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Rufus and Stormi on the Alexa Corner Cat Tree

Happy Holidays from The Vertical Cat!

The Vertical Cat - GeorgeIt's been a great year for The Vertical Cat! We've developed some great new pieces, we've settled into our new shop, and you've helped make this our best year ever.

Thank you everyone for being a part of our journey along the way. It's only because of your love and support that our company exists.

Terry and I would also like to thank the rest of the team at The Vertical Cat. Michael has been with us for a long time now and he does an awesome job when it comes to finishing and shipping. We have a very low damage rate with UPS and it's all because of Michael.

Also master carpenter Joe Powers has been instrumental in us helping to streamline and improve some of our processes so that we can bring you even better cat furniture.

The Vertical Cat wtih ZiggyWe've also just added another Joe, who has been helping in the finishing department.

Last but not least, Terry's wife Linda has been making the pillows for our Cat Beds, and she's been awesome at it.

So much thanks to the awesome folk behind the scenes! You guys, and gal, are amazing. We appreciate all you do.

Pictured here are my cats, George and Ziggy, doing their best to spread holiday cheer. George is the black and white long hair, and Ziggy is the black cat. They are spectacular product testers and super cat models. And they look good in a Santa Hat too.

This year's new pieces
 
The Vertical Cat's Deep Cat BedWe introduced several new wall mounted pieces this year designed to help catify your home, including a wall mounted cat bed we call our Deep Cat Bed, which offers a comfy place for your kitty to hang out, nap or just watch the world go by.

Our Deep Cat Bed is 6" deep with one short side for easy access. The bed comes with carpet or a pillow for cushy kitty comfort.

Find out more about our Deep Cat Bed, which is now available in our store.


We also introduced our Wall Mounted Cat Bed has been a terrific option for kitties looking for a comfy spot to hang out. The Cat Bed has a 4" high bed inside and  measures 11-1/2"D x 22"W.

The Vertical Cat - Feeding StationThe Cat Bed also comes with either carpet inside or a pillow.

Our other new piece is our Wall Mounted Cat Feeding Station Shelf, which provides a safe haven for kitties to eat and drink away from dogs, kids and other distractions.

All our pieces are made of Oak Veneer Plywood and come in a variety of stains and paint colors so your cat bed can be customized for your home.

We were on My Cat From Hell ... again!

The Vertical Cat on My Cat From HellOur furniture was featured for the 4th time on Jackson Galaxy's My Cat From Hell! Yay! In the segment "Thumbelina" which aired last weekend in an episode called "Appetite for Destruction," our 3-Step Cat Stair and Corner Cat Stair were used to help create a Cat Superhighway for a couple with four cats. And yes! Everything is in baby blue. They had a beach theme going on in their house.

We're thrilled we could be a part of My Cat From Hell and the catification process tohelp the couple, Michael and Leilani. You can catch the episode online here. You can also see how the cats are doing since the episode filmed Jackson Galaxy's "How Do You Like Meow". You can see our pieces in the background.

While there's no word on whether Animal Planet has ordered another season, but they are casting, so hopefully a sixth season is in the works. Fingers crossed!

We make custom pieces!

The Vertical Cat - Laura's Wall Mounted Cat TreeSince we started the company three years ago, we've been making cool custom pieces for our customers. From a Corner Cat Tunnel to a Wall Mounted Cat Tree to a Litter Concealment Bench, we've created some wonderful pieces along the way.

It usually starts with a customer who has a special need or an odd space. Whether its a request for a 9' Scratching Post or an enormous 8' Cat Walk with stairs attached on each side (we called that one the Godzilla), Terry and I come up with a design and he engineers it and builds it. Finally Michael and Joe finish the pieces and get them to our customers.

Here's Laura's Wall Mounted Cat Tree. The tree needed to be a way up from the circular hole in the wall that leads to the adjoining room. Here's Elfi going from one shelf to another.

I'll be posting pictures of some of our custom pieces so you can see some of the wonderful work Terry and the guys have done.

If you're interested in having a custom cat piece built for your special space and your special kitties, contact Kathie at TheVerticalCat@yahoo.com or call 773-642-6974773-642-6974.


International shipping is available!

Along with Bongo International we are offering international shipping for shoppers around the world. Just select the items you want in our store and go to your shopping cart and select "Outside The US?" button. Bongo then takes you through the process. 

Once we get the order, we process it as usual, which normally takes two to three weeks for us to build your shelves and trees. We ship to Bongo's facilities in the U.S., and then your order ships to you. A few days later you receive your new cat furniture. 

Depending on where you live, pricing looks to be somewhere around two or three times what you'd pay in the U.S. But they'll give you the pricing before you place your order.

So Australia, England, Japan, Italy and people from all the other countries we've heard from who've been waiting for us to be able to ship internationally, we're ready to spread The Vertical Cat love around the world.

Check out our new blog, "The Catification Lady"

In my blog, "One crazy cat lady explores the depths of Cat Behavior, Catification, and Environment Enrichment." Check out my latest post.

The blog features catification tips on creating that ultimate kitty superhighway, interviews with cat professionals and lots of pictures of ways homes have been catified.

Also...

We post lots of pictures and chat about our day to day operations on both Facebook and Twitter. So if you like our furniture, please like us on Facebook Facebook and follow us on Twitter .



A little about our cat furniture...

Cats love to go up...
and we want to help them do just that! We at The Vertical Cat™ offer a line of affordable, contemporary cat furniture that's design to help you create a cat friendly environment in your home.

You can mix and match our cat trees, shelves, tunnels, and stairs to enrich your kitty's environment by letting him or her get to those desirable vertical spaces only a cat can dream of reaching. Whatever wall or floor space you have available, you can make that area work for you and your cats.

 

Rufus and Stormi on wall-mounted stairsOur custom made handcrafted cat furniture is ...

... made of Oak veneer plywood and the carpet on our trees and shelves is SmartStrand eco-friendly carpeting. Better than that, our carpet is super cushiony to give your cats a comfy place to survey their domain or take a catnap. And even better than that, all our carpet is removable for cleaning or replacement.

But the best thing of all is ...

... our furniture really does look like furniture, furniture you'll be proud to own and furniture your kitty will be happy to leap on, walk on, run on, sit on and sleep on.

We're based out of the Chicago area, but we're happy to ship to your location. All our furniture is made by us specifically for you! And we're pretty reasonably priced. Our stuff costs about what you'd pay at Big-Box MegaPets for cat trees made of fiberboard and carpet.

Please take a look inside our site and our web store. And enjoy the rest of the pictures and captions throughout our pages. In fact, send us some of your own cat pictures for our Pictures page.

And if you find a typo or have a suggestion, let us know. Thanks for visiting!

The Vertical Cat™ | Chicago | Lake In The Hills, IL | TheVerticalCat@yahoo.com | 773-642-6974773-642-6974