Maru’s Catoupée!

Step One: Look really cute and get your coat brushed thoroughly. Remember to save the accumulated hair!

Step Two: Press and mold hair together to form a pleasing hairstyle, like this one called “The Katherine Hepburn”.

Step Three: Have some fun; include beards. Here’s our fave, “Elvis with a Chin Curtain”.

Step Four: Be like Maru and store your catoupées in boxes.


  1. you cat people are weird…

    (*ducks from the flying tomatoes aimed at my haid*)

  2. That’s OK – we fly our freak flag proudly! ;)

  3. victoreia says:

    Hey! I resemble that remark!

  4. Fird Birfle says:

    *Throws a rotted, fetid , mushy “dermater” @ tracylee*

  5. :lol: Good one, victoreia :lol:

  6. dgerish says:

    Oh, Maru. You’re so photogenically adorable and patient.

  7. Not quite sure whether that’s stylish or just frightening.

  8. phred's mom says:

    the terms are not mutually exclusive, in this case especially…

  9. Did you also know you could craft finger puppets from cat hair????

  10. Fird Birfle says:

    sounds like a Martha Stewart afternoon, to me :)

  11. I’m speechless. Not sure if I’m enchanted or disgusted. They make toupees for the strangest things these days. That’s all that I’m saying, this is a family website.

  12. PorkRoll says:

    I can almost see you s-merkin…

  13. calculusgirl says:



  14. You went there. You did. s-merk.

  15. This is hilarious! I almost choked on my powdered donut.

  16. not that comment, my friend, made my day! (:

  17. victoreia says:

    Maru must have the patent on that expression of resigned tolerance……

  18. Legotech says:

    This…he’s got that look like he’s thinking “it’s not enough that you film my obsessive box behavior, but now you have to make me look foolish as well???”

  19. Rachael says:

    Nose freckle.

    Having said that, Maru somehow manages to maintain his dignity in spite of his hooman’s twisted sense of humor. :)

  20. I agree with you, Rachael :D

  21. How DO Maru’s owners maintain those impossibly clean and fur-ball free floors? In my house, I just resigned myself to considering dog hair as furniture and a food condiment.

  22. I believe that Maru barfs in small, eco-friendly cubes, that he then recycles.

  23. Hahahaha!

  24. dgerish says:

    His person also uses him as a Swiffer–she’ll get out a wand toy and swish it all over the floor. Maru just picks up the debris.

  25. “barf boxes” if you will…

  26. Maru’s not only the president of the Hair Club for Cats, he’s also a client…

  27. Hahahaha!!

  28. :-)

  29. So that’s what happened to Donald Trump’s hair! Nice comb-over, Maru.

    And speaking of cat grooming, have any of you cat people ever vacuumed your cat? (My two kitties run the second I turn on the Dustbuster. I’m guessing these cats must be deaf, or stoned on catnip.)

  30. I’m wondering if that’s where Trump gets his hair pieces.

  31. My book club has (jokingly) been considering reading “Crafting with Cat Hair.” This would be a perfect accompanying craft project! :-)

  32. I think the third pic looks like Abraham Linclon form the Bill & Ted movie!

  33. victoreia says:

    “Be excellent to each other!”

  34. Ali-Baba says:


  35. These cat wigs are rotfl! I can’t even stand it. :D

    Someone needs to give Maru’s human a medal of honor for creativity or something. Maru is the paint and canvas but they are the hand and brush.

  36. Oh and btw…

    Do save the brushed hair from pets and leave it outside for birds to use and make nests! People hair works too. :)

  37. I also heard that putting human hair on your outdoor plants keeps deer from eating them :) Guess we smell bad.

  38. Now that I never heard! Yeah, we probably do stink with all our fancy soaps, shampoos and stuff. Phooey!

  39. Nah, we smell dangerous.

  40. I like that. Somehow, the idea of smelling dangerous is so….tantalizingly, forbiddingly sensuous……

  41. Robin Kiesel says:

    …and I used to hang some some bits of colorful yarn on bushes, and when the birdies use it in their nests, you can see the yarn woven in them!

  42. Oh that’s so pretty! Birds are so resourceful and clever. :D

  43. April Q says:

    This is not cute. It is gross….

  44. emmberrann says:

    It’s not just gross, it’s silly! I love you, maru, no matter what your humans do. Your essential felinity remains untarnished!

  45. Flowerfanatic says:

    If you click on MARU under the last picture, it will take you to his website. On the left side there is a link to his Amazon page. You can order a book about him. The calendar is only available in Japan (darn)!!

  46. Killer Klown says:

    Enh. I keep telling my wife that she should get all the yarn she spins from our Jersey Wooly and use it to make a sweater for our Rex.

    Apparantly this makes me a bad bunny dad.

  47. Ah! I love Maru! What a darling, to let his humans toy around with him so much. <3

  48. DaytimeDeb says:

    So funny! Too bad I brushed my cats last night and threw out all their extra fur. Guess I won’t be able to gather enough fur to try to make toupees until…, oh wait. Until like 2 hours ago. Little shedding beasts…

  49. Elisabeth says:

    I want to find that trimmer/brush- I could use that for my longhair cat!


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