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December 23, 2010 6:46 AM   Subscribe

109 Cats in sweaters. You're welcome.
posted by shiu mai baby (79 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awww, thank ya. I'll be forwarding this to my fellow cat people, and thanking you all the while.
posted by the_royal_we at 6:51 AM on December 23, 2010


Cute, cute, cute, FREDDIE KRUEGER CAT!!!, cute, cute...
posted by orme at 6:52 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


thank you is right. i can literally feel tiny little squirts of happiness chemicals being released in my noggin with every picture.
posted by facetious at 6:55 AM on December 23, 2010


"Lolcats kill six trillion song birds per day. Putting cats in sweaters during winter only makes them more effective murderers."

Best,
J. Franzen
posted by pwally at 6:57 AM on December 23, 2010 [7 favorites]


This is exactly what I needed this morning :)
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 6:58 AM on December 23, 2010


I hate myself for loving this.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:03 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


But why?????
posted by Mizu at 7:10 AM on December 23, 2010


Do cats ever need to be put in sweaters? As in, if you live in a cold climate and have an indoor/outdoor cat, is there ever a point at which your cat requires extra warm clothing?
posted by meese at 7:10 AM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


I imagined #20 as the cat saying "As you may have guessed...I have summoned you here to discuss a matter of utmost importance; ignore the candle!...look at me..."
posted by Evernix at 7:11 AM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


"Lolcats kill six trillion song birds per day. Putting cats in sweaters during winter only makes them more effective murderers."

By the end of the book, when my Franzen-loathing had become completely unstoppable, I was basically shouting, "WELL GOOD THEN, I HOPE EVERY LAST WARBLER DIES AND IT MAKES YOU SAD" and cooing about my good cats, good cats, you just murder whoever you want, little babies. You just go ahead and contribute to the crestfallenness of Jonathan Franzen, yes my pretties, yes yes
posted by Greg Nog at 7:16 AM on December 23, 2010 [23 favorites]


1-2, Freddy's coming for you...
posted by ignignokt at 7:16 AM on December 23, 2010


#20 brought me up short too. It was one of those pictures where one constructs an entire narrative around it, because there are so many unanswered questions, including:

Why is that candle floating in a plate of beans? I must overthink it!
posted by angrycat at 7:19 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


#20 is definitely looking to murder whoever set him up in that sweater in front of that....swill...with the candle stuck in it.

Also, #8 would like his/her dignity back, please.

But the rest, so far, look surprisingly content!

And hey, cats. Cats for Christmas is a very good thing.
posted by misha at 7:21 AM on December 23, 2010


Are those beans? I thought they looked like capers. Although really, that doesn't change anything.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:22 AM on December 23, 2010


Do cats ever need to be put in sweaters?

Yeah, if they're one-eyed pirates, they are legally obligated to have appropriate sweaters.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:23 AM on December 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


The Can: this does was it says on it.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:25 AM on December 23, 2010


I can't believe I never thought of putting one of our cats in a sweater and taking a picture of it. Damn self-preservation instinct kicking in again.
posted by Curious Artificer at 7:29 AM on December 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Admit it, who here zoomed in on the picture with a pile of books so you could read the titles?
posted by Ardiril at 7:29 AM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


"109 Very unhappy cats in sweaters" is a more precise title.
posted by BrotherFeldspar at 7:29 AM on December 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


On review:

#27 Ahem. Please to get a bigger sweater now.

Shhh. #33 is fast asleep, cuddled up in his blanky.

#34 Where is my deerstalker cap, Watson?

#58 Squee!

