C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Kyoto, Japan III

Clipboard01 Our C.O. Cat Café World Tour continues with our last two stops in Kyoto, Japan. (This is Part III, and next week will be Part IV.) The tireless Dorobozaru O. reports, “Next up we have Wan Nyan Chu! “Wan” is the sound a dog makes in Japanese, “nyan” is a cat’s sound and “chu” is the sound of a kiss. Although the name is slightly deceptive since I haven’t found any puppies in this cat café. (The name written in Japanese is also a bit confusing as the kanji 犬猫人 would be pronounced “inu neko hito” or “dog cat person,” but it’s an adorable name, so we don’t mind.) Wan Nyan Chu is the first cat café I ever visited in Japan. It’s located near Kawaramachi street in downtown Kyoto.”

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“It’s impossible to miss once you’re in the area as there is almost always a few people crowded around the window, jealously wishing they were inside with the kitties. This café is 1400yen/hour and that includes one drink. It’s rather small, but very cozy. They have a wide variety of different fancy kitties that you can pet and play with.”

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“Everyone here is easy going and are happy to be loved on or played with. My secret is to visit on weekdays before 5 and peek in the window to see how many customers are already inside. It’s less fun when it’s busy and the small space gets crowded easily.”

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“Wan Nyan Chu recently opened a second location, Wan Nyan Chu 2, although they share a website. The systems in the two cafés are a little different. If you know enough Japanese to get through the forms on the website, they do offer reservations if you want to visit in the busier hours.”

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“Perhaps the most exciting thing I’ve learned about this cat café, is that they have a kitten room on the second floor. That’s right, you can pay 1200Y/30 minutes to be in the kitten room. I plan to do this soon as I suspect the return to work will require some kitten therapy.”

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If You Go™:

*Addy: (Google Map.)

*Hours: Looks like 11am ’til 8:30 or 9pm.

*Call: +81 75-241-9939.

*Social: Twitter : FB.

Inset photo from Google Maps.

“Front Teeth Like ‘Tiny Mitten Gloves'”

image-201501071055130001We can show great Noses anytime- doesn’t HAVE to be Nosevember, ya know. We got this from Richard C. yesterday. “Hey C.O., Happy New Year. Here is a photo of our dog Tilly (or Laps, or Yap Yaps accordingly.) She is a very silly collie cross. You can’t quite see them in the picture, but she has front teeth like tiny mitten gloves.

Oh sure, we can see them. Time for a TEETH-HANCE!

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Meet Mr. Right…..

…..and Mrs. Always Right. (AKA Timo and Cleo!)

Let’s Do The Chacha

chachaminiThe last time we saw Chacha, he was waiting for a champagne refill on New Year’s Eve. Now he’s back, and we get to see what he was like as a youngster! “Hi again and Happy New Year! I thought I would show you how Chacha looked like when he was small…and had less expensive taste in drinks. These are all pics from his first month with us (after I found him all alone, barely 2 months old.) Lot of sleeping and playing (in my curtains) and eating. I hope you find them Cute enough to post! Greetings from hoomin Camilla E.”

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A Puppucino To Go, If U Please

IMG_1056“Wallace had his first trip to Starbucks. Whipped cream everywhere. Everywhere.” -Marci M.

Little Hats Floating In Space?

Almost, but not quite! These guys are called “Comb Jellies.” According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium video, the “rainbow lights are produced by diffraction, much like sunlight glancing off a CD. It often folds over itself, earning it the common name of ‘Oven Mitt Jelly.’ It can open its cavernous, curved mouth and engulf other jellies whole!” [*Note- speakers up for the great soundtrack. -Ed.]

Not All Our Cute Friends Enjoy Winter

Some do. Take Bao Bao The Panda at the National Zoo in D.C. Yesterday was her first encounter with snow, and she’s clearly enjoying it. (No sound, BTW.)

These Ferret Maniacs like the snow, too:

However, harsh winter weather can be very hard on other critters. (Harsh weather, as in Chicago right now.) Please take a moment to review these C-C-C-C-Cold Weather Tips from our friends at the ASPCA!

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Thanks to Smedley. Photo from Just Cute Animals.com.

Blorpin’ In The South Georgia Islands

You will not believe what happens at the 1:23 mark- but don’t cheat, start from the beginning. (FYI, the problem is not in your set- no sound on this one.)

Anyway, this is from photographer Kristina J. “In December of 2013, I had the joy of having a juvenile elephant seal snuggle with me in the sub-Antarctic region of South Georgia Island,” she writes in her email. “This was one of the cutest and happiest experiences of a fantastic trip to the Antarctic, and I would love to share it with your fans (which I am a huge fan!)”

You Know How Kittehs Don’t Like Water?

Diego The Bengal Kitteh didn’t get that memo.

Here he is going for a casual stroll swim at Graham’s Beach (New Zealand.)

(22 Words.)

Poll: Koala, Panda, Or Wombat?

Whenever I see a Koala, I think that is the Cutest Roly-Poly in the world. But then when I see a Panda, I think the same thing. Along comes a Wombat, and…well, you see the dilemma. What do YOU think? Panda..Koala..or Wombat? Let’s go Polling!

Credit where credit is due, for the first photo: “Here is a pic taken recently at Australia Zoo owned by the late Steve Irwin & family (crickey) located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. I had to fight the crowds and wait about half an hour for this cute little baby Koala to come out of the leaves for the perfect shot.” -Kon K.

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