Where to go in Los Angeles with my cat on Friday afternoon?
June 22, 2016 11:38 AM   Subscribe

On Friday, my building will receive a much-welcome visit from The Exterminator. That means that I'll have to be out of my loft for about three hours with Garbo, Queen of All She Surveys. We can't really go to a neighbor's because the whole building is being treated, and so far none of my friends have offered to host a visit. Anyone have any suggestions about where I can go in LA with a pissed-off cat, preferably air-conditioned?
posted by ljshapiro to Pets & Animals (9 answers total)
Hang out at the vet's office.
posted by ilovewinter at 11:42 AM on June 22, 2016 [4 favorites]

I came to suggest: this would be a great time for a check-up visit at the vet. Need vaccinations? A general exam? Maybe grooming, if the vet's not a good option?
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel at 11:44 AM on June 22, 2016

Definitely call the vet. Mine let my cat stay there free of charge one hot day when my house's A/C was out.
posted by something something at 11:52 AM on June 22, 2016 [6 favorites]

Do you have a car? Find a parking lot with a nice view, let her out of the carrier, and hang out in the car with the A/C on.
posted by yeahlikethat at 12:12 PM on June 22, 2016

When we had this situation, I took our cat to the kitty day care at PetSmart. I think it was less than $20, and I did not have to deal with an angry kitty. :)
posted by rainbowbrite at 12:21 PM on June 22, 2016 [3 favorites]

My vet will board a cat for a day for $25. I'm up in San Jose so prices seem like they'd be similar for you. I'd bundle in any vet work you may have been thinking of taking care of (which would probably get the daily boarding fee waived...)

Will it be safe for both of you to be back in the home that night?
posted by CoffeeHikeNapWine at 12:28 PM on June 22, 2016 [1 favorite]

If there are no veterinary examinations needed, you could check for cat groomers and indulge her with a spa day. I rarely have my cats groomed but given the heat in LA, Miss Garbo might enjoy having a bath and perhaps having her fur thinned a bit.
posted by janey47 at 12:59 PM on June 22, 2016 [2 favorites]

Thanks everyone! At my neighbor's suggestion, I decided to pay out of my own pocket to have Orkin come in because they do a non-toxic to pets & humans version where you don't have to leave. It's not that expensive - almost a wash if I'm paying for her to be boarded or groomed and she's an easily traumatized kitty.
posted by ljshapiro at 1:17 PM on June 22, 2016 [5 favorites]

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