Elton John, Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton…the finest wigs money can buy. And they still look hideous.
Seems plenty of people are willing to trick out their felines in a $50 toupee. Just ask Julie Jackson, founder of Kitty Wigs.
Yes, wigs for cats. How do people come up with these things? Jackson says her day job was causing her stress. So after work she’d unwind by turning on loud music, putting a wig on herself and her Siamese, Boone, and dancing around the room. In time, she decided to let the world in on their secret.
To join them, check out KittyWigs.com. Each rug comes with a wig case and a hairnet to maintain luster and shape. There are instructions for “hair” care. And for that all-important pictorial, every Kitty Wig purchase includes suggested poses from professional photographers. For those days when the star is in no mood to pose, a handy mouse rattle is available. (We’re not making this up.)
Jackson warns that wigs should be worn under strict human supervision, in case your cat isn’t as wild about its new look as you are. Wigs should be introduced slowly, to avoid “cat shock.”
Among the most popular Kitty Wig creations are Pink Passion, Bashful Blonde and Electric Blue. Pink Passion transports your cat to the “land of cotton candy and pinwheels, where the air smells like sugar kisses.”
Twenty percent of Jackson’s profits are donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.