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Nov 21, 2006

Cuteporter: Kittehs in Macy's holiday windows!

This just in, People! From roving Cuteporter Chris H.! Macy's San Francisco is featuring precious kittehs in their holiday windows—all for adoption—beware, there may be some stampeding.

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best.christmas.ever

Kyle
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:45 AM

I love the little black and white kitteh! I want to adopt him. Look at the little white streak on his nosie!

Connie
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:47 AM

I wonder if all the Macys are doing this. They are having a problem in Chicago cause they bought out the landmark Marshall Fields, but kittens in the windows would bring back even the most diehard Field fans.

Katie
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:50 AM

YAY!! kettehs in windows! it would be so cute if the gray was sitting in Santa's (?) chair. "And Annie wants a kitten? Well I'm right here!" All too many on the list would want kitteys tho... TIME TO RESTOCK!!!

Rosie
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:53 AM

the first picture! omfg!
is the Parker's living room:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/
leg lamp and all.
how Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted stupendous!

Account Deleted
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:56 AM

Hey! top kitten Ralphie got a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock! And there's the Major Award in the window!

I wonder if the holiday decor includes festively wrapped litterboxes?

Peg of Tilling
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:57 AM

Yay, Christmas Kitters! Hopefully they can all go to a home for the holidays.

AmyH
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:58 AM

Awesome! I hope they find homes for bunches 'o kittehs.

musicchick2
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:58 AM

WOW, I wish Macy's ALWAYS did this! There's SUCH an overpopulation of cats, it's unbelievable (at least, in Minnesota). The humane society I volunteer at has been inundated with cats all year - it's insane!
Anywho... they are absolutely ANERABLE! Best lil' stocking stuffers EVER.
I'm gonna walk to Macy's right now (in Mpls) and check out their windows.

zelda
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 10:59 AM

and the 2nd picture is "Kitteh on 34th street"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039628/

Account Deleted
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:00 AM

Where are their litter boxes, I think I missed them.

Emily Anonymous
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:01 AM

mariser, i saw the leg lamp, and that's what got my attention. then i saw the red ryder, couch, and tv and i knew that the christmas story hasn't ended yet

Rosie
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:02 AM

I would adopt them all.

And then the wife would kill me.

thehawke
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:02 AM

I walked by here yesterday! the animals are so f-ing cute it's unreal!

ruk
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:02 AM

love the window display for the adoption..makes to feel like home.

What adorable kittens!!!!!!!!!!

Ceej
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:03 AM

tuxkit has to be named Ralphie. has to!

Account Deleted
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:04 AM

Kittehs should not have BB guns. They'll put somebody's eye out.

EliottM
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:06 AM

thehawke - *lol*
maybe you need a new wife! Men like you are hard to find. >^0.0^<

ceejoe
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:07 AM

This is the 20th year that the San Francisco Macy's has done this, in asssociation with the SF SPCA. This year's theme is Hollywood, and each window represents a seasonal movie.

Press release:

http://www.sfspca.org/volunteers/holiday_window.html

Emc^2
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:07 AM

oh! The first kitty must be imported. She's FRAAA-GEEE-LAY!

Dazie
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:08 AM

Arrgh! I can't believe that I was in downtown SF on Sunday and I didn't go by there. I remember when Macy's did this years ago-- I thought they had stopped.
Now the question: do I brave the holiday crowds to go and see the kitties?

Daisy
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:13 AM

Dazie, ROTFL

some folks watch "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas eve. at my house we tune to the 24-hour "a Christmas Story" marathon. no betta way to spend the holidays.

Account Deleted
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:14 AM

Cuteness! If I lived up north I would visit these little babies every day! :) I hope they get adopted and get all the love they need!

rio_kitty
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:14 AM

That's IT! I'm moving to San Francisco RIGHT THIS INSTANT!

This post has COMPLETELY MADE MY DAY! Thank you, Dr. Cuteologist!

CG-C
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:15 AM

This is one of the *best* things about Christmas in the Bay Area. The SPCA windows started years ago at Gumps, and now they do it at Macy's. It is worth the absolute nightmare of parking in The City to see TEH CUTE! Fergit shopping, gaze upon the wee kits and mogs for a wonderful afternoon!

xtineebee
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:26 AM

Kitties. Are. The best window display EVER.

A thinker
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:30 AM

I've got chamber music on the radio, I've got ZuZu's petals in my pocket and I have this post in front of me.

Nothing can hurt me.

(Walks into busy intersection to prove the theory, only to be saved by a...dog in a seatbelt???)

