Victor: What the shit?
me: I know.
Victor: The cats are in suits.
me: I know.
Victor: You’ve turned into a person who puts cats into suits.
me: I know. But in my defense? They were totally on sale.
Victor: That’s not much of a defense.
me: *sigh* I know.
PS. I know.
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They’re adorable! And totally better than putting SUITS in your CATS.
Bowties are cool, but… is that searsucker??
Put a TARDIS next to them and refer to them as “the doctor”
Just look at how professionally adorable they are now.
I’m not there yet, but it’s just a matter of time.
OMG I NEED one for one of my kitties. Only for one though. The other would remove my hands if I tried to put clothes on him.
I love this so much! At it’s awesome your cats allowed you to do that. Mine always fight me when I try to dress them up. Don’t they know I’m trying to make them look respectable?!
Next it will be stetsons!
“Bowties are cool” … I totally need one of those for my 3 kitties 😀
In your defense, bow ties ARE cool.
Now they just need a TARDIS scratching post. Or maybe a Dalek scratching post would be better.
You should just go all the way and buy tiny hats and monocles, I mean we all know is coming..
Hunter S. Tomcat looks very dapper.
I disagree. A good bargain is totally a valid defense in this case.
I’d rather have them as co-workers… than my own co-workers
There is a strict “no clothes on the animals” rule in my house. I did not make this rule. I keep asking if it applies to the snake, but then I realize that dressing her would not exactly be possible.
THEY ARE SO CUTE OH MY GOD
This looks scarily like my twitter feed, only my guy gets stuck with a dinosaur hat. They make for good lap warmers, though… and that wouldn’t work so well with non-feline coworkers 😉
I have not yet become one of these people but I feel I am getting very close. You may have just pushed me over the edge.
I will tweet you a pic…
I would have said it’s too early for seersucker, but clearly I’m the sucker. Cats in suits = Pure awesome.
Completely in awe of the fact the cats are not ripping off the suits and sat still long enough for a picture. You my dear are a cat whisperer/magician person.
I dress worse than that on interviews.
That’s adorable! And bowties? Awesome!
Okay, a PINK tie on Hunter S Thomcat is just WRONG.
Liesl, haven’t you heard? Cats wear seerucker now. Seersucker is cool.
I can’t show Milo this, because then he too, will want a bowtie.
Wearing bowties like a boss !
You owe me a pint of milk and a new keyboard.
And some nasal spray.
So cool. I am glad bow ties are making a comeback! Your cats are the bomb.
Seerucker. Seersucker. kill me now. It’s been a long old day.
This is perfect. Geronimo!
Cats make the best co-workers. Cats in suits … even better.
All the Oscar winners would say that bowties rock…now get him a tuxedo to go with it! 😉
It’s ok since they look so cute.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Do they come in grown up sizes for my boyfriend?
I saw a necktie and shirt collar combo at Petco the other day. I think Vashta Nerada needs some duds!
It’s nice to dress up Victor. Sorry he doesn’t appreciate the fanciness of life.
First thing I thought of: http://youtu.be/pdXBYsD_IyE
Also, they’re adorable. Now I want to buy suits for my cats.
I can tell by their expressions that those cats are grateful *grateful, Victor!* to be wearing those suits.
That is the cutest thing ever. I don’t ever want to become one of those people that puts their cat into like a baby Onesie but I secretly admire them.
What is your policy on casual Friday?
owwaaahhh, they’re so cute… 🙂 <3
And, they fit!
This is the best thing I’ve seen all day and I just watched the Tim Burton Unicorn Apocalypse Samsung commercial AND the Kid President Pep Talk.
Only thing cooler would be if Ferris or HST could be mewing, “Not cool, Robert Frost.”
(My boss has a 3lb mini yorkie she dresses for work. He’s a boy named Coco Chanel and in the summer he wears polos and in the winter he wears sweaters and a gold lame puff vest.)
Um. I’m embarrassed for your cats.
I don’t mind the bow ties so much as the colour. Pink is not a good colour on a cat. Better to go for a deep red.
Seersucker, no less!
And now I want a suit for my cat.
hahahaha love it!!!!
Come back to me when you’ve handmade a suit for your dog to match your husband’s 11th Doctor Halloween costume.
(How is someone this pathetic married? Exceptionally good luck)
Have they managed to get them off and shred them yet? Or alternatively, do you have any pictures were they’ve gotten them halfway over their heads before getting stuck?
So says the Doctor, so be it.
Pukey and Whiny would just like to state for the record. “Hell no, I won’t bow!” I think they’re referring to the ties. Pukey saw the pix and immediately puked his disapproval. Pretty sure Whiny just flipped me the bird. They’re apparently really upset that you dressed up the cats.
I wish I could put my coworkers in those! Do they come in bigger sizes?
Got funny looks at work from laughing out loud. Love it. Love the bow ties.
It’s seersucker so it’s okay.
Hunter S. Thomcat totally needs a tiny pith helmet and sunglasses.
