You Can Now Take Your Cat To A Luxury Feline Hotel
If your cat is your pride and joy, then you won't think twice about taking them to this luxury feline 'hotel'.
The luxurious cattery - Lawlor Cat Hotel in Brentwood - is actually more plush than most hotels for us mere mortals.
Moggies staying the night are served up caviar and are pampered in their very own spa while their owners jet off on holiday.
Why should we get all the fun after all?
Mum-of-two Jane Lawlor, 48, opened the hotel after she was left unimpressed by the standard of catteries across the UK.
It is something us cat owners are often concerned about, whether the cattery we check our fur-baby into will be up to scratch and whether people will care for our kitties like they're their own.
Now, the property manager from Essex has transformed her home into a fully fledged cat paradise, complete with 23 luxury suites.
The pampered kitties receive spa treatments during their stay and have the option to nibble on scrumptious treats including Atlantic prawns, lobster tail and Beluga caviar, if requested by the owner for an extra fee.
Did someone call room service?
Jane said: "It's five star luxury." An award which has been confirmed by the local council.
She added: "We recognise this isn't just your pet, it's a member of your family.
"We do our very best to make sure they're looked after and cared for.
"We've never had a stressed cat".
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In fact, far from it. Jane said that often when it comes to checking out, many of the cats don't want to leave.
Jane said the idea came to her when she was scouting out a cattery for her four cats - Archie, William, Harry and Stable - before she and husband Richard, 52, and twins, Patrick and Rory, 13, went on holiday.
Shocked at the standard, Jane decided to transform an out building in the grounds of her home (all seven acres of it) into a fully-fledged cat hotel with eight luxury suites.
The hotel proved such a success that Jane built another out building with sixteen additional suites, bringing the grand total of cat suites to 23, which cost £20-£25 a night.
And bringing extra peace of mind to owners, they are given a code to enable them to access 24 hour CCTV, meaning they can check up on their cat wherever they are in the world.
But it doesn't sound as though owners need worry. Their checked in cat will be awoken at 7am with their own maid who also empties their litter tray and cleans their water bowl.
At midday, lunch is served to them in their suite on a China plate which is brought in on a silver restaurant cloche. So fancy!
At 4pm the cats are visited by cat handlers who groom them and perform any additional spa treatments that have been requested.
These range from fur cleaning, nail treatments and even meditation sessions.
The day draws to a close at 8pm when a flameless candle is lit in each suite and a special treat of Dreamies is placed on their pillow - just like in a real hotel.
Quite the turn down service.
With this sort of five-star treatment, we wish we were a cat.
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