Cute Kitties and Kinky Pups: The Best Photos From a Wild Weekend in St. Louis
In the most serendipitous of schedule sync-ups, the St. Louis debut of two nationally renowned, animal-themed events -- the Internet Cat Video Festival and the International Puppy Contest -- made last weekend an historic and exciting one for the city.
Caroline Yoo, Jon Gitchoff
Both events let animal lovers glory in the public exhibition of what might typically be a private pleasure, whether it's the chance to lolz at YouTube clips of kitties or to compete in paraphilic puppy play dressed in kinky leather straps.
Internet Cat Video Festival
Cat lovers found the Internet Cat Video Festival at the Contemporary Art Museum was the purrrfect event. The festival kicked-off with the winning video from the first-ever St. Louis Cat Video Contest: a short, tightly-edited clip of Cricket the cat ringing a bell for treats.
All photos by Caroline Yoo Meow, THIS is how you get into the spirit of a cat video festival!
See also: VIDEO: Cricket the Kitty Wins Internet Cat Film Festival Contest with Mad Bell-Ringing Skills
Then feline enthusiasts sporting ears, tails, whiskers and collars got a chance to see this year's collection of the best clips from the Cannes of cat videos, the Internet Cat Video Festival, originally founded in Minneapolis.
Mimicking the fastidious grooming habits of a fellow feline.
See also: The Internet Cat Video Festival is Coming to St. Louis, LOLZ
This is the woman every "Cat Lady" wants to be. She's been waiting for a chance to bust out that pink collar.
More purrrrrfect photos from the Internet Cat Film Festival on page two! And more from the International Puppy Contest after that...