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Old 06-30-2009, 05:20 PM
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Red face More cats in costumes (you know you love it... though they might not)

I just think the first one is pretty hilarious... but here are some cats in costumes. Don't they just look like they love it?

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Old 07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
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Default Madonna Inspired Cat Costume

I think the Madonna inspired cat costume is my favorite. I wonder how difficult it was to get these costumes on? I know for sure that two of my three cats would try to claw my eyes out!

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Old 07-07-2009, 08:12 AM
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Default Dignity no more

Yeah....that one of the cat in the scuba outfit, while genius, had to be staged. Imagine trying to get cat legs into neoprene. Impossible!

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:35 PM
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Wink re: cat costumes

This is true, joaquin.falcon, it might well be staged. But on that note, I did want to share a great eHow.com article written by Michelle Leach on "How To Get A Cat to Wear A Costume."

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Step 1:
  • Experiment. See how your cat reacts to the costume once it is on. Does the cat seem bothered by one part of the outfit, such as the hat or a cape? Remove that garment for the best results and optimum comfort. You can always add it for a few moments just to take photos.

Step 2:
  • Don't torture your pet. Don't insist on keeping all these parts of the outfit on your cat if he or she seems upset, lethargic or stressed by it. Your cat's seemingly cute appearance isn't worth causing your feline to be stressed out. Stress can also manifest itself through cats in a variety of negative ways, including your cat spraying urine on your furniture or other places besides its litter box.

Step 3:
  • Opt for a costume that isn't restrictive. Chances are you'll have better luck (and won't waste the money--these costumes can get pricey) if you opt for a less elaborate and more comfortable costume. For example, angel halos, witches hats, devil horns, tiaras and crowns are all simple head ornamentation that may be less stressful for your cat. Same goes for the rest of the outfit. Opt for something simple, not necessarily a full-body costume, such as a cape or angel wings.

Step 4:
  • Make sure the size is right. You may want to go a bit bigger for comfort and safety. Many costumes are also one-size-fits-all, so make sure the measurements will fit your cat properly.

Step 5:
  • Choose durable fabrics and those which come on and off easily. This will make it a lot easier for you to get the costume on and take it off. This will also be much less traumatic for your cat. If need be, you may want to wear gloves to protect yourself from your cat's claws; however, if the cat is that upset about the costume, you should really consider passing it up entirely and opting for another way for your cat to express himself for the holidays--such as small bows which can be added when your cat is groomed, or a new Halloween collar.

Step 6:
  • Be respectful of your cat's tolerance. Each cat is different. Some may have a higher degree of tolerance than others. Again, monitor your cat's behavior. Remove the outfit or annoying garment or object immediately if your cat seems to be stressed for any period of time.

Tips & Warnings
  • Monitor your cat when he or she is wearing the costume. These costumes can be quite dangerous, if a cat gets some of the material caught on something, for example. You'll want to watch your pet at all times.

  • Don't let your cat wear the costume for an extended period of time. Again, cats have a fairly low tolerance as a whole to these outfits. The moment you see your cat feeling stressed or becoming lethargic, remove the outfit immediately.

  • Be sure to order the costume early if it's for a holiday event. Allow at least 2 weeks if you order online.
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:46 PM
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Default With Halloween coming . . . .

With Halloween coming, cat owners will be out shopping and looking for that PURfect outfit ~ there are so many dog outfits, but it is hard to find the kitty-cat ones.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:14 PM
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There are some kitty costumes at Petsmart and Petco, like cat wigs, collars, hats, and other stuff. But the problem is how to put on a costume for your cat. It's very challenging. Cats are not like dogs, you know...

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