Your cats daily routine

A day in the life at the Cattery

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7am
Rise and shine

Get up and get ready for the day ahead (Always a nice strong Cup Of Coffe)

7:20am
Food time!

I always feed my own two kitties first as they are usually first in the queue for breakfast!

7:30am
Prepare feed

I get a tray of food ready for my quests, fill up the water jug with fresh water and take it to the cat hotel.

7:35am
Wakey wakey!

Time to wake the kitties up!

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7:45am
Ring the dinner bell

I ring the dinner gong (well, it’s a bell actually!) to let the guests know breakfast is on it’s way. Once I’ve served the food I then return to each room to clean litter trays, clean the floors, give them all a good morning cuddle, de-hair the climbing trees/pillows and remove the drinking bowls to replenish with fresh mineral water.  The DAB radio is tuned to Chill FM for some lovely relaxing background music .

9:30am
The fun starts!

Now the fun begins!  I always take a cuppa in with me, as people who know me, know I love my tea!  I sit on the stools in each room drinking my tea and having a chat (albeit a slightly one-way conversation!) with each guest.  My mobile phone is attached to my hip so I can always keep an eye on my emails and any inquiries I may have that need replying to. Then open the wildlife viewing balconies where the cats can view local birds, squirrels, rabbits and our garden pheasant.

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Litter trays usually need a tidy up again after breakfast then it’s time for cuddle and play sessions with each guest (my favourite part, of course!).

11:30am
Prepare for more guests

Time to make sure everything is ready for guest arrival. The bed is made, fresh water and a bowl of delicious food is provided, the heating is on (even in May!) and the welcome sign is hung in preparation to greet our visitors! The hallway and office flowers are given a spruce up and everything is ready.

12:30pm
Ensure everything is in order

Once the guests are settled in and I’ve done another litter check it’s time to do some admin, another aspect of the ‘job’ that I really enjoy.  I reply to emails, confirm bookings and make sure everything is in order.

1:30pm
Lunch is served

Time for lunch and a quick read of the newspaper!  Lunch is also served to the guests who have requested 3 meals a day, while the others are happy to wait until dinner time for their next tasty treat.

2:30pm
To the shops...

Just time for another quick cuddle with my feline friends before heading off to the local fishmonger to purchase lovely fresh fish for the a la cat meals to be provided in the evening and supermarket for other supplies.

3:30pm
Restock bird feeder

I restock the bird feeder . The cattery backs onto a woodland area area so we get a lot of wildlife in the garden , and all our cats love the cattery wildlife viewing balconies. This will keep them entertaiined for hours

4pm
Grooming time!

It’s grooming time – it’s a bit like Marmite, the guests either love it or hate it! You know pretty quickly the kitties who like to be groomed as they usually roll over and start purring. The ones who don’t, let you know in no uncertain terms that brushing is off limits and that’s when you back away with the brush!! More litter checking…

6pm
Dinner time!

Time to get dinner ready and serve to the kitties.

7pm
Mood lights: On

Turn the mood lights on so the kitties can have an ‘evening’. It’s usually at this point I turn the music off and start to wind down for the day.

8pm
Unwind time

Having had my dinner, it’s time for me to unwind in the best way possible…