Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cat Cafe Anxiety

We finally got a cat cafe! The Purrfect Cat Cafe opened in Buffalo last year and Andrew and I decided to check it out. It wasn't exactly what we expected. We made reservations online for a certain day and time, and picked the afternoon "Nappy Time" because it was discounted at $5 a person, per hour. We filled out a waiver and read all the rules. I brought slippers otherwise you were supposed to wear the ones provided. I also brought a book thinking it would be lazy time with the cats, not so much!

We got there and there was no cafe part ...yet, just a cat room side, which was fine. They are working on the cafe side. We went in and were told there are ten cats roaming around! There was about five other people there too. I only found seven cats, but I'm sure the others were hiding in a back room somewhere. The room had lots of toys, places for the cats to climb, a bunch of chairs, and two love seats. It's also a mini gallery with local artist cat paintings.

(Side note: We had four cats once and one didn't get along with the others so I couldn't imagine ten cats getting along in the same room!)

Andrew petting Geno at the cafe.

In the hour we were there, two TV's were going and music, two cats hissed and swatted at each other, one cat I tried to pet scratched me, and another tried to bite me ~ but that time I prob deserved it. So it wasn't easy to curl up with a book and a cat. On the contrary, it was stressing me-ow it. If I was a cat I'd be over stimulated and hiding the whole time. It made me feel bad for them.

BUT we did see a kitty get adopted out. They are provided by the Ten Lives Club. So I think it's a good place, but personally I found it unnerving. With the new cafe part going in, I'll be content just to snack and look through the windows at the kitties.

We'll stick to Nappy Time at home with Vicktor & Ginger for now...

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