Top 10 Images of Cats Wearing Shoes

I often wonder how things start off in life then don’t like the answer. Take Puss in boots, it was once called “The Master Cat” by Charles Perrault and was a French fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his master. But that is a boring and rather a dark story to start a Caturday post, so I like to think that the original writer of the “The Master Cat” once saw his cat actually trying on his boots and was inspired to write a book about it. If he was alive today maybe one of these would be his inspiration…


Top 10 Images of Cats Wearing Shoes

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Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

10 – “Yeah I’m borrowing your shoes, have you not seen what the dog does in the garden?”

Fact: The term pantomime originates from the Greek ‘pantomimos’ which was originally a solo dancer who “copied all” (mimic). These performances were often accompanied by songs and instrumental music.

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

9 – “See! I told you they would look better on me. You just made them look stupid!”

Fact: The Brothers Grimm collected the Snow White story in 1810 and published their first edition in two parts in 1812 and then in 1814. A few years later when they published the second edition their collection was wildly popular and sold out quickly.

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

8 – “Summertime + New Sandals = Let’s hit the beach!”

Fact: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first animated feature to become widely successful within the English-speaking world and the first to be filmed in technicolour.

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

7 – “I need new shoes, something a little bit….more me.”

Fact: Roald Dahl’s book Revolting Rhymes rewrote the Snow White story in a more modern way. In this version, Snow White was a savvy young woman who stole the magic mirror to help the dwarfs gamble on winning horses!

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

6 – “I am the original puss in boots, all those others are copy cats!”

Fact: In some versions of the Snow White story, the dwarfs are robbers, while the magic mirror represents dialogue with the sun or moon!

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

5 – “…Oh, busted! …I was…uuummmm…keeping them warm for you that is all.”

Fact: It is believed that the first pantomime ever performed was staged at Lincoln’s Inn Fields Theatre in 1714, and was called Harlequin Sorcerer. It was produced by actor John Rich, who is credited with giving pantomime its name.

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

4 – “I know they are backwards because I intend to walk backwards making them right!”

Fact: The Cinderella story we know today was written by Charles Perrault in 1697, based on a traditional folk tale. Although one well-known element of the tale is the glass slipper the heroine leaves behind her at the ball, it is likely that the slipper was actually made of squirrel fur!

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

3 – “Are you sure these don’t make me look…big boned?!?”

Fact: It is traditional in pantomime for villains to enter from stage left and heroes from stage right. This dates back to medieval mystery plays, where the left of the stage represented hell and the right, heaven.

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

2 – “No hang on! We will go jogging, I just need a small 10hr cat nap first.”

Fact: Pantomime dames men playing female characters and dressed in outrageous clothing began to appear in panto in the early 19th century, with the renowned clown Joseph Grimaldi playing the baron’s wife in an 1820 performance of Cinderella.

Cat Wearing Shoes
Cat Wearing Shoes

1 – “It is Caturday night, so let’s party girlfriends!!!”

Fact: By the early 1800s, the pantomime’s classical stories were often supplanted by stories adapted from European fairy tales, classic English literature or nursery rhymes.

54 thoughts on “Top 10 Images of Cats Wearing Shoes”

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  2. Is it just me or do some of them really look good in the shoes? A cat looking good in shoes is something I did not think I would ever see.

  3. What a stupid thing to do to an animal! Honestly, owners — you have less intelligence than your poor cats.

  4. Hubby is allergic so regrettably none now. It may have been more like 3,400 cats, but we had 3 mommas at once and they nursed each other’s babies because I don’t think they truly knew which kittens were whose. And you have cats that die in interesting ways when you’ve had so many – regular running over in the street, stray dog eating the cat, etc. But we had 2 cats that found their way into the dryer and a myriad of other awful things. It was heartbreaking as a kid….

    Cats have some kinda gland in the corner of their mouth that they ‘mark their territory’ with. That’s why you’ll see them sidling up to everything in the vicinity, rubbing that scent all over so the other cats know who’s who. But I think they also rub all in the shoes because they smell like their people.

  5. More things a cat’s crazy human will do. However, I thoroughly enjoyed them and the captions really great. love the one who wonders if the red shoes make him/her look big boned. The expressions are priceless.

  6. Cat number 10 is actually my boy, Orlando – can be seen on my blog sans shoes! When did you sneak in and catch him doing that? And also, those aren’t my shoes – Russell, what are you wearing these days??

  7. Once more I was making an energetic and thoughtful attempt to choose my fav, and I decided they are all great! Thanks for bringing a smile to my day.

  8. Hmm…toss up between Wellington’s and Scottish Fold- I have one for you, and a picture to get you started: Cats Wearing Bow Ties :). I can send the pic if you find 9 others

Which one did you like?