Our visit to Kitty Café – Nottingham: Cute or Naughty?

Hi everyone,

We are back once again with more adorable photos of more adoptable kittens from the Kitty Cafe in Nottingham. If you’ve missed Part 3 don’t forget to check it out here.

Today’s post is all about this adorable cute and cuddly black kitten!

When we first spotted the little one he (we assume he simply because of his naughtiness! 😉 ) was on a well used scratcher sofa. 😮

Of course being a kitten… he was full of energy so he didn’t remain calm and cuddly for too long!

Before we knew he was climbing up the wall-mounts left right and centre!

And when… we turned around and looked again…

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… he literally went FLYING through the room. Like we said a naughty and agile kitty. We think he would have made the purrfect adoptable sun for Nubia. 🙂

More from the cafe soon. 😉

Thanks,

Marc

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Our visit to Kitty Café – Nottingham: The Princess

Hi everyone,

This the third part of our Kitty Café – Nottingham and today we are going to look at an especially cute kitty AND of course… the food available for humans! If you’ve missed the previous post please click here.

While don’t know what her name was we decided to call her princess simply because she looked so regal. 😉

While we were having our lunchtime snack she decided to sit under our table, possibly hoping we’d loose some of our food which was NOT fit for cat consumption!

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We had 2 pots of tea and some lovely home made gateau (cake). Both the teas and the cake were absolutely delicious which might explain why our little guest under the table was licking her lips… No don’t worry we didn’t give her any. 😉

We were extremely tempted to take her home but something tells me that Nubia would have been extremely jealous if we had done that. 😉

Of course she wasn’t the only cat that “interrupted” our lunch time snack!

While keeping an eye on the cheeky Calico eyeing our snacks we also admired some of the other decoration and hiding places for the cats.

We will be back with more photos of our trip shortly. 😀

Thanks,

Marc

My first visit to a cat cafe – Maison de Moggy

Last week I experienced my first visit to a cat cafe.  I have heard great things about cat cafes and particularly about Maison de Moggy in Edinburgh.  I was looking forward to my visit as my idea of heaven is being somewhere surrounded by cats.  However, I did have some mixed feelings.  Cats Protection and the RSPCA have both made statements that cat cafes may not be good homes for cats. I didn’t want to form an opinion without seeing what it was all about and experiencing it for myself.

My first impression was of a place with a relaxed atmosphere, a focus on the cats welfare and happy sociable cats.  It was made very clear to us before we could even enter that the welfare of the cats came first, which is exactly how it should be in my opinion.  Clear rules were explained and we were supervised during our time in the cafe.

It was a sunny day and many of the cats had found sunbeams to sleep in.  Marcel, a Bengal Siamese, was having such a good stretch in the sun but unfortunately we could only see his legs!

There were still a few active cats around, who were keen to play and meet the guests. Little Elodie, the Sphynx cat, in particular was full of mischief and was out to steal some cake for herself.

There were lots of walkways, high places and hidey-holes for the cats meaning that they didn’t have to be near us if they didn’t want to.  Pauline, the beautiful Maine Coon cat, chose to observe us from a height.

There were also lots of different toys.  Despite this, a cardboard box proved to be a sound favourite with Philippe, a Bengal Siamese, and the other cats.  As is always the case if you buy your cat anything they will always prefer the packaging the contents!

Having been I would definitely go again and in fact wonder why I’ve waited this long!  If you want to find out more you can visit the Maison de Moggy website here.

My blog, Rory’s Feline Good, provides updates on the activities that I am undertaking to fundraise for Cats Protection.  It also covers general cat related posts and lots of content from my two adopted boys, Rory and Mac.

Guest Post: Velvet Friends Cat Cafe

Hi everyone,

Please find below a guest post from Claude! We hope you’ll enjoy this as much as we did.

Thanks,

Marc

I am Claude and have put together a guest post for you all. Hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂

This is a very fresh new cafe in town, we all know that Cat Cafe is very famous since Japan and Korea has its own cafe, and we often see this cafe through social media, and of course celebrities who loves cat visit this famous cafe like Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift (search for more celeb) Cafe is one of the famous place to kill time and we all love cafés here in the Philippines there are many famous cafe that we all love to visit and one of the FILIPINO FAVORITE OF ALL TIME is the world’s most known Mermaid the Starbucks, since  Starbucks have a great effects people came up with a lots of idea and why not put up a cat cafe like in Japan and Korea and maybe like the other countries who has different kind of cafe.

