America’s First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats
Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.
The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.
Via My Modern Met
I hope these catch on here.
Well I don’t understand why I couldn’t take off work for this.
On this day, April 23rd, in 1976: The Ramones and Sire Records released RAMONES.
Today’s run time: 29:04
Today’s quote: “I hope no one thinks we really sniff glue. I stopped when I was eight [years old].”- Dee Dee
Today’s book club: Nicholas Rombes’s 33⅓ book: RAMONES.
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/brmwpm4
I am SICK and TIRED of people objecting to seeing women using their breasts for what they are actually for. BREASTFEEDING IS NOT VULGAR OR OBSCENE.
I support breastfeeding all the way, even if it is in public.
And the award winning one:
Some very hard-to-find snapshots of Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and William Shatner during the filming of “Spectre of the Gun.” These were featured in the excellent Pioneers of Television episode about science fiction programming in the 1960s.