Do you buy her cat clothes?
I can remember as a child trying to dress the cat in dolls clothes and mum coming in the room and telling me to stop, "What was I doing terrifying the poor animal?, who took that opportunity to escape. You can imagine my surprise when I learned that cat clothing is a big market and that you can even have cat clothes made to order, in whichever size and colour suits kitty.
Why cat's might wear clothes.
After a trawl of a number of cat clothing websites I came up with a list of reasons why it might be beneficial for a cat to wear clothing.
- As the cat is being dressed they enjoy the owners complete attention
- The closeness of the dressing strengthens the bond between the owner and the cat
- They can keep cozy in cold weather or if sitting in a draft when the air con is on!
How easy is it to get a cat to wear clothes, the same trawl resulted in
- Cats can be trained to wear clothes but it is best to start when they are a kitten.
- It might take cats a little while to get used to the clothes (it might take this owner quite a while to get used to her cats wearing clothes)
Just for fun
Do you think cats should be made to wear clothes?
It seems that cat clothes are available in all sorts of styles, whether it is a party dress or a bath robe, or even fancy dress-
I am just not sure that I could dress a cat in clothing as it seems plain wrong. My cats are domestic animals, they sleep and eat in the house and sleep and sleep in the garden. Their entertainment is the occasional ill planned assault on a bird or a sortie up the tree. The cat clothing retailers urge you not to put the clothing on outdoor cats or if you do, take them out on a collar and leash! I just think if I had wanted a dog I would have got one!
The only thing I thought might possibly have a use is an incontinence suit for a cat. We all have experienced a cat, who for whatever reason has toilet problems- I think if I had an elderly cat who was enjoying life, apart from the incontinence , I could be encouraged to buy one.
I have included some amazon products for dressy cats, have a look and leave a comment. Am I being too old fashioned or should Tiggy and Bagera be measured, and then adorned in the latest haute cateure (spelling deliberate) Please let me know what you think, all opinions respected!
Zanies? Witch Cat Hats magically transform cats at the drop of a hat! Bewitching style makes a great Halloween cat costume.
One size fits all.
Witch Hat measures 6"W x 6"H
Joybies Navy Blue Piddle Pants for Cats with red bow on back strap
Made of stretch fabric and fits male or female cats
Perfect for helping train the kitten or the spraying cat !
Joybies Pads for Piddlers made to fit into the inner lining for extra hygiene
Unique Halloween Costumes for Swashbuckling Felines! Lightweight, with comfort features and plenty of detailing. These three-part outfit includes a belted cape, elasticized hat, and sole-free booties. Made of easy-care, lightweight polyester