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Velvet Friends Cat Cafe is located at the 2nd  floor of BayView at Pasay City entrance fee 280php and 240php for Students ( just present your School I.D) what is included in your entrance? A complimentary pastry and drinks. A 1 hour time with the Cats. Tips you should bring your own socks if you’re wearing sandals or slippers or wear socks, because when you enter the cafe you must wear socks and if you don’t have any, they sell cute socks for only 45php. You can enjoy your day while playing with the Cats, Inside the cafe you will be ask to sign a waiver and they will brief you about the behavior of the Cats, the interior of the place is very beautiful and it has a modern design and of course everything is related to the cats, when i went and try it for the first time the feeling is so cozy!! I really love the vibe its very quiet and mute I enjoyed reading my book and I enjoyed taking photos with the Cats.

They also offer different kinds of Beverages like smoothies, teas, coffee and other pastries.

This Cat cafe is a good place for you and your friends because this is something new and the place is worth of Instagram and for you and your friends to experience new environment for sure one of your friends is a pet lover or even a cat lover just like my friend Maidee the real reason i enjoyed this cafe is because of her, i knew that she really loves cat i mean REALLY REALLY LOVE her ipad is full of cat pictures and every time i see her Facebook post it’s more on cats and she loves to share videos of cute and adorable cats, and because of that we also become fond of cats. You can celebrate your birthday here or it can be an intimate party or cat day party.

Oh! Look we have 2 friends in the background, my favorite part of the cafe.

Kitties are sleeping because i went there in around 5:30 – 6:00 and the pet server told me that, that time around is their sleeping time so most of them are sleeping but still they are so adorable.

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I don’t need to be skinny to fit in.

The cats are sooooo! Adorable they look like a stuff toys but they are real. And they are so cute.

Caption: sometimes all you need is laid your head and just wander with your imaginations.

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Remember this adorable social media phenomenal  cat Maru  who made his video became viral. and the video that he put his whole body in the boxes.

But back to the cats in the cafe

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Even us cats love hugs hihihi

And some more cute photos. 😀

Before we continue let’s look at some random cool facts about cats:

In the 1960s, the CIA tried to turn a cat into a bonafide spy by implanting a microphone into her ear and a radio transmitter at the base of her skull. She somehow survived the surgery but got hit by a taxi on her first mission.

The technical term for “h airball” is “bezoar.

Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.

Cats make more than 100 different sounds whereas dogs make around 10.

A cat’s brain is 90% similar to a human’s — more similar than to a dog’s.

Cats and humans have nearly identical sections of the brain that control emotion.

A cat’s cerebral cortex (the part of the brain in charge of cognitive information processing) has 300 million neurons, compared with a dog’s 160 million.

Cats have a longer-term memory than dogs, especially when they learn by actually doing rather than simply seeing.

Basically, cats have a lower social IQ than dogs but can solve more difficult cognitive problems when they feel like it.

Cats have 1,000 times more data storage than an iPad.

A cat’s nose is ridged with a unique pattern, just like a human fingerprint.

These facts abouts cats came from Buzzfeed.com

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But on a second thought!!! I might as well play. You can play with the cats as long as they are not sleeping you cannot disturb their sleeping since it’s their sleeping time, you must learn how to respect the cats too, because if you disturb them the cats can harm you or worse even bite you. Cats are treated with love a nd care they are very affectionate animals and they can understand feelings as well. I know I’m not an expert about cats but i do research about them and also watch tv shows about cats, but for all cat lovers. I know they understand this kind right?

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Rob Stark is not the King of the North I AM. Lol my inner game of thrones

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I ask you where are you and you told me I’m on my way and here i am in front of you sleeping.

Dude sorry, got drunk last night

Cats! Cats! Cats Please i suggest you try and visit this very lovely Cat Cafe.

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I’m in prison. Lol

And  i’m looking forward to came back here with my lovely friends and I bet it will be awesome, because nothing beats when you’re with the people who makes you happy and laugh all day.

