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Here you’ll find the paw-sibilities are endless furr cat lovers who want paw-some content that is relevant and meaningful. We paw-sitively hope our blog leaves you feline great!

 

A first birthday to remember for Club Cat, Orange County’s first luxury cat hotel

Sadly, for so many people, March 2020 will be forever associated with the onset of a pandemic that has brought our everyday lives to a screeching halt. In its wide-reaching wake, the Covid-19 crisis has canceled endless events – many celebratory – across the globe....

Mobile Vet Care – The Best of Both Worlds

One of the people who helped me bring Club Cat to life is Kelly Doria, DVM, owner of All Paws House Calls, a mobile vet care that services Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. I’ve known Dr. Doria (Kelly as I call her) since I was a teenager, when her sister became one...

Just You and Me, Cat

Bobcat’s napping on the bed and I can hear his soft snoring coming from the bedroom.  I’ve got KXFM, Laguna’s radio station playing Americana music in the kitchen, but it still seems too quiet; too still.  Not that I like loudness or lots of activity around me while...

Have you brushed your cat’s teeth lately?

If you haven't, you're not alone. I am also guilty of neglecting my cat’s teeth. However, I recently learned that February is National Pet Dental Health Month. And I bet after you read this post you will buy a toothbrush so you can start brushing your cat's teeth. I...

Lexington’s Departure

As I dipped a teabag into the mug of boiling water, I thought to myself, I need to check on Lexington.  While holding my cup of tea, I walked into the bedroom and stood there dumbfounded for a moment.  The bed was empty.  Then I realized that my mind cleverly tricked...

Club Cat’s First Christmas!

Christmas at Club Cat!

The furry truth about pet photography

When you run a luxury cat hotel, you meet lots of different people. It's the next best thing to meeting lots of different kitty cats. Over this past summer, Club Cat was fortunate to host two kitties whose cat mama is a pet photographer. Pet photography is a very new...

The Snotty-Nosed Cat

"I didn’t know dogs and cats could get colds…” said a co-worker to me the other day in response to my comment about Lexington having a bad snotty nose. Yes, indeed, cats get colds as evidenced by Lexington’s snot-crusted right nostril and cheek, and runny right eye,...

The heroes behind so many of Orange County’s adopted cats (and dogs!)

When we think about animal shelters, so many of us focus on the final (and most exciting) step: pet adoption. I know I did. Until earlier this year, when I listened to Terry Gross's interview with Hannah Shaw, aka The 'Kitten Lady' on NPR. Wow, was that interview...

Happy Birthday to OC’s first cat café, Catmosphere Laguna!

One summer day in 2018, on a whim, I took my daughters to Laguna Beach for the afternoon. We parked on Forest Ave and began our walk to the sand. My then 8-year old was super excited to dive into the waves. My teenager was ready to dive into her phone.  And I was...

The Dogged Cat

Lexington’s two front legs make a languid stretch out from under his chest; first the left, then the right with his big paws leading the way.  He props himself up into a sphinx-like position, yawning as he awakes from napping on the porch.  He looks at me, blinks, and...

When you own a domestic cat hotel, business is purrsonal

When you own a domestic cat hotel, business is purrsonal

Take your domestic cat to work?In case you missed out, June 17 was Pet Sitter’s International’s (PSI) Take Your Cat to Work Day®. A day dedicated to taking your kitty cat to work with you.Non-cat people probably laugh at the notion of even considering taking a cat to...

The Motherhood of Cats

Earlier this month, as I read and heard many “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiments, I thought about how I missed that boat. I didn’t even think about wanting kids until I was in my late thirties. At that time, I had a boyfriend who didn’t want kids. Preferring a...

How well do you know your cat?

How well do you know your cat?

A lot has been written about cats and their personalities. This is because many of us personify our cat’s behavior. I know I do. I speak about my cats like they are my children. “Maximus gets his fondness of sleeping in from my husband!” Or “Wilbur’s got MY appetite!”...

How well do you really know your pet sitter?

How well do you really know your pet sitter?

Spring is here and summer is just around the bend. Statistically speaking, chances are you’ve got a trip planned.  According to a recent AAA Travel survey, 100 million families – approximately 4 in 10 adults – will be taking a family vacation this year. Since nearly...

Veterinary healthcare workers need our love!

Veterinary healthcare workers need our love!

All pet patients are important to a veterinarian healthcare worker I bet the last time you took your cat - or dog, or bird, or horse - to the pet clinic, you weren't thinking about how many pet patients your veterinarian healthcare professionals sees each day. As pet...