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.