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We went to a popup cat cafe, y’all! It was a trip.

You have to pre-book and pay in one-hour increments. When we turned up, it was full of screaming little girls, which was less than optimum. But the cats were all around five or six months old, so they were just the age to love screaming little girls waving cat toys.

All the cats in this group were from Romania. I guess Romania has an awful track record for animal welfare so they’re working with a charity there. They all come over completely feral, so it was remarkable how socialized they have already become. I didn’t get bitten or growled at once, though Uncle B had his leg climbed like a telegraph pole by a kitten in search of his fruitcake.

We were warned that all the cats are partial to people food. I had to make some quick moves with the milk jug.

The cat in the picture is Ziggy, who was all white with a black spot on his head. His sister is all black with a white tip to her tail.

We didn’t bring anybody home, though.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 5, 2023, 8:59 pm

We’d have had a hard time leaving without a cat or two, not only do we like cats but also for the Old Country connection: my wife’s parents were both Romanian immigrants so she’s first generation unitedstatesian.

But perhaps it was for the best that you and Uncle B. went home sans chat. Given the equation…

(feral cat) × (house chickens) = X

…the value of X is unpredictable except insofar as it is predictably tragic. The word “visceral” comes to mind.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 6, 2023, 1:03 am

That would also be my problem. I’m a sucker for cute and so is Mrs D, who spends hours Instacrittering.

Comment from OldFert
Time: December 6, 2023, 2:26 am

I’m a sucker for cute, too. My evidence is Mrs Fert.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 6, 2023, 2:05 pm

It looks like it’s Dick Time for @Armybrat! Norman Lear has departed the living at age 101.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 6, 2023, 2:35 pm

Wooohooo! Norman had a good run but I got him! I think this may be number 4 for me!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 6, 2023, 7:19 pm

Damn, these are some short Dead Pools!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: December 6, 2023, 8:40 pm

Regression to the mean.

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