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.


Misha said...

I know your Kitty Fight Club match is stressful, Samson. Is that why you're biting your nails?

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

So good that your Mommy is recovering well, and able to pick you two up.

The Island Cats said...

Glad your mom is feeling better...that must have been the longest 4 weeks for her not to be able to pick you up and cuddle you!!

The Creek Cats said...

Glad to hear you mom is finally able to bend down and pick you and Delilah up! Glad she is healing well too!
Such a cute video of you chewing your nails! We've been voting for you! Best of luck!

Mishkat said...

We're really glad to hear your mom is now allowed to pick you up again (not to mention drive a car, go up and down stairs, and other little things like that :)!) The tummy photos are great, and the toe-chewing is just too cute.

Samson, our mom is impressed on how well you groom yourself - she says maybe you can teleport over and give Franklin some lessons one of these days.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We don't think that is crazy at all. Of course you are the first things she would want to pick up and cuddle! We are glad she is feeling better!

Anonymous said...

We're so happy to hear that your Mom is feeling better:)
Pee Ess: Tristan loves to chew on her toesies, too!

PB 'n J said...

Our Mommy says that if she hadn't been able to pick us up for a month we'd be first on the list too! We're sure glad she's feeling better!

BeadedTail said...

Glad to hear your mommy is feeling better! I can see why she loves your tummies and toes - so floofy!

Quill and Greyson said...

How cute!!

Fluffy and Bonkers said...

Glad to hear your mommy is doing well! Look out for the furminator!