Aug 092011

The wedding of the century is just over 2 weeks away, and I have only recently begun the dreaded task of looking into what we will do with Calie while we are gone for 2 days.  Because of her elder and special diet status, we can’t just leave her at home with Thor.  So I had to look at options.

Option #1:  Bring in someone to feed her a few times a day.  The best option there was, but it didn’t pan out the way I would have liked, and it would have required alot of pre-planning to get her accustomed to a stranger feeding her on a schedule that wasn’t hers.

Result:  nixed.

Option #2:  Board her at a kenneling facility.  My least favorite option, simply because she has never had the pleasure of this kind of accommodation.  But I did my due diligence and contacted one of the few places available in our area, and settled on the vet that we use for her.  Well, you remember how that turned out.

Result:  nixed.

Option #3:  Take her with us.  I’m not keen on this idea, but the vet did say that she would probably be able to handle the drive better than the other 2 options that we had.  Rick even did some research on the interwebs and found articles about traveling with a cat.  So I did some hotel research, and found one that accepts pets and is close to the wedding and reception.

Result:  going for it.

Besides, she has been begging to go outside ever since that last car ride.  Which has also lead to a fantastic idea from Rick:  buying her a harness and leash so he can safely take her for a walk outside.

When I heard this, I about doubled over in laughter. This cat doesn’t even wear a collar, because she was Houdini in a previous lifetime!

I could just imagine Calie saying “You plan on doing what?”

But, being the loving wife that I am, I decided to look into this contraption.  Do you have any idea what the market is for cat harnesses?  Oh. My. Gawd.

Here we have the Reflective Harness and Leash, for the sophisticated feline.  “What a striking statement she will make when out and about for her nightly stroll.

The glitter on this little number just screams “I really AM queen of the castle.

This vest ensemble makes a stylish statement, for a more “Out on the town” effect.

Personally, I think that this will be a more appropriate response from Calie to a leash and harness.

That is only if Rick is able to get the confounded thing on her without being sliced and diced.

This could be very interesting… and slightly hilarious.

Either way, you can guarantee there will be pictures.

  12 Responses to “Cat + Leash = Bwahahahahaha”

Comments (12)
  1. Good luck with that. Erik and I have been working on the harness/~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooneyleash thing with Fatty for like, two years, and he STILL looks like the “ICanHasCheeseburger” photo! Can’t wait to see you guys, and I’m glad I will have a “special guest” in town for my wedding (obviously meaning Poot Poot!)

  2. If the leash works, maybe she can walk down the aisle with the girls! J/~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooneyK 🙂

  3. I can’t WAIT to see the pictures from this escapade…(meaning the cat + harness)….but pictures of the wedding would be nice, too!

  4. Cat + attitude = priceless

  5. ROTFLMAO! I do agree on the last photo, it’s most likely to be Callie stuck to the floor lol She’ll be so cute though!

  6. I have a feeling that the leash and harness will weigh more than her!

  7. I can’t wait to see pictures, absolutely hilarious!!

  8. Riiiight…walking down the aisle…I think her claws would get stuck in the carpet, and the moment she gets picked up, out comes…duh duh duh….THE PAW! hahaha Neat idea, though!

  9. I think you should shoot video for this one. You could have the next viral kitty video on You Tube, or make some money off it to help pay for the trip. I’m going to be mighty disappointed if you put that harness on and she just shrugs and takes it in stride. Calie is a gorgeous kitty, by the way. Good luck with the harness and the trip!

  10. I never even considered the possibility that she would take the whole thing in stride…Calie going viral, now THAT’S a thought!

  11. It will definitely be interesting (and funny).

  12. I would LOVE Poot Poot to be part of it, and for it to go viral, however, I don’t believe she would enjoy it as much as the rest of us! hahaha 😉 <3

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