Sunday, December 14, 2008

Put Me Down As an Ewwwwww! Person

Is your beloved pet particularly hairy? Does she shed fur all over your clothes and carpet? Well don't let all that soft, luxurious "wool" go to waste! Let Catty Shack Creations transform it into a beautiful accessory!

For the past few years, Catty Shack Creations has been spinning excess dog and cat fur into lovely handbags. Of course, as the company's founder readily admits in the video above, there are some folks (the Ewww People) who find the whole thing disgusting. But the Catty Shack Creations website insists that hair taken from dogs and cats is much cleaner than the wool sheared from sheep.

OK, I buy that, but I don't usually spend a lot of time with sheep. Wouldn't your cat be a little creeped out if you start walking around with a purse made from her hair? And if that thought doesn't bother you, why stop with pets? Why not collect the hair from your sister's hairbrush and have it woven into a scarf?

Perhaps I'm taking this too far. If you're not an Ewww Person, you can order your "Catty Shack Creations" here.

Sunday Bonus Story: Read about Frankie, Britain's hardest working cat burglar.


Anonymous she who must not be named said...

Yikes...I'm definitely an ewww! person. That just seems kind of sick to me. How can you run around carrying a bag made out of your pet's fur?!

Yay, Freddie! He must be waaay smarter than my cats....

12:24 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

Okey-dokey then.....
I like cotton :)

12:26 PM  
Anonymous jenna said...

That is so cool! I wish I knew how too do that. (Bt the way, good luck YewToo, sounds like you'll need it.)

12:44 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

That's strange how "About 15 of them are all the same leopard.". I mean, not everyone in town is going to have the same toy. Maybe he's stealing some from a store.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

I'm a COOL!!! person...sorry. :-)

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Ananka, you sure have changed. You used to write all the time in the comments (even useing smileys) then you almost stopped completly, and now your starting up again. (Just look at the "Hamsters are Evil" comments in April 2007.) Unless, of course, that wasn't you.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Anonymous: I usually comment if someone asks a question! ;)

1:28 PM  
Blogger Dahlia said...

Ugh, that's just gross. :P I would never want something made of my pet's fur... not that I have a pet. :'(

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ewwww! People- it's not like they're making purses out of dead cats!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh. (So you know, I'm not saying it's a bad thing.)

8:28 PM  
Blogger Dame Orchid said...

I think it's weird to make purses and other things out of your pets hair.
I prefer cotton. :)

9:06 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

OMG That cat they shaved, looks EXACTLY like my cat!!!!!! Except; my one's not shaved. You can see my cat on my blog if you want.

The cats are so lovely, all Persian cats. I would NEVER get my cats fur made into a handbag. EVER! Imagine when my cat dies! I'll be staring at the bag.... Oh my god, my cat's fur. My DEAD cat's fur. Then I'll be SO sad! I won't want to keep the bag anymore. Then I'll be thinking, what a waste... I shaved my poor cat for this, and now I'm throwing it away.

I am an EWWWWWWWWWW! Person too.
BTW: Look at my cats on my blog!!!
It's here:

12:40 AM  
Blogger chocokiss said...

I love that!!!! I think its totally awesome

from Slovakia

5:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Irregular Kiki: My dog died and I still have a bit of her fur. I'm GLAD I have her fur. Because even though she's gone, I still have a bit of her left.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Nellie said...

I know someone with a guinea pig who once said that when he died, she was going to make him into a fur hat! ROFL

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, when I first read the post I didn't think it was that absurd, but then I saw the video and....
....I became an Ewww person.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhhh... WOW.

Just imagine how many crazy cat ladies that business will attract...

7:05 PM  
Blogger falcon said...

Crazy cat ladies is right.

ME= Ewwwwwwwww person.


8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just going to leave the Catty Shack Creations thing alone. O.o

The story about Frankie was too funny! I can just imagine him sneaking through an open window like a human cat burglar. Hey, I know what my next story's going to be! Thanks, Kirsten, you just cured my writer's block!! WHOO-HOO! XD

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Undiscovered Universe said...

I'm not an ewwwww person.
But I think that the cool people that were interveiwed were a little creepy. Like I-live-alone-with-only-my-30-cats-for-company type of people.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I.... Don't know what to say... That person is smart, wacky, crazy, and a genius.... O-o"

12:04 AM  
Blogger sprizzle said...


I signed up for this email book club thing, and the current book is...

The Empress's Tomb..

Now I wonder where I've heard that book before..

11:08 AM  
Blogger Lexi said...

I want a dog-hair sweater!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Revrend Billy(OMG! this is so weired. go to . its sooooooooooooooo weired.) said...

i get that some people want a little bit of there pet after it dies, but COME ON! if u luv ur pet so much, then why dont u make it an altar or somtin! cats r cute, and i love mi dog, but that is a litle crazy.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

The Reverend Billy is quite famous in New York. I've seen him on the street quite a few times!

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay... I wasn't an ewww person at first, but then 'when he gets put to sleep I'll be able to carry around a part of him" that is just creapy!!!

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Lovettbeatle said...

Kind of like Sweeney Todd.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike said...

I am an eww person... that is so gross.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Persephone said...

Ooh! I totally want one of those!

7:25 PM  
Anonymous E-star said...

In a very, very small Swedish village it's tradition to make jewellery out of hair. They make other things like decorations and socks (!) as well. I am the proud owner of a necklace made out of silver and my own hair. But before I bought it I made it sure that it's my hair and my hair only.

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that is soooo cool
Its saves that cat hair that you would throw away I wish I could do it.
The thing is that its $50-500!!
*blink blink* Thats a lot for cat hair!
But put me down as a AWWH person.

7:06 PM  

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