Life is slowly getting back to normal. On Saturday, pubs, cafes, and restaurants could open again in England. While it was so much talk about pubs, especially on social media, it was mostly ignored that small businesses can open their doors to customers for the first time in months. We’ve decided to go to the Cat Café. They changed how they operate to make it as safe as possible. I think it is safer to go to a local cafe instead of going to the supermarket, considering the rules in place.
Initially I thought that I will not go anywhere, as it will be too busy and difficult to maintain social distancing. But it wasn’t and I want to help small local businesses as much as I can. The staff at Cat Cafe worked throughout the lockdown, taking care of the cats, so any revenue they get now will inject much needed cash.
The cats were so happy to see the customers. It was strange, because we’ve been to the cat cafe so many times so far and until now none of them actually jumped on mine or my husband’s lap. But yesterday they were so friendly. We played with them, petted them, and much more. It was such a special visit. I can’t recommend enough, if you are close to a cat cafe or zoo or a safari park which opened, do go there. Not only you will have a wonderful time, but the animals will love the company as well. It is heart-warming to see that they are keen on seeing us too.
We’ve had some delicious vegan hot chocolates.
I played with the two brothers, Paddington and Rupert. With all the toys they have at the cat cafe (must be hundreds), they discovered a highly entertaining plastic cap from a water bottle. I was moving it around much to their delight.
Paddington, which is the more playing brother, played with it a few times. He got so excited with it that ran with it upstairs.
Now… we wouldn’t have imagined this. A cat jumped on the table and then decided to cuddle on my husband’s coat, which he placed it strategically. How wonderful is that? I wasn’t jealous at all.
Then this happened… a second cat jumped on! Amazing!
He had a look on the table, to see if there is something suitable for him. (they are not allowed human food, obviously)
We did not have so many cats around us when we visited the cafe before. I loved it!!
And again… my husband has another cat on his lap. And again… I was not jealous at all… (yeah, right)
We went upstairs to see the cats. The other visitors already went up, so we went too to have a look at the cats who did not decide to come down. Under new guidelines, we were asked not to walk around too much and so we went up only once, had a look and then went down. We both stayed pretty much around our table and so did the other visitors. At all times we stayed about 2m apart, if not more.
Rupert was taking a break from the excitement with the toy.
This blurry picture is proof that I had a cat on my lap. It lasted for about a second, but that’s nit picking.
We’ve had such a wonderful time. The staff were so attentive and everybody was very considerate towards the cats, staff, and the other customers. I will visit them again soon.