|Help me, I'm melting.......|
I suspect there are not many house cats that have acheived the status of supermodel. If you've ever tried to adorn your feline friend in costume, you will quickly understand why. What you don't see behind the lens is the twenty plus photos snapped before a good one is captured. When I say "good", by no means do I mean perfect or one that Cat Fancy would be knocking down my door for next month's centerfold. They are either petrified and won't move, staring at the ground as the costume as rendered them motionless or they are trying to flee the scene. Before digital photography came along, it would have added up to a lot of bad photos and expensive developing costs.
|Aunt Bea is not a Rick Springfield fan.|
|This was not on her evening agenda.|
|I'm outta here.|
Now we all know that dressing dogs up in costume is much easier. Generally they are more willing to participate than our feline friends. Even though cats are a domesticated species, they still seem to maintain a few wild hairs that make them highly independent and less carefree than their canine counterparts. For this reason, I believe cats are much less willing to put up with crazy human antics such as dressing them up for holidays. Like I said before, training cats is not impossible and I challenge you to try if you have the patience and time. As for me, I will continue to dress them up much to their dismay in an attempt to get that photo contest winning shot. Little do they know, I was perusing the clearance costumes at the pet store yesterday in anticipation of next year!