OMG, Bowties ARE cool!
(And so are Fezzes)
Maybe you should work on another book.
Do they make them for dogs??
Dude, your cats are lucky. I’d wear a bowtie to work if I was sure I wouldn’t get made fun of.
You and my daughter must be related. I’ve heard that same ‘logic’ come out of her mouth when dressing her dogs. And her horse!
I’m not sure if this will be as funny when I have more than two hours of sleep, but I’m going with “Yes, yes it will be.”
If I tried that, I’d be in the ER.
What, the actual, fuck?
I think the weirdest part about this post is that Victor was suprised by it.
You. Are. Ridiculous. In the most awesome way. This is why we’re friends*.
*Substitute “I stalk you on the internet” for “we’re friends.”
Sorry to be such a stickler, but feline fashion rules must be followed: No seersucker until Easter.
It’s also better than making suits OUT OF YOUR CATS.
Don’t ask me how I know.
Cutest thing I’ve seen today.
(your cats in suits, not suits made of cats).
How did they even let you do that to them? My cats would rip me to shreds. They have not been very well socialized and have no sense of fashion.
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Can you imagine if we didn’t have our pet kids? We’d be dressing up cactuses and Boston ferns. They are adorable!!!
Hell… I’d wear a pink bow if it meant working at your office. Lucky cats.
I’ll trade you co-workers in a heart beat.
SO formal. The grey cat looks more like a Jack Johnson, chill, type of cat. If I see a floral print shirt I will send one his way so he can let his hair down. Oh and BTW you are, as always, awesome!
I feel like they’re about to serve me a scoop of ice cream.
I’m rather impressed you convinced your “co-workers” to wear the suits. When I tried to have my “co-worker” Freya wear a tiny Darth Vader helmet she just told me in her kitty meows that she didn’t need accessories to join the Dark Side. Sigh!
Both your kitties look extra dapper.
Tell Victor it could be worse.
You could actually have people coworkers and dress them up as cats.
Hunter S Tomcat does indeed look very dapper. But I think what I love most about this post is the implication that if your co-workers were human you’d put them in bowties too… 😉
Other things that happen when your coworkers are all cats:
Foil Balls of awesome!
Really awkward sexual harrassment seminars…
They are definitely sending out a vibe that says they are very pleased with their appearance. Also that they are better dressed than most of us. As if cats NEED a reason to think more highly of themselves!
No explanation needed.
OHMYGOD….are they SEERSUCKER, too???? #winning
Very fetching… I think the coloring works off Ferris a bit better than Hunter… but don’t tell Hunter I said that! *giggles madly*
I hate animals in costume but secretly want to do it just once to see if my cats will cooperate. I suspect they will just shit on my pillow afterwards.
Given that they are in seersucker, I think you should bring them to Kentucky for the Derby. A grand time would be had by all.
OMG they are beyond adorable!!!!
My cat would kill me, but he’s an asshole that doesn’t appreciate sophisticated attire.
I’m usually very opposed to folks dressing their animals but I must admit…………these cats looks quite smart in those duds.
Looks like they are off on a jaunty Sunday stroll. That’s better than a charcoal suit fit for a funeral.
Wow, none of my cats would put up with that (imagine the scratches!) Plus I would tend more toward a formal/tuxedo look. Very debonair.
Do you think I can get one of those suits for my 120 pound dog???
Cats in Suits should be a regular TV show. Maybe a talk show for cats where they all wear suits (except for the lady cats, who wear dresses and pearl necklaces) and all the guests make fun of dogs and humans. Also, I need to get some cats!
Coworkers have to respect the work dress code too. I think we are already making too many allowances for their lack of pants so they can at least don a shirt and tie.
The short sleeves mean they’re totally keeping it casual, like they’re going to brunch or something. I hope it’s a champagne brunch.
Bowties ARE cool.
You have to be professional when working, right? Unless its naked Tuesday
, then all bets, and clothes, are off 🙂
I love you!
These two could be leading a revival in seersucker suits. I work with engineers, and believe me, I’d like to get some of them into suits. (without any inappropriate touching, it goes without saying). On another note, my cat Winnie would rip my face off if I even attempted to get her into an outfit – or even just the bow tie.
Cutest shit ever. Ever.
My cat is my coworker, and we already have conversations on a regular basis, so this post is dangerous. My husband would leave me if I dressed up our cat, though. Maybe I could get away with a bow-tie as a collar….
Do you really need an excuse to put your cats (coworkers) in suits?! I mean, heck, if you choose to have your office go more business-casual, that’s your prerogative, right?!
It’s like rule number one of a home office, anyway, that one should attempt to dress properly and “go to work.” Should be a given that your cats look smart during daytime too. It’s your workplace, after all.
Oh my god, I love you Jenny! Can I take you home and keep you for my very own?
they are totally refined now and need to call a meeting or type a memo.
