Frivolous Friday – Strange Things We Do To Our Cats

We play with our cats, brush and comb them, and give them treats. Some of us take our cats for car rides, swimming, or horseback riding. Some others dress their cats, put colored caps on their claws, or decorate them in sparkly collars. My mother’s cat likes to ride around on her walker as she pushes it through the house. I used to have my cats groomed, in the days when fleas were impossible to deal with. My Himalayan came home with a sweet pink bow on top of her head once. So cute.

In this age of quick and easy photography using our iphones, we might photograph our cats in cute and even embarrassing poses. But I have to ask, have you ever “breaded” your cat? That is, dress her in bread? This you’ve got to see:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2094738/Has-internet-completely-lost-Dressing-cats-BREAD-latest-web-craze.html

I once wrote an article about dying your pet—the trend, the dangers. But still creative people who want to make a statement with their own way of dressing, odd hair color and all will sometimes color their pets—white poodles, for example, are perfect “canvases” for coloring. Many substances you might consider using on your pet, especially on a cat, can be toxic, however. Here’s a guide to some of them: http://pethealthnetwork.com/cat-health/cat-grooming/cat-hair-dye-it-safe-dye-cat-fur WikiHow offers this set of instructions for dying your pet: https://www.wikihow.com/Dye-Your-Pet

Personally, I would leave the cat’s fur alone. She’s beautiful just the way she is and probably healthy and already feline good about herself. Why change that? If she’s shy and doesn’t have much confidence, why set her up for an uncomfortable process followed by ridicule?

You might want to dress yourself up to look like your cat, however. And here’s a site that gives a paw-by-paw guide. https://www.wikihow.com/Dress-Up-Like-a-Cat Enjoy meowy much.

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