Barking Jingle Bells December 12, 2018 7:12 PM   Subscribe

Hi, Mefites! I have a need to see your pets in their holiday finery - sweaters, headgear, what-have-you. Have a picture of your cat in the tree? Need to see that too.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit to MetaFilter-Related at 7:12 PM (50 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Good timing! I realized earlier this evening when I was looking at pics of last year's Winter Wishes haul that there's (most of) a cat in the background of one of them. What I wouldn't give for a cat who'd consent to wearing holiday garb...
posted by houseofdanie at 7:29 PM on December 12, 2018 [10 favorites]

Oh, hah! From two years ago, the same cat sniffing around 2016's WW packages.
posted by houseofdanie at 7:32 PM on December 12, 2018 [9 favorites]

Imagine a vet receipt for an unexpected vet trip for my cat earlier today. He got a steroid shot and an antibiotic shot for a UTI. It was only $118, which I consider a bargain. I do not outfit him in festive wear because he's neurotic AF.

If I can find the jingle bell collar for my dog I will work on pics.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 7:59 PM on December 12, 2018 [8 favorites]

Sasha the dog with Santa Hat.

Sasha with reindeer antlers. And bonus antlers pic.

Unfortunately, despite much begging and pleading on my part, lying under the Christmas tree is as close as Basil the cat gets to holiday cheer. I do have a santa hat and reindeer antlers for him, so one day I dream of getting a picture of Sasha and Basil in their matching holiday finery.

(There are some more holiday animal pics if you go through the album, including Sasha in her alligator Halloween costume* and Sasha with bunny ears from Easter. She is surprisingly tolerant of being dressed up.)

*Fun fact: It's quite the challenge to find Halloween costumes made for a 100 lb dog. The alligator costume was a XXXXl or something like that. I'd love to get her a Christmas sweater, but I have yet to find one in her size.
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:30 PM on December 12, 2018 [15 favorites]

I'm about to pull the trigger on adopting a pair of crazy adorable tuxedo kittens from the shelter where I volunteer. Our volunteer coordinator just sent me a shot of the sister (Mrs. White) hanging out in our holiday tree.

(For the sake of completeness, here's my own heart-melting shot of her brother, Colonel Mustard. Non-holiday-related, but COME ON.)
posted by mykescipark at 9:14 PM on December 12, 2018 [19 favorites]

My little dog Ruby is going to see Santa this weekend, but for Halloween she dressed as a tiny little reindeer.

I will post her Santa pic when I have it!
posted by Fuego at 9:20 PM on December 12, 2018 [17 favorites]

Also, here's Ruby's Christmas picture from last year. She will probably wear this same outfit to see Santa!
posted by Fuego at 9:25 PM on December 12, 2018 [18 favorites]

I have several animals, but Miela is the one that always seems to wind up posing in the Christmas decor.
posted by drlith at 10:12 PM on December 12, 2018 [11 favorites]

We got to skijor for the first time this season tonight- Anchorage is so far behind in the winter Department this year it is not even funny. We will consider it seasonal because there was snow, everyone was happy and his harness is a festive red with a jingle bell, even (since I forgot to take off the bear bell we had on for canicross over the summer). There was much doggy joy.
posted by charmedimsure at 10:21 PM on December 12, 2018 [15 favorites]

Here is my sister's beautiful dog Sully in a jumper that I swear has a gingerbread man on the back, you just can't see it from the angle of the picture. It takes a reasonably long time to get a jumper on him in the first place as he's only 12 weeks old and wants to eat the jumper with his tiny shark mouth the whole time.
posted by terretu at 12:13 AM on December 13, 2018 [11 favorites]

My step-grand-dog Ruball seems happy enough as a reindeer, less so as an elf.
posted by billiebee at 2:29 AM on December 13, 2018 [9 favorites]

Alas I have but one snowy chicken to share with this thread.
posted by soren_lorensen at 5:48 AM on December 13, 2018 [13 favorites]

How about a dog happy to get a present?
posted by mikepop at 5:51 AM on December 13, 2018 [11 favorites]

Fritz was always on the lookout for Santa during Christmas, waiting patiently near the tree.
posted by pjern at 5:55 AM on December 13, 2018 [9 favorites]

Sasha's first Christmas is going just fine. Our "Days since Sasha Last Knocked Down The Tree" counter hasn't risen above zero yet, but hope springs eternal.
posted by Stacey at 6:02 AM on December 13, 2018 [6 favorites]

Cat in the hat. Reader, he left me coal. In the litter box.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:39 AM on December 13, 2018 [8 favorites]

My cats will not wear things, but here is a video of internet rock star Grandpa Mason wearing a Santa hat while he snuggles with kittens.
posted by JanetLand at 6:56 AM on December 13, 2018 [7 favorites]

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:02 AM on December 13, 2018 [8 favorites]

Here's Battleship in black tie inspecting the premises before a dinner party last week! He actually tolerates the bowtie quite nicely.
posted by larthegreat at 7:09 AM on December 13, 2018 [12 favorites]

larthegreat: I would like you to tell Battleship that he is a magnificent flooflord.
posted by dismas at 8:40 AM on December 13, 2018 [3 favorites]

Here are Mabel (brown tabby) and Dipper (grey tabby) in their holiday duds, and a bonus Mabel under the tree.
posted by miratime at 8:40 AM on December 13, 2018 [3 favorites]

Let me introduce you to Maui the Pomsky*...

