A friend sent me this picture today with this note: I’m having a hard time believing it’s for real. If it is, I’m wondering how much sedation they had to use on the model and imagining masked cats frantically reversing like insane bumper cars.
For some reason, I just can’t stop laughing, and on the list of all the things cats don’t like, laughing at them is pretty close to the top. There’s no way my cat would let me put this on her. “The instructions say: Working from behind animals head, hold side tabs and slip muzzle over face and eyes.” I think they’re missing some steps.
Look closely at the photo, which is not retouched. The handler has some obvious war wounds.
In my house, it would work like this:
Step 1: Catch and sedate cat
Step 2: Attempt to put muzzle on cat
Step 3: Release angry cat, apply Mercurochrome to bite wounds on hands
Step 4: Locate cat behind sofa, lure out with treats
Step 5: Sedate cat some more
Step 6: Attempt to put muzzle on cat again
Step 7: Release yowling cat, bandage lacerations on hands and arms
Step 8: Locate cat under bed, attempt to lure out with more treats
Step 9: Wait for cat to take the bait
Step 10: Give up on cat muzzle, and sedate self.
This may reduce cat bites, if, and when, you actually get it on the kitty, but she is certainly going to make you pay for trying.
(In case you don’t believe this, here’s their website)