I recently went to Target and was disappointed by the sad looking selection of cat attire in their pet department. They had a poorly-constructed hat and scarf set for cats made of cheap-feeling lightweight material. The selection for dogs was a little better, but still relatively cheap and ugly-looking. I admit before founding my own Notso Kitty Shop my cats had to make do with Target-purchased fashions…. My how they have upgraded!! They will be getting to model the upcoming Notso Kitty Shop holiday creations soon.
Here are some pictures of my cats Fluffy and Notso Fluffy in past store-purchased holiday attire. It is a wonder I didn’t think of making my own cat creations sooner— some of these outfits are severely lacking!
Awful Xmas Sweater
Above Notso models the cat version of the ugly Christmas sweater (from Target’s $1 bins last year). I’m not so sure if cats were meant to wear sweaters, but that didn’t stop me from trying….. See Fluffy below.
Notso's Reindeer Debut
Back in 2001 marked the first time my kitties had the pleasure of dressing up for Christmas. Notso was only a few months old when he modeled the reindeer hat shown above. He had no idea that he was in for such a long modeling career!
Who doesn't love an Xmas penguin?
The penguin cat costume from Target a few years ago was quite cute. Fluffy wore it on many occasions— not just Christmas! It has since been retired into the cat costume hall of fame.
An adorable Notso Santa
Notso has had quite a few Christmas costumes over the years, but his favorite so far must be his Santa suit with the hat that lit up with flashing red LEDs. We all know his new favorite will soon come from the Notso Kitty Shop, but in the meantime I like reminiscing about my fat Santa kitty 🙂
Poor Notso! This was perhaps the most humiliating christmas cat costume ever! The jingle bells alone on the collar were bad enough…. then add one hideous reindeer head! No wonder Notso looked none-too-pleased in this ensemble. I think this is when Target costumes started to go downhill.
A Notso Fluffy Christmas
Aw! “That is more like it” says Notso! After removing the reindeer hat he was given a catnip candy cane; making for one happy kitty cat Christmas!