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New Staff!

March 9, 2015
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We have a new member of staff joining our family in August. He passed his interview with flying colours and his official post is Head of Entertainment – we believe he will do very well in this post. His name is Percy Pinkerton and we are very much looking forward to his arrival. I have attached a photo of his interview with Tim……..

Percy Pinkerton the miniature donkey foal

Percy Pinkerton the miniature donkey foal

We have had a very busy few weeks with lots of lovely cats coming to stay. We fall in love with all of them as they are all heart stealers, but Frog the Devon Rex had us wrapped firmly around her tiny paws! She was only 6 months old and it was her first visit to us. She had so much fun and kept us so entertained with her crazy antics. In true cat fashion her favourite toy was the wire from a champagne cork, we would throw it and she would fetch it back for us each time, so very cute.

Frog the Devon Rex

Frog the Devon Rex

Spring is bursting to life all around us and the birds are very busy. We have a couple of blue tits nesting in one of the boxes which is right outside the Royal Mews bedroom window. I don’t know who is more absorbed by them, us or the cats!

We have a fun filled Easter planned with a cat themed Easter egg hunt for all the lovely guests we have booked in. We are always on the lookout for new ways to keep the cats busy between naps!

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February 2015 at Hotel Cat

February 5, 2015
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It’s lovely to meet the new cats coming in this month. We are full for the whole month and over half full for March already. We have a range of different cats and different breeds coming to stay. We have just had our first hairless cat, a Peterbald called Baggins. He was such a big character and we all totally fell in love with him. We keep the heating on 24hrs a day and it is a constant 22 degrees or 71 in Fahrenheit. He was toasty warm in his suite and we missed his lovely personality and cuddles when he went home. February brings more kittens, which are always so much fun and also a couple of real senior citizens – so much to look forward to.
We have had another newspaper out today and as usual they couldn’t believe their eyes! We do love seeing people’s first reaction to the hotel, I guess we are so used to the cats having such luxury that it is second nature to us.
We have added a couple of new DVD’s to the cats personal selections. These DVD’s are designed especially for cats and we had one of our guests meowing to the cat on the TV today, they are so amusing and we certainly love our job ♥.
We are having our hallway turning into a giant virtual fishpond soon and I can’t wait to show you the videos. We love searching for new ways to keep the cats entertained and they certainly keep us on our toes. We have a family of four young Bengals and Bengal crosses who come to stay, they are such a fun family and always come armed with new toys. Their best one has to be a pirate ship, we love it! They love the interactive DVD’s and Luna in particular can be found hunting for the mice behind the screen!

Luna watching her favourite video

Luna watching her favourite video

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Christmas and the Daily Mail at Hotel Cat

December 13, 2014
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We have been very busy in the last couple of weeks. The Daily Mail came down for the day and wrote another lovely review of us in the newspaper. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2869056/The-moggies-ran-8-000-hotel-bill-TVs-suite-smoked-salmon-treats-room-service-scenes-Britain-s-poshest-cattery.html
We have had numerous other journalists visit and the publicity has been fantastic, we already have bookings for Christmas 2015!

The Cat Hotel is looking very festive and our large sparkling Christmas tree has a huge box of gifts underneath ready to be distributed on Christmas morning. I think we are all more excited about our guests presents than our own and each one has been carefully selected to suit the individual personality of each cat. We have a wonderful selection of guests and will post photos on our gallery in the New Year.

The majority of our guests have never stayed away from home before and understandably their parents are always anxious about how they will cope. The truth is that every cat who has stayed so far has settled in really well. We do ask that you bring plenty of familiar bits from home to leave in their suites and all of the cats relax into their new surroundings very quickly. It is important to remember that we are with your cats all day at their calling. They have an awful lot of one to one time throughout the day and late into the evening.

