Wednesday, October 28, 2015

#BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday is Wordy today!


Well, it's almost Halloween, and while we don't confine our dressing up to just holidays, there is something about Halloween that brings out the 'Please Don't Dress Up Your Cats' pleas...


Our friend, Ingrid Kind, of The Conscious Cat, did a post today which we give our paw of approval to, because as she says... most cats don't enjoy dressing up or the attention it brings... 

And thanks, Ingrid, for linking to the Coco le Chat book that is helping make Coco famous and $1 from every book we sell goes to local cat rescue organizations!

And Pam Bennett-Johnson, the cat behaviorist we so admire, wrote a timely article today giving the reasons not to dress up your cat at Halloween, too! And every reason she lists are based on her wide experience as a behaviorist and Teri read each item and gave each reason some thought, too...

But those of you who have met us personally, and know Teri wouldn't do anything that was detrimental to our well-being...know we like socializing, being out in public and strutting our stuff on the cat walk...because when we do that, it's benefitting homeless pets!


We don't dress up at home...

We don't dress up without supervision...

We do have custom fitted clothes, designed with our comfort in mind.

We do love rolling around in our stroller, and being the center of attention.



We do get lots of Fishy Flakes as a reward and are even learning tricks like siting pretty and giving our paw High Five! 

And Teri doesn't force us into clothes that are uncomfortable or dangerous. In fact most of our outfits are actually harnesses, with a D-ring to attach our Bungie leash to...so we are always safe and not running amok!


Teri truly feels like the time she spends with us, out and about in stylish fashions, is part of the human-animal bond the enriches both her life and ours. And if dressing up in costumes wasn't something we were ok with, Teri would let us stay at home, content to burrow into our Kitty Clam!

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Sammy doesn't like to travel and gets car sick (though he has been known to put on a costume for a photo shoot a time or two) so he stays home and prefers it that way. Kely, who never put on a dress until about a year ago, enjoys going to work with Teri every day, and surprisingly, also is comfortable wearing dresses, too.


Some of it may be the personality and temperament of the Cornish Rex breed, but we think it's because Teri is calming and gentle and lets us be cats as well as fashionistas and therefore makes wearing costumes a good experience for us...

So whether you dress up or put on a virtual witches hat or just have some fun with JibJab... we hope you have a Safe and Sane Hallow's Eve!

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And it's Wednesday, so don't furget to join in the #BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...you don't have to dress up, we promise! 


8 comments:

  1. I also like wearing outfits! Sparkle hated it, so she did not get to do it very often, and only for very short periods of time. Binga actually doesn't mind as long as it's a dress and it doesn't cover her head. But I guess we are all exceptions to the rule!

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  2. I always enjoy seeing the photos of all of you in your beautiful outfits! Personally, I think it is okay for your cat to wear clothes/costumes if they are comfortable doing it. The problem is that some people care more about drawing attention to themselves than they care about how the attention affects their kitties. I don't think that is the case with any of you. My kitties don't like to dress up, so I don't make them. I can always use photoshop to draw a few laughs when necessary. Keep on being pawsome!
    - Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  3. Not keen on dressing up cats (or any animal). Perhaps some are comfortable with it, but I know Athena wouldn't be. We just stick to virtual dressing up :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  4. Though a couple of us have had clothes on a time or two for a very brief time, it really isn't our thing. So we leave it to kitties like you (as well as Summer) who seem to enjoy it. The JibJab was so funny. Happy National Cat today and happy Hall-o-ween. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  5. We love seeing you guys all dressed up! We don't really like dressing up so Mommy doesn't buy us fancy clothes. As long as we're happy, she's happy.

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  6. We fink yous all look adowable. We luv gettin' dwessed up too. Sissy dusn't always like meetin' folks anymore, but me luvs to be da center of attention. We cats can be funny cweatures. have a gweat weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  7. We havent figured out how to tolerate costumes, but we love seeing the kittehs who do. That picture of you all in the stoller in costumes was GREAT!

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