While cat cafes have been an idea familiar to cat lovers for decades, it has grown in popularity in recent years. And now Mayim Bialik from “The Big Bang Theory” is bringing her to high fashion with a new series called “Call Me Kat”. Based on the British hit “Miranda”, the series follows the kidnappings of a cat lover (Bialik) who realizes her dream of opening a cat café after leaving her unfulfilled job as a math professor.
“Call Me Kat” recently premiered on FOX and is set in Louisville, KY. Not only does it feature comedy and jokes, but cats too! Ask any cat lover and they might say their favorite part is taking a look at the many cats, as well as all of the amazing cat beds and furniture on the show.
While Kat’s Cat Cafe may be a fictional setting, there are really kittens waiting to be played at at Purrfect Day Cafe in Louisville. But what exactly can you expect when you visit a cat café?
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Visit to a cat café
Taipei, Taiwan opened its first cat café to the world in 1998 and Japan followed suit in 2004. The idea attracted not only tourists but also those who lived in apartments where cats were not allowed. In cat cafés, they could cuddle all the kittens you need. And vice versa, since many cat cafes serve as adoption routes for cats in need of a home.
With these cafes all over the world, chances are good you have one near you. If so, help the kittens out by buying a drink and offering a few pats. You might find your newest family member there just waiting for you to take them home.
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Here’s what awaits you when you visit the cats:
- The first thing to know is that the cats in these facilities are neutered, vaccinated, and endowed with personalities suitable for a high-traffic location. Many of them come to the cafes from emergency shelters and emergency services and look for their home forever.
- Before you set off, check to see if the cafe you are visiting requires a reservation. They tend to fill up quickly because cats are amazing! Wouldn’t it be a bummer to go play and you can’t go in?
- Expect an admission fee. These entrance fees help keep the lights on and keep the cats fed and healthy.
- Come hungry and ready for a cup of coffee! Cafes often partner with bakeries and coffee shops so you can find tasty snacks to nibble on while enjoying the cat antics.
- You paid your fee, bought your coffee, and now you are ready to enter the cat’s domain! Once you are in the lounge you will hit the main attractions. But be sure to be kind. Let go of sleeping cats, don’t mess with a cat who is clearly not interested, don’t share your food and treat them like the precious jewels they are!
Whether you are just visiting or wanting to adopt there, you will leave the cat café happy and full of cat hair. Is there anything better?
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You can watch “Call Me Kat” on Thursday evenings on FOX or via streaming. And to get to the cat café near you, check with your favorite accommodations and rescue workers for recommendations on the best in the area.
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