by Janet Blue on April 2, 2015

…nor am I happy as you can see by the expression on my face.




What possibly could make such a beautiful cat enjoying a sunpuddle on the catio unhappy? If you can’t tell from this first photo, I bet you’ll figure it out when you see the next one.




That’s right, I’m wearing a harness. What the catness is that about? Well, the humans and Dr. Neel have decided I’m overweight. Anyone with two eyes and half a brain can see that I am all floof. I can’t help that it’s heavy floof.

Anywho…Mom has been talking about taking me for walks for a really long time. So today, when she and Dad went to Petco to take photos of Susie, a new Barn Cat Buddy waiting for adoption, they bought me this harness. Mom intends on having me wear it for a little while each day until I get accustomed to it. I wore it today for an agonizingly long 75 minutes. I was never so happy and thankful as when I got out of that torture device and back into my regular collar.

I will admit that the green color of this ridiculous straight jacket enhances my lovely eyes. Because of that I decided to give all my fans, especially Clooney, one glamour pose.




I promise to post occasional updates on how this training punishment is progressing. I hope my mom realizes that even if I become accustomed to wearing this thing, I DO NOT intend on going out in public and walking around on a leash. Pffft!

Purrs and paw-pats (with a nose-kiss for Clooney), Giulietta

Kitty Cat Chronicles April 4, 2015 at 9:39 am

Giulietta, you sure do look beautiful in that harness, even if you don’t like it. Sophie says that you’ll get used to it, that it’s not so bad. And once you do get used to it, you’ll get to go on all kinds of cool adventures!! Good luck with your training.. er, we mean punishment 😉
Sampy sends quadrillions of kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!

Charles Huss April 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

I think that is a good thing. You will really enjoy going out for a walk.
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Caren Gittleman April 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm

If I liked going outside I would agree with Wally. Since I do not like going outside, I’m with YOU all the way! Love, Cody
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The Island Cats April 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Giuletta, I don’t mind wearing a harness at all if it means I get to go outside. Give it a try…you might like it! ~Wally
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Melissa & Truffles April 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

You look gorgeous in your green harness!!! Heavy floof…I love it MOL!!!
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Flynn April 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Your green harness does suit you. You might find it fun to go for walks and explore new places.
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Canadian Cats April 2, 2015 at 4:35 pm

You look terrific in your harness. The idea of going outside is enough to keep us happy. I don’t think we would like the harness either.

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The Swiss Cats April 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm

You look nice in your harness. Perhaps you will even get used to it…. Purrs
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Linda Arthur Tejera April 2, 2015 at 3:41 pm

It looks great on you Giuletta! Now, there’s an idea for Freckles. I wonder if/how it would work on a cat that’s almost 25 pounds of solid something who has never been harnessed. Freckles is usually laid back but he is sooo strong. I think if he didn’t want to wear it or go for walks, it would be money down the drain. Please let me know how/if it works. Thanks!
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Annabelle April 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Giuletta you look very chic in your green harness and it definitely matches the brilliance of your eyes. We hope it becomes less of a punishment to you and maybe one day you’ll enjoy going on those walks.
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Ellen Pilch April 2, 2015 at 1:48 pm

I think you look nice in your harness. Maybe you will get used to it.

Hemingway and Shakespeare April 2, 2015 at 11:18 am

Humans are so silly. Maybe you should ask you mom if she wants to wear a harness. MOL!!! You do look gorgeous, however!!!
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Penelope April 2, 2015 at 11:07 am

Dearest Giulietta, yous knows, mes actually does not mind going out on a harness. But mes NEVER wants to walks where Mommy and Daddy wants to walk. Mes often winds up sitting on the shoulders and enjoying the view.
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Brian Frum April 2, 2015 at 11:07 am

Well, you do look mighty fine in green. Good luck with the practice!!!
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Dory's Backyard April 2, 2015 at 9:42 am

OH no…..first a harness…then walkies…I wonder if you will be barking before long…. 🙂
Such kitty torture!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
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The Florida Furkids April 2, 2015 at 9:13 am

That harness really does bring out the color in your beautiful eyes!!!

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Sammy April 2, 2015 at 7:27 am

Well I imagine it’s tough getting used to that harness even if it does show off your eye coloring quite nicely! I’ve used a harness since I was a week kitten so it’s no big deal for me and Mom to take walks around our yard together every day. It’s great exercise and even though I do think you are beautifully floofy, maybe your vet thinks under the floof is something ELSE so walks and exercise will do you good!!! Be brave……

Hugs, Sammy
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Cat Scout Charles April 2, 2015 at 6:52 am

Ms. Giulietta, what a gorgeous photo. You certainly know how to turn on the charm for the camera. The green harness does accent your pretty green eyes. Good luck with your exercise.
Purrs to everyone and nose kisses to my special Sweetie,
C S Charles

Sometimes Cats Herd You April 2, 2015 at 6:11 am

You look quite stunning in it. That color goes well with your eyes.
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Mariodacat April 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

That harness
Looks great on you. It certaknly is a very stylish one! I don’t,ind. wearing ,one anymore cuz I kinow that is the only way o get outside. To me it is all worth ot

Athena April 2, 2015 at 4:50 am

Looks a lot like a harness Mum got for me which she has never been able to put on me, which is good. She says it doesn’t look too safe and I am such a strong kitty that I might escape so we haven’t had the chance to try it out. I am very thankful for that 🙂

Purrs xx
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Molly The Wally April 2, 2015 at 3:47 am

Oh dear but you might get to like going for a walk.
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Sabina Ayne April 2, 2015 at 3:41 am

The green harness does look good on you! My friend Toby wear’s a harness all the time to go outside. He is not allowed outside without it because mom is afraid he will get frightened an run off. But, really, you don’t look overweight to me – just fluffy!!
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speedyrabbit April 2, 2015 at 2:44 am

Aww Giuletta you look gorgeous in your new Harness,and its great fun to go out and explore,and go places!I love going out and Having adventure,and I am sure you will too,xx Speedy
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Summer April 2, 2015 at 2:10 am

When I first started wearing a harness, I got LOTS of treats for just wearing it around the house! Um, but then, that probably would not go well with a weight loss program, would it?
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Lone Star Cats April 2, 2015 at 2:04 am

I dunno, going on walks seems like it might be fun to me. I’s never done it though.
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 2, 2015 at 1:41 am

If you do well, let Pipo know, cause he needs to get off some portliness, too. Or send it his way when you are done with it, MOL!

Clooney April 2, 2015 at 1:02 am

Dear Giulietta, the green harness does accent your pretty green eyes, what a gorgeous glamour shot! I really hope that you do get used to the harness and can enjoy some walks and outdoor whiffies, I may be your partner in this exact same thing as I too have heavy floof except I don’t really have floof if you know what I mean…many moons ago, the tunnel gave me a harness and leash but I have not used it yet, but I needs a fitness regime now. Many kisses to you and Fiona…
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McGuffy Ann Morris April 2, 2015 at 12:51 am

Oh, my…Mom knows best, though. You sure are a beauty, though. ~xo~
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lorraine williamson April 2, 2015 at 12:15 am

aw giuletta you look beautiful in your harness and walking not so bad I walk on a regular leash because I know if I misbehave mom will put me in harness and I get to enjoy all the great smells away from the apartment and I get to roll on the blacktop in the apartments parking lot and play with my girl friend called velvet girl. Give it a chance you might like it
purrs and headbutts frankie
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