Build-a-Bear clothes are the perfect size for cats. My daughter’s cat, Katie (who could be HST’s twin sister) loves the purple hoodie from there. 🙂
It’s The Great Catsby! Bring me a drink, stat!
Put my youngest son in a bowtie for his kindergarten picture. His friends still tease him about his bowtie thirty years later.
So cute, you’ve cat to kitten me right meow! This is going to cat-ch on as a trend.
If it helps any, I’ve been considering knitting matching sweaters for my chickens.
Umm…maybe I should have kept that to myself…
The Doctor is FINALLY GINGER!
Are you drawing the line at Stetsons?
Erica B, if she were to do that (add a TARDIS) than she would also need to get a fez
I’m usually not a fan of animals in clothing but I like you so I’m okay with it.
Cats wear their furs INSIDE their suits. Tres chic
We once put the office dog in a tuxedo. it was basically the best thing that ever happened to a beagle.
I feel like posting pictures of your cats in suits, and not telling your cat-crazy readers where to get said suits, is kind of a tease…
I wish I had JUST ONE cat coworker.
Oh my word…I have fainted dead away from the cuteness. WANT CAT SUITS now. For cats. Not a cat suit for me. Because that would be well, un-fun.
At least they seem to enjoy them. They are pretty darn cute.
I don’t know…but I keep seeing Mr. Rogers.
I’m not sure how you even GET a cat in a suit. One of ours would shred me to bits, and the other would look so sad that she would guilt me into not even trying to get it on her.
I am going to be the nay sayer in the bunch (sorry!)…because I know cats, and cats don’t love bowties. Ever.
OMG! They look adorable. Like they could run for President as the most progressive candidates and lose horribly.
I just got a bow tie for my service dog. Crocheted for me by a friend who made one for her guide dog. So, you know, we are legion.
Cute trumps practical. Especially when cats are involved.
Victor is mistaken. The words “on sale” justify just about anything.
If I may draw a truly weird comparison –
Grey (left) cat = Gene Wilder (I wear bowties now! Isn’t it wacky fun?!)
Hunter S. Thomcat = Johnny Depp ( Bowties are cool, kids.)
I cannot BELIEVE that no one has taken you to task yet for dressing the cats in seersucker in winter. It’s a SUMMER fabric, y’all. Don’t tell me they were wearing white shoes too.
Great. My wife just asked if we could get suits for OUR cats.
Clearly Ferris is 100% used to your shenanigans: He looks accepting of his dapper-ness and not weireded out in the least.
HST’s expression…”first she paints my nails Tardis blue, then she steals my pills, now this?? WTF?”
there WILL be a fez soon, right? maybe even a Sonic? How about a TARDIS catbox: you can call it the TURDIS!!!
They are totally working the “Southern gentlemen” angle with those seersucker suits. Very cute!
Suits are okay, I prefer to put my cats in dresses.
They do look very sophisticated — but I’m sorry, wearing *matching* suits and ties to work just seems cliquish and unprofessional.
most adorableness ever! Bowties ARE cool
Doctor Who: YAY! I’m a Ginger!
Can you put the mustache cone back on Ferris Mewler with his suit & retake the pic?? And then a hat and boots to complete the ensemble!
Do you think you could get them to wear a fez?
Just tell Victor that you (as management) have decided to implement an office dress code, and he cannot question your authority. Fortunately the staff have acquiesced and now he is the only dissenting voice. This makes him trouble and a rabble rouser, perhaps something that should be brought up on his performance review next year.
And OMG *gushhh* soooo cute!!!
This is what is missing in my life. My cat co-workers are not properly attired! I must remedy this!
Thank you so much, Jenny, for helping me see what was missing in my life!
*zips off to order ties for feline co-workers*
OMG, Love this! This is something I would do as well.
I’m starting to think that those are just stuffed animals. No cat I know would let you dress him in a suit.
Now, I’ve put my cat in dog dresses before (and they were freaking adorable) and my dog used to get stuffed into one of my brother’s old onesies when he was little (the dog, not the brother).
But a suit? Never.
I especially love that they are wearing Southern Little Boy suits – green seersucker FTW.
You should have mentioned the seersucker! Suits on cats are silly, unless they are seersucker! Then, well it just works.
Bowties are cool…pink bowties are even better. I think they both need a starbucks or something. Maybe one of them could pass around an interoffice memo? Which one works in HR?? lol
The Doctor Who reference is what keeps you from being a crazy person…. right? Seriously though it’s adorable.
So professional! I wish I worked with your cats.
You should see if you can find cat sized Fezs.
All I can say is that it’s a good thing that you’re not a courtesan.
That is adorable and totally legit. I think I may need to do this. Growing up my cats all had their own tuxedos (they were tuxedo tabbys) but my current cat does not. I think I need to change this. Meeko would probably disagree. 🙂
Do they eat fish fingers with custard too?
Now you just need a couple of Fez or Stetsons.
The sweater I’m knitting my dog suddenly seems much more normal, but sadly lacking in bow ties … Maybe I should get her a Stetson to wear with it.
