Friday, December 22, 2017

Inquiries at the Hotel

It has snowed considerably in the last two days, and I must devise a cover of some sort for the food bowl, as it is filled with snow every night. The water in its bowl takes care of itself, the snow, landing in it and melting, merely adds to the quantity.

Yesterday, before more precipitation fell, I came home from work and it was still light enough to check if any cat had gone into the new hotel outside. None had, but it may be that one had inquired at the front desk. It was difficult to tell if these were paw-prints or not, but I like to think they were, and that at least one cat has shown interest in reserving a room.

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  1. From my experience, it can take a while for "outside" cats to feel safe going into any enclosed space (particularly if they're ferals.) Do you have any dried catnip or suchlike that you can put inside the "hotel," to encourage them?

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    1. I have sprayed a little catnip just inside the entrance. Last night, the two black cats came to have a meal and a drink of water. They investigated the tube-house in a perfunctory manner but weren't really interested. I suspect that they have a snug refuge somewhere but perhaps not a regular source of food and clean water.

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  2. The hotel could look a whole lot more appealing with the snow cover now. I know it would to me, were I a cat without a home!

    Merry Christmas to you all, John. Wishing you a blessed holiday filled with Light, laughter and Joy. Peace.

    -Kim and the boys

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  3. Here's hoping you have a guest soon!

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  4. I am no expert on paw prints in the snow, but it sure looks like someone is interested in the Cozy Hotel. Perhaps you'll be able to hang out the No Vacancy Sign very soon. Meanwhile John, Jessica, Danni, Alex, Willow, Joey, Cassi and I want to wish you and your feline family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the for the coming year!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your crowd. I hope this Christmas is just the start of a wonderful time for you.

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  5. I hope they will decide to stay.

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  6. Though the hotel is a cool idea I'm thankful that I'm in indoor-only old gal. This place is all I need. Oh, and mom and dad too. Merry Christmas, my friend!!!

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  7. Merry Christmas to you John, and all of the fur family both inside safe with you in their home, and outside with their needs lovingly met. May the next year be bright, and all of you stay well and blessed.

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    1. Thank you! I have my Christmas card going in next but I will wish you and your mum a happy and content holiday and, as you wite, may next year be a bright one.

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  8. Good news! I suppose it will take a bit of time for the cat hotel to become scent neutral.
    We wish you and yours, both inside and out, a joyous Christmas in case you don’t post again before the holiday. God bless you for the care and concern you show toward the homeless cats.
    Love, Kari and the Cats

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    1. Thank you, Kari. I will be publishing my Christmas card today, but nothing more until after Christmas Day. May your Yuletide be happy and safe, for you and all those you love.

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  9. Maybe try to put cat bowls with food under the "roof" - maybe try to make something like wooden fruit crate and cover it with waterproof material. Then put bowls inside. It might work :)

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