In Bread Cats

In Bread Cats

by Elisa Black-Taylor
(USA)

Furbys in bread cat photo

Furbys in bread cat photo

Furbys in bread cat photo Furby looking VERY confused Marley wouldn't be still

The first I heard on in bread cats was in a personal email a few months ago. I thought the spelling was incorrect and I'd be seeing some poor deformed cat that was the product of inbreeding. I was shocked to see a cat with a piece of bread wrapped around its head.

I now know in bread cats has gone viral. I'm not sure yet whether this is done as entertainment or just another form of cat abuse.

To in bread your cat, you must take a piece of loaf bread and cut a hole in the middle. The hole should be large enough to slip over your cats head but not so large as to go over the ears.

After you've chased your confused cat around the house and stuck a piece of loaf bread on its head, you then take a picture of your cat and post it to one of the many websites featuring these cats.

Curiosity got the best of me for the simple reason I love to use my own photography in an article whenever possible.

I took a few pictures of Furby and Marley with the bread. Let me tell you about that experience, which will be the first and only time I ever attempt this.

My experience was comical, to say the least.

First I took a piece of bread and tore out most of the middle, which I fed to my dog Cody. Marley was my first victim-um-model. She tore the bread right away, so that piece was tossed in the floor for Cody.

I took a knife and cut the center out of the next piece of bread. As I was attempting to place this piece on Marley's face, Cody jumped up and grabbed it out of my hands. Two strikes...

I took the third piece of bread and cut the center out of it. I had Laura come over to help me by distracting Marley with the Nutra-Stat she loves as a treat. Marley was too interested in her treat to be still long enough for me to slip the bread over her face.

I did manage to get one somewhat decent picture of her for this article. Then I gave up on her.

I turned around to find Furby on the feeding bar, checking out what I was doing. I looked at Furby and he looked at me and I called his name. He gave me his expression that means "uck oh" and turned to leave.

At this point I grabbed his head with my left hand and slipped the bread over his face with my right hand. Then I grabbed my cell phone with my right hand and took a few pictures of him. He actually did much better than I expected him to do.

I've come to the conclusion that the cats used in the in bread cat photos aren't under nearly as much stress as the person trying to get the picture. I'd like to know how many attempts it takes and how many pieces of bread are sacrificed for the perfect picture.

This cat lady is going back to chasing her cats with the cell phone camera. The bread can stay in the bag where it belongs. Much to the disappointment of my bread lover dog Cody.

What do the readers here think about this new fad? Do you consider it harmless or is it some weird form of cat abuse?

Elisa

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Feb 05, 2012
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Monty would eat the bread
by: Ruth (Monty's Mom)

Monty probably wouldn't mind this, because he would probably just try to eat the bread. There isn't much he won't eat. He still thinks he's a starving feral.

Furby can look so goofy in some of his pictures, I don't think you need the "inbread" look to get a goofy picture of him. I hope he's feeling better!


Feb 05, 2012
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Furby was relieved
by: Elisa

A lot of you don't know Furbys on B-Complex injections every 10 days for his appetite. He lost a lot of weight when he was sick. So the alternative to the bread was my grabbing him by the back of the neck suspending his feet while Laura poked him with a needle. So compared to that a piece of bread over his head was a relief.


Feb 05, 2012
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Split my sides
by: Edward

Man Ive split my sides at you Leanne saying cats are better off without bread on their heads and the punishments yours would deal out if you tried.

I thought ours were bad enough saying you just try it man and youll get bit.

ROFLOL

Ed


Feb 05, 2012
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my cats - no way
by: leanne

the thought of trying to do this to minty, my once abandoned cat, just dos'nt bear thinking about. i think i'd end up needing plastic surgery for the scarring. lenny would never forgive me, pat maybe would sit long enough for me to do it, but would then plot some fiendish revenge and henry my youngest would probably eat a full loaf before i got anywhere. i just dont think i'd bother. i'm thinking they're better off without bread on the head anyway.


Feb 04, 2012
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Sorry Furby I had to laugh
by: Edward

Man its not funny for him I know but Furbys face is a long sufering picture as if hes saying lets get this photo done with for the good of all cats.

My parents would say man its alright to laugh with the cats but not at them but I think Furby might be secretly laughing with us man.

I think any of our cats would bite me if I put a holy slice of bread on their heads but I wouldnt do it any way

Ed


Feb 03, 2012
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Long suffering faces
by: Anonymous

I saw the in-bread photo on Facebook a while back and couldn't help but chuckle, and seeing poor old Furby's long suffering face has made me chuckle again, bless them sometimes cats do allow us a little joke at their expense, well done Furby and slightly well done Marley. I tried like mad to get walter or Jozef to put a santa hat on for 30 seconds to have their photo taken with the Felix catfood I won, but they flatly refused unless I got them an agent.

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Feb 03, 2012
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Brave Furby
by: Walter and Jozef

Furby you are so brave letting yourself be inbread to illustrate your mammies article, if our mammies tried to do that to us we wouldn't speak to them for days.

We think all us cats should get together and stand on our dignity and tell everyone cats don't like to wear silly things and be laughed at.

I hope your bravery stops people from being so stupid and they let all cats be cats because plain and simple what we like to be are WYSIWYGs.


Feb 03, 2012
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This is embarrassing
by: Furby the Feral Feline

This is SO embarrassing! That's all I have to say. And to think my poor wife Marley was dragged into this too! This is NOT how I planned to come out of retirement...


Feb 03, 2012
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Viral
by: Michael

This made me laugh. I know you spell better than me! So it couldn't be the spelling that was wrong. I wish I had had this idea.

I think we should put our heads together and think of another play on words relating to cats that will become viral. Love that word "viral".



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