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5 Tips for Inexperienced Cat Owners

Cat people are different from dog people, and they usually recognize these differences. Every so often, you’ll be that person that loves them both equally, but that’s not usually the way it plays out. If you’re a new cat owner or are thinking about getting or adopting...

I became my own Club Cat Customer

I love engaging with a new Club Cat customer. Why? Because the questions they have about boarding their cats reminds me of why I built Club Cat. Will my kitties think they are being abandoned? Are they going to receive care and attention throughout the day? Are the...

How to Satisfy a Cat’s Natural Instincts

Cats have a reputation of being fussy, picky, and sometimes downright mystical. Cat behaviors that lead people to such opinions are often due to their instincts. Your cat could pee in the potted plant and ignore her litter box when it is less than 10 feet away! He...

Moving with pets

Moving with pets is stressful. Add kids into the equation and that equals extra chaos. My husband, two kids, two cats, and a dog finally moved this past May. Our first house was supposed to be our “starter” house. Seventeen years later and we finally bought a new one....

Signs Of Separation Anxiety In Cats And How You Can Help

Cats are notoriously independent creatures, so it can be hard to conceive of them suffering from anything like separation anxiety. However, cats are still social pets that form a solid bond with their owners, and they don’t like change. So, when there are sudden...

Is Overindulgence Harming Our Pets?

Have a hungry pet you just can’t say no to? Those puppy-dog eyes or soft meows causing you to treat your pet, maybe a little too much? We take a look at overindulgence and the harm it could be causing your four-legged friend. Over Indulging our Pets It’s not uncommon...

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...
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...

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...