome Misha is offering to the winner. It's a catnip filled can of 'whup-ass'! I'm sure that if Samson wins, he'll let me play with it :). He's up against Misha's super-cute girlfriend Tama-Chan so he'll need all the help he can get.

Here's where you can vote: Tama-Chan Vs. Samson

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Strike a Pose

I've always been told that I'm a handsome cat and I love being in front of the camera. I think it's time that I pulled my weight around here financially and launched my career as a male cat model.

I've put together a portfolio of my best work for any cat modeling agencies that happen upon this blog. I will also be available for appearances at bachelorette parties, mall openings or anywhere else a debonair Mancat like myself is needed.

Here are a few examples of my versatility:











Now that you've seen my best photos, all you Ladycats might be swooning right now. Please try to keep it together and remember that I'm happily committed to Delilah ;).

Have a good weekend!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Life is Grand

The lovely Millie at Millie's house gave us the Life is Grand award. Thank you Millie!

Here are the rules:

1. Give five reasons why you think life is grand.
2. Pass the award on to five more blogs.
Here are five reasons we think Life is Grand:

1. Mommy loves us more than anything and we love her
2. Orijen cat food. It has made our coats ridiculously soft
3. The Ball Guy and his boundless energy when he's looking for cat toys under the sofa.
4. Catnip
5. Mommy's home full-time for another 3 weeks!

We see that a lot of people have this award so we'll just let anyone take it if they don't have it!

Samson and Delilah

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Unfortunately I don't have another installment of my Tortie Tuesday Lessons this week because Mommy is at a point in her recovery where she has trouble sitting for a length of time to help me post. She said the first two weeks, she felt more comfortable sitting than anything else but that changed in the last few days. She promised me we would do another lesson next week so hopefully she'll be feeling better by then.

Happy Tortie Tuesday!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Mancat Monday

Just Say 'No' to Reading

Mommy's been lying in bed reading a lot during her recovery. I will not put up with it! Every time she opens a book, here I am. I'm far too cute for her to get mad at and she usually just falls asleep before she can protest too much.

Ever dive-bomb a newspaper? It's heaven on earth!

Have a great Monday!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Round One!

Yay! I won my first round of the Kitty Fight Club!!

Thank you to all who voted for me. Boo was definitely a worthy opponent. I have a feeling the next round is going to be even tougher (if that's possible)! I will need to rest up and get my beauty sleep this weekend to prepare.

Delilah is not impressed - she still thinks I looked like a rat when I was a kitten! At least she loves me now (I hope).

Special thanks to the wonderful Misha for hosting this contest. I'm having a lot of fun!

Have a great weekend all of my non-furry and furry friends!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Smells

It is getting warm enough for the balcony window to be open again so Samson and I have been at our posts soaking up the smells and sounds of a thawing city. We don't have a great view here but we can smell and hear everything! Mommy laughs at us because she thinks our noses look like bunny noses while we try to inhale as much of the smells as we can.

The screen is a little beat up because Samson still tries to climb it and he's busted through it a few times. Mommy doesn't want him on the balcony (or me, for that matter) because there's an adjoining balcony with a sheet of metal that separates it and there's space for a cat to get under to the neighbors. The neighbor doesn't like cats (what's wrong with her?) so Mommy doesn't want us over there. Plus, we're pretty high up and because we're still young, she doesn't know if we'll try to balance along the balcony edge. Her old cat, Muddy was allowed out there but she said he couldn't jump up to the top of the balcony if he tried!

Here's a video of Samson trying to burst through the screen again. There's a little bit of swearing near the end when the Ball Guy watches our reaction to a seagull squawking (Mommy has to learn more about editing video). If you're offended by that type of stuff, keep the volume down. Samson still thinks he's a kitten and that old screen will not hold out long against his big body!

Speaking of Samson thinking he is still a kitten, he is competing in the Kitty Fight Club competition and today is the last day to vote for his round. Personally, I'm a little offended that Mommy didn't enter me in the contest but I'll let it slide this time.

Happy Spring everyone!