C.O. Cat Café World Tour: New York City

Squinkles2 - Photo Credit Ethan CoveyOakland, CA. opened up the first full-time Cat Café in the US just before Halloween, and now the East Coast’s first Cat Café is open, stuffed with friendly furry felines! Meow Parlour opened up this past Monday on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

It’s a two-part kinda thing- a bakery serving Kitteh Macarons and coffee on Ludlow Street, and the cat play area across the street on Hester. Their website says “All the cats are adoptable. Meow Parlour has teamed up with KittyKind, an all volunteer, no kill rescue group located in NYC. KittyKind specializes in adopting out cats so if you fall in love, you can apply to adopt one!”

16 Photo Credit Ethan Covey

Meow Parlour Catified Macarons

If You Go™:

Addy: 46 Hester St, New York, NY. (Map.)
Access: The closest subway lines are: F, M, J, B. The closest bus lines are: M9, M15, and M14a.
Hours: Open from Noon-8pm Thursday through Tuesday.
Cost: $4 per half hour for adults and children over 10.
Social: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.

Cat photos from Ethan Covey.

Window Shopping In San Francisco

SFSPCA_Macys_54Time to check in on the Holiday Windows at Macy’s in downtown San Francisco. We brought you the grand opening last month, headlined by the one and only Grumpy Cat, who hated it. But, good news! If you’re in the Bay Area, there’s still time to check it out and maybe adopt a little friend for yourself- here’s the schedule for the rest of the season. (Otherwise, you can watch them live during view hours here: Live Stream 1 / Live Stream 2 / Live Stream 3 /

“Right now we’re at 156 adoptions, which is great. That’s a lot of animals who are going to be in loving homes for the holidays! And almost all of our volunteer slots have filled up this year. Given the weather we’ve been having, it’s really inspiring to see so many people eager to brave the rain to volunteer and adopt,” says Krista M. of the SF SPCA.

“Plus, we’ve raised about $45,000 in donations. We’ll continue to need volunteers even after the Holiday Windows event ends on January 4th, so if anyone would like to makes a New Year’s resolution to help out we’d encourage them to check out our next volunteer orientation dates.”

[Photos by Kira Stackhouse.]

Friday Haiku: Let It Rein

nsdUhtlOnly days ’til Santa
Flies around the world in his sleigh
Pulled by nine Reindeer


Christmas S-moo-th Jazz

The Cows of Holter Farm like to get funky this holiday season.

From Noah L.

Flashback Friday: ‘Tis The Season

9b73b338dfc69dfb8f6224e4335a11dbPhoto year unknown. Spotted on Pinterest by Smedley.

Gabe The Reindeer?

IMG_20141211_155615Christmas Eve is getting closer- soon Santa will hitch up his Reindeer team to his sleigh to begin his worldwide present delivery. As of this writing, it’s not certain that Gabe The Border Collie will be with them. “I think Gabe is getting a little tired of the holiday season and all these Christmas pictures,” reports Gabe’s Human, Sam.

“Below, he’s with his friend Zenya.”


Happy holidays and thank you for considering to feature Gabe!


Um, ‘Scuse Me, Hoomins-

[But isn’t this supposed to go on the FRONT DOOR?]

From Smedley as seen on Pinterest. (Cheryl D. with the text inspiration, it was too obvy to not swipe borrow.)

I Just CAN’T WATCH The Grinch

[It ALWAYS scares me when starts acting all Grinchy and steals all the Who’s presents! Is that part….over yet?]


Catch Me If Ya Can, Trunkster!

That’s what this puppeh seems to be saying to The Scooting Bebeh Trunkster. Might be a little trash talking barking goin’ on there, too. After awhile, SBT (sorta) shrugs and says (thinks) “Ah, the heck with this.

And while we’re on the subject of Trunksters, let’s stay at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand for this one, too. Seems Faa Sai The Big Heffalump decided to get a little more flow out of the measly sprinkler. Didn’t take a lot of effort, did it?

(First video from Lost at E Minor; second video from Laughing Squid.)

Mom Taxi XXXVI: Pair O’ Prosh Polars

potd-polar-bear_3142234kMom’s hauling her little one through the Wapusk National Park, Canada by photographer David Jenkins. From Arne as seen on The Telly.


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