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April 19, 2007 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Harry Whittier Frees — "These unusual photographs of real animals were made possible only by patient, unfailing kindness on the part of the photographer at all times."
posted by cerebus19 (23 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Besides the patient unfailing kindness, I suspect the cats needed a pole up the ass as well...

Thank PETA for photoshop.
posted by anthill at 11:09 AM on April 19, 2007


Before I read anything on the website I had no idea they were "unsettling." I just thought they were cute. Heck, I even want to pet the photographer on the head and tell him he did a good job, and he's a good boy.
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:12 AM on April 19, 2007


Hundred-year-old lolcats!
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:21 AM on April 19, 2007


cute
posted by parmanparman at 11:26 AM on April 19, 2007


Well, it's good to know that nearly 90 years later, cats still make the same sad face when you put them in clothes.

Why do you hate me?

posted by quin at 11:27 AM on April 19, 2007


An early-day William Wegman. But, with cats (mostly).
posted by ericb at 11:29 AM on April 19, 2007


One fine Caturday in 1903...
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:33 AM on April 19, 2007


Cute. Somehow I don't think this fellow ever got married.
posted by Mister_A at 11:51 AM on April 19, 2007


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posted by taosbat at 12:00 PM on April 19, 2007


Those little outfits look so uncomfortable! I guess it could be worse, though.
posted by maryh at 12:11 PM on April 19, 2007


In this picture the animals have a bandage wrapped sagitally around their heads - I've also seen similar setups for people with toothaches around the same era.

How does a bandage around their head help toothaches?!
posted by porpoise at 12:20 PM on April 19, 2007


My office thanks you, cerebus19.
posted by saladin at 12:25 PM on April 19, 2007


Hang in there, baby. Friday's coming.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:31 PM on April 19, 2007


Is your pet not human enough? You might try one of these!
posted by Sugar Induced Coma at 12:31 PM on April 19, 2007


Is your pet not human enough? You might try one of these!

FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAD!!!
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:35 PM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, it's good to know that nearly 90 years later, cats still make the same sad face when you put them in clothes.

Imagine how sad they'd be if they realized they were going to die long before the creation of Hotdoll.
posted by Adam_S at 12:41 PM on April 19, 2007


Wow...from the kindness link:

World news (of varying import) as interpreted by a dressed-up squirrel
posted by msbrauer at 12:48 PM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Puppies and kitties are easier to pose if you put them in the freezer for a few minutes. Same thing with hobos and hookers.
posted by Tacodog at 1:27 PM on April 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


How does a bandage around their head help toothaches?!

In the past I've assumed that there was some sort of poultice underneath, or perhaps a hot/cold pack of some sort -- or that it was in place to minimize jaw movement. (Never having had a toothache, I don't know if that would help...?)

But -- now I want to know, too. Anybody?
posted by kmennie at 5:41 PM on April 19, 2007


aww, cute. I love Sugar Bush the sqirrel's photo's.
posted by nickyskye at 6:37 PM on April 19, 2007


Reminds me of something rather good
posted by mattoxic at 7:06 PM on April 19, 2007


L'histoire vraie de l'atelier de Kinkade.
posted by rob511 at 8:36 PM on April 19, 2007


caturday
posted by obeygiant at 8:53 PM on April 19, 2007


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