The Cat Curmudgeon: History of The Vertical Cat (continued)
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 6/23/2013 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

This is Part 3 of the History of The Vertical Cat from the twisted perspective of the Old Curmudgeon

During the first World War, Vertical's Cat Furniture Trust stepped up to do its patriotic duty, as all true Americans did. Tens of thousands of finely-finished, solid oak cat trees from Vertical's factory in Chicago were shipped to our doughboys on the front lines in France, who immediately broke them up and burned them to keep warm in the trenches...

The Cat Curmudgeon: An American success story! Part 2
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 2/27/2013 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

This is Part 2 of "An American success story!"

In the 1890's, everyone in Chicago knew of Rufus Tiberius Vertical, the hard-handed, avaricious, grasping (but somehow lovable) tycoon who owned Vertical's Cat Furniture Trust. His tremendous factory, staffed entirely by...

The Cat Curmudgeon: An American success story!
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 9/22/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

The Vertical Cat is truly an American success story! It's hard to imagine what my great-grandfather Elihu must have thought when his Conestoga wagon broke an axle in a wildcat-infested swampy part of a forest here in Illinois. Unable to go further, he determined to start his cat-furniture business right here...


The Cat Curmudgeon: Ask The Curmudgeon
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 9/4/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

And now it's time for Ask The Curmudgeon, the popular feature where viewers at home just like you write in to ask the Cat Curmudgeon for help with their personal problems. The Cat Curmudgeon enjoys hearing about all of your problems, but will only respond if you can work a cat into it somehow...


The Cat Curmudgeon: New Cat Breeds
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 6/15/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

When you go to a big cat show, you'll see competitions and exhibits for many fine breeds of cat, such as Maine Coons, Cornish Rexs, Ragamuffins and many more. But it's just a shame how many of the lesser-known breeds are never featured at shows, even though they would excite much excitement. If you're thinking of adopting a cat, ask the shelter about these breeds...
The Cat Curmudgeon: Cute cats and the Internet
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 5/22/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

Here's an ancient joke, which ancient guys like me already know: a fellow goes to visit a remote mining camp and the miners invite him to have dinner in their messhall. While they're eating, one of them stands up and shouts "26!" and all the miners laugh. Later, another miner says "83!" and gets a laugh too. They explain to the visitor that they're very isolated and only have one joke book. Everyone knows all the jokes by the number
The Cat Curmudgeon: Cats and bad Engrish
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 5/13/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

Editor's note: The Old Curmudgeon has been reading a little too much Engrish.com.

[We remove this notice from each shipping carton before we send it out.]

Welcome to Your Good Purchase of The Vertical Cat! Cat Furniture! ...

The Cat Curmudgeon: Cats and the cardboard box
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 4/23/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

Who could be a better source of information for cat lovers than a cranky, sarcastic old man? If you can’t trust an Old Curmudgeon … well, I don’t need to finish that because everybody trusts the Old Curmudgeon, right? You could see the trustworthiness in my eyes if I wasn’t wearing thick bifocals.
America's Most Underutilized Resource, Part 2
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 4/17/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

Sitting in the living room in a mellow, late-afternoon mood, with low beams of reddened sunlight streaming through the windows, many thoughts occur to the Old Curmudgeon. The most persistent one is, boy, is it time to clean the living room.  My gentle gaze alights on clumps of cat hair clinging to the top of the walls, up near the ceiling....
America's Most Underutilized Resource, Part 1
Posted by The Cat Curmudgeon (aka Chuck) on 3/28/2012 to The Vertical Cat
The Cat CurmudgeonObservations about cats by an Old Curmudgeon, along with many unsubtle plugs for products sold by The Vertical Cat because after all, the Old Curmudgeon knows which side of his bread is buttered.

The time when America could afford to waste our precious natural resources is long past. We’re living in an age of austerity now, an age of re-using and re-cycling and re-purposing the materials we have treated too casually for too long. If we mean to compete successfully with China in the 21st Century, it’s time to put all of our resources to work. And as I look around my house, there’s no doubt in my mind that one resource America has in abundance is cat hair...

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