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The True 'Cat In The Hat'

Nukege Hat - Cat In a Hat

“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”  This quote from Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat might just now ring true more than ever.

Photographer Ryo Yamazaki and his wife were brushing their three gorgeous kitties several years ago and all the fur on the floor sparked an idea.  What if they could take the fur and make hats for their cats?

And that's exactly what they did! They used a felting technique and made the first of what have come to be known as Nukege hats. Nukege is the Japanese word for shed fur or hair.

“It all started when Donald Trump was running for office as U.S. president and the hashtag ‘TrumpYourCat’ was trending in the U.S.,” Ryo says, referring to the viral craze of posting photos of cats sporting hairstyles like Donald Trump's. “I thought I might as well give it a go.”

According to the Yamazakis, their cats don’t seem to mind at all, perhaps owing to the fact that the hats are super lightweight and smell just like they do. After all, they were just grooming the hair in those hats just moments ago!

Who wouldn't want a cute bunny kitty hopping around at Easter?  Or perhaps an aviator kitty ready to fly you all across the world.

See more of Ryo and his wife's "cat in the hats" on their instagram feed.  They now have over 134k followers.

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