People love adorable animals, especially in adorable outfits. It’s the entire basis of the Internet. On the Internet, you can’t swing a cat on the without hitting at least 15 articles about cats in funny clothes. Some of those articles appear on this very website!
The pet craze might seem like a recent phenomenon, but as today’s collection of vintage holiday cards shows, it goes back decades . Originally compiled by our friend Robert E. Jackson and shared by the estimable folks over at Flashbak, this gallery proves that people have always gone a little overboard with their pets. In fact, goofy photos of people with their dogs, cats, are as old as photography itself, and probably much older.
1. Honey, I shrunk all of us, not just the kids!
2. Fur Babies
3. Just a traditional Christmas log drag.
4. Shine On
5. Poker Faces
7. Here Comes Trouble
10. Hands off that cock!
12. And finally, in space, nobody calls you a crazy cat person.