Friday, March 31, 2017

Travelin Jack visits the #OrlandoCatCafé in Clermont, FL



As part of my trip last week, Julie booked a spot for us at a Jodi Ziskin's lecture series at the Orlando Cat Café. This was our first trip to a cat café, as there are none in Maine and the Purr in Boston has yet to open.

Due to regulations with food service, there was no food in the café area. To get to the cat room you had to go into the café and pay your fee at the coffee bar. You then go through a two door entry way - I'm guessing to try to reduce the number of cats that escape if they try to bolt through the door.

The room with the cats reminded me a bit of the rooms that I have seen in cat shelters that have catified. It didn't have a very unified feel, feeling a bit more like a hodgepodge of really cool cat accoutrements.

During Jodi's lecture, I ended up sitting on the floor; I was hoping that I could get a kitty to come and visit. I didn't have to wait long. Kittens can't seem to resist me.


After Jodi's lecture, we spent some time with the kitties and getting more photos. Travelin Jack spent some time getting to know the locals.


All of the kitties are from The Animal League, are up for adoption, and are subject to their adoption rules.. They have adopted over fifty kitties since they opened in September 2016. Cat cafs are wonderful ways to get adoptable cats in front of people who like kitties. So many people avoid shelters because they see them as sad places. A cat café is a happy place and you can go there when you aren't really looking to adopt and you know there won't be that expectation which you might have when you go to a shelter. Anything we can do to get adoptable cats in front of the general public is a good thing, and this is downright adorable.

14 comments:

  1. Honestly, that place looks like my human decorated it! She has no clue about unity or making things work together, but she does have an eye for cool stuff. So it all kinda works out. She'd love to visit more cat cafes... the only problem is that when she's in another city, I'm usually with her, and she doesn't like abandoning me for long enough to go visit one.

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  2. I just visited my first cat cafe too, and it was lovely! I would happily volunteer there. Kittens love you; I hope that you've put that in your resume!

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  3. What a great place! We luff how catified it all is. We wish our mom could do more like that.

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  4. what a cute place....and great pictures. mom has said if she ever wins the lottery and opens one of these, she wants Kate Benjamin to come help her to the set up :)

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  5. I love the perch in the leaves! That's a pretty good adoption rate, given what I'm sure are relatively limited numbers of cats. Great to see.

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  6. What a great place to visit and so many gorgeous kitties. It's great that they are getting so many kitties adopted.

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  7. I would’ve been distracted by the kitties too … last year at BlogPaws, one of the sessions had kittens. I sat in the front row and I spent the entire session playing and cuddling the kittens and I didn’t realize until it was over that I’d barely heard a word. Can’t say I felt bad about my priorities!

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  8. What a fun time! Looks like all the local cats like the cafe. :)

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  9. Beautiful cats and kittens, it looks like Heaven.

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  10. Oh what beautiful kitties!!! My girls would love to visit!

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  11. Some day, somewhere, the Mama is gonna get to go see one of these cafes! They sound amazing!

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  12. Ooooh that is so cool and I love how the cats are all adoptable! Win!

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  13. This cat cafe looks much nicer than the one I visited. Wonder what Travelin Jack and that kitty were discussing. Looks like something important.

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