Caturday: C.O. Cat Café World Tour: San Diego, Part II

Last Caturday, Cuteporter AJM introduced us to the new Cat Café now online in San Diego, and she promised an in-person followup, which we present to you now!

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“The Cat Café is a little out of the way, just north of the Convention Center and east of San Diego’s famed Gaslamp District. Parking can be a little difficult- take the trolley as the Convention Center stop on the green line is only a few minutes walk. The food area is in one room and cats in another. The place is very basic, got a industrial vibe. I’m not here for atmosphere but the kitties! There’s no fee for visiting but please buy something. They got drinks, both cold and hot, and prepackaged snacks, and everything is relatively inexpensive. Spent around $6 for a large coffee and a pastry.”

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“There’s about 5 tables for the humans and lots of cubbies/perches for the cats. If there’s not a big crowd in the room there’s no time limit but once the room reaches capacity (around 20 people) the owner will clear the room after 15 minutes and give the cats 5 minutes to chill before letting people back in.”

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“I hope that after the novelty and media excitement wears off that people will still come to visit the cats. I know I’ll definitely be back a couple times a month to get my kittie fix.”

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Spontaneous Sideways Sproingification

‘Member Thursday, how we told you about Rule Of Cuteness #45: Any animal with the word “pygmy” in it is cute.

Well, ROC #45 is back…SPROINGIER THAN EVER. (Is that a word? If not, can it be one? Whatev, watch these little maniacs. Yer welcome.)

Susan M., thank you.

It’s The Weekend: What Do Ya Wanna Do?

6a010535647bf3970b01bb07e11c54970d-800wiHolly: U wanna hang on this tree and eat eucalyptus?
Bai’yali’: That sounds like the PLAN.
Holly: We did that last weekend, though.
Bai’yali’: And your point is….?

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Holly is one and Bai’yali’ is 15 months old- they live at Taronga Zoo in NSW, Australia. No, we don’t know which is which- they’re not wearing their little Koala football jerseys.

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Quoting the ZooBorns article, the pair “recently moved into a “Koala Crèche,”….

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“…designed to replicate Koala behaviors in the wild. From 12 months onwards, Koala joeys leave their mothers to find their own home ranges.”

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Thanks to Maureen P.

TGIF: Henry

output_riJQyQThe end of a long week…at last! Relax and celebrate the start of the weekend with Henry, who lives in San Mateo, CA.

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Pix from The Furrtographer.

ResQte Of The Week: Friday Baby Warm Update Action

DSC00757possinskisxxxBaby Warm raises funds for incubators that save the lives of orphaned bebeh animuhls. Right now they’re helping volunteer wildlife rehabber Alicia who saves Orphaned Bebeh Sqwerls & Possies like these ones who don’t have a mum :( to keep them warm. (Like Little Dude, above. SQUEE, right?) They need just a weeeee bit more help to be able to fund her incubator. It’ll save hundreds of bebehs over the next decade!

UPDATE 4:08pm PT: And all the needed funds have been raised! Thanks to all who pitched in!

Sit, Stay, Ride

We ran this story almost a year ago- it was about a documentary called “Sit, Stay, Ride” that was nearing completion. Well, it IS completed, and our NY correspondent Brian Williams has more. (He also has a side job at NBC doing the news:)

(PS- takes a sec for the NBC News clip to load.)

We Haz Our Grumpy Winners!

Clipboard01FUR_1981-XLCongratulations to Jess (above left with Claude The Kitteh) and Stephanie with Penny…aka Miss Fluffy-Butt (right,) you’ve each won a Pawtographed copy of “Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book,” and “The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat.” Despite what Grumpy Cat says, they ARE great books!

In the SF Bay Area? Hope to see U tomorrow at Berkeley Humane!

Friday Haiku: I Haz Lawyer?

There comes a time when
You have no chance of escape
That time would be now

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(Catasters.Tumblr.com)

Big Budgie Is Watching You

“You were not at the Two Minutes’ Whap this afternoon,” said the voice on the telescreen. “Are you unwell?” Winston felt a knot of dread form in his stomach. To lie to Big Budgie, leader of the Party, was the most doubleplus-not-anti-opposite-of-good thing he could do, yet the suspicion that the looming face was nothing but a birdbrain consumed him. He had to think fast. He knew he wasn’t sick. He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick.

“I was out, um, buying you some nice millet seed, sir?”

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“Magnus our kitten watching a budgie on TV that’s so big it seems to be watching him,” says senderplusinner Sheenagh P.

Riley And Pancho

These two guys are clearly BFFs. Riley The Pug was all established at home, and then outta nowhere comes the little ResQte Maniac, Pancho. Quoting the video, “Pancho the little kitten was found abandoned by his mother with his eyes closed and alone. We took him in and fed him kitten formula and nursed him to the healthy kitten he is. This little fearless kitten became attached to our dogs but especially to Riley our pug and he loves bothering him all day long. Riley would cry when we took the kitten away and they are inseparable.”

That’s JUST the way we like it, uh-huh uh-huh.

(Mashable.)

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