Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Stupid Pet Owners

I love my cat, but she is, after all, a cat.  She is not my substitute friend, child, significant other--she is my pet and I own her.  (Okay, I am owned by HER, but you get what I'm trying to say.)  Yes, she sleeps anywhere she wants and pretty much does what she wants, but I don't treat her any differently than most people treat their pets.  She eats her food and drinks her water from stainless steel bowls on the floor--unless The Husband lets her drink from the faucet, but that's another story.  I don't buy her fancy collars or clothes.  She doesn't have a house or jungle gym or special bed.  Her toys are rather routine.  And other then brushing and some fur trims, she isn't groomed by a human.  But then there are other people--the stupid pet owners.

I got this email the other day and it explained how people were painting their cats--as in, painting ON their cats so that their fur depicted something else.  Upon further research, I found out that this is a hoax, that it isn't real, and the pictures are photo-shopped.  They are quite neat, though:

One of the reasons why I couldn't believe these were real was simple:  NO cat would sit still long enough for anyone to do this to them.  Although, I don't think it would be that hard to do the first painting, or these:

The book where these pictures are from came out in 2007(?) so I'm certain someone has tried this--it just hasn't caught on.  Yet.

Painting dogs, on the other hand, is something that IS going on.  Poor puppies:

It really is sad to see some of the things we do to our pets.  Thankfully, these are done out of love and really aren't abusive.  Still, all I can think is 'Stupid Pet Owners.'


Anonymous said...

The panda dog is my favorite!

meleah rebeccah said...

I'm very happy to hear these are PHOTPSHOPPED and NOT real.

* I'm pretty sure cats and other pets wouldn't exactly enjoy having all that paint on their fur. And, who knows how toxic that kind of paint could be for a pet?

cmk said...

leazwell: The panda IS cool--and Chows do remind me of pandas, so I can see how the idea came about.

meleah: From what I understand, the REAL 'paintings' are done with vegetable dyes--at least for the vivid colors like on the poodles. I don't have a clue how they do the tigers and pandas--you would have to think that they use some sort of permanent hair dye/color, wouldn't you? The amount of time--and money--put into these must be unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Good Lord. The only way I'd be able to do that to my dog is if he was under anesthesia. I suppose if they can shave poodles to look ridiculous to everyone but dog fanciers, it was a matter of time before someone thought this up.

cmk said...

I KNEW the cats had to be faked--I know my cat would probably have to be DEAD for anyone to be able to do that to her.

There are few dogs that I have ever known that would put up with that nonsense--only poodles, but no one ever said they had any sense. :D