Never been much of a cat person, however your cats are cool.
Erin (comment #10) mentioned Stetsons. If you go the hat route, Stetson is definitely the way to go. Nothing but the best for your kitties. Be sure they are fedoras… although the comment about fezzes is somewhat intriguing. I guess if a fez is good enough for Sidney Greenstreet, it’s good enough for cats/co-workers. I’m sure there were cats in fezzes somewhere in Casablanca.
You should have told him that the cats have started dressing themselves and he needs to be more supportive of there choices. Wouldn’t want them to have self esteem issues.
Pants. Cats need pants.
And they’re seersucker suits. How can Victor be upset? They are clearly stylish. And cool.
Adorable! But you should probably refuse if they offer medical attention.
I’m impressed by your bravery.
Fish fingers and custard, please!
Oh my goodness! How adorable can they be? I would take them as co workers any day of the week!
I see nothing wrong with cats in suits…my cat is a girl and I still want to put her in a suit and get her a tiny TARDIS and let her play with my sonic screwdriver and pretend she’s the Doctor…
Holly cow (or cat) how on earth do you get your cats to stay still long enough to dress them? Mine are both sprawled out on the sofa by me now, completely comatose, but one sniff of an outfit for either of them and they’d be off like grease lightning.
Ummm…I am kind of in love with the suits 🙂 They look they are ready for a Spring photo shoot. Of course, if they are like most cats, they are plotting your death for putting them in clothes at all. I would sleep with one eye open tonight 🙂
So on one hand I want to be mad, but on the other hand I’m utterly smitten by how adorable they look! Like homg! <3
No Fezs or is it Fezi?
Once, I totally knitted a cape for my cat on Halloween. She was less than enthused. BUT DAMN WAS IT ADORABLE.
Not just suits but SEERSUCKER suits.
Wow, those are some pliable kitties. One of them is giving me the evil eye even as a sit here looking at the pictures and thinking about it. How does she even know!?
Quick, can you find a matching outfit for Victor? I wish I had a sewing machine!
Feck me Jenny, your conversations with Victor make me laugh…
Those cats need a good lawyer…
Other than that, good work!
Thanks. You make me giggle and giggling’s the BEST.
now you need a fez. fezzes are cool, too.
Bowties are cool. PINK bowties are awesome.
You failed, though, because I do not see a pic of Victor in a matching shirt & bowtie.
The bow ties totally make it !!
Love it wish my cat would let us dress him
Reminds me of a cat version of The Office 🙂
Your cats look very calm about the whole thing. My cat Tigger would get one leg hooked through the neck and then proceed to spin around like a whirling dervish until he barfed on something important. That’s what happened when we tried to put a collar on him, so we gave up on that. He will allow us to snap him into a sausage-like straightjacket thing and take him for walks, so there’s no explaining what passes for “acceptable” in his brain.
There is so much awesome here that I just peed in my pants.
HOLY SHIT! You have to be a judge on this shoe!! PLEEESSEEEE!!!
LOVE! Seersucker… pink bows… after all, It is almost Spring.
I think Hunter S. Thomcat looks very dapper and rather satisfied with his new spiffy outfit. win! 🙂
I wish all my coworkers were cats…in suits or not.
Matlocks. They are tiny, furry Matlocks.
Egads – how did you dress your human coworkers?!?
Bowties are cool!! LOVE the suits!! My dogs would have flipped out!
Loved this… they are so cute in bowties.
I didn’t think it was possible to adore you any more than I already do, and then you go and put bow ties on your cats…
My dwarf bunny, Bruce Wayne, has a Batman hoodie. It’s not weird at all. He looks freaking ADORABLE!
Since they’re in human suits, shouldn’t you be in a catsuit?
They look so cuwwwwwwwte!
I am totally instituting bowtie day at work – I don’t have cats but I do have co-workers. If I can plan “field trips” (read we go out to breakfast, or lunch, or go shopping all for the sake of work) surely I can plan bowtie day!
That is the most adorable cat suit that I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot.
Dress codes, Casual Fridays, Vacation days, Smoke breaks, Insurance, what next ? I can’t take the pressure! If my cats see this………………
I put my bunny in a bowtie for the Oscars. Your cats are taking it much better than he did.
Well, my god- of course! You put them in Seersucker, no less, because it’s almost Easter. Good call.
Bow ties ARE cool.
Those are two cool cats!
You’re a person who put cats in suits making everyone’s day that little bit more shiny.
Straw hats are needed, stat.
How do I get my hands on one of these suits (okay, maybe not the seersucker)? My kitten, Harley, would be adorbs in one of those…That is if I can get her to keep it on…
They look very dapper and ready for Easter.
You realize that none of this would work if your husband’s name wasn’t Victor….
Oh Dear Bloggess, you have a long way to go to catch up to me. I not only sew my pugs new Easter and Christmas dresses every year, I am the person who has made matching outfits not once, but twice so far. I’m in school so I haven’t had time to sew as much as I’d like.
