Cat lovers, have you seen "Stuff on My Cat"?

Stuff on my cat - Cover of the 'stuff on my cat' calendar
@Idlewild (6105)
United States
January 28, 2007 11:15am CST
stuffonmycat.com is a Web site where users send in photos of their cats decorated with costumes, food, and other bizarre things. The site has become so popular there have been calendars and now a book. It's funny to see. Some of the cats don't look too happy to have all these dumb things placed on them, though!www.stuffonmycat.com
5 people like this
11 responses
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
31 Jan 07
No, I haven't seen this site before, but I will check it out. I couldn't get the page to come up just now, but will check on it later. I could just see me trying to put something on my cat. He has very long claws, he allows us to pet him and love on him, he would not tolerate us trying to dress him up. I think dogs like it more than cats do though.
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
31 Jan 07
At the top of this discussion (on my page anyway) is a photo of a cat dressed in orange. The cat looks totally embarassed. It's probably much easier to put "stuff" opn declawed cats!
2 people like this
@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
28 Jan 07
Some of them are quite funny! lol!..The ones I saw looked harmless, maybe i should get after my cat..;)
2 people like this
28 Jan 07
I don't like the picture of charlie the cat in a bikini because he looks really uncomfortable, probably because his owner is pulling his legs up, but some of the other photos are SO cute especially the one of 'frosty' on the second page of the blog, love it!
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
28 Jan 07
emisle, If you submit a picture of your cat and it gets chosen for the site, your cat will want to negotiate royalties with you. Yeah, I saw that cat-in-bikini pic, the cat does look pretty uncomfortable and annoyed. I don't care for pics like that.
1 person likes this
@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
29 Jan 07
well as long as my cat gets fed and has the couch to sleep on, shes happy! But seriously, I wouldn't annoy my cat with a bikini or costume, plus she'd probably attack me for it so safer not to! lol!
2 people like this
@shywolf (4523)
• United States
31 Jan 07
This is one of my favorite sites! I used to check it out daily, but I haven't really gone back to it in awhile now. The funny thing is, my best friend got a Stuffonmycat.com book for Christmas and she'd never even heard of the site! *laugh* I guess that the website is so popular now that the book must be in local stores and not just online, which intruiges me to hear! Because my friend's boyfriend works at Barnes & Noble, and she thikns that he probably picked the book up there. wee really doubt that he bought it online. So I found that really interesting. Anyway, stuffonmycat is definitely one of the cutest sites around! I wish that they would start a sister site, stuffonmydog, though, lool, since dogs are my favorite animals on the planet! ^_^
2 people like this
• Canada
31 Jan 07
I'v seen it and I love it. I'v ordered 3 desk top calendars from the website. I kept one for myself and gave the others as Christmas gifts. It's hilarious how cats look so darn cute with stuff on them. I didn't think any of them were mean or cruel to their pets. I'v put things on my cats all the time, and they don't even seem to notice, but they love the attention. I once put a salt and pepper shaker on my cats head and it stayed there for hours while she slept! Adorable!
3 people like this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Stuffonmydog might not be as easy to do. Putting things on cats is easy because they spend almost all their time sleeping or lying down!
2 people like this
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
29 Jan 07
My cat would be so mad if I put anything besides a blanket on her. I guess the cats in these photos don't mind as much as she does.
2 people like this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
29 Jan 07
You can tell by the photos that some of the cats are definitely NOT happy to be dressed up or adorned with various items!
• United States
29 Jan 07
yes i have seen it! i think its sooooo funny (as long as the cat isnt in pain or upset). Who on earth would think to come up with something like this??? i cant help but laugh because some of the cats look exactly like the cats i had until about a year ago and their expressions are priceless sometimes!
2 people like this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
29 Jan 07
The guy who started the site began by putting up pictures of his own cat, then people who saw the site started sending in their own photos, and the site just took off from there. A strange idea, to be sure, but very successful.
1 person likes this
@cersei (62)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Haha, I've been visiting that site for a long time. Sometimes the pictures of those cats seem a little disturbing/uncomfortable, but I guess that's to be expected from time to time on a site called "Stuff On My Cat". So yeah, it's good for cuteness and cheap laughs. I have to wonder, though, why the cats put up with that...
2 people like this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I guess cats put up with it because they get free room and board, or because owners are much bigger than them and can squeeze little uniforms on them whether the cat likes it or not. Of course, we don't know what happens after the photos are taken--the cats might scratch and bite their owners.
1 person likes this
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
No but I will. I have lots of pictures of my cat I'll see if I can post them. Thanks !
2 people like this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
29 Jan 07
The calendar has been produced for at least a couple of years, so I'm assuming there will be more. Who knows, your cat my get in there (or more likely the Web site) if the photos are interesting enough.
1 person likes this
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I haven't been to the site before but I do know sometimes cats can get some crazy stuff on them all by themselves. Now I don't agree in just putting things on them to make them look funny but stuff they do themselves is another story.
2 people like this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Yes, cats often get "stuff" on them all by themselves. Maybe it's because their ancestors were hunters, but they just love digging into all kinds of things!
1 person likes this
@polachicago (19077)
• United States
28 Jan 07
I don't like it. I love my cat and I wouldn't place any stuff on my cat just for profit. Sorry, people should know better. It makes me so mad. What are they thinking?
2 people like this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Some of the photos I've seen are cute and harmless; others look like they're probably uncomfortable or downright painful for the cat. I guess what the owners were thinking is that these items make the cat cuter, but a few of them border on abuse.
1 person likes this
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
28 Mar 07
They have published books on this as well. Makes me laugh!! My cat would NEVER put up with this stuff. But he has his other funny quirks... like chasing "bed mice" that are actually just my feet. Ha ha... I have a dog, however, that I could post some funny stuff on my dog pictures of.
1 person likes this
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Many cats seem to have a low tolerance for being made to look foolish!
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
31 Jan 07
You can tell by looking at that cat that he is not a happy cat. I don't thinlk I would do that to a cat. I tend to respect my cat. If I think she would not like something then I don't do it. I want to treat her as I would want to be treated
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Many of them seem harmless, but some people do strange things in order to get their picture on the Web site, I guess.