I was walking down the pet aisle at a local grocery store and noticed this:
It's the usual collection of grocery store flea and tick control toxins for cats and dogs, stuff I usually just walk right by. But a cat photo grabbed by attention.
Now, if I were trying to sell cheap flea and tick control products I would want to show a relaxed cat on the box to give the impression that this product doesn't freak out cats.
Then the other day, I noticed this sign in the exam room at my vet's office. As I was waiting with Buddy, I studied it. The dog in the first picture looks calm, like it is enjoying itself with the guy.
Now, look at the cat:
This is not a happy kitty!! Eyes dilated, whiskers forward, ears at the ready - this cat is not even close to being calm.
What these advertisers need are some relaxed, good looking cats to get their message across, as these kitties demonstrate:
Bear (Felix) and Diva