See, matching pajamas. http://southernfriedpugs.blogspot.com/2011/12/merry-christmas.html
And matching Halloween outfits. http://southernfriedpugs.blogspot.com/2012/11/delayed-halloween-photo-shoot.html
Hey, we won best group costume at Pug-O-Ween!
So, it’s okay that your kitties have adorable suits with bowties. Check back with me when they have a closet of their own.
Cats make better coworkers than people.
Cats look better in suits than some people 😉
I have a tuxedo cat so I feel like a suit would be dressing down.
My cat became broken and utterly useless when we put clothes on her… like totally paralyzed… she couldn’t even prevent herself from sliding off the couch… and when we added the hat… we had to check if she was still breathing.
But now my husband wants a bowtie for the tuxedo cat. Probably a good call.
Oh!….but…squee! They look adorable!
Oh dear God….now I *need* a cat. Just so I can dress it up.
My husband, on the other hand, hates cats. So now I have to figure out how to make him realize how much I need this….maybe to battle the empty nest syndrome?
Oh man. I used to like you.
Just so you know, they make tiny cat-sized fezzes with elastic strings. The fezzes are plastic. Also, if you didn’t know, Cabbage Patch Kids-sized clothing works really well for cats. Especially the rotund ones – not that they make fat Cabbage Patch Kids, but that CPK clothing works well for fat cats. Not that your cats are fat. This isn’t really turning out the way it sounded in my head…
I would like to point out that people put bandanas on dogs and no one says a damn thing. I’m assuming you were slightly drunk when you did this. In which case, I think we can all be glad that there were no sequins involved. And if you start dressing them up as Vegas showgirls, it may be time to get out of the house a little more. Just saying.
Quite the professional kitties you have the joy of working with. Hell, my human coworkers don’t dress this nicely.
Here you go: http://www.monkeygoods.com/tiny-red-fez-hat.html
technically without pants, I would argue with him that they’re not really in suits…yet. You need to find suit pants with tail holes.
They are SOOO cute!!!!! I want one for my cat now
Welcome to the crazy cat lady club! I give you…
exhibit A: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/fishiologist/6616097277/in/set-72157628671512637/
Exhibit B: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/fishiologist/6616088599/in/set-72157628671512637/
And exhibit C: http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/fishiologist/6616030903/in/set-72157628671512637/
OMG! I love it! No defense needed. It’s like Victor has never met you or something.
I’m allowed to dress my own cat, but my husband draws the line at dressing his cat. Well, except for the Santa hat and beard I got her to wear at Christmas! haha It starts with a hat and beard…
I want your job. you cats r cool
Ferris Mewler looks amazing! I’m not really feeling the green on Thomas though… Still super cute with the bowties! 😀
Haha! I usually work on my laptop at the neighborhood coffee shop, but I’ve been working from my house more and more…My Labradoodle better watch out!
I’ve never had a cat you can dress. ANy time I’ve tried, they sink really lower and skulk around, completely humiliated. There’s no other word. They are just humiliated. Your guys look like they love it.
Those suits are awesome!
I mean – what poor cats.
(where did you find them suits?!?)
I mean – you shouldn’t do that. It’s embarrassing to their delicate egos.
(omg I want suits for my cats now)
I had to write and tell you how much I’m loving your book. It’s been a rough couple of months at work leaving me down as stressed. Coming home to your book and getting a good laugh in has made the World of difference. I’m telling everyone to read it! Thank you!
The seersucker will be totally practical, come Summertime.
Not only are bowties cool, but those cats could do with a fez and a Stetson..
Can you get them little discount Fez’s too?
me: I know. But in my defense? They totally look so cool!!!!.
I don’t have any cats, and I work from bed, so I am thinking of putting my pillows and pill bottles in suits from now on.
Like a boss
I really don’t see what’s wrong with this.
Disappointed that there was no link to the place you bought the suits from.
I actually saw some collars the other day that had bow ties right on them. I though, briefly, about getting them for my 3 lb Chihuahuas but figured they’d just hate me for it.
The cat in the seersucker suit can go as Matlock this Halloween.
or “Catlock” if you want to go right off the cliff via an Acme rocket launcher.
Well hello Ferris Mewller! Missed you buddy!
Oh my goodness, I just squealed. I never squeal. They look incredible. The Doctor would be proud.
Your cats look fabulous! My cat wouldn’t allow clothes if her life depended on it, but I had a dog who just LOVED to wear a t-shirt. Just an ordinary kids’ t-shirt, pinned up a bit. We had to put one on her after she had surgery on her shoulder and didn’t want to put her in a Cone of Shame, and she thought she was stylin’. She’d actually pose in front of the mirror admiring herself, it was SO cute!
Panther at post #19 at 2:08, check Cute Overload from a couple of days ago if you think you can’t dress a snake. 🙂
That absolutely made my day. So so so cute!!
