Tokyo Cat Cafes

You pay $9 for the privilege of spending an hour in a cafe begging some cats to pay attention to you. Apparently the concept has become very popular in Japan due to a combination of factors that make pet ownership difficult: people spend too much time at work, and many apartments have no-pets policies.

As someone who owns a 15-year-old cat that insists on spending a large portion of her time every day sleeping in my lap -- and instead of trying to move her I've just learned to work around this -- I'm not really in a position to make fun of anyone else's weird cat-related behavior. If I didn't own a cat, and I lived in Japan, I'd probably be one of the people hanging out at the local cat cafe. (Thanks to Cassie Sperry for the link!)
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 09, 2009
     Category: Animals | Cats





Comments
Didn't we just do this or am I having a reverse senior moment?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/09/09 at 11:54 AM
Yeah, looks like Chuck posted about it back in January. Oh well.
Posted by Alex on 04/09/09 at 12:01 PM
Actually, Chuck posted this yesterday. I know because Expat made reference to "getting the cats before they hit the grill"..thereby ruining my entire day :shut:
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 04/09/09 at 12:38 PM
Sorry about that Skitt. Just a dog person at heart.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/09/09 at 12:42 PM
Geez Expat, I love doggies too but I'd never want to see one on a grill! Please tell me they don't really eat kittys in Greece...we were actually thinking of a cruise to the Greek Isles in late 2010...perhaps not such a great idea.
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 04/09/09 at 12:58 PM
Skitt, you come ahead and let me know when so I can buy the 1st round. I also give good traveling advice for the area free of charge.

There were some allegations, decades ago, here in Athens about some missing (simi)domestic critters. The last time I <<know>> there were some on the grill was in the mid 60's in Istanbul but that's a whole nether story.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/09/09 at 01:33 PM
alex posts weird stories with a sleeping kitty in his lap every day, awwww how sweet. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/09/09 at 02:32 PM
"...sleeping kitty in his lap..."

hmmmmmmmmmm..........
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 04/09/09 at 02:34 PM
Apparently it was posted in January as well as yesterday, and then I posted about it today. I'm tempted to post it tomorrow as well, just for good measure.
Posted by Alex on 04/09/09 at 03:17 PM
Alex: :lol:
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 04/09/09 at 03:35 PM
yes but mohawkwarrior remember- beware cheap pussy for it comes bearing unwanted gifts.- of course i'm refering to fleas. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/09/09 at 08:50 PM
This is a great idea! I want to visit the kitty tea house.
Posted by Nethie on 04/10/09 at 02:43 AM
mohawkwarrior that was the funniest ever! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/10/09 at 07:53 AM
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