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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!

 

The great pet adoption pandemic

It’s been a year since the Covid-19 lockdowns began. I am reminded of how powerful our memories can be when faced with epic tragedy or loss. Virtually every adult remembers exactly where they were when the news broke on September 11, 2001. (I was driving to my job in...

Cannabis pet care for cats and dogs

I first met Justine Amodeo at an event for the Global Center for Women and Justice in 2012. Justine was Editor-in-Chief at Coast Magazine back then and I was pitching her a story on human trafficking. We met at a local coffee shop and I remember thinking how...

3 Reasons Your Cat May Be Meowing Constantly

We love that cats have an ability to communicate to us with their different actions and individual ways.  Some cats will just purr while others will paw at you to express their love and loyalty. Other cats will meow and it can be just a few meows or for a long time....

Of cats and creativity

When I was a graduate student at UC Irvine, I performed part time with a contemporary dance company. We had an inside joke that the only dancers who "fit in" with the culture were the ones who were cat people. This wasn't exactly a litmus test. Clearly being a strong...

Are you prepared to evacuate your cat in an emergency?

Last month, on a blustery October morning in Orange County, California, the Silverado Canyon Fire erupted quickly. Fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds, the fire spread at mach speed through the dry Southern California terrain. Almost 90,000 residents were forced to...

The wizard of (cats and books and everything) art

Cats and books. To steal a lyric from The Sound of Music, “These are a few of my favorite things.” So when I began the design concept for Club Cat, I knew that I wanted cats and books incorporated into an overall cat-punned literature theme. My longtime friend and...

The “Martha Stewart” of Cat Care

A few months ago, I blogged about the importance of hiring the right team. During a global pandemic, it is even more important for small business owners to have the right people on board. Trust, skill, responsibility, and dedication are just a few of the attributes...

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!

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...

Just You and Me, Cat

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...