YOU are why we do what we do!
We are OVER THE MOON that everyone who chooses Pawsmic products knows they are getting a handmade, custom, high quality, comfortable and wearable SPACE SUIT worthy of the most amazing Nakids, Aliens, Humans and Pawsmonauts!
We are so proud every time a pet parent chooses our carefully handmade items, with the knowlege that they are getting a comfortable, custom space suit built exclusively for each little alien’s space, worthy of each individual alien “nakid” or “furkid”.
A little about our story and how we came to be……
My husband is deathly allergic to furry cats., and I am somewhat allergic as well. He suffered sickness and allergies for years until my beloved rescue black domestic shorthair kitty boys passed away from old age at ages 19 and 23. Before my cat Loki passed, we decided to look into naked cats, hoping that our allergies would not be as severe (because I refuse to live without cats!) After looking unsuccessfully for a hairless rescue cat for nearly a year, I found a Ukrainian Levkoy kitten online, who I named Haku after the dragon/guardian/boy in the Myazaki movie Spirited away. We lucked out in that neither of us had allergic reactions to him, and he was able to sleep in our bed with us! It was love at first sight! And so began our journey with the first of our little naked aliens! He was followed by Joker the Donskoy (Russian Sphynx) after the passing of my other DSH, Bat.
Being mostly naked, Haku got cold, and had oily skin. He needed something to wear that was comfortable and would keep him warm and absorb his skin oils. I tried to find clothing for cats. I bought small dog clothes, and none of them fit right. I altered some to make them fit better, and they still were not comfortable for him and did not stay in place. So I decided to make my own. It seemed only natural. I have been sewing since I was a child, having been taught by my seamstress grandmother starting around age 5. She brought her sewing machine with her when she emigrated to the USA from Italy with my grandfather, father and his brothers. She was self taught and had the ability to look at a piece of clothing and make a pattern from it, which she passed on to me.
I remember buying a 4 leg dog sweatshirt for Haku because it was so adorable! I put it on him and he walked a little funny. It did not fit quite right. Then he tried to run up his cat tree and fell sideways off of the highest shelf! He scared the heck out of me, and was lucky he was not hurt! I did not realize till then how much it restricted his movement. This inspired me to make my own pattern for the “Pawsmic space suit”! My cats can move easily, play, and comfortably and run up and down their tree in their space suits.