#67 is deflated by the sheer weight of those pom poms.
posted by misha at 7:29 AM on December 23, 2010


Oh Greg Nog, please please tell me you've found a kitty-sized eyepatch for Swarthy Pete. That would be the greatest thing in the history of things.
posted by shiu mai baby at 7:31 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


To survive is not enough. To simply exist is not enough! Sweaters must be worn!
posted by aerotive at 7:36 AM on December 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Sure, it looks cute, but a week later they'll piss in your iPod for revenge. You'll never make the connection, blaming Steve Jobs and his quest for world domination, but Tabby will sit there and watch you with that bored look knowing you'll never make the connection, confirming humans are as dumb as she's always thought.
posted by Mcable at 7:37 AM on December 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


Sheesh. Feliway lets cat owners get away with all manner of bullshit these days.
posted by ryanrs at 7:45 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Zyrtec! Send Zyrtec!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:55 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


109 unexplained deaths waiting to happen.
posted by PlusDistance at 7:59 AM on December 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


Most people who knit cat sweaters seem not to even consider what colors might look good with their cats' coats. That's the greatest tragedy... there are a few cats here, wearing well-coordinated outfits, who look like they're ok with the costumery, because they know they're looking good. Mr. 57 is not among their number.
posted by mumkin at 8:17 AM on December 23, 2010 [5 favorites]


"109 Very unhappy cats in sweaters" is a more precise title.

I don't know, I'm as anti-cats-in-clothing as they come, and I have to admit some of those guys seem to be enjoying themselves.
posted by something something at 8:19 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh yesss sweatered cats your humiliation and chagrin sustains me.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:21 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


50 Cats in Santa Hats
posted by lukemeister at 8:22 AM on December 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


"WELL GOOD THEN, I HOPE EVERY LAST WARBLER DIES AND IT MAKES YOU SAD"

That's it, who knows how to weaponize birds? Oh nevermind, I found some.
posted by pwally at 8:22 AM on December 23, 2010


#89 could liquefy granite.
posted by Mike D at 8:25 AM on December 23, 2010


At least they provided links to the sources this time. Of course, a bunch of the sources are just the same kind of image-ganking sites that steal other people's photos for ad revenue. Man, I hate Buzzfeed so much.

Anyway, yes, very cute. Yay cats.
posted by Gator at 8:28 AM on December 23, 2010


50 Cats in Santa Hats

I thought that today's accessorized-cat experience couldn't get any better. I was wrong.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:29 AM on December 23, 2010


Most people who knit cat sweaters seem not to even consider what colors might look good with their cats' coats. That's the greatest tragedy... there are a few cats here, wearing well-coordinated outfits, who look like they're ok with the costumery, because they know they're looking good. Mr. 57 is not among their number.

#58 looks awesome, though.

Thanks. I love this.
posted by rtha at 8:31 AM on December 23, 2010


isn't cat three a mefi cat?
posted by The Whelk at 8:32 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


A poncho is not a sweater. That is all.
posted by msbutah at 8:32 AM on December 23, 2010


i have no mouth and I must scream
posted by The Whelk at 8:34 AM on December 23, 2010


UPDATE: I was right
posted by The Whelk at 8:36 AM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


They dressed the cat up like Freddy Kreuger but he is rocking that hat like Franky Goes To Hollywood.
posted by munchingzombie at 8:37 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


16 is the best. That cat actually wears sweaters all the time. He didn't get dressed up just for the pic.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:41 AM on December 23, 2010




How is it even possible to put something like that on a cat?!
posted by TrinsicWS at 8:53 AM on December 23, 2010


That's a great colour on the Tonkinese in #100. And he looks so languid.
posted by maudlin at 8:58 AM on December 23, 2010


50 cats in Santa hats.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:01 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thank you for the title, my screen does not.
posted by togdon at 9:03 AM on December 23, 2010


Every single one of these cats is despising its owner for this humiliation. Once the sweater is off, the cat will despise its owner for the humiliation of dry cat food, the humiliation of the litter box, the humiliation of leaving things about that can easily be topped and cause mortifying lapses in the cat's usual unfrightened state, and finally, the ultimately indignity of strokes and scratches to the fur, which, pleasant though they may feel, is an unconscionable breach of intimacy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:04 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's amazing what you can do with photoshop.

