Monday, August 12, 2019

Irony Reserves a Room


It was twenty months ago that the Hotel Cosy opened for business, ready to provide warmth and shelter to any cat who felt the need or desire for one or the other, or both. In all that time, it has been empty. The management was almost in despair over the preference of cats for other accommodation. However, that has changed, and someone has determined that a room at the hotel is rather pleasant, after all.

The ironic thing about our guest is that it is Finn (a.k.a. Hugo), a very friendly feline who has a permanent home elsewhere. Finn has been frequenting the Cosy CafĂ©, where he enjoys a meal on the house now and then, as well as indulging his fondness for having his long fur stroked and his head vigorously rubbed. He evidently saw the hotel’s straw, invitingly untouched by other guests, and thought that the clean, albeit rather aged, bedding looked quite comfy.


The illustrations show not the first time he has rested in the hotel, nor, possibly the second. I startled him out of his accommodation one evening, and, previous to that, I had noticed that the straw had appeared flattened, though I dismissed the notion that it was actually due to a snoozing guest. But my decision may have been too quick in that instance.


I was going to change the straw – I have a small, spare bale – but now I won’t do anything that may disturb Finn’s choice of rooms. It is true that, having a permanent home, the Hotel Cosy is little more than the gentleman’s pied-a-terre. But it is being used and, apparently, enjoyed, so the management will not quibble over the frequency or duration of a guest’s stay. Besides, Finn may give our establishment the feline recommendation that it needs to become even more popular.


13 comments:

  1. Finn looks so comfortable in his room at the Cozy Hotel. I'm sure he will soon be telling all his friends how terrific the accommodations are. :-) Since Finn has a permanent home elsewhere, I wonder if he'll be kept as an indoor kitty during the winter. I'd hate to think he'll be on the street during the cold winter months.

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  2. Ah! Bless! What a lovely, lovely story to start
    the day with..Well..it's morning over here! :)

    And..all that straw..perhaps he's hoping for a
    birdie to mistake it for a nest..HeHe! You never
    know..! I don't think he'll be telling any of his
    friends though..He's found it..he's keeping it...! :).

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  3. I will tell you this post has made me happy this morning!

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  4. Finn certainly seems like one of those cats who knows how to get himself all the perks.

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  5. At least someone is using it! Finn might have a home, but it also might not be the best of homes, so it's good he has your "hotel."

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  6. Finn like the place and I'm sure he will leave a proper review!

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  7. Now that Finn has tested out the Hotel Cosy, perhaps others will follow his lead.

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  8. For some reason, while reading this post, my mind was drawn back to the story of "A Gentleman in Moscow", which takes place almost entirely in a swanky hotel! I fret every time I change the straw for The 'O' Cats, being sure that they'll reject the new furnishings, but they've always come back; I'm sure Finn will too, and maybe he'll coax another kitty to snuggle in with him!

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  9. Finn looks very cozy and very happy!

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  10. Finn looks quite happy looking out on the world from Hotel Cozy and we agree that others may find the room more appealing once it has the scent of an occupant

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  11. Finn looks very comfy in his hotel room. Maybe others will use it in the winter once they see there has been a previous occupant.

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  12. He looks quite comfy! Hopefully he will spread the word!

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  13. finn....dood....itz all wayz good ta haza home a way frum home; ore like a second home ya heer peepulz talkin bout all de time !!☺☺♥♥

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