Hack It Up! Stars Get Hairballed
NICOLE "SNOOKI" POLIZZI
CEE LO GREEN & PURRFECT
The Inspiration: “I loved the idea of creating Purrfect from actual cat hair,” says Modern Cat blogger Kate Benjamin of The Voice judge’s furry sidekick. “I figured Cee Lo would be immediately recognizable when seated in his special chair, even in hairball form.”
The Hair Apparent: Ratso Katso’s silky black fur for Cee Lo; Smudge’s white fur for Purrfect
The Inspiration: “We chose because she loves animals!” reasoned About Vet Med bloggers Myra and Janet Crosby.
The Hair Apparent: Barnie the cat (and a few of his friends)
The Inspiration: “My girls and I love so we thought she’d fit the bill,” says Laura Bennett of Embrace Pet Insurance.
The Hair Apparent: Cats Lily, Rocket and Rosie, with contributions from three staff dogs
The Inspiration: “We chose Conan because our cat Scrubby is long, lanky and ginger,” says Laurie Ruettimann of Mr. Scrubby. “Who else could we choose? Carrot Top?”
The Hair Apparent: Scrubby’s fur, exclusively
The Inspiration: “The Mad Men cats are the coolest on TV!” says Ann Dziemianowicz. “And, my cat Al loves Joan. They’re both redheads.”
The Hair Apparent: The Orange Bros., Al and Ringo
The Inspiration: “I am a complete celebrity Luddite, so I opted for a blast from the past,” says Sparkle Cat’s Janiss Garza. “Even I know who Cousin It is.”
The Hair Apparent: Boodie, a Birman-Ragdoll mix
The Inspiration: ” champions humanitarian projects and also appears to have a great sense of humor,” says Amy Shojai. “He seemed the perfect subject for my furry-tastic portrait.”
The Hair Apparent: Serendipity the “Siamese wannabe,” with a little help from Magic the German shepherd
The Inspiration: Bocci’s Beefs blogger Joan DeMartin took inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. “I think he’s adorable!” DeMartin says.
The Hair Apparent: Bella the cat