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Posts Tagged ‘adopt a cat’

Catchelors And Catchelorettes

Posted by terrepruitt on March 13, 2017

This is kinda old, but also kinda cute.  Purrfect Match: Love in the Cat Cafe.  I tweeted it when I first saw it, but I am doing some computer clean up and I ran across it again.  Have you seen it?  It is a little video series about people adopting a cat from a cat cafe.  They are kind of likening the series to one of those reality dating shows.  The videos are about two minutes long so it is a quick thing to watch.  It is cute.

The first episode is called “The Cat-Chelors” and it is 1 minute and 59 seconds long.  Ha,  ha, ha.  Already they are being clever.  The “cat-chelors” are Love, Tommy, Stevie, and Misty.  At the time of the filming they were residence at Meow Parlour in New York.  The video documents Erica Williams and John Stevens’ quest for a cat.

 

Purrfect Match: Love in the Cat Cafe, Part 2 is 2 minutes and 35 seconds and it is called “One-on-One Dates.”  In this one you can see Erica, the self-proclaimed cat whisperer, get closer to her pick.  We got to see a little bit of Love.  Then Tommy was doing his cute thing.  He seemed very interested.

 

In Purrfect Match: Love in the Cat Cafe, Part 3 ”Playing the Field,” which is 1 minute and 43 second long, we get to see a bit of Stevie.  He is white and part Siamese.  Not sure, but he looks like he might be a trouble-maker.  We also see the fun couple meet Misty.  But we don’t see much from Misty.  She seems really tired.  But according to Erica, she is like touching a cloud.

 

Purrfect Match: Love in the Cat Cafe, Part 4 “Kitty + Us” we get to see which cat makes the two newly engaged couple a threesome.  Erica likes girls cats and that Misty was super cute and soft.  But they had a good visit with Tommy.  You’ll have to watch a see.  You’ll find out before the 2 minute video is done.

 

I think this is a super cute way to highlight cat cafes.  So many people have not heard about them and this is a fun way to get the word out.  I think they could do it in two five minute videos or even one seven to ten minute video.  I would prefer that over the four separate videos.  But it is still cute.  And I did watch them all.

What do you think?  Don’t you think this is really cute?

 

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Sisterly Love

Posted by terrepruitt on July 7, 2015

I have not decided to turn this blog into a cat blog.  But I have been very much preoccupied with the cats.  Not that they need a lot of attention.  They are very mellow girls.  I just LIKE giving them a lot of attention.  Plus I spent a lot of time at The Dancing Cat last week so my brain is still on cats.  I want to continue to talk about The Dancing Cat because having a place where you can go meet your potential pet is the greatest thing.  I went there to meet a particular cat that had been posted on The Dancing Cat’s Facebook page.  The second I walked in I wanted to scoop her up and run.  She was so tiny and so cute, just a beautiful girl.  But after watching her for a while I realized that our home would probably not be the best place for her.  She is a very active cat.  She is still young and might mellow out a bit, but she is still more active than we were looking for.  Her being active is not a bad thing at all.  And me recognizing that her level of activity is more than we want is not bad either.  It is EXACTLY what a cat cafe is for.  Well, one of the things.  It is also there to allow people to visit with cats, but its highest purpose it to match people with pets.  I didn’t want two cats.  And I still don’t.  I want the sister we have.  They are still adjusting to their new home.  It is a learning process for all of us.  But so far, my hubby and I are very happy.  We are enamoured with the girls.  We feel extremely blessed.  We are grateful to The Dancing Cat.

Since I have never had two cats, I am learning how to do it.  I never know which one to pet first.  And I always feel as if I have to give them equal time.  Which is probably not true at all because Smokey seems to like her pets in small doses.  But, as I said, we are all learning.  One thing that comes with two cats is their interaction.  I recorded a bit of their little bath session today.  I could have stood there all day, but I only got a couple of minutes because I decided I could leave them alone.  Smokey first bathed Esmeralda, then they switched.

I know for many this is not a big deal.  Happens all the time.  I know I will get accustomed to it, too.  But for now, this just amazes me.  Sister love.

The black cat is Smokey and the tortie is Esmeralda.  On the way home with them in the car my husband and I decided to keep their names.  She doesn’t really seem like an Esmeralda to me.  I looked up the name Esmeralda and it translates to emerald.  The tendency with Esmeralda is to call her Ezzy/Essy.  Don’t like.  She really doesn’t seem like an Ezzy to me.  But as the case is with pets there always seems to be a nickname.  Going along with the emerald idea, I have been calling her Emmy!  When I said that my husband said, “Like the award?”  And I said, “No, like short for the precious gem!  An Emerald.”Ahh, we will see.

My Facebook friends have been very kind and understanding about all the pictures I have posted.  I hope you understand, too.

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Cat Cafe In San Jose

Posted by terrepruitt on June 27, 2015

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I don’t know about the OTHER cat cafes, but The Dancing Cat is a temporary home to cats that are up for adoption.  Every cat you see can be adopted.  It is my thinking that visiting a cat in a nice relaxed atmosphere gives you a better chance to see the cat you are actually getting.  I know some kitties might not act different from their true selves in a shelter or store, but I imagine most do.  They might be scared or even just a little more cautious or reserved.  Whereas in a little shop where they have run of the place you possibly get to see their actual personality.

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This past Thursday was the year anniversary of our cat’s death.  I am sure I am not alone in feeling that it is difficult to get a new pet – a new child.  Spot was such a good kitty.  Yesterday I went to visit the Dancing Cat and got so much good cat ju-ju.  Cats are amazing animals.  For over an hour I played with six cats.  Not all six for the entire time, but I was able to interact with each one at least once.  Cats are so fun to watch.  Cats are so amazing with their concentration and their acrobatics.  There were more than six at the facility, but four were off sleeping for most of the time.  Two of the “sleepers” were actually awake, but in the quiet area of the cafe.  When I went to peek in on them they were more than willing to present a belly for rubs.

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Ann, one of the women who opened the shop, excitedly told me that the adoptions that have happened so far were perfect pairings.  The cats and the people/families matched up well.  This is a very important thing when adopting out or adopting a pet.  It needs to work.  Personalities need to be mesh-able.  So, that is why I think a Cat Cafe is awesome.  Cats and people get to meet and get to know each other a bit before committing

I really enjoyed my visit and that is the reason I am posting this.  I asked if I could write a post to share what is going on and that is what I am doing.  I hope, if cats are something that interest you, that you will go visit and socialize with the wonderful cats and wonderful people who are there!

What do you think of Cat Cafes?  Would you visit a cafe if there was one near you?

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