A Brief History Of Kittywalk
As told by inventor Lise King
Five and half years ago I inherited Karcher, a rambunctious male ragdoll cat from my daughter when she went away to college. Like most cats, Karcher wanted to go outside! Since we live by a busy street, I felt that it was not safe to allow him to roam freely outdoors.
So it quickly became obvious that I needed to find some sort of outdoor containment system for him. I hit the local pet shops, catalogs and the internet looking for a safe and manageable outdoor enclosure for Karcher. All I could find were heavy metal cages. I bought one and hauled it home. It was hot, heavy, and it rusted and turned the grass brown.
Karcher hated it! Out of sheer desperation, I sat down with a pencil and came up with a design that suited us both. I found a local welder who made the wickets for my Kittywalk and sent away for some commercial fish net. I dyed the netting green on my stove top (I had green hands for a week) and strung the wickets and netting together. Then I put Karcher inside.
He loved it! And the rest is as we say, Kittywalk history. We here at Kittywalk Systems are constantly working to improve our products as well as developing new ones. Along the way I adopted Misuka our second ragdoll kitty. Misuka was the muse who prompted two of my inventions, the Kittywalk Stroller and Kittywalk SUV.
Both cats continue to inspire me as they keep themselves busy testing every new product I present to them.
I am pleased to report that the response from the pet keeping industry has been exciting and very rewarding. Kittywalk has received numerous industry awards for innovative design as well as being featured on radio, television, newspapers and magazines all across the U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia.
But the most rewarding aspect has been the wonderful response to our products from you, the pet owner. We just love it when we receive what we call Happy Letters ...Letters written by you on behalf of your cherished pets describing how much your pets enjoy their Kittywalk Systems products. So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your support. I thank you for your letters and photographs. And most importantly, I thank you for buying Kittywalk products so that so many of our pets can now enjoy the great outdoors in comfort and safety for many, many beautiful days to come!
All the best to you and yours,