Dear Cat Lovers, So…this last little while has been a real rollercoaster. In the last newsletter I let it be known that The Cat Club needed to be assumed by another entity, either by entering into partnership with me with a bond-for-deed, or buying it outright. That is still the case. We have had a couple of parties express interest, but so far no one has been able to take on the responsibility, either time-wise or financially. I KNOW there is someone out there for whom this would be a great opportunity, and I hear from folks all the time that this is their dream job, or that their daughter wants to open a cat rescue someday. Unfortunately I am running out of time to hand it off to someone who will guarantee to keep it as The Cat Club, and am currently in the process of offering it up for sale to the general public. A buyer from that pool will probably turn it back into 3 rentals, short-term or otherwise, or perhaps use it for some other commercial enterprise. With the murals, it would make a cool day-care facility…. Anyway, I’m just putting this out into the ether one more time. The asking price is $550K, with a discount of 8% if you will run it as a cat rescue. That is the value of the property only, based on it being three legal rentals and having commercial zoning. It has a total of about 2050 sq. ft. I require a 20% down payment. You can reach me at 504-410-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org So that’s the main message of this newsletter. I appreciate all the help we have received from our many supporters, and realize that this will be a blow to a lot of folks who thought The Cat Club was just purrfect. I wish more people could experience it, but it may be that this was just a brief moment in time for the folks who were lucky enough to come, and maybe it will inspire someone (or more) to try to recreate it when it’s their turn. I always did hope that there would be more than one Cat Club; we wanted to have Cat Clubs of America. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I have done all I can do. We have a photo album of all the folks and cats who found each other at The Cat Club and we will keep it always to remind us that we did do something special here. If you stop by, you can take a look. Since it seems possible that The Cat Club will be closing soon, we suggest that you come on over for one last visit. We will be closing as early as the middle of April. We have some feline guests here at The Cat Club that we would love to see go to their furrever homes, before we have to move on: First up, we have Greta, who was named that because “(she) vants to be alone” (that’s a reference to Greta Garbo, for those of you who are too young to get it). She is beautiful and shy. She would make a great pet, and I feel sure she’s waiting to bond with one (or two) people with her own family. We also have Nova, a beautiful big Calico who hasn’t been with us long, and would love to go to her forever home. Next is Journey, a black female, who has come a long way since she first came to us. She is shy, but also affectionate if you take your time with her. That leads us to Salome, who has been here less than a month. She is another beautiful Calico and a little reserved but very sweet. And finally we have Violet, who is a black and white tabby. She is a little skittish but warms up slowly, again, if you take the time. If you are interested in any of these cats, and it helps with your decision, we can waive the adoption fees for any of these five cats. For fans of Daisy, we have great news: she was (finally) adopted!!! Yay!! We are also picking up a tuxedo mom with her 4 newborns this evening, so if you decide to stop by, you’ll have that lovely sight to see. The kittens will be available in about a month….we’ll work it out. As always, thanks for reading and caring. This has been a labor of love and we don’t regret any of it. -Eshyah, Muriel, Michelle, Bryan, Elena, Sharon, Margot, Krystal, Jane, Krishon, Lauren, Mary, Erik and Brittany PS We will be having some garage sales in the next month, full of cat art, cat furniture, clothes, books, etc., etc. Please keep your eyes open for notices of same. Simone, The Cat Mobile is for sale (2002 Toyota Highlander painted as a cat. Runs well. Leather, sunroof, 160K miles. $4,000 obo) as well as an air-conditioned evacuation trailer that can easily carry 30 cats (8’ x 10’, $3,500 obo). Also suitable as a work vehicle with built-in shelves. SWAK!