Please note: Everyone knows that we would never allow any human to dress us up for an occasion. We are not passing judgement on cats who choose to dress up for the holidays. We are passing judgement on humans who insist their cohabiting cats dress up to please them, the human.
You may remember Yule Cat. He’s an Icelandic enforcer and you want to stay on his good side. Traditionally in Iceland, if you finished all your chores by Christmas Eve you would get a new set of clothes on Christmas.
Yule Cat prowls around the neighborhoods on Christmas Eve, checking children’ s presents to see if they are receiving clothing. If they are, Yule Cat continues on his way. If the child has been naughty and didn’t finish their chores, Yule Cat will see that the child is not receiving a present. Yule Cat eats the child’s meal as an appetizer and has the child for the main course.
We propose something similar. Yule Cat will prowl the neighborhoods, looking in windows. If he sees a kitty dressed in fur, he will pass along. If he sees a kitty dressed up and looking content, he will pass along. However, if he sees a cat who is struggling to get out of the clothes or fighting not to put them on, he will spring into action. Not only will he destroy the offending kitty clothes, he will destroy the festive wear of the responsible human.
We imagine something like this:
Verdict: An obviously unhappy cat. Release the poor creature and show me the way to the human’s closet.
Verdict: Minimal costume. Cats seem relaxed. No need for me here.
Verdict: Someone needs to explain the difference between cats and reindeer to this human. The poor cat is not amused. I hope the human has wool. I love wool.
Verdict: This little one is almost asleep. Let them be.
Verdict: Where do we start? Any human who dresses their cat to look like a drunk Santa is obviously doing it without the cat’s consent. We think we’ll have the dinner as well as the clothes.
Verdict: This is not a happy cat. We have no choice but to destroy your party clothes.
Remember humans. Your cat may put up with the clothes you make them wear, but that doesn’t mean they like wearing them. Yule Cat may be right around the corner.
All pictures courtesy of Google Images.
32 thoughts on “Yule Cat as Fashion Police”
Yule Cat, you are right as rain. Any struggling cat needs to be avenged!
We’ve suffered in silence too long
Pawsome post we totally agree we have beautiful fur so why hide it. Not natural.x😻💟🐾
Purr-cisely. Purrs Snoops and Kommando Kitty
The cat reindeer are already gathering at my house as will be evident in the near future! 😺🐈🐈
They are adorable
I agree with Yule Cat, no cats need no clothing, they look best in their all-natural furs!
Mol! Watch out for those little tiny tornadoes- they love to dress us in their doll clothes- those dolls need to have an “unfortunate accident!”
We definite agree. Stuffed animals are the only way to go. And they rock fur
oops, should be “no cats need clothing”
Beautifully written, as always. I suppose these photos of cats dressed up as younger humans might dress dolls is indicative of people not getting out much at the moment? 🙂
Thank you. Unfortunately, people seem to be consistent in their need to make their animals look more human. I don’t get it
Awww, I do love to see you guys and the pictures. And yes, no cat should wear anything they don’t want to or hasn’t had the opportunity to negotiate on and at least 51% of the royalties of any merchendise! 😉
Great idea! We need to add you to the team
Love it. I agree completely. This dressing up animals is what dogs are for.
yule cat; we total lee agreez, ewe will knot catch uz wearin pantz, ore tiez, ore shooz, and de onlee tux ewe will see on uz… will bee de onez de good Lord bee stowed upon all tuxies on de entire planit !! 🙂 ♥♥
Purr-cisely. Why cover our natural beauty?
Kewl Yule Cat!!! Yore post was furabuluss Snoopss an Kommando!
You know mee ‘angel’ Unkell Siddhartha LOVED to wear clothess…
LadyMew brott out his Catmess sweater an showed it to mee. She sorta tried to ‘pop it on’ & things did not go well. LadyMew iss a furry QUIK leerner an shee not tried to dress me up again!! Thanx to Sky Cat an Kewl Yule Cat 😉
Some of us like dressing up and some of us don’t. We are definitely on the “not” side
Mew mew mew mee too Snoopss an Kommando!!! Clothess=UCKY!!!! 😉
Allthough we don’t like it either, we do like the pictures, they’re so cute🙈😸Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead🐾😽💞
Some cats definitely look cute dressed up. We look grumpy
But I suspect some cats secretly love the attention,…..
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Oh my! The vet told me to get my cat something warm to wear, since he had to be partially shaved. But he absolutely refused to wear anything. He looked at me in disgust and his eyes said, “I am not a dog.”
My cat is 15 years old. If he was younger, he might have agreed. But he is too set in his old ways!
We would probably react the same way. Some of us know what is best for us (our human says we’re stubborn). Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
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