I imagine your cats meow in a Southern accent. They look adorable in their pink bowties and seersucker suits.
I am blown away that a) you can get your cats to “work” and b) that everyone knows what seersucker is and when you wear it.
The cats look completely comfortable and at ease with the situation. If Victor is the only one feeling out of sorts about it, maybe get him a bowtie so he won’t feel left out? And some seersucker?
I totally want to be one of your co-workers. I love cats.
I’m allergic to cats, so my co workers are all imaginary friends, and for the most part they are dull and bitchy, and don’t dress as well as your cats, so go figure
Totally tweeted you a picture of our boy Caesar…in a bow tie. Because that shit’s just cool. Suck it, Victor! 🙂
How in sweet holy hell did you get them into the suits without resorting to Photoshop???!!! Seriously.
My vet seems to think I should be brushing their teeth every day and I say HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–NO! to that, so I cannot imagine getting any one of my Four Kitties of the Apocalypse into a suit. It’s exponentially more difficult that tooth-brushing.
Cat clothes are way better in Texas, evidently. I have never seen such dapper feline wear, much less at discount, in MN!! The pink bowties, I am dying.
Hunter S Tomcat totally looks like an eager little intern. He should get you a latte.
Seersucker! How can Hunter S. Thomcat be dressed like Matlock?
In your defense, they look super cool and calm and awesome!!
Bowties but no pants – a new casual tuesday I don’t know about?
Pink bowties with green SEERSUCKER???? Are you SERIOUS????
Calling PETA now. These fashion faux paws must be stopped!
Ha! I love it! I too work with cats. I don’t think my cats would wear suits. They prefer to go commando. My cats could learn a thing or two about being proper gentlemancats from your cats.
Where did you get them???????
Do those come in plus-size? I have large dog who I think very badly needs a suit.
I am not a cat person, but they do look cute once in bow ties!
I would love to put clothes on my cats…real pretty little red dresses…but since I really enjoying my sense of sight, seeing they that would scratch my eyes…I guess I will just have to settle for my furry little girls!
Is it wrong that my immediate reaction was, “OMG, that’s so handsome!”? I need this in my life!
In this weather, I hope to hell you don’t let them out the cat door without little fedoras and galoshes.
This was pure genuis!! The Doctor would be proud!! 😀
They totally need to join a barbershop quartet now.
It appears to be a seersucker suit. Cats + seersucker = AWESOME. Ferris and HST look very smart.
Those cats totally need to be The Doctor’s new assistants. Why? Because BOWTIES ARE COOL and you know it 😉
Now you just need to find a couple of tiny fez!
Awesome. My cats would rip me to shreds if I tried to put suits on them.
I have often thought of putting my dog in a sweater and a nice pair of plush antlers before taking a walk in the woods. During hunting season. And the sweater has a bulls eye design.
Your cat actually looks really sharp
Bowties are awesome – Senator Paul Simon has a bowtie shaped Highway sign here in Illinois! It is a little known fact that he also dressed his cats in suits.
But did you know your coworkers could wear this? http://www.incrediblethings.com/style-and-gear/suits-of-armor-for-your-warrior-cat-mouse/
It feels like a must have, huh?
At least they are wearing seersucker suits so they look like good southern gentlecats. I approve. If my bunny would wear clothes I would totally put her in a seersucker suit.
Seersucker with bowties? Very southern…they need a cold iced tea to go with their gumbo now, please. And now I want to watch Steel Magnolias.
Don’t stop there Jenny, Fez the cats!!
I want to work where you do.
This really made today wonderful for me.
Since the suits are seersucker, I can’t help but imagine that they have the accents of old southern gentlemen.
OMG, that’s hilarious! Those bow ties are definitely The Bomb!
p.s. Victor get with the program, laugh and be glad she didn’t get you a matching outfit 😉
I like to put my little terrier in a squirrel costume. It drives her NUTS! She really hates squirrels.
My 20-pound Maine Coon has a black leather biker vest with little chains.
It makes the cats feel important. Right?
Well, in your defense, bowties ARE cool!
Bowties are totally cool.
On a side note, I’m curious about whether you’d have your cats taxidermied someday or if you’d think that was creepy.
I have to admit I have never seen cats in a suit before. They loook really sweet. If I tried to get my cats in one of them, I would have no hands left.
I feel like maybe there ARE no fashion “rules” for cats. You’re a feline fashion trailblazer!
My previous co-workers were a lot cattier.
You’re in good company with Colbert in being nominated for the Audies. Congratulations! And challenge him to some kind of duel or smack-down. He loves that stuff, and maybe you’ll get on his show.
Bowties are awesome!
I think my cat, George Washington, needs to suit up as well.
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They look completely comfortable with it. If you ask me, it means they WANTED them. Perhaps they were cold or fearful of the PETA people going after anything wearing fur . . . but they defenitely needed those . . .
They totally look professional now. Gotta keep those co-workers looking spiffy!!
