Brawny Cat

American Made Since 2009

Andrew Lesko

Port Ludlow, Washington
Creating Big Comfort for Any Size Cat! Made for Cats that love to Slumber where they Scratch.

Tell us about your business.

My 25 lb. cat "Big Baby" loved to lounge on her cardboard cat scratcher. It was her natural spot to hang out on. Not that it was comfortable. It was flat and small (for her). She needed something larger that would give her the comfort she deserved. Frustrated with the lack of large cat scratch loungers in stores and online motivated me to design and craft the Ultimate Cat Scratch Lounge for her. Featuring a large, comfortable scratching and lounging surface, the shape is perfect for shoulder, neck and head comfort. The cardboard "Comfort Padlet" is long lasting, reversible and replaceable. The lounge frame is crafted out of gorgeous, Pacific Northwest Cedar. It is elevated, and features a hidden storage area for toys, catnip and grooming products. The design blends form and function that is creative, yet sensible. Big Baby enjoyed it so much that she practically lived on it. Now, hundreds of cats of all sizes across America and beyond are enjoying their very own Big Baby Com

What makes your business stand out?

Cats come in all shapes and sizes. Brawny Cat crafts cat scratch loungers that are universally enjoyed by any size cat while looking great in any home in America. That's truly unique!

What's the best business advice you've received?

Craft each Brawny Cat Lounge as if you are the customer that purchased it.

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