The Economy's Shit. Let's Get Fluffy A Luxury Bed.
|The Katherine Hepburn Pet Bed costs $1,200|
"When I tried to find modern, contemporary pet furniture that expressed just how much I love [my cats] while still staying true to our home's inner decor, I discovered that the pet product landscape was almost entirely barren," Yasuda said.
Of course, the landscape isn't exactly barren. In fact, there doesn't appear to be any dearth of items with which to spoil a pet during a recession. Design Within Reach offers the Crypton dog bed for $240, and Chic Paw Beds in Sausalito sells the Katharine Hepburn pet bed for a whopping $1,200. There are plenty of Web sites and stores offering luxury pet scents, outfits, furniture, collars, toys and everything else. There's fucking caviar for dogs.
Nevertheless, Yasuda has developed three new beds and dubbed them the Cradle, the Pan, and the Wave. She's also got an emblem for her company, the Maneki Neko, which means "lucky cat" in Japanese. "And any pet fortunate enough to catnap in a Neko Habitat bed is lucky indeed!" Hitomi said.
Here's hoping I'm reincarnated as some rich asshole's cat.