Monday, November 21, 2011

What a cat-hat-strophe: Grumpy moggies look less than impressed after owner gets them to model her range of feline headwear


Get meow-t of this: Dodger the tabby looks set to run for the border after being landed with the 'Sassy Sangria Sombrero' hat

These moggies were left feeling a little furtive after their eccentric owner got them to model her bizarre range of cat hats.

The barmy bonnets were designed by businesswoman Carolyn Cooling of Houston, Texas, for her business Pampered Whiskers.

Carolyn, who insists that wearing hats is 'natural' for cats, recruited the help of Dodger the tabby and Hoot the longhair as models, but they didn't seem too impressed with the results.

Feline pretty silly: Long-haired Hoot is clearly unhappy at having to wear the 'Late Bloomer' hat

Carolyn explains: 'I saw a cowboy hat for pets in a store one day and thought it was overly priced, so I decided to make quality hats at a better price.

'I couldn't have done it without my cats. I've always designed things that I know would suit them and I always get them to model the products for the website.'

Carolyn says the hat company is going from strength to strength as she's received positive feedback from the market place.

Just paw-ful: Hoot can't see the funny side of her 'Jester' headgear while Dodger's 100 yard stare sums up what he thinks of his 'Devil' get-up

She added: 'The most rewarding part of my business comes from the customers. Every day, I receive notes from customers, with pictures of their pets all dressed up.

'A high percentage of our customers come back for more. Some of them order again the day they receive their package, more than a few order our entire lineup.

'This kind of endorsement gives me license to design more outfits, which is so much fun. This year, we expanded our size range so that all of the pets in the household can dress up.

'As far as cats wearing hats goes, it isn't the most natural thing for a cat to do.

'But while dogs are more willing to don a hat, I have never had a cat that would not wear a hat.'

source: dailymail

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