Maui as Max from How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Maui in an elf hat
Maui with Santa
Maui with a Christmas Tree

* Maui is not mine, but we're friends.
posted by Secret Sparrow at 8:47 AM on December 13, 2018 [9 favorites]

Dismas, Done!
posted by larthegreat at 9:05 AM on December 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Here is Raina the Second (lovingly referred to as R2D2 around these parts) sitting pretty in front of the holiday tree.
I wish my Walker Hound, Dear Theodosia, would let me take her picture, but she's never been much for the whole "sit pretty" thing.
posted by msali at 9:15 AM on December 13, 2018 [7 favorites]

Bless this post

If I wouldn't lose my life for trying I would totally share a photo of Bunny Cat in winter regalia but as she wears no such garments at any time during the year I cannot

posted by Hermione Granger at 9:22 AM on December 13, 2018 [3 favorites]

My Reindeer Pug.
posted by fourpotatoes at 9:25 AM on December 13, 2018 [12 favorites]

OH MY GOD REINDEER PUG. Fourpotatoes, you win the internet!
posted by msali at 9:26 AM on December 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

houseofdanie - I saw this in the top left corner of your photo and thought it was a reclining cat with huge googly eyes!
posted by moonmilk at 10:26 AM on December 13, 2018

This thread inspired me to try out the Max antler that was in this month's Barkbox on all 3 pups this morning. Behold.
posted by Fig at 10:31 AM on December 13, 2018 [9 favorites]

I refuse to put clothes on my dog, but here's Shakedown with icicles in her beard.
posted by dobbs at 10:36 AM on December 13, 2018 [12 favorites]

moonmilk, you did such a nifty job outlining the "cat!" I will never look at my shopping cart's wheels the same way.
posted by houseofdanie at 10:58 AM on December 13, 2018 [4 favorites]

My current cats will not stand for such things but I found some of recently departed Alfred:

On a decorative Christmas snowman trivet

Tolerant Reindeer
posted by little cow make small moo at 11:04 AM on December 13, 2018 [9 favorites]

Here is my kitty James Bond posing with the menorah a couple years back (he has sadly been uninterested in it since then).
posted by leesh at 11:46 AM on December 13, 2018 [9 favorites]

Here's Peter in his winter coat with butt bows.
posted by moonmilk at 11:50 AM on December 13, 2018 [8 favorites]

Finley meatloafed under the tree.

Be-sweatered Emery having some zoomies.

Same be-sweatered dog post zoomies.

The other two cats don't really participate in Christmas except to 1) get caught about a million times trying to climb the tree (no photos of that but here he is trying to fit into a box, and failing) and 2) [different cat] staying as far away from anything that isn't the couch as she possibly can.
posted by cooker girl at 1:15 PM on December 13, 2018 [9 favorites]

posted by elsietheeel at 1:30 PM on December 13, 2018

No photos, and I am currently petless, but I will share some pet-related information:

I have it on authority from a former roommate (read: we were really goofy one year and made this up) that cats have their own separate holiday this time of year, called "Ribbon". During Ribbon, all good little kitties get lots of nice shiny ribbon to play with - and bad little kitties get tape stuck to the bottom of their paws.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:35 PM on December 13, 2018 [4 favorites]

Max and Sebastian modeling their ugly Christmas sweaters! Sebastian, on the right, loved his. Max was a very irate little pig about the whole thing.
posted by sarcasticah at 2:12 PM on December 13, 2018 [11 favorites]

Minnow is much more tolerant of Christmas this year than last. She hasn’t destroyed the tree yet, but we’ve got 10 days to go...
posted by heurtebise at 4:32 PM on December 13, 2018 [6 favorites]

Here is Kato, sitting next to my rosemary tree. Granted, he was taking advantage of the morning light. Sunrise at 7, sunset at 4, so he gets all the sunlight he can.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:50 PM on December 13, 2018 [7 favorites]

I give you Pickle Claws. He loves his bowtie.
posted by danapiper at 6:12 PM on December 16, 2018 [5 favorites]

I am pleased to update my earlier comment by saying that (a) both of my new kids have been captured in holiday mode, and (b) they officially came home to be part of the family today!
posted by mykescipark at 9:10 PM on December 19, 2018 [5 favorites]

Sebastian got a new sweater for Christmas, and was very happy to model it!

Max got a hat that sums up his feelings about the humans' compulsion to make him wear clothes.
posted by sarcasticah at 8:04 AM on December 26, 2018 [3 favorites]

Better late than never: Ruby meeting Santa for the first time.
posted by Fuego at 10:35 PM on December 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

!!!Lookit Ruby's little eyebrow spots!!!
posted by moonmilk at 9:30 AM on December 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

I'm late to the party but must make the suffering that Licorice and Black Jack endured worth something.
posted by pixiecrinkle at 7:29 PM on December 27, 2018 [2 favorites]

Ooh! My doggie daycare, ridiculously, did festive photos in secret and just posted them a little belatedly. Here is Kesugi all decked out. I sort of prefer the large number of outtakes they sent me via email- there was a lotta this going on.
posted by charmedimsure at 6:26 PM on December 28, 2018 [2 favorites]

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