Only the Jr. size left now and lots of string
packs. I will have
the replacment string packs for several more years as I have planned ahead for that. See below for further details.
I have simply run out of money to make more Kitty Tease. The large pet chains don't want you to know there is a cat toy that will last a lifetime, no profit in that now is there. As their expansion ate up more and more of the small independant Mom & Pop pet stores that I sold to, there went the business. None of those really rich people that leave $30 Million to their cat left me some as well to keep the business going and I answer to a higher authority so kick backs were out of the question. I am more than the Kitty Tease though and the rest of this web site proves it. It sure was a fun run while it lasted and I have been told several times that when I pass on it will take me a while to get up to heaven as the path to the white light will be lined on both sides by cats purring away and wanting to rub up against the leg of the man that invented the Kitty Tease. I do believe I will walk that path slower in order for them to do just that. Oh what a compliment those people gave me.
Galkiewicz, proud inventor of the Kitty Tease.
string pack information;
Since my Son Adam was 9, I sent the string pack orders his way which allowed him to learn a little about this business and he certainly has enjoyed the things it brought him. At this writing (Dec-2012) he is almost 23 and is now a helicopter pilot as well. In order to keep the string pack orders moving along those orders will now have to go through me once again. I have indicated that on the string pack order section below.
I am leaving what was up so you can see how this little operation has evolved and with the hopes that another just starting out with a similar operation may do the same with their child. The Green section just below has the information you need for replacement string packs.
In order for my son Adam (9 at
this writing) to see just why I enjoy making and selling the Kitty Tease
so much I have turned over the little "string pack" operation to him.
He now gladly fills those orders when they come in and is more
than happy with the spending money it provides him. When
he gets good and use to the "easy" side of the string pack operation
I'll start having him make them up too so he can see just what it takes
to get to the "easy" part. That should give him a good firm business
foundation for later years. So if you just need string
packs please send your order directly to him at the address provided
The original replacement string packs (Line & Cloth) for the Kitty Tease are still just $1.00 each but you need to send a self-addressed stamped envelope with the order, if you don't I will subtract $2 from the order to do one up for you and put the postage on. The new postal regulations makes it difficult to determine the correct postage, as a result you may have to pay additional postage at your end. For now, if you order between 5 and 10 string packs, which is all I can get into a regular Business envelope, the postage seems to be 97 cents (large 2 oz. letter rate and a bendable 1/4" thick). If you need four or less string packs you may get by with just 58 cents in postage on a smaller envelope. So if you have to pay a little more postage on your end you know it isn't my fault as I did my best.
Please make your check out to me "John Galkiewicz" and mail it to;
Voted, "Best Cat Toy in the
Last 30 Years" by the readers of
CAT FANCY magazine for their 30th Anniversary
My "Blue Point" "Apple Head" Siamese
The very first Kitty Tease kitty
Kitty Tease "Cats-In-Action" Pictures
and get "FREE" String Packs.
In the "Vietnam Moments" section of my web site, in the story entitled "The First Months", Condrey hated to see me eat a certain kind of food. If you can tell me what that food was I will give you a free string pack for every Kitty Tease you order on orders of 2 or more Kitty Tease.
I have now run out of rods for the regular size (38") Kitty Tease
Jr. model is still available though.
(click here for order form)
Shipping & Handling: I only charge one $7.00 S&H charge for multiple orders going to one address. If I can get them all in the same tube or box, I'm not going to charge you extra for it because I'm more than happy to be getting the additional orders. That's the way I would want to be treated so that's the way you'll be treated. Besides that, it gets a lot more Kitty Tease to a lot more cats that way. I usually ship all orders the day I get them via 3 Day Priority Mail for orders of 1-3 Kitty Tease. Orders of 4 or more Kitty Tease I usually ship via UPS ground for the same price. Orders going to businesses are usually shipped UPS so someone will have to sign for the package. If you don't receive your order in a few days it is probably sitting in the mailroom because someone is not doing their job, this happens quite a bit. If you have special shipping requirements just ask, I'm flexible.
Gift Orders: A lot of my customers are so amazed by their cat's reaction to the Kitty Tease that they wish to share the experience with other relatives or cat owning friends. If you wish to include a note with any gift order going to a different address I will gladly include it with the shipment. If you don't know exactly what to say, a lot of people simply make it "From Jumper to Smoky, Enjoy!" I think making it from one cat to another is a nice personal touch.
Canadian & Foreign Orders: If you have a U.S. checking account or someone that can send in
the order for you I can ship your order via AIR PARCEL POST
(over 24" limit for small packages) (2 Kitty Tease and 3 string packs
ship at 1 pound) but can not guarantee that the order
will arrive. That has not been a problem though. I can email a copy of the Postal receipt,
which will be rather high, on request if so desired. S&H will only be $1.00 over actual
postage but that postage is HIGH. Shipping
to military addresses overseas is no problem and can be shipped at the regular
rate. I highly suggest you order a few string packs with
Probably the most exciting part of running a mail order business is getting to read all the nice letters that people take the time to write to me. Most bring a big smile to me but some bring a little sadness when they share the loss of a life's companion. For a lot of people out there, their pet carries official "People Status". I would like to share one of these special letters with you. It comes from Mary Louise Brennan in Mahanoy City, PA who had just lost "Melody", a very very special cat that brought much meaning and joy into her life. I now share this with you in memory of Mrs. Brennan's "Melody".
The Rainbow Bridge
(Dedicated to all those who have lost their best friend, their pet)
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is call "The Rainbow Bridge" because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills, and valleys with lush green grass.I have truly been "blessed" by having been given the necessary "tools" in order to bring the Kitty Tease and my other inventions to market. Since 1983 I have been self-employed and boy have I ever enjoyed it. How nice it is to look forward to Monday while so many others do not. How nice it is also to be here with my son and be able to juggle my schedule to fit into his world of activities. How nice it is to work out of one's home and be able to wake up each morning knowing there is no set schedule to adhere to. Like I say, I have truly been blessed!
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. The old and frail animals are made young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing, they are not with their special person who loved them on Earth. So, each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up. The nose begins to twitch, the ears are up, and the eyes are suddenly starring, and suddenly this one runs from the group.
You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed and licked again and again and again, and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
You then cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never ever again to be separated.
(August 9, 2004, Karen Spicer, of Tillamook, OR has kindly informed me that
the author of "Rainbow Bridge" is Paul Dahm who now resides on the Oregon Coast)
Other Cat Related Interesting Links
(A site set up by Veterinarians that list articles on just about every
cat problem there is. If you have a cat problem or question
they probably have the answer at their site)
http://www.DrMartyBecker.comDr. Marty Becker, veterinarian, author, and TV/Radio personality. Dr. Becker is one of the nations foremost cat writers. If it were not for his help promoting the Kitty Tease, the Kitty Tease just might not be here now.
http://www.goodnewsforpets.com A fine source for news media for pets with several nice links
http://www.goodnewsforpets.com/petworld/pet_world.htmSteve Dale, highly noted pet columnist and radio personality hailing out of the chicago area.
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