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Friday, December 08, 2006

Cat in a Hoodie

This is something you don't see every day: a fluffy orange cat docilely posing in a red Old Navy hoodie with kangaroo pocket and cut-off sleeves.

It had sleeves, but they came down over his elbows and restricted his walking. Then we tried rolling them up, but they were too bunchy under his arms. So I had to get all teenage-redneck-circa-1985 on it and cut off the sleeves.



In spite of what his facial expression might tell you, Alistair doesn't seem to mind wearing the hoodie. I swear, it's for his own benefit. It's cold in the house, and he loves to snuggle on and under blankets in front of the space heater. So why not give him a portable warm fuzzy, right?

Okay, and I admit, part of the reason I dress him in clothes is because he reminds me of that fat orange cat in the tiny T-shirt that Fievel befriends in An American Tail.

It's not easy finding clothes for cats, you know. Sure, dog clothes are everywhere, and technically even this hoodie is made for a dog, but it's hard to get a decent fit. The small is too small, the medium is too large, or Alistair can walk right out of the gaping neck opening.

Maybe the dearth of cat clothes is because most cats are like Henry. We don't even try with him. He would be scarred for life.

But Alistair is pretty easygoing. He didn't resist his fluffy jingle bell Christmas collar, his hoodie, or even the time I put him in a pink cable knit sweater with a pearl necklace attached. Though he did pitch a royal fit when we put him in a Santa hat. Guess he's not a fan of Old St. Nick.

Here he is looking all gangsta with the hood up:



I don't leave it up for long because I can't tell if he likes it or hates it. He seems neutral toward the hoodie itself, but I don't want to push my luck.

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8 Comments:

Sabrina said...

Awwwww, what a cute kitty! Love the hoodie! Now I'm contemplating finding such torture instruments for Baby. We dug out our Christmas ornaments last night and found the doggie antlers. Charlie made Baby wear Bandits on her back (her head is way to little) and she did a few flips until they were on her belly where she could properly attack them.

When Bandit was wearing them (he's the best sport and will wear them until they fall off...Gypsy pushes hers off as soon as you aren't looking at her)Baby was mighty tempted to attack them right on his head! Silly kitty still hasn't learned to leave that crabby boy alone.

Ah, our critters are so cute and such fun!

11:29 AM  
merideth said...

hahahaha...oh my gosh it's just so funny...the angry, angry face on your kitty...thanks for giving me a great laugh!

4:12 PM  
Poppy said...

*giggle* cutest damn thing I've seen in a while~

5:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

That is sooooo funny. He doesn't look too grumpy (and cats can express that pretty clearly I think). He is a Maine Coon isn't he? I love them.

10:33 AM  
mindy said...

Haha - I love animals in clothing. That is a truly mellow cat! I dress my dogs up every year in some type of Christmas hat so that I can laugh hysterically at them. Target has some of the funniest dog clothes out now - little satiny party dresses and whatnot - too bad we have boys!

11:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

I love these pictures!!!! We had a cat that looked like this.Unfortunately we had to give him away to our neighbor because one of our kids has asthma and the cats were affecting him.

12:18 PM  
Kristin said...

I love animals in clothes, too! They just look so dapper and darling. My sister's dog has an adorable wardrobe, including a yellow raincoat.

Yes, Alistair is very mellow. Sort of ragdoll-ish and floppy, whereas Henry is very stiff.

Jocelyn, he's not a Maine Coon, though his hair kind of looks like one. I don't think he's big enough, though; I hear those are enormous. Anyway, we found him in a parking lot in a colony of feral cats, so there's no telling what ancestry he might have.

11:52 AM  
Bettsi said...

What a great kitty! He looks very pissed though! He might like a spotlight on http://www.stuffonmycat.com/

1:41 PM  

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