Cat in costume
November 23, 2022 8:20 PM   Subscribe

This Library Attracts The Public By Dressing Up One Librarian’s Cat As Literary And Movie Icons Notable photos: Queen Elizabeth II, Mary Queen of Scots, Cat With A Pearl Earring, Phantom mask, Iron Throne, Teddy Roosevelt, Gritty, members of Clone Club....

And yarn wigs!

My favorite is Gone With The Wind...Carol Burnett version..."I saw it in the window and I just couldn't resist it!"
posted by jenfullmoon (19 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
Okay, tell the truth. Who read the accompanying text and who, like me, just looked at cat pictures.
posted by Keith Talent at 8:38 PM on November 23 [10 favorites]


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posted by daisystomper at 8:46 PM on November 23 [12 favorites]


The Dolly Parton wig was awesome, but Sandra Day O'Connor might be my favourite. Horatio, what a patient cat he must be!
posted by tinydancer at 9:11 PM on November 23 [3 favorites]


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I win! I win....something! LOL.

I am also amazed at the repeated patience of Horatio. Any pet that tolerant should be treasured, petted, and given many treats.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:47 PM on November 23 [12 favorites]


I have only read the text so far as I have awful internet at the moment so the text has come up but not yet the pictures ... I am on tenterhooks. But also glad to have found out that Horatio was either a stray originally or the kitten of a stray, and that he is educated - he "always seems to know the subject he's emulating".
posted by paduasoy at 1:55 AM on November 24 [4 favorites]


Omg, the Teddy Roosevelt costume. I also appreciated the yarn wigs - I am pretty sure Mary Queen of Scots and Winifred Sanderson rocked the same wig.

Someone give Horatio a Wishbone style PBS show, please and thank you.
posted by the primroses were over at 4:43 AM on November 24 [9 favorites]


Now seen the pictures. In Matilda (15) he has an appropriate expression for the character. He is rather popping out of his dress in Frozen (36). I like the Nellie Bly costume (39); he has very dark eyes in that. He has a good moustache in Poirot (52), though I wonder if it has been photoshopped - could one really stick a moustache on a cat's nose and get it to stay on? Glad to see he has a Hornblower one (53) in homage to his name. Fahrenheit 451 (59) is also good. There are some thousand-yard stares - the Easter Cat (62) for instance, and the Grapes of Wrath (83). Need more beard ones (91).
posted by paduasoy at 4:54 AM on November 24 [2 favorites]


What a good kitty!
posted by obfuscation at 5:11 AM on November 24 [1 favorite]


Very disappointed with the Tom Kitten one. Ideally Kitty should have been completely encased in dough.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 5:28 AM on November 24 [1 favorite]


I LOLed at the Carol Burnett version of Scarlett O’Hara (#25).

“I saw it in the window and couldn’t resist.”
posted by darkstar at 5:50 AM on November 24 [4 favorites]


Such a riot!
posted by maniabug at 6:12 AM on November 24


Such range! Who else could pull off a believable Queen Elizabeth AND Marilyn Monroe? (though the hippie cat from Woodstock is my favorite.)
posted by pangolin party at 6:47 AM on November 24 [5 favorites]


Add a walking stick and #9 could be cinema's Torgo.
posted by SoberHighland at 7:16 AM on November 24 [1 favorite]


We need this now. Thanks, jenfullmoon!

I especially dig all the NHL getups.
posted by armeowda at 9:06 AM on November 24 [2 favorites]


Cat with a Pearl Earring made me almost as happy as the 25 second YT video Horse kicks tree, farts on dog
posted by elkevelvet at 1:26 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


They've done Orphan Black about 5 times, each one with the same cat in a different outfit and wig.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 5:44 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


Queen Elizabeth! The Hat! The Pearls! The "I've just had my tea, but thank you" smile!
posted by TrishaU at 9:47 PM on November 24


Bookmarking for any future bad days, because this is the bestest thing ever.
posted by BekahVee at 8:17 AM on November 25 [1 favorite]


My wife is obsessed with puttingn costumes on our lil dog. He's learned to identify a new costume the moment that it appears and he runs and hides.
posted by neuron at 8:38 AM on November 25


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