By REBECCA DESFOSSE
The story of Poor Cat Designs begins with a soggy kitten Joe Romanowksi found sitting on his doorstep in the rain on the eve of his sisters death about five years ago.
Unable to find the cats owner, Romanowski decided to keep him, naming him Felix. Every morning as he left for work, the cat would look at him sadly, and Romanowski would tell him, You poor cat.
During that time, Romanowski was developing a new jewelry line. Suddenly, he tells redbankgreen, a light bulb went off in his head, telling him to name the line Poor Cat, in homage to both his sister and his adopted feline.
Now, Poor Cat has found a home in Red Bank.