It’s a Ritz for Cats

By Cole

Life in England seems to run the gamut for kitties (or “moggies” as they sometimes call us). First, there was that crazy woman who shoved a cat into a trash can, and now there’s a couple who so dote on cats, they built a posh resort called the Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in Welwyn Garden City. Hertfordshire, where guests are waited on tail and paw.

It has 6 “chalets” decorated in distinctive themes such as Autumn, Bluebell, Bonsai, Daisy, Poppy and Savanna. The last two can be turned into adjoining suites for multi-cat families. Each chalet has a private bedroom and exercise area.

Rates range from about $22.95 to $29.07 per cat per night (based on a GBP/U.S. exchange rate of $1.53). That includes meals of Sheba, Pro Plan, Whiskas, and several other varieties.

But for an extra $5.35 a day, dinner may come from the “A La Cat” menu, which includes delicacies like poached salmon, tiger prawns, and steamed white fish served on silver platters and bone china.

Other amenities include porcelain water fountains, bird boxes outside the windows, toys, cushy beds, perches, and piped-in jazz or classical music. Pamper packages of pedicures and massages are also available, and they have plans to add a catnip bubble machine.

This place got my attention because we cats are ruling the roost for a few days (with concierge feeding and litterbox service). As nice as the Longcroft sounds, when you get right down to it, the cats are still in cages.

Now that I finally have a home, I have to say I wouldn’t want to trade it for anything.

I just hope Karen doesn’t bring us back any bed bugs.

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6 Responses to It’s a Ritz for Cats

  1. Imabear says:

    You’ve got to check this place out – it is as good, maybe better, and is right here in the good old USA. Check out the private and group theme rooms. Truly posh. My cats might not want to come back home after a stay is this kitty resort (of course, I can’t afford to send them there and also stay anywhere decent myself, so looks like we’ll all be staying home). http://www.bestlittlecathouse.com/burbank/boarding.html

  2. Tuxi says:

    Hi Cole! Gotta love the humans who are so willing to pamper and spoil us! Here Mom is getting ready to redo the house interior and plans on white primer, then getting some color in here on the walls for us, not to mentlon borders, trim, little cat footprints, and effects with Scotch blue painter’s tape. Mom is so tired of the past owner’s ugly yellow, brown, white decor and is ready to paint! She and her sister talked about maybe doing something like the walkways the Mooneys of San Francisco did in their house for their cats. Hey, a resort for cats sounds great, but we have it pretty good here too! =)

  3. adele says:

    Cole, hope the concierge and meal service is satisfactory. Alice and I were wondering if you and Adele would grow closer in Karen’s absence.

    Alice also feels that if I can’t be with her all the time, she prefers to stay at home rather than going to a luxury resort.

  4. catsworking says:

    Tuxi, your home sounds like it’s going to be very nice. We can’t complain about our accommodations either. We’ve got two beat-up, shredded kitty perches as the focal points of the living room and a litter box in one of the bathtubs. If Karen didn’t have cats, things around here would look a lot different — and be a lot less furry.

  5. Tuxi says:

    I know what you mean! Our spiral penthouse in the dining area has been used to scratch our nails on so much that the sisal post is starting to unravel. And little pieces of carpet have come off our other pieces of cat furniture. Aunt Terri got us 2 huge new cat furniture pieces for X-Mas last year that we get once the fix-up is done. So yup, all of us cats have it good!

  6. catsworking says:

    Tuxi, the new beige kitty perch we got last Christmas sheds little carpet fibers that fall all over the rug every time we scratch on it, not to mention the layer of black fur it’s acquiring from me and Yul. The uglier and more beat up it gets, the better it feels.

    We know we are very lucky in our accommodations, but all the cats who visit Cats Working also have an advantage that most cats never enjoy — Internet access!

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