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Can Cats Paint Too?

Posted by Janet on June 8, 2008

If elephants can paint, can cats paint? In the humorous book “Why Cats Paint” by Heather Busch and Burton Silver, cats are photographed “painting” on paper–nothing more than wetting their paws in paint and smearing the paint onto the wall. Overall less impressive than elephants, but nevertheless produces Pollock-like pieces of artwork.

Perhaps a more fun read is the book “Why Paint Cats,” written by the same authors about artists who paint on cats. Some artfully done:

…and others a bit disturbing…

5 Responses to “Can Cats Paint Too?”

  1. Are the cats in “Why Paint Cats” actually physically painted? I have the book, and to me, though it’s hard to tell for sure, some of them look Photoshopped. Not that it matters one way or another–it’s a great book.

    If you like that, also check out “Dancing With Cats” ( which has some amusing photos as well.

  2. Janet said

    Hmmm…I’m not sure. It never occurred to me that they were Photoshopped.

  3. joesph said


  4. JLW said

    Seriously people. When people’s blood get up they take leave of their senses.

    It’s not real:

  5. I so wish it was all true… but all a hoax/joke – even if it is a good one! But dogs DO paint (sort of) and then there is the real proper ‘artist’ Congo the chimp… (full details of both on my blog!)

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