Back in the early 2000s in Seattle, Washington, Alex Perry was a housing contractor when business was booming. Although the work was tough, he made good money right up until the housing bubble burst.

Suddenly Perry had trouble finding a job. After his own cat died, Perry volunteered at the Seattle Persian and Himalayan Rescue and started getting some practical experience in cat grooming. That’s when he started to think, “Hey, maybe I could do this for a living.”

Now after grooming 30,000 cats later, has started a new career as a professional cat groomer. IF Perry can find a new career with the help of his cat, perhaps your cat can help you find a way to change your life in a new direction as well.

To read more about Perry’s life as a cat groomer, click here.