They really don’t seem to mind, and actually look quite pleased with their new duds. They are sexy and they know it!! I think Victor feels threatened by their new found sexiness.
ZZ Top was right. Girls go crazy for a sharp dressed cat.
I bet this will be a trend this year in cat attire. Victor doesn’t understand.
But they look so dapper. Very necessary.
They are super cute!! I put my dog in a dress every know and then, I see nothing wrong with it. She actually likes he sweaters in the winter time. She gets so excited when I pull them out.
They are adorable and I’ve dressed my dogs up as bunnies, flowers and once a bug. It’s cool…they love it!
Dare I say, it suits them fine.
You have the coolest cats on the block! 🙂
Also…I’m still waiting for a Victor penned “Life with Jenny” guest post wherein he we hear his loud sighing firsthand.
Haha, this is really so adorable! I know some pets may not like it, but they just look so darn cute in their little outfits!
I didn’t know you could get clothes on cats. If you’re going to try, you have to go with the bow ties.
Bow ties are cool.
Wait. Do they each have a pink bow tie or do they have to share the one, like animals?
and they’re not wearing pants. Fur leggings aren’t pants.
Your cats kind of look like used car salesmen from the 60’s. All they need are those birth control glasses. 🙂
Turned INTO? I’m pretty sure you were always that kind of person!! (They’re adorable.)
AWESOME!!!! (literally, you’ve rendered me speechless except for the word “AWESOME!!!!”)
Of COURSE you need cats in suits!! It says a few things…
A. I’m a respectable business feline and will handle any situtation with class…
B. I’m always ready for a good martini…we’ll call it a catini
C. (there always has to be a C.) it’s ADORABLE!!
My cats would never let me do this. (I know this because I have tried) You’re lucky that yours let you!
I am clutching my pearls in your general direction! Seersucker in February??? They will never get into the Junior League of Cats. I am afraid to ask whether they were wearing white boating shoes or nubucks. GASP.
Great looking cats! My dog begrudgingly lets me dress him in a sweater and jacket since we moved to Virginia but only so he doesn’t freeze his tiny balls off….well, he’s been fixed, so maybe he already has.
At least he didn’t say it was a CATastrophe.
Your cats must be sweet; mine would rip my face off if I tried this. You are brave.
I actually just shrieked. My cats are getting bow ties. And fez’s. And maybe a pair of Amy Pond round reading glasses so I can put them on my girl cat and have an excuse to say ‘Come along Pond’ to her when we play Doctor Who. OMG I’M GETTING BOY CAT A GLADIATOR COSTUME THEN HE CAN BE RORY!!!!!
I swear to god I’m an actual grown adult…. Good lord I’m in med school… people are going to trust me with their lives one day :
Sometimes, I wish I had cats for my coworkers.
Bow tie cat collars. That I could get behind. And possibly survive an attempt to put on my cats.
Haha! Bow ties are cool! I love it when people make Dr. Who references because I feel awesome for getting them.
One of my kittehs has a pink sparkly tutu that she absolutly loves. She wore it all night and pranced around the house and licked it. The tutu, not the house. Now I need to make her ballet slippers to complete the outfit. And I think your cats need a fez. Because fezes (fezs, fezi, fezzes?) because fezzes are cool.
Cats. Animals that would watch you get murdered in your own home, and then go back to licking their ass,….in suits now, apparently.
The Cheeky Daddy
My dog is wearing a leather jacket. My mom’s dog is weather a leather jacket. All we’re missing is for the only girl dog to wear a pink poodle skirt. We saw one at the pet store but didn’t buy it because we’re dumb.
My cats take their collars off, otherwise they would be dressed up in something too. Just because I think it would be funny.
P.S. I wish I could say I’m not a crazy animal person, but I would be lying.
Oh my god! That is the cutest thing ever. I am not sure my cats would let me live if I ever tried to “dress” them. Oh, but I wish they would…
Oh, and I am off to google cat clothes anyway 🙂
I don’t think it’s dressing your cats that makes you a little kooky…it’s dressing them like friggin’ Matlock that pushes you into the red zone.
And straw hats.
That’s just way too cute. My dog has a snuggie. I bought it as a joke, but he actually likes it!
Well, at least you know!
Only you could figure out a way to combine cats with a Doctor Who reference! I LOVE IT!!!!
Wow. they looked adorable and they looked like working in an office.
OMG! I just zoomed in and saw that their shirts are searsucker! That totally ROCKS!
Yeah, I know…
Anyway I’m not one to talk. I used to have a cat who loved to own balloons. I’d tie one around his tummy and he’d walk all around the house purring and showing it off. Once, I even knitted him a scarf. I don’t think he liked it as much as the balloons. Maybe it was itchy.
He looks so dapper.
I’ve been begging the hubs for a kitty. NOW I know why!
Every Christmas each cat except Robert gets to wear the magical christmas hat and bow tie and get their picture taken to be sent out to family and friends. The Dog too…
On Patriot Football game nights Shaney the lucky cat gets to wear his Patriots Jersesy and get posted to Facebook for good luck!
