Monday, July 6, 2009

Cats Made Of Rabbits

I was at The Peach Tree which is the best place to stop off of Highway 5 as their vintage lunch box and thermos collection rules.

While perusing their gift shop I spotted some super realistic looking cats, like too realistic looking. "Is this some kind of cat taxidermy?" I thought. I picked one up and saw the quality assurance. This cat was made with 100% real genuine rabbit fur!

Some things are so weird the weirdness can't hit you all at once. I was halfway back to Sacramento when it occurred to me how very bizarre it is to make cats out of rabbits. They're killing a live, real animal and reassembling it's carcass to look like another animal. Amazing. They killed rabbits and made cats out of them.

To make one animal out of another is indeed the height of human ingenuity. Do me a favor though. If you see the flying saucers landing, if the aliens are invading, HIDE THE CATS MADE OF RABBITS! If an advanced civilization is assessing our value and potential I think it will be tough to explain Auschwitz, Hiroshima and the Trail of Tears but I think they will understand tribalism and warfare. I'm pretty sure cats made of rabbits will label us suitable only for soup-stock.


Amelyn said...

I had one of these. I put it in front of my (real) cat, she thought it was a real cat and she spat at it. Then, she was so angry because we were laughing at her.

JamiSings said...

I don't think they KILL the rabbits. They SHAVE them. Just like you'd shave them to get angora for a sweater.

Ravenwngs said...

Don't fool yourself, they kill the rabbits.

Anonymous said...

... Why didn't they just make them out of cats? How would that have been any worse than killing a rabbit?