Last Friday after teaching my Nia Class I volunteered at The Dancing Cat in San Jose. I hadn’t been back since we got our cats. I tend to want to be home with my own kitties. The plan for The Dancing Cat is to be open only until November 15, 2015. They are open Thursdays through Sundays. Presently they have ten cats that are ready for adoption. The Dancing Cats has had 30 cats adopted from the lounge. Two of them were ours. It is really fun to go sit and be able to play with the cats. I really love the idea of meeting a cat in a relaxed atmosphere before deciding to adopt. I think it is really helpful if you have a cat or cats already and are thinking of getting another one. Being able to see how a cat acts around other cats is a good thing. Of course, all cats act different around different cats, but I think having all the cats together gives you a better idea of how they might get along with cats you already own.
If you want to lounge with some cats in San Jose get it done before November 15th. Keep in mind it is not a high-pressure-adopt-a-cat kind of environment. I’ve had people I tell about the place say they don’t want a cat. Well, that is fine. No one is on commission there. Ha, ha. It is very relaxed. The owner(s) are there to answer your questions, but they don’t hover. They don’t even normally bring up “adoption,” they know you know the cats are available. They let you play with the cats. When I am there I like to talk to the guests about their cats. Because, as I mentioned before when posting about this place, a lot of the people who come to visit have cats of their own. I like to hear about people’s pets. And often I am lucky enough to get to see a picture. The last time I was there I even got to see a video of a guest’s cat.
I am just putting the word out again. They are open and have cats up for adoption. This group of cats is very social, none of them hiding in the back. They were all out in the main area lounging or playing. Be sure to visit www.TheDancingCat.Org for more information and to make reservations. They do allow for walk-ins if they have the space so if you decide you want to go at the last minute don’t think you can’t because you didn’t make reservations give them a call. Go check out the cats. If you don’t want to adopt perhaps you know someone who does. Spread the word. The lounge will only be open for a bit more.
The Tuxedo Cat, is Clyde. He is so sweet and playful. I just loved looking at him. He has a light pink nose. He looks as if his coloring was put on just right. He is so handsome.
I picked up the marmalade, Jasper, because someone was coming in while he was standing by the door. He is just a big ol’ softy. So sweet. His tail has a ring patterns around it. He seems really mellow. Shame on me for not getting a picture of his magnificent tail.
Sarge is so regal. One might be surprised at how sweet and playful he is because he is just a royal presence.
Florance is such a sweetie. She is just lounging on the couch.
I didn’t take pictures of all the cats, so do go to the website to check them out. I hope this type of lounge is something we will see more of. Perhaps we will be lucky – after November – to see a new incarnation of The Dancing Cat.