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Not-at-all Wordless Wednesday: Why doesn’t my cat hate his pet bandana more?

An orange cat sleeps in a cat bed by a window. A white bandana bordered in blue is draped over him like a blanket.

Canelo’s bandana reads: “Canelo: Not as cuddly as you’d think.” (Photo: Shala Howell)

It’s Monopoly time at our local Safeway. This year, for the first time ever, we won something.

Presenting Canelo’s brand new, free-except-for-shipping, pet bandana from Shutterfly.

Canelo wouldn’t let me put it on him for the photo shoot. The best I could do was wait for him to fall asleep and then drape it over him like a blanket.

An orange cat sleeps in a cat bed by a window. A white bandana bordered in blue is draped over him like a blanket.
Canelo’s bandana reads: “Canelo: Not as cuddly as you’d think.” (Photo: Shala Howell)

When he woke up, Canelo pulled off the bandana and gave me the standard tail flick reproach.

Same cat in a cat bed with the bandana crumpled under his paws.
“I am never wearing this thing again, CatMom. Don’t even try.” (Photo: Shala Howell)

Fast forward a few hours… My daughter got home from school, and the first thing she did was tie Canelo’s bandana properly around his neck. Honestly, I thought there would be more fireworks.

Cat walking on hardwood floor with bandana around his neck. His ears are flicked back and his eyes a little wild. But spine fur is flat.
Around here, we refer to those as the Ears of Doom. (Photo: Shala Howell)

Admittedly those ears were marginal at best, but nobody in my house was bleeding, and that was… unexpected.

I could not figure out what was going on with this cat. It’s not like Canelo to be this calm about our Stuff-on-Cats habit. I’ll admit it, I was a little disappointed to see Canelo saunter over to his food bowl without the slightest wobble in his step or puff in his tail.

Cat in the bandana eating out of his food bowl.
(Photo: Shala Howell)

After his snack, Canelo settled on the couch for a little nap. So of course, my daughter tried to pet him.

Mystery solved.

Judging by what happened next, Mr. Chompy McFuzzyPaws here thinks his bandana is an anti-cuddle shield.

Cat on a brown couch staring at the camera with wide eyes and body as small as possible huddled under his bandana. Still hasn't tried to take that sucker off.
Who knew cats could read? (Photo: Shala Howell)

Bonus: The Twelve-Year-Old insisted that we get a pet bandana for Tigery too.

A stuffed tiger sits in an office chair modeling his new orange and white tiger-striped bandana. Bandana reads "Tigery".
Tigery strikes a pose in my office chair. (Photo: Shala Howell)

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