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heartbroken0903
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Content  Posted: 5:10 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Update: I got it! Picture, as promised, on page 2.


I figure this is more of a fun topic than an Off Topic, although it is a serious question.

I bought a tiny Santa hat off eBay that I want to put on one of my cats and then take a picture of her in it for my Christmas card.

(Yes, all right, YES, I am *that woman* who is such a crazy cat lady that she wants to put a Santa hat on a pet. Yes.)

So, anyone ever have luck doing this with a cat? It should arrive in the mail by Tuesday; I'm thinking I should try to put it on her early and often to get her used to it before the picture.

Anyone willing to answer, who doesn't think I'm totally insane?

ETA: If it works out, the caption is totally going to be Santa Claws Is Coming to Town.

[This message edited by heartbroken0903 at 6:51 PM, November 18th (Monday)]


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I suggest xanax for at least one of you.


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osxgirl
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Default  Posted: 5:51 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Wearing chain mail.

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heartbroken0903
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Default  Posted: 5:55 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I admit it: I need help.


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 5:58 PM, November 1st (Friday)

ETA: If it works out, the caption is totally going to be Santa Claws Is Coming to Town.
I'm afraid you're really going to regret writing that!!

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Maybe slip it on when the cat is sleeping?

Have you ever seen a ticked off Betsy Ross? I have. One of my sisters dresses up her cat (who is not amused).




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tryinghard2013
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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I think it depends on the cat I have a little black cat that if I tried to put a hat on well it wouldn't be pretty she would kill me BUT I have a gorgeous all white ragdoll male cat that I put reindeer antlers on for pictures and he was fine about it

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Ok, in all seriousness...

Get a second set of hands. One person places the hat, the other quickly snaps pictures. Rinse and repeat until you get a usable shot.

Plan B: get a great picture of your hat and Photoshop the hat in place.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 6:56 PM, November 1st (Friday)

This is hysterical. I love it.

I have thought about pics of my greys on a holiday card with the inscription, 'Have a grey-t holiday season!' but my family mocks me so I've never done it.

You have inspired me .


Take up your space (and do it well).

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 6:59 PM, November 1st (Friday)

an - adore your family, but they're wrong. YOU HAVE TO DO THOSE CARDS!!!!


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welcome14
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Default  Posted: 7:20 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I have an evil one eyed, one eared cat that is Satan in a fur coat. I got a free wizard hat for him one year at Pet Food Center and managed to get it on him and get his pic taken by having someone else hold him while I snapped as quickly as I could. It's an awesome pic!


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, November 1st (Friday)

AN, You should totally do it!

welcome14, Do you still have the pic? Any chance you'll share the cuteness with us?




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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Do it, AN!!!

hb, you could try to put it on the cat while the cat is asleep, then wake the cat a LITTLE and try to get a pic. Other than that, photoshop is probably your best option.


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heartbroken0903
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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I love all the suggestions. I was thinking Photoshop at first, but I don't know how to use it.

AN---do it! If mine turns out, I will post a pic here. You should too.

And believe me---everyone mocks me too. Believe me.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I should hurry up if I want to do it for Hanukkah since Hanukkah is on Thanksgiving this year .

But maybe I'll just do it between Hanukkah and Christmas for a Season's Greetings type of thing.


Take up your space (and do it well).

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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 8:31 PM, November 1st (Friday)

This is my beloved Kraken. I can't take credit for dressing her, it was a 3 person mission to outfit her to match her nickname and I was not involved.


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authenticnow
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Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, November 1st (Friday)

That's adorable!


Take up your space (and do it well).

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Default  Posted: 9:32 PM, November 1st (Friday)

Three people? That's fantastic.


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heartbroken0903
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Default  Posted: 9:39 PM, November 1st (Friday)

How cute! And she doesn't even look like she's about to claw anyone's eyes out.


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, November 1st (Friday)

So cute!




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Default  Posted: 10:27 PM, November 1st (Friday)

I suggest sewing an elastic strap onto the hat to hold it in place longer.

Then slip it on him/her and pray.


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Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)


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Default  Posted: 8:39 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

Photoshop!

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heartbroken0903
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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, November 2nd (Saturday)

GabyBaby: it actually does come with an elastic strap!

SerJr: Perfect!


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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

(((cat)))


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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

^^^

I've had minimal luck getting my cat to wear a hat. He tried to back out of it... Which was hysterical


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welcome14
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Default  Posted: 5:23 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

As requested, I have the pic of evil furby wizard. could someone repost how to post one? I'm a tad slow....


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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)

found it in the library. *holds breath*

it worked!!! this is taken in the .02 seconds before the x lost a little blood.... and note the very tight string under the chin...

[This message edited by welcome14 at 5:42 PM, November 2nd (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 6:51 PM, November 18th (Monday)

Success! Presenting my Crazy Cat Lady holiday card for 2013:


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Default  Posted: 6:59 PM, November 18th (Monday)

Love it!!!


Take up your space (and do it well).

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Nothing like a trail of blood to find your way back home- nikki sixx

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.


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heartbroken0903
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Default  Posted: 7:53 PM, November 18th (Monday)

^^

The cat/supermodel-in-training who graciously posed for me wasn't my first choice for the picture; she was simply the calmest and most malleable. Either of the other two probably would've put me in the hospital.


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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, November 18th (Monday)

You are going to lose an eye. She knows where you sleep.
But I love that Santa Claws photo.


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Default  Posted: 7:44 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

She made a purr-fect pose for you! Great Christmas card.


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Default  Posted: 8:20 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

That's such a cute photo!!


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Default  Posted: 8:48 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

If you need help, you should call Jean-Clawed Van Damme ...

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"In a time of deceit, telling the Truth is a revolutionary act."

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Default  Posted: 9:35 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

I was wondering how this adventure turned out.

Very cute and no bloodshed. Success!


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Default  Posted: 9:37 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

Awe, what a cutie!

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heartbroken0903
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Default  Posted: 10:41 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

Thanks guys. She is such a doll...so patient with the hat/my craziness. I gave her many treats for being so good.

I don't have human children; my cats are the lights of my life. I certainly don't make a habit of tormenting them.

TR---great pic! That cat looks slightly unhappier than mine though.


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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

You Have Inspired Me! One Of My Furry Babies WILL Be In Hat Or Rendeer Antlers This Weekend!


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Default  Posted: 11:30 AM, November 19th (Tuesday)

It's great! Nice work.

I really think Grumpy Cat's should say "Merry Deathmas"


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Default  Posted: 3:32 PM, November 19th (Tuesday)

I really think Grumpy Cat's should say "Merry Deathmas"

Or simply "NO" el


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