The year was 1986. Only three
years after graduating from the University of Pennsylvaina's
heralded Wharton School, and after a handful of unremarkable
and unsatisfying career starts, I needed to find a new direction.
Afer all, I was just months away from marrying my long time
best friend ( usually referred to as Mrs. Catman, to protect
her privacy ), and was anxious to start out our married life
together with a stable work situation.
Looking back, it would seem fitting
that I didn't join my fellow graduates in the world of hedge
funds and other exotic finincial instrument trading. After the
world economy came crashing down in 2008, all I can say was
"Hey, don't look at ME. I'm just making cat furniture out
here in the forest!"
As far as stability goes, the
career move wasn't that bad, really. At the time of this writing,
on the verge of 2018, I've been pounding out my designs for
over 30 years. Cat owners from all over the country, and even
as far away as Singapore, rely on this as the top shelf of cat
furniture lines. And repeat customers have been there year after
year, trading in their well worn Feline Design scratching post
for a fresh one. Or maybe even taking the plunge into some more
complex Feline Design model.
Originating in a tiny shop a little
west of Philadelphia, and rarely engaging the assistance of
outside help, Feline Design Cat Furniture is all American made,
and the vast bulk of these products never leave my hands until
they are safely on the store shelves.
Jasper & Gateway: 2 perfect
Using carefully selected sisal
rope, only the best hand-picked carpet available, and with
only the most heavy-duty component parts, I'm proud to be
a totally "hands-on" boss. And prouder yet that
I can't really get fired. After all, the company would disappear,
now, wouldn't it.
I often tell satisfied customers
who comment on the quality of my work.: "Just because
you said that, I've decided to do this for another 30 years".
There are challenges to this
plan, however. Take a look at your buying habits. If you
always want to get what you are looking for for "cheaper,"
you're driving this small company out of business, along
with many other US-based companies! You can count on it
if you have this Wal-Mart mentality.
I'm happy to bring this line
of cat furniture to you, and I'm sure your own cats will
be happy to see what you've picked up here, and happier
yet to begin its slow destruction.
owner, feline design