A couple of weekends ago the fella, my mother Betty and I all traipsed off to the local Cat Show. It’s become a tradition to go every year. We have other exciting traditions throughout the year like Store the Snowblower Day and Comb Your Arm Hair Day.
So now that we’ve established we’re pretty much a force to be reckoned with in the “fun” department I’ll continue with my story.
This particular year the Cat Fanciers club went with a bold and controversial new judging category. The Elvis Purrrrsley Impersonator Category.
Ragdoll cats, hairless cats, siamese cats, all wearing their finest Elvis capes and toupees. I’m not sure if you’ve ever seen a cat in a toupee but, a cat in a wig is an angry cat to be sure. Go anywhere near that cat and you’re asking for a course of antibiotics.
Apparently putting a cat in a Jailhouse rocks outfit just makes them embarrassed and sad.
After the hilarity/horror that was cats in jumpsuits, we strolled around looking at general cat paraphernalia and these sticks with feathers on the ends kept popping up in all the booths. They were cat toys and some of them were nice looking, but the majority of them were hideous. They weren’t that expensive, $7.99 at the most, but I knew I could make one that was a bit better looking.
So I did.
Peacock Feather (Dollarama $2 for 3)
Bag of feathers (Dollarama $1)
Floral tape (found it in my cupboard)
By 4:00 or so we gathered up our free bags of cat food, gave ourselves a good lint rolling and headed back home. My mother to her Ragdoll and us to our stray and Siamese. None of which will ever suffer the indignity of being dressed up like Elvis. At least not in public.