On The Catwalk

Son... I'm going to kill your owner.  Then you...

Son… I’m going to kill your owner. Then you…

Hard to believe it’s Wednesday again, or that I’m just starting my final four day weekend of the year before all retail hell breaks loose.  Here’s an early holiday present with my weekly entry in Marilyn’s Serendipity Frisbee Photo Prompt Challenge Thingy.  I’ll be using a couple photos from a co-worker for today’s post…

You may not know the cat in the photo above, but you probably recognize that trademark indignant scowl over the cruel and unusual punishment of being paraded out in front of the paparazzi for some ridiculous purpose.  The cat’s name is Mama, so named because she was a…. duh, mother cat who my friend and her boyfriend rescued six years ago while she was in tow of a litter of kittens.  My friend kept the mother while finding homes for the four kittens…. two of which happened to be my beloved Spilly and Ody.  Yes, that is Ody’s mother up there dressed up in what looks like a leopard print replica of the Gemini spacecraft…

Does anyone have the number for the Humane Society?

Does anyone have the number for the Humane Society?

While my boys may think they have it bad living with me, one embarrassment I have never and will never put them through is dressing them up just to dress them up.  Seriously pet owners, go get yourself a dolly if you want something to put gaudy looking garments and costumes on just for your so-called friends on Facebook to vomit over.  Animals did not bite from that alleged poisoned apple that doomed people to forever wearing fig leaf codpieces, so they feel no shame in their nekkidness… and certainly no desire to put on stupid human clothes made in some third world country where they’d probably be on the menu.  Be a responsible pet owner and let your critter run around naked and free.  No cat or dog wants to wear hideously awful attire from Mecca…

Sigh.... like mother, like son.

Sigh…. like mother, like son.

We’ll do this again next week, furbabies….

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26 Responses to On The Catwalk

  1. I like it to go nekked and I eat any clothes before it comes to a photo…. Mama could be the answer to Grumpy Cat her face has something what catched my eye :o)

    • Good idea on how to deal with dress up day. Cats can scratch up the stupid dresses and sweaters and then bury the remains in the litter box. Nobody would be the wiser…

      And maybe the world could use a Grumpy Mama Cat… she could whack the original over the head with a rolling pin.

  2. I never knew that these flashy garments are actually being sold in the market. Felines are cute and expressions are so apt.

  3. The Cutter says:

    I used to sometimes wrap a bandana around my dog’s head and call him “Gretchen.” My mom got mad saying we were humiliating him. But hey, if you can’t humiliate your dog, who can you humiliate?

  4. Merbear74 says:

    You’re not teasing me about putting glasses on my dog, are you? 😉

  5. Piglove says:

    Bless the little pups heart here Houdini. He’s been wearing clothes for so long he looks naked without them now – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  6. When Bonnie gets her quarterly shearing, they always put a bandanna on her. This time, it had spangles and was pink because someone had to prove she’s a girl. It lasted longer than usual … almost 24 hours before she had it off and buried under the entryway rug. She doesn’t mind looking good for her fans, but clothing? I think not. She’s a proud Scottish warrior. Maybe a sword and shield would be tolerable …

  7. Trisha says:

    Poor Mama. She looks really pissed! I’ll bet she got some payback at some point. Some of the places cats puke can’t be accidental. Trouble and Scooby would absolutely come unglued and shred the hell out of us if we tried to put clothes on them. They won’t even wear collars!

    • I even told her when she sent me the pictures of Mama that it quite clearly looks like the cat isn’t enjoying being dressed up in those ridiculous outfits. “Oh no,” she said, “Mama loves it! Can’t you tell, she’s sooooo cute! You need to get some sweaters for those babies of yours!” Sigh…. poor Mama. I don’t blame your guys for not wanting to wear anything either!

  8. Ally Bean says:

    Great story. I cannot imagine how you’d get a costume on a cat, but the results are equally funny and disturbing. Of course, a cat wearing a plastic shopping bag is much more believable to me. They get into everything you don’t want them in.

    • Somewhere buried deep in my cat photo archive, I have pictures of Biskit getting stuck in a Mecca bag as well. I may have to do a separate post on cats stuck in bags for a future Wednesday post…

  9. Great post and I kind of admire anyone who would even consider trying to dress a cat? None of my cats would have allowed it. Mama must be very tolerant and it is good to meet the Mother of Ody and Spilly. Hilarious and insightful re origin of some outfits. 😀

  10. My cat from hell once “wore” a shopping bag and freaked! She ran in a circle through the main floor, skidding on the hardwood floors at every corner. We had to let her tire herself out before we could get it off. My grandma was visiting and I was worried she was going to pee , she was laughing so hard! Miss my grandma’s laugh…but…not the cat!!

  11. Mental Mama says:

    What a beautiful girl!

  12. Quirky Girl says:

    That’s very true, animals are not at all the ones at fault here. Since they weren’t the ones who gave into temptation, they should be able to dress (or not dress) as they please. No matter how adorable that Santa costume at Petsmart may look, do pets everywhere a favor and let them continue to frolick around this not-so-Garden of Eden-like world au naturale.

    (That Walmart bag is the one exception, though. It could come in handy on a rainy day…)

    • My general experience with animals is that if they can sense they’re towing around something extra, they try at every opportunity to shed it. No matter what the “parents” of pets say, most dogs and cats loathe the idea of having clothes on them. Even plastic bag rainwear, I’d imagine, given the reactions of both of my cats when they accidentally slipped into it!

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