Hello friends of Feline Wishes & Caviar Dreams!
Welcome to the inaugural issue of our blog, which our mutual pal, (and goddess-in-a-royal-blue-polo-shirt) Lisa Redding, has invited me to pen. I am Stuart—a grayish, pinkish and sometimes a little blue—shorthair tabby who visits Lisa and the team at Feline Wishes & Caviar Dreams quite often, because … I get around!
You and your family and friends can visit Feline Wishes & Caviar Dreams, too! Please do!
The lobby is open every day, and Lisa and her staff would love to take one and all of you on a tour of Feline Wishes & Caviar Dreams where you’ll see the various accommodations and dedicated areas for the ultimate in cat care and well-being—and meet the kitties that are enjoying their stay overs. In my opinion, it’s better than going to MOMA.
Monday-Friday: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5:00p.m.
(There is visitor’s covered parking area adjacent to the building.)
Spring is the beginning of kitty season. So many of my friends are having birthdays—and a lot of new friends are being born.
Last April 24 was the birthday of one of my best friends—“Mo”—an orange tabby I went to school with.
(English teachers, please don’t write in.)
During those months when we were in Cat University (forget years; cats can’t stand more than a few months of anything), our feline classmates referred to Mo as “Morris the Taurus,” not just because he was so popular and born under the astrological sign of Taurus—but because cats like words that rhyme.
So, for Morris the Taurus’ birthday, I gave him a swell gift he can use every day—something that my mom picked up for me while she was shopping at Bloomingdales one afternoon when my dad was glued to his chair watching college basketball on TV, refusing to leave the house. My mom’s terrific—and leaves her credit card near the phone, so I dialed up Bloomingdales and ordered the same thing for Mo!
It’s my (and now, Mo’s) cool lacquered tray (in that certain shade of luxe blue) on which are the words, “Hello Beautiful.”
I like that!
My water and victual bowls are neatly organized upon it. When it comes time to washing my dishes, the entire tray can lifted by the handles and taken to the sink—with the dishes washed in hot soapy water and the tray wiped sparkling clean.
Cats like clean—that’s why we’re not called dogs.
Here’s a photo of my tray.
It’s available in stores downtown and online. I wouldn’t pay more than $24.95 for it, but it’s worth a million to my mom’s decorator who loves it for its “oh so trés, trés, chic” designer-look, as she does the tidy tray concept in our kitchen.
If your kitty is into Eurasian design, check out this blue and white Damask tray.
This tray complements the blue and white Japanese bowls everybody likes, which look very expensive but are not. They’re dishwasher (remember: we can’t get enough of CLEAN) and microwave safe, and cost about $7-10 each. Enjoy shopping for them at Sanko Kitchen Essentials (If you’re lucky, the ladies there will pour you a small cup of delicious Japanese green tea. You could always politely ask…I would!), or Soko Hardware (Don’t even bother asking for anything extra—I have). Both stores are on Buchannan Street in San Francisco’s Japantown.
Happy birthday to all May and springtime kitties and a special “meow” to their moms and dads. We cats can sometimes be a little ambiguous and coy (it’s a contractual thing), but trust me, we love you so much … with all our hearts.
Thanks for reading the first issue of our blog—and see you next time when I share the secret of Lisa’s famous Feline Wishes & Caviar Dreams “caviar”—prepared and served for dessert (regrettably, without champagne) every night. It could be the reason for your cat’s Mona Lisa smile after his or her vacation at FW&CD. And you thought the chocolate on your pillow at the human hotel was a big deal.
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See you next time!