With a few exceptions, cats aren’t too keen about traveling. I know mine aren’t. A trip to the vet or to visit Mommy at work for a photo shoot usually results in a lot of kitty complaining and anxiety. Of course, those
are the only two places they ever go, so they probably figure there’s
a 50/50 chance of going to the vet, so I don’t blame them for the
anxiety and caterwauling.
We brought our late cat, Owen, to Palm Springs with us once.
Once. He was OK as soon as we were in the condo and seemed to
really enjoy exploring it, but the drive there and back was almost
On the other hand, I know of cats who LOVE traveling — like
those “adventure cats” who go hiking, camping or sailing with their
people. If I suggested any of that with my cats, they’d laugh in my
face — much like our resident feline columnist, Stella.
Check out her thoughts on vacationing on page 42.
Even if you can’t bring your cat with you, there are lots
of places around the country that are perfect for cat lovers either because they place a strong emphasis on kitty
welfare or because they allow travelers to get their cat fix
when away from their own. We share our top city picks
on page 46.
And, as always, we’ve got lots of great kitty pics and
FROM THE EDITOR
So many cat cafes!
We always thought the concept of cat cafes was pretty
cool. Unfortunately, there weren’t any in the U.S. Well,
that certainly has changed!
Go to page 52 to learn all about 15 fun cat cafes
across the country.
I went to the Crumbs & Whiskers cafe in Los Angeles
last year. What a great way to spend an evening!
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This year, press time coincided with the start of kitten
season. Or, “Here we go
again,” as my husband calls it.
These three cuties
(Bentley, Bixby and Beatrice)
will stay with us for the next
month or so until they’re
big enough for adoption.
Crumbs & Whiskers, in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Kit Tea, San Francisco,
California, and, below left,
Morgan’s Cat Cafe, Red Hook,