- Pets and Animals
Why Paint Cats? Why some owners would be willing to pay price of $15,000 to color their cats' fur.
Owners of domestic cats do not have to settle with what their feline companions were born with. Natural boring colors and patterns are the thing of the past! Using a cat as a canvas and showing more of owner's creativity and style than ever before could be a coming trend. That is, of course, if you believe everything you read on the Internet.
is a fun coffee book Burton Silver and Heather Buschm created in the late 1990s. In a clever way to advertise their book and promote conversation what is appropriate when it comes to our beloved pets, Silver and Buschm "leaked" several of the pictures included in the book into e-mail without explanations. Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics
Many people received cute pictures of colorful painted cats and liked or hated them so much that they forwarded them to everyone they knew. Soon, the original source of the e-mail was forgotten as pictures of painted cats kept circulating the world wide web. Somewhere along the way, people who loved the original images started to duplicate them and adding them to the e-mails.
More than ten years later, people are still having heated conversations about Why Paint Cats images.
Why Paint Cats stars and their ownersClick thumbnail to view full-size
People and their cats
Tongue in cheek, facts in the Why Paint Cats book include prices of fur paint jobs. According to the authors of the book, it costs $15,000 to create the original design. Then, it costs about as much every 3 months to update it. Knowing how much this cat's hairdo would cost, leaves readers with an obvious question: just who could afford such luxury?
Authors Burton Silver and Heather Buschm answer this question and many others with (most likely made-up) stories about the cats and their owners.
Why Paint Cats book was publishes as a follow-up to their first popular book titled Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics.