|A cat yesterday|
I found it interesting that our fellow guests in the café were themselves all owners of multiple cats. On the surface it seems a little eccentric to pay £15 to sit in the same room as some cats when you’ve got a few perfectly good ones of your own at home.
On reflection though, I can see the attraction. It’s not just about spending time with the cats, it’s about meeting other cat lovers and talking about cats and sharing cat stories – in other words the whole feel-good package of fluffy, furry, feline fabulousness.Years ago I was in a tea shop in Rye in East Sussex and the owners' cat insisted on settling on my table. I had to keep assuring the owners that I didn't mind at all and actually rather liked it.
I may even have said "You should charge extra." If I did, then I can claim to have invented the concept of the cat cafe.