I have posted a couple of photos of brother and sister, Florence and Ravello. Their Mum and Dad were very worried about how they would cope here and whether they would eat. The truth is they are very relaxed, eating well and adore watching all the animals wandering outside their window. Ravello also loves to watch Lion King on the television, he is so funny and always jumps on the table when I switch it on, it’s quite apt seeing as how his parents have gone on safari! IMG_3242

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Cat World Magazine feature

November 6, 2014
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With winter now showing it’s head the cats are being kept well entertained by all the birds on the feeders. Our trees are fast losing their leaves and the chickens are having great fun scrabbling around under the leaves for bugs.

The cats are all lovely and warm in their suites and it is so lovely to see them all happy and content, it’s what we wanted to achieve and is so fulfilling. We have had some beautiful and very entertaining guests coming in, each one unique as all cats are. Frankie & Vinnie the gorgeous British Blue’s have had their second stay and kept us busy as their personal entertainers during their holiday. The other firm favourite past time of all of our guests is spider hunting! The spiders come into the garden rooms in search of somewhere warm and dry and become prey, poor things, but cats will be cats!

We were also very fortunate this month to have a two page write up in Cat World magazine, it is on page 30 and can be read here http://www.catworld.co.uk/imag/issue440/index.html. Our hotel is now starting to book up quickly and everyone who comes to see it is very complimentary which is lovely.

We always love showing people around, so even if you do not yet have a trip planned, you are very welcome to come in and meet us – and if you want to make friends with the donkeys, sheep and goats then remember they love digestive biscuits!

Adorable British Blue 'Vinnie'

Adorable British Blue ‘Vinnie’

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The Latest from Nou the Cat

July 16, 2014
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We love all animals here at Hotel Cat and have been fortunate to be able to offer a home to many unwanted ones. Your cat will be able to see our four gorgeous donkeys, three lovely sheep, two very naughty goats (!) and our many chickens and ducks who roam freely around outside.

If there is an animal or bird in need of a home we will always offer a home if we can. Our newest arrivals are 19 ex caged hens who arrived in June through the British hen welfare trust (http://www.bhwt.org.uk/) .

They were a little shell-shocked and wary of the big outdoors, but I have been showing them around the place and I’m rather enjoying my new job as ‘Mother Hen’….

They are a gorgeous bunch of girls and are so inquisitive. It has been very rewarding to see their confidence grow and the once scared girls now thrive on scratching in the grass, dust bathing and laying in the sunshine, all the things which were denied to them before. If you ever have any leftovers when you are dropping off your cat they love most things, especially biscuits and pastry!

They also  keep our guests entertained, provide lovely eggs for the humans, and spend many happy days in our beautiful gardens. It’s all rather splendid.

Make sure to check back soon as I’ll be reporting on our latest feline guests in the coming months.

Best whiskers!

Nou the Cat

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Beachcombers Cat Suite

July 8, 2014
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Beachcombers Suite

A chic, light beach house style for beachcomber cats

Our Beachcombers suite is decorated in a light, chic beach house style, that provides relaxation and comfort for our guests. The single bed has the soft duvet and pillow to snuggle up on, plus plenty of other sleeping spots.

The garden room looks over the bird garden and is a hive of activity. With trees, climbing frames, hiding places and sun lounger a cat will never be bored. There is a television, radio and plenty of stimulating cat toys and games in each suite.

Suite Pricing

The cat suite is priced at £28.00 per day, with additional guests from the same family costing £9.00 each per day.

Pricng is inclusive of heating, insurance, dry food, treats, litter, love and cuddles.

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Savannah Cat Suite

July 8, 2014
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Savannah Suite

A safari-themed cat suite for play & relaxation

The Savannah Suite is our smallest suite, but it is still far larger than that of any luxury cattery in the country.  This suite has a safari theme and has either a single bed, low bed suitable for those who cannot jump far or a small sofa, with pillow and soft duvet to snuggle up on. The garden room is filled with trees, climbing frames and sun loungers. There is plenty of space to run, hide, play and sleep and all suites have televisions, radios and many stimulating cat toys and games.

Suite Pricing

The suite is priced at £24.00 per day, with additional guests from the same family costing £9.00 each.

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