Sitting for hours on the back of a sofa and having your meals brought to you twice a day can really take it out of you.
So when your owners decide to take a totally unearned holiday and abandon you, the least they can do is provide adequate lodgings.
And here they are. The ultimate escape for cats who never get a moment to rest – a luxury hotel where moggies receive massages, bedtime stories and à la carte food. Ings Luxury Cat Hotel also has plasma screen TVs showing virtual fish tanks and bird scenes, and four-poster beds.
The hotel has been created by cat lover Jo Ounsley, 43, who said: ‘It’s the perfect place for a cat to come, although some people might think it’s a little bit extravagant.
‘We just want them to be constantly entertained and stimulated, and that really leads to a happy cat.’
The hotel, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, includes 11 themed suites costing £15 a night, all individually designed to keep felines amused.
The larger Woodland Wing is the most expensive to book, at £40 a night. There they will have massages and stories read to them in front of virtual log fires.
Owners are updated on the progress of their precious pets in their absence via emails and postcards.
Ms Ounsley, who will run the cat hotel with her 12-year-old daughter, has spent months visiting catteries, vets and experts in preparation for the opening.
‘It’s not for higher class cats at all,’ she added. ‘It’s for people who just want the confidence in knowing that when they go away on holiday, their pet will have a better break than they will.
‘They will be pampered, enjoy coming and probably not want to go home.’
source: metro UK