Friday, August 10, 2007


You mean I'm not enough?

Though the dressing up of pets is certainly nothing new - the ancient Egyptians gave them golden earrings - sometimes you can't help but feel that manipulations of a certain kind may this time be going too far. Though that feeling certainly isn't new either.

By now, no doubt there are virtual cats serving as virtual pets for virtual people somewhere virtual; but here in what we are still generally pleased to call reality you have an actual cat being 'enhanced' (at considerable expense!) so as to vaguely resemble the generic figment of a purely brand-name creature that really doesn't have much in common with a genuine cat. Surely the cat is diminished thereby...?

Sometimes you have to wonder how these animals that have accepted being our pets look upon us two-legged, mostly hairless, mastercreatures... Is that a look of wistfulness in the cat's eyes, for the good old days when just being a cat was the most pleasant and fulfilling thing in life?

with thanks to, where there are more refashioned cat photos...


Trace said...

Poor little guys and gals. Why can't folks just leave them be?

Maya's Granny said...

My son hates hello kitty, and I tend to agree with him.

The things we do to our pets. Clip poodles to look like clowns and put clothing on them and make cats look like this.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I think they tolerate best. We are a strange species who seem to find amusement in humiliating our pets. I've always believed they must find ways of 'getting back' at us when we're not watching.

Chancy said...

I surely will not show that gussied up cat photo to my 8 year old grand daughter who just got her first kitten.:)