By that I mean removing all traces of blood from the photos.
posted by orme at 9:19 AM on December 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


For a panicky moment I wondered if this was going to be a link to my twitter pictures, but then I realized that would be more accurately titled "four cats being dressed up by an asshole"

Because really, it's just a conduit to post photos of me humiliating my pets and bitching about the weather.
posted by quin at 9:35 AM on December 23, 2010


SON OF A BITCH MUST PA--- squirrel!
posted by seanmpuckett at 9:38 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is so amazingly perfect as an Xmas present of sorts for my friend's five-year-old. I can already hear the squeals of delight. Thank you, shiu mai baby, and bless us, everyone.
posted by scratch at 9:46 AM on December 23, 2010


People are weird!
posted by ericb at 10:00 AM on December 23, 2010


goddamn. I love this so much. Thank you!
posted by peachfuzz at 10:05 AM on December 23, 2010


My cats would never allow anyone to put sweater on them, and bless them for their common sense...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 10:05 AM on December 23, 2010


I love how at the a quarter of the cats have the "You will pay for this." look, and then there's #32 who's all "Oh, Christ, she's stoned again."
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 10:10 AM on December 23, 2010 [1 favorite]




I have no idea how these people got their cats into their sweaters, or why.
posted by nzero at 10:41 AM on December 23, 2010


Wedged, damnit, wedged into their sweaters.
posted by nzero at 10:42 AM on December 23, 2010




Man it would be awkward if you went to a new years party and you where wearing the same sweater as the cat.

One of you would have to change, and I don't think it would be the cat.
posted by The Whelk at 10:54 AM on December 23, 2010




Well spotted, The Whelk.
posted by paduasoy at 11:23 AM on December 23, 2010


108 is just dapper as all get out.

59. "The kibble must flow!"
posted by Babblesort at 11:27 AM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


The subjugation of a once proud species.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:40 AM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


My cat in a sweater. It was goofy, took a couple hours to knit and used up the scraps from my slippers. She really don't fuss over it, but she doesn't fuss over much. She does hate my camera, though. The pattern can be found here.
posted by MaritaCov at 11:58 AM on December 23, 2010


You know how cats don't like to move when clothed? We use that against them. The young cat gets to wear her Christmas sweater when we don't want her bothering the elderly blind kitty.
posted by Soliloquy at 12:21 PM on December 23, 2010


#3 is our cat Spike! Woo! Good kitteh! (No, he did NOT try to kill me afterward...in fact, I think he kind of liked it).
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:35 PM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


(So yes, Whelk, you were right! GOOD KITTY! WHO'S A GOOD KITTY? YOU ARE!)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:40 PM on December 23, 2010


anybody know the etymology of kitteh? Every time I see it, I hear it being said in Cartman's voice. Not complaining, mind you.
posted by angrycat at 1:09 PM on December 23, 2010




You know how cats don't like to move when clothed?

I love that! Especially when they try to move by that low shuffling slink.

By the by, right here is the greatest cat-in-clothes video of all time. I encourage you to watch it until the end.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:14 PM on December 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


This made my day. Thanks, shiu my baby.

(My cats, however, are not so grateful.)
posted by kinnakeet at 2:42 PM on December 23, 2010


This is the best thing that has ever been posted on the internet in the history of the universe.
posted by Lobster Garden at 3:08 PM on December 23, 2010


There are some good images in your Ravelry link, MaritaCov.

This one shows the cat standing up, wch the 109 mostly aren't.

This one looks like it has long sleeves.

Bumblebee cat.

Another bee.

Rolled neck.

Oh for more time ...
posted by paduasoy at 3:13 PM on December 23, 2010


218 Lines about 109 Cats in Sweaters would be a song worth listening to.

(Mittens wore a Santa hat, I was afraid of a cat like that.)
posted by Dreamcast at 4:42 PM on December 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


Looks like #3 is a Mr. Rogers cat, Whelk....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:36 PM on December 23, 2010


So, uh, I did this once. You can, of course, only do it the one time because then they have no idea what you're doing but after that, they are on to your stupid, humiliating game. But it's worth it. It's HILARIOUS. It was actually harder to measure him for the custom-knit sweater than to get it on him. And then, since that was such an achievement, it went out as my LOLChristmas card that year. Somehow, I still have friends and both eyeballs.
posted by marylynn at 9:01 PM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


In a related story...
posted by tamitang at 9:11 PM on December 23, 2010


"tweedy impertinence"
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