Happy Monday, y’all! Why is it a happy Monday? Because…CATS!
Over the weekend I went to this “pop-up” cat cafe in Dallas. It was a pet-store-turned-“cat-cafe” where we got to drink coffee and play with cats. I’ve been to a real cat cafe before in Korea, so I wanted to see what one would be like in the States.
For one, there were less cats. While there were like, 20 cats in the Korean cat cafe, a total of 9 kitties hung out with us in the room. All of these cats were up for adoption, though. Some were extremely elusive! I pet a few of the cats that were easier to reach; one of my favorites was Hot Wings:
This was me (internally) the whole time…
Another shy kitty was hiding in a cubby, but had no problem with us scratching and pampering it:
And then I met my first celebrity cat (yes, I cannot believe that’s a thing now), Sauerkraut.
Didn’t see why she was called Grumpy Cat’s newest competitor until this moment:
Like a true celebrity, Sauerkraut had her own room, strollers, and press reporters. Yeah, there were reporters and a camera guy in there with us. Hey, maybe we’ll make the local news! (lol)
And like a true celebrity, she was showered with lots of our attention.
So I guess I didn’t pay enough attention to the “pop-up” description about this “cat cafe.”
Compared to my experience in Korea, this wouldn’t technically be a cat cafe. I mean, the Korean cat cafe was literally a cafe where customers could sit down, drink coffee, and play with cats that roamed freely around. The hygienic rules were stricter too; we had to take off our shoes and wear sanitary slippers before going inside. We, on the other hand, played with the cats in the back room of a pet supplies shop. However, I understand that this Dallas one was a weekend benefit event for Operation Kindness (yay). So it’s best to go in with no expectations! I at least got my cat fix!!
Are there cat or dog cafes in your city?
Thanks for reading!