Aby-a-Day – July 26: Cat ears (Fashion Friday)

Last weekend at ArtBeat, I wore one of my sets of cat ears. I always get a lot of comments on my cat ears.

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And that is because, quite frankly, they’re awesome. They were made by Nox Hyde, who I found on DeviantArt but who also happens to have an Etsy shop.

These are my first pair, the Red-Brown-Black Cat Ears. They’re suede with feathers inside to make the hair inside the ears.

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Here’s a photo that John Rutherford of Ataraxia Abyssinians took of me in Stamford with them on. They are comfortable enough to wear all day long, even at a cat show – and I’m a person who doesn’t like wearing hats or hair accessories!

This is my second pair, the Brown Cat Ears, made of leather with goat hide for the hair. They look so much like Jacoby’s ears. I got these recently, so ArtBeat was their maiden voyage.

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It’s funny but, sometimes cats kind of freak out when they see a human wearing kitty ears.

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This Scottish Fold, for example, could not stop staring!

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I’d say it was just ear-envy with the Folds, but this Foldie’s straight-eared sister couldn’t take her eyes off me, either.

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This Maine Coon was also mesermerised by my cat ears, which were almost as big as his!

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Even Stan’s Buddy wasn’t sure what to make of my ears.

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Jake doesn’t seem to mind them, though.

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Nope.

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They really don’t seem to bother him at all.