Anna from WASHINGTON writes: "...Thought I'd send you one of our "Happy Holidays" photos. Tom, my fiance, is holding Zimmerman and I'm holding Oliver, the 27 pound wonder. Enjoy our awesome photoshopping skills."
Molly Freeman from IOWA writes: "...had to submit this photo of my distinguished gentleman kitty named Percy with my best pal Arielle. He was looking quite dapper one day when I was shooting photos of some vintage dresses for my Etsy shop. So, we decided to include him. "
Eben from VEGAS writes: "...I took these pictures at the mall (not a department store, but some shop made just for taking photos) with my wife (Crystal) and cat (Peepers). I wanted to have some funny/weird photos so i told my wife to go shopping for some Mormon style clothing..." MORE HERE.
Kara from PHILLY writes: "...this is vlad. we are john and kara. we are from philly. here is our formal undead cat portrait. My husband makes monster masks and he was trying one on to send to the buyer. I was taking pictures for that. We decided to grab Vlad and stick him in the shot, and when we looked back at it we both said "omg it looks like one of those formal cat portraits on cute with chris." So clearly we needed to submit it. :) -kara."
Lindsay in a viewer in INDIANA who sent me a suspiciously excellent vintage portrait of her aunt and uncle and their two cats. You can see the full picture in all its high-quality glory here. Quite often, people will pull entertaining photographs from other websites and pass them off to me as original, so in order to avoid fakery, I put it to CWC viewers to verify the picture's authenticity. The verdict came back as dubious at best. Lindsay wrote me yesterday to tell me that the photo is indeed original, and she has sent proof. CLICK FOR LINDSAY'S PROOF.
When a formal cat portrait this good comes in to CWC, I immediately have to suspect it was pulled from another website and submitted to me as an original. 20 year old Lindsay writes: "...Chris! I found some quality, mid eighties cat portraits of my aunt and uncle in an old photo album. I thought you could exploit them appropriately. Thank you!". What do you think? Is this really Lindsay's aunt and uncle?
Isabelle in NEW YORK writes: "...Dear Chris, I have lately been writing an essay on the famed Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. Through my research I have come across these interesting photos which I think deserve a place in your formal pet portrait gallery, perhaps next to the fabulous photo of our dear prime minister. The dog's name is Nicky. Observe his technique, quite astounding for a creature without opposable thumbs. Sincerely, Isabelle, 20teen, Montreal (currently exiled in New York)." ONE MORE HERE.