All in all they have 14 breed cats so there you have it Cat Cafe is off to my bucket list (and I’m hoping i will have chance to visit the cat cafe in Japan) my next cafe wander and I’m still trying to look where the Harry Potter themed cafe since I’m a die hard fun of HP and currently my reading the books because if i wanted to be truly be a potter girl i need to know the real story not just by the movie or just because Harry Potter is the boy who lived, right? Hagrid?! Hahaha anyways I’m really bust with my on the job training, that’s why i need to find time to make another new post, but i will never give up looking for my HP cafe!!! Insert fan girling at the moment.

Please don’t forget to like and share your thoughts with me!! Cause I’m a girl with a thoughts.

Cat Travel: Neko no Jikan Amemura – Osaka Cat Cafe Part 6

Hi everyone,

This is the sixth part in our Neko no Jikan Amemura series. For those that missed the others click on the respective post number for them: part 1part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5.

Today we have a very special little kitty from the cafe for you! His name is Jiji like the cat from Kiki’s Delivery service. 😀

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Could almost be Nubia’s sister!

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She was very shy though so it wasn’t the easiest taking photos of her as we had to sneak up on her. 😉

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But every now and then… She completely forgot that we were there!

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There must be a good view up there at that window as most of the cats spent some time up there at one point or another!

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Who is that sneaking up on Jiji from the left?!? Ah… that’s the ginger one!

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She hasn’t noticed me hiding behind a pillow yet…

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Oops! We’ve been spotted! :O

We also noticed that they were advertising some cat movie. Now if someone has enough knowledge of Japanese to translate this for us! 😉

Below you can see a map for directions to get to this Cafe. 🙂

More details can be found on their website here. (In Japanese)

We hope you enjoyed the second part of the Osaka cat Cafe – Neko no Jikan and are looking forward to more photos of the resident kitties. 😀

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Thanks,

Marc

Cat Travel: The “Wild” Cats of Wakayama, Japan

Hi everyone,

As many of you probably know we do like to travel around Japan a fair bit! On one of our trips we went to Wakayama Prefecture which is in the Kansai region.

While walking around the castle grounds of Wakayama Castle we spotted a few of the resident “Wild” cats of the castle grounds.

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The first one I spotted was this rather well camouflagged brown cat. 🙂 But a short moment after I spotted this one I noticed a Tuxedo cat that decided to almost rush toward him!

My first thought was… oh no the sleeping cat will be surprised by the intruder and won’t be happy but I shouldn’t have worried. After all we were in a tranquil castle grounds park right? 😉

We were surprised but very glad that all the second cat wanted to do was groom his friend! In fact the cat we spotted first didn’t move and only woke up briefly during the whole grooming process… Which once again proofs that cats CAN and WILL live happily together and we’ve got a lot to learn from them.

Of course the castle ground cats weren’t our only cat themed reason for visiting this part of Japan… Wakayama prefecture is home to one of Japan’s most famous cat celebrities! But more of her will follow soon. 🙂

Thanks,

Marc

Café RonRon – Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan

Hi there!

I’m Laura – the currently-in-Japan kitty correspondent. 🙂 Welcome to my first post – all about my first visit to Café RonRon!

It’s hidden on the second floor, up a tiny staircase in the Okaido shopping arcade here in Matsuyama – but once you make it up, you’re presented with a small area in which to take off your shoes and get your indoor slippers on!

My Japanese is awful, but together we managed. ^^
Once you get inside, a staff member will explain the rules to you, then you can order your drink (hot or cold) and proceed through to the cat room.
The door is glass, so you can see whether or not you will run someone over with it as you enter. It also makes for an amusing sight when the kitties are all waiting at the door because it’s snack time!

I ordered a hot cafe au lait, and went in!! Drinks are delivered through a hatch to the kitchen – no snacks in this cat cafe but you really don’t need them!
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All in all, I had a wonderful time at Café RonRon!
The cats are healthy and happy, and have plenty of places to escape should they get fed up of humans. There’s also a nice view over the shopping arcade, and all the cat climbing trees are in the window!! 🙂 The staff asked me if I had a nice time, and if I liked the cats! Yes yes and yes!! They also asked what I was doing in Matsuyama, and in my best Japanese, I answered “しごと!” (job) and received a hearty “ああ!がんばれ!!” (aa! Go for it!) in return. 😀 They also gave me a cute badge which I think I will put on my backpack. ^^

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Price for 1 hour + drink = 900¥
Website here: http://ameblo.jp/catcaferonron33/

Ja ne!

Laura