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Pet Disguises

A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing Sort Of
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Say, here's an idea--put a cat costume on your dog! Put a dog costume on your cat! Why, you could make a Boxer look like a Chihuahua! You could put a human mask on a St. Bernard and claim it as a dependent, tax-deductible! You'd have to do something about cat behavior, though--when you put a sock on a cat's head, it will run backwards at high speed, shaking it's small head from side to side. A dog, in contrast will simply try to remove the item with it's front paw. Just for laughs! What to do with that old Nixon Halloween mask. Make Fido the life of the party! Be in your own Star Wars movie!
entremanure, Jan 02 2002

A long suffering dog in a bunny outfit. http://www.platinumgrit.com/poke.html
keep doing it and see what happens...... [notripe, Jan 04 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Dog faces for cats http://www.halfbake...or_20Cats#970656038
Another halfbaker addresses the problem of erm..cats not looking enough like dogs. [stupop, Jan 07 2002]

Dog faces for cats http://www.halfbake...Cats.html#970656038
Another halfbaker addresses the problem of erm..cats not looking enough like dogs. [stupop, Oct 21 2004]

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       a hamster's life for me!
po, Jan 02 2002
  

       You speak from experience Tiger?
thumbwax, Jan 02 2002
  

       Cats just sort of freeze when you put a sock on their head.
phoenix, Jan 02 2002
  

       my mouse keeps doing that
po, Jan 02 2002
  

       [po] Don't put a sock on it.
phoenix, Jan 02 2002
  

       Cut the toe off an old sock, slip it on a cat, tube-fashion, between front and rear legs. Cat will fall on its side and flop like a fish. Set it up, it will take a couple of steps, then fall over. Why this screws with their sense of balance, I don't know. But it sure is funny. The effect wears off after 15 minutes or so. (I discovered this after one of my cats pulled out the sutures from her desexing operation, and I had to hold her innards in somehow.)

All that aside, I wonder why a pet would have to / want to wear a disguise. Hiding from a checkered past?

Or, maybe some of our pets ARE wearing disguises, and we just haven't figured it out yet.
quarterbaker, Jan 02 2002
  

       Our (extremely fat) junior cat lies on her back with her feet in the air looking like a cross between a pyjama-case and one of those soft-toy rabbits that lie in hammocks. No resemblance to a cat (except the eating-tuna part).
angel, Jan 02 2002
  

       As a child, my grandmother would dress her cat Michael in baby clothes and take it for rides in a pram.
angel, Jan 02 2002
  

       Was the cat a basket case?
thumbwax, Jan 02 2002
  

       Quarterbaker: Tie a sock or something around a cat's chest <Loosely!> with the knot on one side, and you get the same effect without having to have several pints of blood replaced from trying to cram a cat covered in sharp edges into a sock...
StarChaser, Jan 02 2002
  

       Perhaps duck tape *ducks - runs past Rods Tiger who is running from some remark he made in Anti-Superstition thread*
thumbwax, Jan 04 2002
  

       SC - I'll try that tonight.

Another one: pick a room in your house. Preferrably one with hardwood floor. Cover floor with 1" square post-it notes, 1" apart, sticky side up. Place cat in center of room. The effect is markedly similar to the ping-pong-balls-and-mousetraps bit.

By the way - putting a sock on a cat, as I described above, was much less cruel than what the vet did to my pussy: applied tape all the way around the cat's abdomen, directly onto the fur. I should have made the fucking idiot vet cut that stuff off, but the cat was traumatized enough.
quarterbaker, Jan 04 2002
  

       <laughs at Rods...>   

       QB: Ouch. I don't know why people would do something that dumb...
StarChaser, Jan 05 2002
  

       Okay, well, I do like cats, don't get me wrong. Just that I would rather someone else be owned by them.   

       I'm anticipating getting a couple of dogs, so we can go to the Flyball competitions. I first saw that in August at a local fairgrounds--pure pandemonium! Luckily, I had some earplugs with me.   

       I tried the link--thanks. Ouch!   

       Once saw a Border Collie with its human family. The dog was wearing antlers in celebration of Christmas. Didn't seem to mind at all.
entremanure, Jan 07 2002
  

       Halfbaked: see link
stupop, Jan 07 2002
  

       This idea would be extremely useful if you had to move and were having trouble finding housing that allows pets. Just disguise 'em! Tell the new landlord they are nephews or small cousins, or you are training a band of midgets for carnival work. Just don't use the P-word!   

       Have a pastry, even though Canuck generally dislikes pets, particularly cats.
Canuck, Jan 08 2002
  

       [rmutt] does that as well, and our [Uncle Nutsy] did something similar.
angel, Jan 08 2002
  

       You just wonder why talking about yourself in the second person is so sadly neglected, don't you, Guy.   

       That's right, Guy.
Guy Fox, Jan 08 2002
  

       If they would have been keeping this up, pretty soon they would all have been referring to themselves in those manners.
angel, Jan 08 2002
  

       Canuck's New Years Resolution is to refer to himself in the third person. So far, so good.
thumbwax, Jan 08 2002
  

       It finds these comments amusing.
entremanure, Jan 09 2002
  
      
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