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Cat bearding: The newest feline Internet fad!

Have you tried a #catbearding photo with your favorite feline? Tag it with @heycori on Twitter or #heycori on Instagram, and I'll add it to my roundup!

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  1. Update, Friday May 24: Here's one reader's attempt!
  2. #heycori #catbeard success! I think Benjamin is gonna kill me in my sleep now...
    #heycori #catbeard success! I think Benjamin is gonna kill me in my sleep now...
  3. From Thursday, May 23:
  4. My interest was piqued by The Star's Wine Dude, Bob Scheer.
  5. I wondered if he meant cat BREADing ... 
  6. #catbread somebody told me that this was what all the cool cats were doing... #notafan #buthereitis #coolasscat #breadedup #mainecoon #gotbread #pets #catsofinstagram #fluffy #cat #kitty #bread #catbreading #catbread #breadedkitty #followme
    #catbread somebody told me that this was what all the cool cats were doing... #notafan #buthereitis #coolasscat #breadedup #mainecoon #gotbread #pets #catsofinstagram #fluffy #cat #kitty #bread #catbreading #catbread #breadedkitty #followme
  7. ... but Scheer quickly set me straight!
  8. Before the curiosity killed me, I was down the Internet rabbit (or is that cat?) hole known as Google to check out this latest thing! 
  9. Turns out a lot of other people were also hearing the buzz, too!
  10. Aaaaah! How is it that I'm just now finding out about cat bearding?!? This changes everything.
    Aaaaah! How is it that I'm just now finding out about cat bearding?!? This changes everything.
  11. I gave cat bearding a try with my own kitties ... 
  12. Cat bearding (the cat was not happy about it!)
    Cat bearding (the cat was not happy about it!)
  13. I snapped my iPhone shutter just by a whisker before Elvis twisted free of my grip. It's harder than you think!

    Turns out I'm not the only cat person having trouble getting cooperation!
  14. You guys!!! That was a LOT of pressure! #catbearding is MUCH more difficult than they make it look!… instagram.com/p/Zo1TCIFWvr/
    You guys!!! That was a LOT of pressure! #catbearding is MUCH more difficult than they make it look!…  http://instagram.com/p/Zo1TCIFWvr/ FWvr/
  15. "No I will not cat beard you, you sick fool!" #catbeard #fail
    "No I will not cat beard you, you sick fool!" #catbeard #fail
  16. A gentle but firm hand beneath the chin seems to do the trick - and stroking the cat's chin can't hurt in getting cooperation, either.
  17. Cat beard is REALLY HARD (this was chin strokes btw, not strangling!)
    Cat beard is REALLY HARD (this was chin strokes btw, not strangling!)
  18. Cat beard success !!!
    Cat beard success !!!
  19. Mia and I are working on this #catbearding thing. #workinprogress
    Mia and I are working on this #catbearding thing. #workinprogress
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