Kitty’s New Hat

Before Christmas, Harland said he wanted to photograph Kitty as Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. About a year ago, we dressed Kitty up as a turkey, and since she enjoyed that so much (not!), the reindeer idea seemed like a good one to me. Alas, I was not able to find any reindeer antlers in the store in Kitty size, but I did find something better.

An Elmer Fudd hat with a fleece lining and earflaps.

Perfect to keep her ears warm when she slips outside in the winter. Once we got it on her (it was a 2 man job), Kitty made disgruntled sounds to let us know just how displeased she was with the antics of the humans.

But before we took the hat off, we decided to give it a test drive and send her outside. It’s been snowing here all day and about 20 degrees – a perfect time to find out if the hat will keep her head warm.


Me:   Shhh Kitty, this is research.

Kitty:   *Grumble grumble* …. Alright, already – let’s get this over with!! 

I expected Kitty to sulk by the door when she went outside, but instead, she forgot all about the hat because there were birds hopping about in the snow.

Kitty:   “K – kk – kkk”

Kitty:   “K – kkk – kk -kkk”

 I’d say the hat is a success, wouldn’t you?

Happy New Year everyone!



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20 Responses

  1. Cameo says:


    Love the hat..

    I love the Kitty posts

    Happy New Year

  2. Cameo says:

    Love the hat..

    When I need good laugh, all I have to do is look at Kitty in her hat.

    very funny

    Happy New Year All

  3. Alica says:

    Looks great, Kitty! Happy New Year!

  4. evelyn says:

    cute, cute, cute! But she does look a little disgruntled; heh, heh

  5. Kelly says:

    OMG is that hilarious! She looks adorable!
    Happy New Year!

  6. Kathy S. says:

    Love this! Kitty is hilarious in her hat. Happy New Year, Suzanne!

  7. Dianna says:

    Neat pictures!
    Happy New Year to you, Harland and Kitty!

  8. Is there a support group to help you or more importantly, Kitty?

    Ha! Have a Happy New Year.

  9. Lynne says:

    I love all your posts, but the kitty ones are my favorites. That hat is so cute, and to see her in it, outside…hilarious! Thanks for a great post to close out 2012. Happy 2013 to you, Harland, and Kitty.

  10. Louise S says:

    Hmmm, sort of cute, but………sorry, I’m with Kitty on this one. Ixnay on the at-hay. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! 🙂

  11. Glenda says:


  12. Carol says:

    Kitty knows fashion, or plans to take flying lessons. Happy new year everybody.

  13. LOL!!!!! My cat chatters when she sees birds out the window, too (We call that “kitty tv”.) Happy New Year to you and Harland and Kitty.

  14. Debbie says:

    Love it!,

  15. Debbie says:

    We love Kitty stories. She could have her own blog!

  16. Glyndalyn says:

    Happy New Year to you, Harland, Kitty, and the calves.

  17. Tina says:

    She is very sweet in her new hat. She likes hers just as much as mine like theirs. Mine have a sunvisor and a cowboy hat.
    Happy New Year everyone!!

  18. Mrs. H says:

    ha! ha! ha! :0) lol

    That is hilarious! You and Harland should use that for a greeting card!

  19. Mandy says:

    Love it! Thank for making me laugh! Happy New Year! =)

  20. Rebecca says:

    How funny! I have a cat, but there’s no way she’d let me put a hat on her. I just found your site because I’m moving to Kansas soon. I googled “gardening on the Kansas prairie” and somehow ended up with your blog. I’m so glad!

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