How to dress your cat
You might call your cat your best friend, but would you let your best friend sit on your lap wearing nothing but a rhinestone collar? Introducing them to the finer aspects of human culture is a great way to show them that you care. The first step is to figure out exactly what kind of couture is likely to please your cat. The most reliable to accomplish this is to google “fashion personality tests”, and answer them as you think they would.
When I did this for Pikachu, my domestic shorthair tabby, I found out her style was “funky”. This wasn’t a big surprise- Pika spends at least 18 hours a day just sitting on my bed, growling at our other pets when they walk in. Definitely unique. You may have an intuitive sense about your cat’s style, too, but it’s best to leave it to the experts at sites like kidzworld.com. My sister’s cat, a Persian named Enya, has girly taste. Nobody saw that coming.
Now that you know what kind of taste the cat has, it’s time to put together an outfit! If the sky is the limit as far as funds go, head to a specialty miniature clothes provider like Build-a-Bear Workshop or Babies-R-Us. You’ll have a wide variety of options at any venue like this. For the best possible fit, have your cat’s measurements on hand.
Working on a budget? Cats are approximately the size of babies, and since most cat owners have been infants at one point or another, they are likely to have some pre-worn tiny clothes on hand. Some quick modifications, like using scissors for that punk rock look or stapling a fun flower on, can really mix up the look.
The final step is the most challenging. While your cat will love their new look, it may be difficult to talk them into wearing it. Use some wet treats or canned food to distract them, and be sure to wear long sleeves so that they’ll have a harder time causing permanent damage or scarring. It’ll be worth it, though, to see their smiling faces when you’re done!
Congratulations– you are now the proud owner of a civilized cat. Have fun showing them off around town.