Who is The
My name is Lorraine, I have been involved with cats
all of my life from a very young age, both as companions and
twenty years as a Breeder and Exhibitor at cat shows. My
pedigree cats are not allowed free roaming. I required something to enable
me to take them outside for exercise and to be safe. In the past I
have used various types of harness and found them all to be
inadequate in some way. Usually the "D" ring that the lead is secured to
is incorrectly placed putting too much pressure on the throat when the lead is
tense. Other failings have been they are not strong enough, or
they are too large and wide and very uncomfortable for the cats to
wear due to the tension being too widely distributed. The fittings
are inadequate having just plastic clips or slip buckles to
which cats can snap or indeed escape out of. The other type which seems to
be like a small vest, served no comfort with my cats and did nothing
but create tension and tightness on a wider area of their body, mostly
under the armpits and
really are designed on the
the ferret harness.
I decided to make my own
ten years ago, specifically to fit my cats properly and comfortably. I then
started to make them for other people, donating a percentage of the
proceeds to the
Norwegian Forest Cat Rescue and Welfare Society.
Owning Norwegian Forest cats
inspired my interest in Nordic culture, specifically Mythology and the
Viking era. With this in mind, and always since a young child, I admired
the Runic symbols, I can now read the runes in their written context. With
the Viking seasons on the History channel being very popular together with
my chosen breed being known as the pets of the Vikings, I seemed fitting I
should obtain a Rune stamp set and make personalised leads with
Runic inscriptions, names of the cat or cattery - the Norse Gods and
Goddesses or any other personal idea people would like. This has further
inspired me to make other leather goods for the cats and their slaves as
well. I also use leather burning known as Pyrography and metal
foiling. Soon to do Gold leafing. These items will be added to the shop
over time as a when I have designed them so always check back if you are
I offer a full personal customer
service, as that is what I prefer. Good customer care is important to me
to receive as well and to provide. The Harness and leads are
guaranteed for 5 years with the correct purpose of its use.
Repairs and replacement parts are
also available on request.
Harness and lead types.
We occasionally have
different coloured leathers that we offer from time to time, however our
premium leather goods are always available.
We sell just the Harness for use
with a flexi lead for a little more freedom - good for large gardens.
Standard Harness and Lead sets
comprise of a Harness and a standard lead.
We sell Leads separately and are
the standard minimum length of 30 inches plus (usually at least 36) - it depends on the length
of the hides we use at any given time.
Short handling leads are for close
handling at the Vets or at Shows or anywhere else you need some
Extended adjustable leads are at
least twice the length of a standard lead with a ring in the centre that
you can clip up and use as a shorter (standard length) lead.
Leather in general.
It is important to note especially
with the vegetable tanned kip leather by the nature of being veg tanned, colours
can vary from a cream to a light tan. This leather and its treatment is
completely natural and as such is not lacquered in anyway or treated with
a polish finish. It will therefore stain if it comes into contact with
materials that have a dying effect - wine, beetroot and such like or
grease and oils. This leather is the best leather we like to use due
to its strength, it is beautifully soft, pliable and completely
Leather as a natural product will
always display some imperfections by the nature of it being animal skin
and this is what makes leather more attractive. There may be the odd
blemish here and there or a small thin area in places due to insect
bites, scratches or scars on the skin - however we never use leather
with holes or tears or any weakness that will compromise the strength.