Aubrey
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:31 AM

Holy Turkey Legs!!!! The cute is killing me!!!! I want da kitties to wuv and snorgle and play wiff!! I would take such good care of them!!!

Renee
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:34 AM

Damnit, I KNEW I should have gotten an application for the Macy's downtown - I'm a native San Franciscan hunting for a job. "Kitten wrangler" would look purrrrrfect on my resume, no?

Lizzy
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:43 AM

AAAAAAAGH! I WANT ONE!!!
MINE!!! MY PRECIOUSSS!!!!

Otter
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 11:48 AM

Move over Tickle-Me-Elmo.

The Guy Over There
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:00 PM

They did this for many years in a row at the Bay department store in downtown Toronto, in conjunction with the Humane Society, and I'd walk by those windows every dayon the way to and from work. At 9 in the a.m., I could always get right up close to see the kittens, by 5 p.m., there was no way with the crowd of people around. The litter boxes are always hidden out of sight behind some prop so as not to be unsightly.

I can only speculat they stopped doing it for one of two reasons:
1. The Humane Society decided not to promote the idea of pets as gifts as opposed to responsibilities.
2. The store wanted the windows to promote commercial items rather than charitable.

Any of the Toronto peeps out there know the real answer?

Laurie C
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:26 PM

soooo... hard to resist... Seems like a really great idea - draw in people, adopt out some cats. Hopefully they've got a kitty-friendly return policy. Lots of places don't adopt out this time of year, because they worry about impulse adoption.

Aaack, look at those teeny white feet! I used to have a cat who looked just like that. He was my buddy. I'M in danger of impulse adoption.

artschild
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:32 PM

Pure GENIUS!

Deb
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:37 PM

Haha yay, the first picture is awesome. You'll shoot yer eye out!

duck
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:37 PM

That may be one of the greatest ideas ever! Way to go Macy's!

makayla
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:38 PM

Just remember kids - a kitteh is for life, not just for Christmas.

Hey, shouldn't we invent a new holiday - Cutemas? It could unite the globe (dreams of mice and cats and puppies all holding paws as they sing the festive Baroo song...)

Cutener
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:41 PM

AWWWG! Dazie, that's my favorite line! and, mariser, i also tune in for the 24 hour "A Christmas Story" marathon. it's the best way to watch it! I hope these baby kittehs find the bestest homes!

chet's momma
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:41 PM

Okay, that is like, the most awesomest thing EVAR. More stores should jump on the bandwagon and do this. I'm sure every city in the country has an overpopulation of pets that need good homes. My kitties were rescued. :) I wish I could rescue them all.

TheLoveOfIsis
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:46 PM

I saw the kittehs last Friday - this year's displays are great. You can check out more pictures of the display at my blog:

http://sassyjane.vox.com/library/post/kitten-caboodle.html

And there are puppies too!

sassy
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:58 PM

No kitties in the windows of the Chicago Macy's - the main windows are Mary Poppins though - I would prefer the kittehs (I work right by the store, so that means I'd get to see them twice a day!)

michellemybelle
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 12:59 PM

Laurie C, I wish I'd been there for kitties in the Bay. They must have stopped that by the time I moved to TO. Would have been *much* cuter than the high-artsy displays they always have now!

A thinker
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:00 PM

I love this! Our city has a "Twelve Strays of Christmas" thing, where for 12 days in December, the Humane Society features a different dog or cat on the TV news. They always caution about giving animals as gifts, though, which is important to emphasize in such programs.

Meantime, I just loves the cute kittehs...

useta hada kitteh
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:01 PM

Mariser - Your enthusiasm is wonderful.
thehawke - You sound wonderful.
Katie - My mom was the head "window dresser" for Marshall Fields in Chicago. If she was there now (Macy's) there would be cats!
Laurie C. - I guess a combination of the two?

pyrit
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:10 PM

Cutemas. I love it. I think there needs to be a family kitty huff around the fire on Cutemas Eve and catnip pudding on Cutemas Day.

mleiv
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:11 PM

thinker, they only did them on the Yonge St. side. The Queen St. side was still always left for some storybook/Santa Clausey display with moving elements for the kiddies to watch. Or, like last year, the Narnia themed display based on the movie, with lots of terrifying dioramas of characters wielding sharp pointy things. I kid you not.

Laurie C
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:18 PM

How did I forget Cutener? Cutemas!
Wonderful idea! I vote you Cute Overlord of the globe.

pyrit
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:23 PM

i took pictures of those cats on sunday! they were so cute!

erica
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:26 PM

They don't look like they have any toys or amusements though. :(

zenith
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:27 PM

Zenith -- you're joking, right?

Theo
 |  Nov 21, 2006 at 01:32 PM

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