This cat-shaped umbrella stand can store up to three brollies, though its pained and pensive face might put you off from using it for its intended purpose.
The problem with anthropomorphic – or in this case, catto-morphic – products is that though they may look like cats, using them for their stated purpose just looks wrong. Take this cat-shaped umbrella stand: using it involves poking the pointed ferrule of an umbrella into one of three holes drilled into the back of the “cat”. Me-owch!!
The black stand's stylized kitty face seems to express a combination of fear, sadness and disappointment, though similar stands in gray tabby, calico cat and Shima Inu dog designs display slightly less emotion.
Anyway, if your umbrella-storing needs are stronger than your sensitivity to the suffering endured by inanimate objects (you know who you are), click on over to the Village Vanguard online store's product page and place your order. Or, you know, save it for a rainy day.