The world is divided between people who LOVE Halloween and those who really couldn’t care less – and I think most cats fall in the latter category.
And of the first category, there is a small sub-section who are almost more keen at the prospect of dressing their pets up than of finding a costume of their own.
Some dogs really do seem to like it, but if you costume your cat, it needs to be done with caution, and for short periods only.
but the skeleton sort of took over....
Google "Halloween costumes for cats", and you’ll get an enormous array – most of which your cat will not appreciate.
Anything that bends the ears or gets in the way of the whiskers will not stay on for long.
Sanctuary photographer Karen knows both which cats will or won’t tolerate dress-up, and how small a dress-up can be effective.
She has found a collection of costumes that can be dropped over the cat very quickly; things that don’t involve putting paws through armholes or covering the whole head.
No whiskers were bent in the taking of these pictures, and some cats seemed to enjoy a moment of show-off – but for all of them, it was a very brief encounter with fancy wear.