Since I still seem to have trouble keeping to a blogging schedule, I thought I’d ease into it with pictures.
Because who doesn’t like to see pics of cute CATS?!
And because, it’s Caturday! :)
Also, I really want to start blogging about Kuala Lumpur (my temporary home) and talk about small adventures I get up to when I’m not being a hermit working in my room. So we’ll start with cats!
One thing I really miss with this whole travel/expat lifestyle is not having animals around. Okay, I really miss my bunnies.
A few weeks ago, I even tried to seek out a bunny cafe, only to get there to find that it has changed owners and is now a Thai restaurant instead. And because I’m perpetually looking for something to do on weekends that doesn’t involve a mall, my friend took me to a cat cafe. (It’s not bunnies, but any animal interaction will do!).
Purradise Cafe (website) is on the upper level of a row of shops in the TTDI neighborhood. The space is large, airy, and clean. And with cats all over the place!! 15RM (about $3.75 US) gets you one hour of furry-time and a drink of your choice (I picked a mango smoothie), which I think it is a good deal.
The cafe owner said that he has 26 cats in total. All are rescued either by himself or by customers. You can see that some of the cats have torn ears or no tails.
The owner named all the cats and knows all their individual personalities and who doesn’t get along with who. You can tell the cats all love him. It’s really nice to see someone so dedicated to animal welfare. All cats are adoptable and proceeds from the cafe go towards adoption efforts.
Most of the cats were really active and playing around. There are plenty of hidey-holes and shelving for the cats to get up to all sorts of trouble. The cafe also gives you those cat pole things (that’s the official name, right?) to play with them, but I think they were more interested in the straws and drink caps from the customers.
Unfortunately, because it’s really difficult to take pictures of cats in action, most of these pictures are of the sleepy kitties or during that rare moment of stillness.
Also, I’m pretty sure because I’m not too much of a cat person (it’s dog or bunny all the way for me), the cats can sense this. I swear I have some kind of cat repellent around me or something.
I would sit somewhere for a while and NO cats would come over to me, whereas this other couple had like 8 cats around them.
And once, after sitting for a while with no feline attention, I got up to walk around and take pictures, and by the time I went back to my seat (it must have only been 5 minutes or so), my friend had collected 3 cats on our table. Really??
But still, I had a lot of fun and my time was filled with squeals of “oh loooook, soooo cute!” In total, in about one hour’s time, I took over 100 pictures of the cats. Maybe there is somewhat of a crazy cat lady hidden in me? ;)
- Address: 24, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (But just google “Purradise Cat Cafe”… it’s in google maps)
- Hours: 2-10PM (Tuesday-Friday); 11AM-11PM (weekends & holidays); closed on Mondays
- Price: 15RM ($3.75 US) for 1 hour, includes a drink, and 3RM every 15 minutes afterwards; 39RM for a full day, includes a drink
- Cats: 26 right now! (As of August 2016)
Have you been to a cat cafe or any other animal cafes? And if you’re from KL and happen to be reading this, where else can I go to pet some animals??
P.S. If you want more kitty cuteness, check out the sleepy kitties of Istanbul, Turkey!
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