Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wearing Fur

For whatever reason, Bella prefers always to lie on something.  Whether it's a book, or an exercise mat, or a newspaper, she generally drapes herself over something rather than just lying on the bare carpet.  So yesterday, it was no surprise to see her plastered across the backpack that I'd left on the living room floor.

It was thought provoking, however.

It made me consider: wouldn't a cat in a backpack be infinitely more interesting than a cat on a backpack?

I understand that it's usually a Chihuahua or a teacup Yorkie that becomes a handbag pet, but why not a good-natured cat?  Could I be like one of those pet-toting celebrities?  

Turns out, I could.

I apologize for the atrocious quality of these photos.  I don't normally use flash, but I didn't really have a choice in this case.

And I don't know if you've ever attempted to photograph yourself wearing a cat in a backpack, but I'm here to tell you that it's somewhat of a challenge.  Composition wasn't a consideration.  I was pretty much just blindly shooting - in most cases over my shoulder.

Bella seemed to enjoy her stint as a papoose.  I toted her around for quite awhile with no complaints.

"What's to complain about?  This is the life, man!"


Honshell said...


Ewokgirl said...


One of our cats loves being toted around in bags. He likes to sit in a box or basket that is being pushed or pulled, too. Cats are such odd creatures!