As cat lovers, you've heard of Caturday before, the day of the week we all relentlessly celebrate all things cat! Well, the Centre County Library in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania has also heard of this beloved cat centered "holiday."
It's at this Pennsylvania library that bibliographic services assistant Lisa Shaffer dresses up her cat Horatio every Saturday (Caturday) in adorable, elaborate, and hilarious costumes to help promote the library. Lisa makes the costumes for her cat Horatio herself!
If, even as a cat crazed person yourself, you are wondering why would Lisa do this, the answer is quite simple. Lisa noticed that her beloved library had virtually no social media presence and set out to fix that, with her sweet cat, Horatio, on board.
Her supervisor gave the okay and Lisa got to work, and the results are equal parts hilarious and adorable. The creativity is undeniable.
"I just started taking books, random books that would be interesting to highlight."
“Or if it was an author’s birthday or anniversary of some event, I would get a picture of one of my cats, mostly Horatio, and it just kind of went from there.”
"He’s an 11-year-old tabby, and he’s just such a gentle soul I think. He’s just so, so sweet. I think he’s also a bit of a ham too. When we do our ‘photo shoots,’ as I like to call it, for Caturday, he really does seem to know what’s going on."