In Bread Cats
by Elisa Black-Taylor
Furbys in bread cat photo
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?