This reminded me of a comic on The Oatmeal.com called The Bob’s. They are evil office cats who make everyone’s life miserable. You’d get a kick out of it. (if you haven’t already seen it, that is)
Do a photo shoot with the cats in suits and then make a line on zazzle about how bow ties are cool, and not only will you have a defense, but you’ll have profit. Not sure where copy right falls on this though. Not how this compares to putting a bird on it.
Bowties on cats are easy! Now, if you could get them to hold little coffee cups and ask for TPA reports I’d be impressed.
Holy crap! Love it! So cute!
You should really let the cats know that seersucker should only be worn in the spring and summer seasons.
More flair! They definitely need more flair. But the bowties are totally cool start.
Ermagerd, the cat on the left with his little paws together. Gonna die.
I just can’t help it, I LOVE cats in costumes. Now I know I am not alone. : ) Thanks for the laugh this morning.
I love the look. I received a sombrero this Christmas for my cat. I will now have to google suits for cats.
I really, really wish my co-workers were cats. With only a few exceptions, cats would be a vast improvement. Or even better, how about cats in management – LOVE IT!
Hahaha this is amazing xx
This one really made me laugh.
I think this is the first time Hunter looks uncomfortable about what you have done to him.
I am thinking that at some point, either Victor will have a book in him or he will need therapy…LOL.
I love it! We were always known as the crazy cat family growing up. We had at least 5 cats at any given time and yes, they hated being dressed up. They looked so cute that it was totally worth getting scratched and clawed while trying to squeeze a Cabbage Patch dress down over their ears.
Seersucker can be difficult to pull off, particularly in winter, but they wear it well.
Your cats are dressed more professionally than the majority of people at my office.
How did you manage this without them trying to yank it off immediately? My cats try to rip off anything that even looks like it’s THINKING about being on them.
Thank you, thank you. Hubby is away, kids (3 boys) are rebelling. I needed to laugh so loud I snort in front of a bunch of strangers, who in turn stare at me.
Well, I would have preferred regular ties and chucks, but I can see how that would get awkward at the litterbox… Victor must have the best life EVER. His burdle is lightened by daily hilarity.
Well look at the Swankie McSwankerston’s! I’m usually not a bowtie kind of person, but the cats are making me rethink my position.
My coworkers are nudists. It’s not just a fact of my not buying them clothes, it’s a deeply held philosophy. When I ask them what I should wear they sigh deeply and tell me to give in to nudity.
Please tell me where you got these suits! I am house-sitting for my niece, and I really want her cats to be wearing these when she returns from her trip.
OMG cute! I went back to work and I miss my feline coworkers. We never played dress up though.
damn it. my husband keeps NOT letting me buy a bowtie for one of our cats. he would look so fucking handsome in it.
What’s even more amazing is that your cats LET you put them in suits. And that they didn’t immediately start writhing and running in circles in order to escape them.
My boyfriend is allergic to cats, and sometimes that makes me want to punch him.
It’s not fair. I want to dress my cat up in suits and bowties, and take him for walks, and put him in the Christmas stocking for annual Christmas cards, and teach him to play fetch.
But noooooooooooooo……..I have to chose the man I love over the cat I don’t have.
Where is the justice?
Really, 366 people commented on this!!
I only came in because this was on some world’s best blog’s site.
Guess they have an entirely different opinion to me.
The only thing cooler then a bowtie is a fez. I wear a fez, fezzes are cool.
They look like soda jerks from the 1950s. Adorable!
best post this week – i totally needed that. . . b/c. .. you know
Tots adorb. You’ve got half of a barbershop cat-tet there.
Having just finished your book (reviewing it for BHBC next week!), I have to say – at least they’re alive and not taxidermied. Spellcheck says that taxidermied is not a word, but you know what I mean.
I’ve been desperately dreaming of getting my Beagle a necktie, and everyone keeps trying to talk me out of it! NO LONGER. He’s getting one. Thank you, Jenny.
P.S. I just searched for “dog neckties” and was momentarily confused when neckties for humans came up, just with pictures of dogs on them. I guess this says a lot about me. :/
I bet it was cat nip. I bet you got them off their whiskers on cat nip then dressed ’em up and photographed them before they remembered who they were The old “get ’em pissed and take compromising pics” trick strikes again. An oldie but a goodie.
OK all I can think is… where can I get my cat a suit like that??
They’d be a hit at a Dr Who convention.
I just sent a link of this to my boyfriend with the following subject line: “I have found a blogger who could be our friend”. My boyfriend does not work in an office and spends his time at home with our 20 pound cat. He often calls me and tells me about their board meetings and how I will receive an emeow (email) recapping the minutes.
I need to know where you got these. I need to put my cat in a suit. NEED.
D’ awwww. Smitten.
if you can get them to wear a fez you are god lol
Looks adorable! 🙂