Hi everyone! I know your furbabies are one of the most important things in your lives, so I wanted to introduce myself to let you know they’ll be in great hands at Rock the Cat Spa. Please also be sure to check out the About page to learn more about why I started the spa!
Hometown: I was born and raised around Central New York.
Education: I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Campbell University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from SUNY Brockport.
Favorite Cat Breed: I love Siamese! Any kind: lilac, blue point, chocolate point … they’re all winners! I grew up with Siamese and have had 3 in my lifetime. My parents also bred purebred lilac point Siamese when I was a child so I have been around that breed more than any other. Plus, I admit, they are easy on the eyes with their striking features and blue eyes and loud yowl that jolts you out of bed at 5 am!
Best cat name I’ve ever heard: It’s got to be a tie between Sir Hiss-A lot and Instagram cat Dwight Eisenmeower. I love creative cat names and I had a ton of fun thinking up all of the names for our Suites.
Current cat: Daphne Louise! She’s a tortoiseshell calico stray who showed up nearly 7 years ago on my doorstep and hasn’t left since. I had never seen a torti before or never really paid attention to that breed before. They have a following and definite “tortitude” unique to that breed.
Does your family have cats? My 3 siblings have 2 dogs each, but my sister does have a cat added to her mix…. Bandit. Yet they still understand my cat preference vs a dog and I don’t get any judgment.
Favorite cat quote: “Beware of people who dislike cats.” It’s an Irish proverb that’s always stuck with me.
I love when cats: ...are lap cats! There is nothing more calming than a sleeping cat.
I dislike when cats: ...throw up. Especially when you can hear them but can’t see them. Then I am hunting for the mess to clean up, and it’s somehow always at 3 am.
I secretly wish my cat: ...could talk. I’d love to hear her voice! I imagine it one way but it would probably be completely different.
If I were a cat, I’d be: ...an Abyssinian. Quiet yet can be chatty, low maintenance and loyal. They are always on the move and wanting to have fun!
Would I ever consider a dog? No, it has never crossed my mind. I am 100% a cat person.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me! I’m so eager to meet you and your cat. Please feel free to drop by, give us a call or shoot me an email with any questions. –Cari
Rock the Cat Spa owner Cari Thompson is a life-long cat lover. When she's not running the luxury cat spa & hotel, she's playing with her cat, Daphne. She writes weekly blogs on cat behavior, health, and care. To learn more about her, check out the About Me page!