Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hotel Cats

The Hyatt Regency in Monterey is home to two stray cats (sorry, don't recall their names). I saw them on the first day of our stay, so asked the doorman about them. The cats have been around for about 15 years, and are close companions.

Monterey Hyatt Grey Tabby Cat
Monterey Hyatt Orange Cat

This orange guy was one of the scruffiest cats I'd ever seen, but he was well-fed and friendly. I was told the housekeepers feed the animals, and just as we were packing the car to leave, I spotted the cat house and bowls tucked away in a corner of the parking lot.


Monterey Hyatt Cat Bowls

You know me, I'm a sucker for these kinds of random acts of kindness, and think it's wonderful that the Hyatt has adopted these two strays. Perhaps hotels that provide for animals should be given some kind of "seal of approval" by SPCA. I'd be more inclined to stay at their establishment. Wouldn't you?

10 comments:

jhazline said...

I agree they should be given "seal of approval" from SPCA for treating the cat very nicely for 15 years. Unlike the other hotels, once they see stray cats roaming around they will immediately throw it out.




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NuclearToast said...

Fifteen years? I don't think they're "strays" any more!

Lynn Sinclair said...

We should write a petition, jhazline. Or maybe I'll just stick to my blog, and hope some hotel owner will see it.

Lynn Sinclair said...

You're right, NT, those cats have probably been at the Hyatt longer than anyone else.

jan said...

I most definitely agree with you. I am very loyal to local businesses that have a resident cat or dog. I love the whole atmosphere that the animals give.

Lynn Sinclair said...

I agree, Jan. There's just something ... homey, perhaps, about walking into a store or business that has a cat or dog.

Georgie said...

I'm sure the fact that they *aid* in the area of "rodent control" for hotels is also a plus factor. (No immediate killing on the cat's part, as I'm told rodents often smell the presence of a cat -- and go the other way.)

Lynn Sinclair said...

I never thought of that, Georgie. Of course, I'm not keen on thinking that there actually might be a rodent problem at any hotel in which I stay.

Georgie said...

No, not that there was any definite problem or anything. Just perhaps as a "preventative" plus factor while also giving a home to the cat. That's all I meant. :)

Lynn Sinclair said...

Georgie, I'll bet there's lots of critters living at hotels (and restaurants!). The kinds of critters we don't like to pet or think about.