As internet memes go this one is definitely the cat's whiskers.
Bearding involves holding a hapless moggie in front of one's face to give the impression of a glorious, luxuriant beard. And believe it or not, it's catching on. Some pet owners prefer to simply hold their cats up horizontally for a quick Grizzly Adams imitation, but to others this is little more than cheating.
For true bearding aficionados, the classic pose is a little more complex and involves holding the animal vertically nose-to-nose with it looking up for a Father Christmas look. The craze got off to a slow start with the first recorded picture of bearding uploaded to tumblr by a user named Catasters in July 2011.
There was a small flurry of interest and the picture spread to a number of other social networking sites. But it wasn't until 2012 that the fad began to gather momentum following the creation of a dedicated website cat-beard.com.
Longhair breeds are the most commonly bearded, however there has been a recent surge in the use of shorthairs, tabbies or in some rare cases small dogs. 【已有很多网友发表了看法，点击参与讨论】【对英语不懂，点击提问】【英语论坛】【返回首页】