Otis will never be The Cat in The Hat

cats in hats bookI’ve been noticing, both in the news and online, that there seems to be a growing fashion trend: tiny hats for cats. Not only are there gazillions of cat hats for sale on Etsy and at other online stores, there are tons of DIY patterns if you want to make your own hat for a cat. I even discovered a new book at my community library called Cats In Hats, by Sara Thomas. The hats in there were a riot!

Much to my best buddy Otis’s dismay, nothing makes me more gleeful than seeing pets dressed up in human clothing. Really, don’t they just look so dang blasted cute?otis in baby bonnet1

As you may have noticed in a couple of my past blog posts, I have tried to dress Otis in various accoutrements, but trying to get his cooperation is about as easy as getting Donald Trump to shut up. I swear—that cat has moves as smooth as a martial arts black belt.

So, the other day, after a hell of a scuffle, Otis was forced to humor me by wearing a lovely bonnet that I recently crocheted; then later, a cat-sized jester’s hat and collar.

otis in baby bonnet2As you can see by the expressions (or lack thereof) on his face, he was NOT amused. (I know that cats aren’t thought of as having any facial expressions, but believe me, they do if you try to dress them up!)

My poor little boy. I do hope he’ll forgive me. 🙂otis in joker costume1



  1. May 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hi there! I just nominated you for a creative blogger award. For more details pls check https://bohemienart.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/the-creative-adult-is-the-child-who-survived/ Feel free to ignore the nomination if you don’t feel comfortable with the procedure. I nominated you because I find your blog very interesting and I would like my friends to see it as well 😉


    • May 16, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you so much, Connie! That was really nice of you! I will check it out.
      I really enjoy your blog too. You are a woman of many talents!!!


  2. May 16, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Oh my! Poor ol’ Otis! You really do torture that poor guy. But yes, he DOES look adorable!😉


  3. May 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I think he looks great! The only hats I have are Christmas hats, and all four will tolerate them for a short time–after all, it is Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sheila Davidson said,

    May 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Poor Otis. He’s so cute.
    Just don’t start making bathing suits for your little guy!


  5. Erica Herd said,

    May 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Poor guy. Our cats will not tolerate clothing of any kind, LOL.

    Liked by 2 people

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