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Fried Cat Rugs From Griswald Christmas Vacation

Franksville, Wisconsin
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Announcement    Aunt Bethany's Fried Cat Rug is in production and we are back at it until either the material, time or energy runs out. We anticipating selling out early and demand is already really high for this time of year. Supplies are limited and cost are higher across the board. I strongly recommend pre-ordering to guarantee we have the materials to make your fried cat and to lock in the current price.

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Last updated on Sep 10, 2022

Aunt Bethany's Fried Cat Rug is in production and we are back at it until either the material, time or energy runs out. We anticipating selling out early and demand is already really high for this time of year. Supplies are limited and cost are higher across the board. I strongly recommend pre-ordering to guarantee we have the materials to make your fried cat and to lock in the current price.

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Sales 3,737
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Christmas Vacation - The Original Fried Cat

What started out as a holiday family gag gift turned into hundreds of sales. Who knew?We are huge National Lampoon Christmas Vacation fans. You can be sure the Bradshaw's know every line and whenever an opportunity presents itself, someone is going to brilliantly integrate it into conversation.

2021: We might be as crazy as Cousin Eddie or as foolish as Clark W Grizwold but we went into major production of these fried pussy cats out of our home. We took over mom's entire dining room and basement. Dad did all of the material shopping, box making and USPS delivery runs. Brother Brian, hand cut each cat rug and mom cut all of the fur into strips or shaved it for the cat body (for hours!) We sustained endless hot glue injuries. At the end of the day, we were exhausted and covered in fur only to get up, start it all over again.

Each rug takes almost 2 hours from start to finish. There are no super powers here and Shark Tank hasn't picked us up ... Additionally, I've been banned from my parents house. They have all gone on strike - I wish I were kidding but...

2022: Today, currently produced by only one set of hands in a kitchen in Greensburg, PA. The rest of Bradshaws are in WI and have zero plans to visit, have changed the locks on their doors and told me not to come back with any cat making supplies. Such a bunch of quitters! Be patients, these damn cats take some time to make.

Regardless... if you want one, order early or pre-order! I will run out of materials, prices will go up and I will run out of steam (and it is only Sept!)

Shop members

  • Mary Bradshaw

    Owner

  • Bradshaw

    Maker

    Aunt Bethany (AKA Mary) Master fur trimmer, hot glue pro, Wrap and Pack team leader, quality control, nurse for hot-glue burn unit.

  • Cousin Eddie

    Rug Cutter

    Cousin Eddie (AKA Brian) Cuts rugs like no ones business. Occasionally hot glues fur when short staffed.

  • Clark Griswold

    Shipper

    Clark (AKA Dave) Box builder, Shipping Manager, errand boy, procurement specialist

  • Ellen Griswold

    Designer

    Ellen (AKA Tammy) Designer, project manager, lineman, head of sales, HR, quality control.

Production partners

  • Blue Cotton

    KY, United States

    BlueCotton, and it's family helps SwankyTurtle provide our customers with HAPPINESS ON A SHIRT. SwankyTurtles exclusive designs (intellectual property) is screen printed by BlueCottons peeps of integrity on their top retail-grade screens.

  • printful

    Charlotte, NC

    Printful prints, packages and ships our product to you.

  • Printify

    San Francisco, CA

    Printify is global direct to garment drop ship e-commerce agency. They take my designs and print them directly to garments and other items within my shop. All printing and shipping is done in the USA.

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