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Would you wear a sweater made from your cat's fur?

post #1 of 24
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This is a serious question. I brush my longhaired cat daily and remove an abundant amout of fur. The other night we had a tailor over to our house and she commented on the beautiful coat that Persi had and asked me what I was doing with all of the fur I was removing. Well, I had been just throwing it away but she told me that she could make a most beautiful sweater or even coat out of the fur if I would save it. Of course I would have to save it for quite some time but I remove two handfuls daily and the tailor predicted within a year that she could make something truly beautiful. So now I am thinking, would this be sick or would it in fact be quite the tribute to your cat to announce to people that you were wearing your cat? There are a lot of people that object to fur coats but it seems to me this is different, I have to remove the fur daily anyway so why not save it? So, I am saving it, I do not know if I will ever do anything with it but DW tells me she would be proud to wear something like that. What do you think? I would be greatly influenced by what TCS members thought about this.
post #2 of 24
I am allergic, so no!
post #3 of 24
I really don't know. It is a serious question. My first instinct would be no, it's just too wierd. But everyone has their own opinion, I just don't think I could do it.
post #4 of 24
No I don't think I would want to. Just seems strange to me plus I'm not a sweater person any way.
post #5 of 24
i wear sweaters COVERED in cat fur everyday I would maybe have a scarf made, but not a sweater
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
i wear sweaters COVERED in cat fur everyday I would maybe have a scarf made, but not a sweater
That's exactly what I was thinking---my sweaters already LOOK like they're made from my cat's fur...
post #7 of 24
With the amount of fur I brush off Whitey I could make a replica of him. I'd rather do that then a sweater.
post #8 of 24
I saw something similar on a TV show. The guy had an old dog that he adored, and had been saving the fur from brushing. He gave it to a woman who made a wonderful yarn from the fur, and then he had the yarn knitted into a hat. That way he could always have his companion and friend with him. The hat turned out really nice, and he said it was the softest thing he had ever worn.

I don't know if I would do a sweater, but a hat or scarf I would definitely consider.
post #9 of 24
Well I don't think I would wear it but it would be a nice thing to have after they are no longer with us.
post #10 of 24
I'm with Abbysmom, I think it would make me wheeze!

That sounds crazy from a crazy cat lady who has 8 cats...but it's just the loose hair that bothers me...I only have a problem if I don't vacuum often enough. I think the sweater would have me reaching for the Benadryl.

But anyway, it sounds cute but I'd have to pass.
post #11 of 24
I think it would be a little weird... I mean, I would be kinda creeped out if someone offered to make a sweater for Zissou out of my hair! But what matters is what your wife thinks-- if she wants a sweater made out of Persi's fur, then do it, and who cares what other people think? If it would be made the way I am assuming it would be, it wouldn't look like anything different unless you told people.
post #12 of 24
I wear so much of my cats' fur already - it would be a nice thing to have such a soft, luxurious sweater that I don't have to worry about getting cat fur on!

I think it's a great idea as long as no kitties are harmed in the making of the sweater - recycle, recycle!
post #13 of 24
I would say no since I have probably breathed in or ate enough cat fur in my daily life to have a fur coat on the inside.
post #14 of 24
No sweater or hat or scarf for me. What I would make it into would be a throw of some sort...like an afghan or just something you can carry with you or keep on your bed. I think that would be better than a sweater...but that's just my idea you know...if you want a sweater...then have her make a sweater.

Hilda >^..^<
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Hilda>^..^< View Post
No sweater or hat or scarf for me. What I would make it into would be a throw of some sort...like an afghan or just something you can carry with you or keep on your bed. I think that would be better than a sweater...but that's just my idea you know...if you want a sweater...then have her make a sweater.

Hilda >^..^<


I could never wear something made of fur. I know no one was hurt to make it but it just does not feel right. I would though love to curl up with a blanket of Karmas fur. It would be a nice reminer when the time comes to say goodbye to her. I could have something forever that would feel and smell like her.

I often wonder about things like that. Now you can get a man made diamond made from the ashes of loved ones. That seems kind of cold but a blanket would be warm and fuzzy
post #16 of 24
No, I don't think I would wear a sweater made out of any of my cats fur.

Oddly enough a guy I work with suggested that I save my OWN hair, and make a sweater out of it. He said he knew a girl who did that. I told him "No Thank You".
post #17 of 24
I am going to say..........no. Too weird for me
post #18 of 24
Another allergic here - and that's just a little too strange for me too! I throw the cat fur outside in the spring - the birdies love it to line their nests with - keeps the babies nice and warm and comfy!
post #19 of 24
I think having something knitted with cat fur yarn is a lot less freaky than having him stuffed or freeze dried after he dies.

I've seen stories about people who have done this. I love him to pieces but that would be too much.
post #20 of 24
Considering that I manage to take a little black, gray or white cat hair with me wherever I go, don't think there's any need for a sweater!
post #21 of 24
Probably not, if only because I never wear the color of my cats' fur.

I might, if I had a cat who had rainbow fur!
post #22 of 24
If you go through with the sweater idea, I wouldn't openly advertise that your wearing cat fur yarn. Firstly, it could gross some people out. Secondly, if it did turn out really well, you don't want any entrepeneurs out there getting ideas of kidnapping cats for thier fur.

Personally, I would go for a blanket or pillow instead. That way it stays at home for your own enjoyment. Plus it's kept somewhat private.

I wonder what your cat at home would think of this item? Or other cats? Would they love sleeping on it, hiss at it, be afraid of it, or worse pee on it!
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Fred&Nermal View Post
If you go through with the sweater idea, I wouldn't openly advertise that your wearing cat fur yarn.
Yeah, that's kind of my thought. It's a sweet idea, but something I wouldn't personally do, and I think it may freak other people out. Not that you should rely too much on other people's opinions, but still, might not be good to walk around telling every last person you're wearing your cat. I do think it might be nicer to do the scarf/blanket idea, because then you can have a bit of him but not have to WEAR it.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Persi View Post
This is a serious question. I brush my longhaired cat daily and remove an abundant amout of fur. The other night we had a tailor over to our house and she commented on the beautiful coat that Persi had and asked me what I was doing with all of the fur I was removing. Well, I had been just throwing it away but she told me that she could make a most beautiful sweater or even coat out of the fur if I would save it. Of course I would have to save it for quite some time but I remove two handfuls daily and the tailor predicted within a year that she could make something truly beautiful. So now I am thinking, would this be sick or would it in fact be quite the tribute to your cat to announce to people that you were wearing your cat? There are a lot of people that object to fur coats but it seems to me this is different, I have to remove the fur daily anyway so why not save it? So, I am saving it, I do not know if I will ever do anything with it but DW tells me she would be proud to wear something like that. What do you think? I would be greatly influenced by what TCS members thought about this.
As I mentioned, I greatly value your input. After reading your replies I think that what I am going to do is to continue saving his fur as I brush it out each day and then perhaps do nothing, but after reading your thoughts on here, I think I would then opt for a blanket or tapestry to hang on the wall. I think that would be a nice tribute and would be something not worn. (Allergies is not an issue around here because Persi practically sleeps in our face every night.) Also, the tailor never mentioned a price for an engineering feat like this which I imagine would be quite considerable.

Yes, I still think I would like to do something with his fur like an elegant tapestry on the wall that would not freak anybody out and we would always have this tribute to our cat which we could keep secret if we decided to do so.
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