Uhmm, we had painted cats. We have lion cuts. Now we have something between the two: fancy feline haircuts. My first thought was: are these genuine? Are they another example of clever Photoshop editing? Years ago, for a while, people were fooled into believing that “painted cats” were actually painted cats! There were not but there was an outcry about it. People were also fascinated by painted cats.
I am sure there will be complaints about this too, if they are real.
They look real enough. There is at least one thing that is odd about these pictures and why I lean towards the thought that they might be fake and Photoshopped images.
Cats (and one dog) looking this extraordinary would have been photographed by a single photographer in one place because the haircuts would have been done by one person. It would take a lot of skill to do these. However, these cats are ordinary pictures of cats in ordinary but different situations. They could therefore be photographs of ordinary cats with ordinary fur that were edited on a computer.
Also fur does not stand up on end so well that it can be cut like this – does it? Or, perhaps if it is genuine some sort of gel was applied to the fur.
What do you think?
- Are they real?
- Are they an abuse (real or not real)?
My thanks to Sarah Hartwell for telling me about this.