At the Katzenpension, we had a Einzelzimmer (private room) to ourselves. The Katzenpension had three private rooms, and one Gruppenzimmer (group room). Each room had an outdoor cat run that was open during the day (the door to it was closed up at night). So we had a room all to ourselves, with plenty of cubbyholes for us to curl up in, as well as a wonderful cat tree. We brought our sleeping bags and fleece blankets with us, so we had familiar items, but there were also plenty of other fleeces and warm spots for us. We also had our own private outdoor run, attached to our room, but we could see the cats from the Gruppenzimmer in the cat run next to us, we just couldn't interact with them.
Merlin: I LOVED the outdoor cat run! It was fabulous! There were all kinds of REAL tree branches to run around on, as well as a bunch of platforms. It was fully enclosed, so we couldn't escape, and there were plenty of shady spots outdoors too. But it was wonderful to explore outdoors, and to feel the sun on my skin! Silly, fraidy-cat Dragonheart didn't go outside very often. I don't know why - it was wonderful outside!
Dragonheart: I wasn't afraid, you silly kitten, but I have a lot more sense than you do! I know to stay out of the sun, so that I don't get sunburned, or end up with funny-looking tan lines like you did! You are lucky that you didn't get sunburned - it's a good thing you aren't a white Sphynx! Besides, I enjoyed watching you behave like a silly fool. I had an excellent view from the window leading outside to the run, and I had more than enough sun and plenty of fresh air from there. (You can see the funny tan lines that Merlin developed in the photos to the right. Click to view a larger version. Basically, the skin between his wrinkles stayed pale in colour, and the skin on the surface darkened!)
We were very well looked after at the Katzenpension, with staff on call 24 hours a day. The nice ladies there fed us, cleaned our litter box, made sure we had fresh water, and played with us and petted us. They really enjoy having us Sphynx there, since we are so friendly (especially Merlin) and so unique! Although we were rather fussy with our food. They feed us fresh food at the Katzenpension (fresh beef or lamb) but because Dragonheart is allergic to poultry, our humans also brought some of our venison food with us. Well, it turns out we only wanted to eat our venison food! We didn't want any of the fresh stuff! Which is astounding, because normally Merlin eats ANYTHING, including foods that aren't for kitties, like Digestive biscuits, animal crackers, popcorn, fruit smoothies, etc.
But, as wonderful as it was at the Katzenpension, we are very happy to be back home, and we are very, very glad that our humans are back! Merlin does miss the outdoor run, though, and keeps scratching at the window, wanting to go outside. Our humans have promised to take us outside on our harnesses once we have a nice, warm sunny day.