Why going to a cat café is like online dating

(A belated Caturday post.)

I love cats. I’ve never owned a cat but based on all the internet cats I’ve seen, I love cats very much.

A few weeks ago, I went to a cat café called The Company of Cats. I didn’t know about that particular cat café until the afternoon that Mystery Friend and I were going.

I was enchanted by The Company of Cats’s cat pun-filled website: “Meowketing Director”, “KGB (Kitty Girl’s Brigade)”, “Catppuccino”. These people speak the language of my people!

After obsessing about the website, I imagined a fun filled night of kitty chin scratches and lots and lots of cat snuggles. Of course, things don’t always turn out as you wish.

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fluffy in iguazu

#Caturday Fluffy white cat in Iguazu, Argentina

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

There were a lot of cats at Aripuca and I’ve featured a sun bathing cat in Caturday.

One of the most fascinating of the feline was a very fluffy white cat. It was majorly adorable but I didn’t dare get too close in case it ran off.

Fluffy white cat at Aripuca

For more Meow Power, check out the other Caturdays:

Henri le chat noir in Turkey
Give a cat a rod
Good Cat Hunting in Athens

zoo in dubai

#Caturday: Lion in a cage

Location: Dubai Zoo

Dubai’s zoo wasn’t really worth visiting because the whole place isn’t sheltered. You have to animals in cages under the hot desert sun.

The animals seem that they are too hot too move and you’ll have to contend with visitors who do not have zoo etiquette. Nearly all of them were banging on the cages of the animals as if it would animate the prisoners inside. I kept wishing the tiger would jump up and bite their hands or something.

Dubai zoo's wall

One of the exhibits was a lioness who was just lying around doing nothing.

Dubai lioness

Look at more Caturdays:

Fat cat in Hong Kong Hostel
Assassin cat in Miraflores, Lima
Caterpillar-in-training in Florence

fat cat at hong kong hostel

Caturday: Fat cat in Hong Kong Hostel

Fat cat

Back when I was in high school, there was a Hong Kong drama about a man with special needs but with a golden heart. The character’s name was Fei Mao (Fat Cat) so I thought it was funny when I saw this rather fat cat in my hostel in Hong Kong.

The cat had a huge belly and a bell at its throat so it rang musically where ever it went. One of its hobbies was to scratch the side of the fake-leather couch.

fat cat scratching couch

In the hostel, there was also a sign warning people against feeding the cat. I later found the cat being ushered into some other person’s flat so I suspect the hostel doesn’t own it.

Other Caturdays:

museum cat

Caturday: Cat in the museum

[This post isn’t exactly up on a Caturday but my brain is still jetlagged in a Caturday time zone. Let’s all pretend it’s still Caturday. Meow!]

Cat from Hong Kong Museum of Art

One of the exhibitions at the Hong Kong Museum of Art was about sunken treasures from ancient Chinese ships.

Among the collection was this marble cat. It’s very catlike but the color’s a bit off. It looks like it has skin disease.

I didn’t realize that we couldn’t take photos so that’s why we see it on Caturday. It might also be the oldest cat in the Caturday series.

assassin cat

Caturday: Assassin cat in Miraflores, Lima

Cat in Miraflores, Lima

Cat inner monologue:

I knew that this assignment won’t be easy but I need the money for catnip. Why did I even touch that drug in the first place.

I’ve been following the target since this morning but strangely, I think somecat is following me too. I keep looking over my shoulders but I only see humans. I think I’m losing my touch.

The target has stopped to lean against this wall. He can’t hear me because I’m a silent assassin. Maybe if I pounce now, I can eliminate the target immediately. Here goes nothing.

Cat in Miraflores, Lima

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emo cat asks you not to look at him

Caturday: Emo cat in Selcuk

Location: Selcuk, Turkey

Emo cat

Emo cat

I don’t know if cats actually know that I’m taking photos of them when I wave my camera in their face. Maybe they just find the rectangular object annoying so they turn away.

Good news is, Emo Cat is less emo when you look from afar. In the background is the ruins of an ancient bath.

Not-emo cat

Not-emo cat

Leave emo cat alone!

black beauty

Caturday: Black Beauty at Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Black Beauty in Istanbul

Black Beauty in Istanbul

If I had a cat, I would like to have one that is all black. That way, it wouldn’t look too dirty if it rolled around in something.

This cat was resting at the Istanbul Archaeological Museum before I went to disturb it. It walked off, ignoring me.

When it reached the steps, it turned back and gave me a mean look. Meow!

Cat from afar

Cat from afar

If you have a cat, what color would it be?