Monday, August 18, 2014

Time for an Extreme (feline) Makeover Check-in!

Hello, feline weight-loss followers!
It's time for another look at our very own...

Since we last visited, our #TeamAllie girlcat has kept her game face on. She's stepped up her workouts -- always a good thing to include in any weight-loss program!

Check it out - our girl knows how to bust a move!

We've been keeping a Diet Diary - and Mom's even offered to keep her company:

And Allie's been enjoying a new taste sensation every day in the form of Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain Free canned food. Yum-OLA!

Well, actually, Allie's been enjoying Purrfect Bistro, but Mom's had a bit of a problem.
Until now, she's never had to deal with plate poaching.

Impasse! Who will get the Duck Paté - Maxwell or Faraday?
 Until now.

Nah, we didn't think you'd be surprised, either.
Mister Pushy might have won dominance over that dish...

...but Maxwell scored one of his own!
Let's just say Allie's keeping a weather eye out for any theft:

Allie: "I'm watching you, boys!"

Weigh-in Time!

So how is Allie doing in the weight department? She's down another half-pound, at an even 13! We wouldn't exactly call her svelte yet, but she's getting there. 
(woo-hoo, get that pink bikini ready!!)

  Allie: Thank you, Merrick, for making my weight loss journey a delicious experience!

 News Flash!

We were very excited to learn that Merrick has teamed up with one of our fave shelters in the Midwest: Tree House Humane in Chicago. The kitties at Tree House are now eating Merrick branded pet foods, exclusively.

Merrick told us, "As Tree House’s exclusive feeding partner, Merrick will provide all of the meals to each resident cat, including Merrick Purrfect Bistro."

"From their first meal at both of Tree House’s Chicago Adoption Centers (Uptown and Bucktown) until adoption day, each Tree House cat will enjoy healthy, recipes made in Merrick’s kitchens with locally sourced USDA-inspected deboned meat, fresh produce and high-quality protein.

"Merrick uses no ingredients from China – all of the ingredients are fresh, regionally sourced in the United States and made in Merrick’s own kitchen."

Have you heard about Tree House Humane?

The first thing we love about Tree House is that their focus is on the care and placement of stray cats with special physical and emotional needs. Second, they strive to educate the public about proper and responsible animal care, and are committed to finding every healthy and treatable animal a home and they believe wholeheartedly in a No-Kill nation.

We thank Merrick for their kind donation, which goes a long way toward helping cats find their forever homes in the Chicago area.


FTC Disclosure: Our Extreme Feline Makeover series is sponsored by Merrick Pet Care, and we have received both food and a small fee to compensate us for each post. This covers the time it takes to take photos and write our progress reports. Every sponsored post on A Tonk's Tail will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions. Merrick Pet Care is not responsible for the content of this article, and Grammy’s Pot Pie is not specifically formulated for weight management. This effort is part of an overall health and wellness regime for Allie. And a totally surprising and unexpected bonus for us: for Maxwell's health and wellness too! SCORE!


  1. Well done Allie you are getting there. Onwards and upwards. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Go #TeamAllie!!! All the mancats can't wait to see you in your pink bathing suit ;)

    And how pawsome is Merrick to donate meals to Tree House??? Four paws up!

  3. GO ALLIE!!! We're very proud of you.
    So, do you want to go bikini shopping together???
    ; ) Katie

  4. doodz....pssst....let yur sister haz de ...burd......honest ta cod & troo

  5. Woohoooo Allie! Pink bikini eh? *stares off into space* Oh, heh heh heh...sorry..let's see where was I? *stares off into space* Mom:"BUCKY!" Oh..*blushing* yeah, Da Tree House Humane Soc is 1 of da bestest! Mom found dem at a (what else) cat show in the 1980's and fell in love wif dem and all da stuff dey had for sale! Pawsome.

  6. Yay Allie! And YAY, Maxwell! Uh, we'll throw in a YAY for Faraday too. :)

    Mommy really likes the ingredients in the Merrick canned food, except for the carrageenan. She did write to Merrick to ask if they would be coming up with a carrageenan free canned food range for cats and they wrote back to say they have that range for dogs. And kept mum on the cat range. Hmmmm.

  7. Good job! I think you are bikini ready.

  8. Keep up the great work Allie!! Merrick is really doing a fabulous thing with the shelter. Way to be awesome Merrick! ♥

  9. We love Merrick. My sisters and I all eat Merrick food, but the kitties don't. Good work on the weight loss. Slow and steady is the way to go!

  10. Good for you Allie! :)

    So seriously, how does one get one's shelter on board with this Merrik program, because, darn it sure would be nice to feed my foster kittens some quality food..

  11. Ashton is giving Allie a high paw!

    We did not know that Merrick had a shelter feeding program. That's good news all around!

  12. I think you're svelte Allie - which, BTW, The Staff thought was a type of bread!! ;)

  13. Yay Allie, that is awesome! Love the post and all pictures and love your new watermark on the photos, very classy. That is so fantastic how Merrick is donating the food to Tree House, that is so generous and what high quality food the cats will be great!

  14. Way to go, Allie! You keep it up, girl!

    And big paws up to Merrick in donating foods to Tree House.

  15. Excellent work, Allie! Our two tubbies are gonna get the shock of their crunchy lives when the current bag of kibble is done; that's IT for kib and we're getting wet food only + real meatal items from now on! Mommy expects mass mystery pee'rs...

  16. You go girl - so proud of you - you'll be a SlimKitty soon ;)

  17. Awesome job, Allie ... you're looking fabulous, beautiful girl!

    And that's really great of Merrick to donate those noms to Tree House!

  18. Excellent news that Merrick will be providing food for these shelter kitties. It will help keep them healthy until they find their forever homes.

  19. You all are doing well in the health an weight control. We are sitting at 12 and 11.5 pounds each (Marley an Iza respectively, which is good fer us) an Ayla is up to 6.5 pounds (which is good fer her).

    And hurray fer Merrick helpin shelter cats getting good food.

  20. Yay, Allie, go, go, go ! We're proud of you, and we're looking forward to seeing you in your pink bikini (mostly Zorro) ! Purrs

  21. Well Done, Allie, You look absolutely fabulous in that last photo!

    The Chans

  22. Allie, you are looking great! My favorite is the first photo - I hope to see a video of you showing off your moves.

  23. Concats Allie, you're doing great. Well done to Merrick for providing food for the shelter kitties.

  24. Those are great "tongue" shots of Max and Faraday. Concats to Allie. It is always great to find something that the kitties like and that is healthy. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  25. Good job Allie!!!

    And how wonderful for Merrick to team up with Tree House!

  26. Nice work, Allie! Lookin' good! That is wonderful to hear that Merrick is teaming up with such a wonderful organization! I love hearing happy news like that!


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