Welcome to Club Cat Blog!

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 cat mama becomes a cat AND dog mama

One of my favorite children’s books is Dog vs. Cat. A nod to Neil Simon’s play The Odd Couple, this charming and funny kid’s story had me hooked from the first moment I read it to my youngest daughter. As a new dog mama who is now a cat and dog mama, I’m seeing...

No pet left behind

Many months prior to opening Club Cat last year, I excitedly promoted on social media about my plan to open Orange County’s first luxury cat hotel. Shortly after, I received a private LinkedIn message from an elementary school mate with whom I hadn’t spoken or seen...

How to artfully immortalize your cat

Recently, a customer was telling me about how Barbra Streisand cloned her beloved dog. Not just once. Twice. My first thought was, “WOW!” My next thought was, “Why would anyone DO that?” I have loved each of my cats with all my heart. I would have done anything to...

Meet talented Club Cat Concierge, Sol DeLeo!

One of the hardest aspects of starting any business is hiring the right team. This is particularly the case in the pet services industry, where providing outstanding customer service to dog and cat parents must be a top priority. Cats and cat parents deserve the best...

Help Your Pet Adjust to a New Home: Moving Tips for Dog and Cat Parents

If you’ve ever moved with a dog or a cat, you know that it can be a stressful time for both of you. All the rushing around, packing and planning can make your pet feel uneasy. With their routines changing, dogs and cats can feel unsure about their situation. When you...

A meaningful way of saying goodbye to your pet

Pet euthanasia is a topic that I really didn't know much about until recently. My own experiences have left me desperately wishing that there could have been a "better" way to say goodbye. Saying goodbye to Bella In 2012, a few days before Christmas, my husband and I...

Who’s The Better Pet Parent?

People definitely love their pets, but how do our four-legged companions feel about us in return? For a closer look at who’s the better pet parent, Porch.com surveyed over 1,000 people.

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...

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...

The furry truth about pet photography

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,...

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

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...