Monday, July 26, 2010

The lap(cat) of luxury?

I'm amazed to read of the Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel that's just opened in Hertfordshire, England. The Daily Mail reports:

A new luxurious feline hotel could mean your pet has an even better holiday than you.

Four-legged guests ... can live it up in style with amazing treats from the hotel's organic ‘A La Cat’ menu.

Scrumptious delights to suit every moggy's palette include poached salmon, tiger prawns and even steamed white fish for delicate tummies - all served on a shiny silver platters and bone china plates.

With six individually-themed heated chalets to choose from and lots of space, guest cats are treated to Jazz and Classical music fed through a £5,000 state-of-the-art sound system.

Owners Abi and Matt Purser have ensured their four-legged patrons will never get bored at the hotel which costs between £15 and £19 a night, with extras like the A La Cat menu at £3.50 a day.

Outside their private bedroom windows are bird boxes to make sure birds fly in nearby to keep the cats are entertained.

Porcelain water fountains deliver perfectly fresh oxygenated water to keep all the guests purrfectly hydrated.

With the pampered pussies safely tucked up in their lavish bedrooms, Mrs Purser, 35, and her 40-year-old husband offer around-the-clock care and send absent owners postcards and pictures giving updates on the kitties' own little holidays.

And if life gets too tough the residents can take optional extras like the Grooming Pamper Package.

As well as delicate treatments for the ears and eyes the spoilt pets also get a nail shape, massage and shine.

Mrs Purser, said: ‘There are some pretty good catteries out their if you look, but no one has gone quite to the lengths we have in terms of comfort and style.

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‘The music, the complex toys and the bird boxes all outside are just some of the twists we've used to make sure the cats stay stimulated.

‘The music is constantly changed to stop our guests from getting bored.

‘We will shortly be installing a machine which blows out catnip flavoured bubbles. We want the cats to stay active, happy and entertained while they're here.’

There's more at the link. Photographs are courtesy of the hotel's Web site.

I say, forget the cats. It looks comfortable enough that I want to stay there myself - provided they cook my meals in human fashion!



Old NFO said...

What is really sad is people WILL spend that for a cat, but won't donate $20 to feed/shelter the homeless... sigh...

Anonymous said...

NFO: I know people who like to spoil their beloved pets from time to time, but these are also the same people who DO volunteer, donate to charities, and try to help others who are in need whenever they can. And I am one of them. So please, before you start lumping everyone who spoils their pets into one big group of do-nothings......