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.