Prrrrrty Cats Around the World

American Cats

Recently I paid my first-ever visit to a cat cafΓ©, and it just happens to be located in my current hometown of Seattle.Β 

Seattle Cats

Seattle Meowtropolitan cat

Meowtropolitan is Seattle’s very first (and possibly only?) cat cafΓ©! If you plan to visit, book in advance! Only a limited number of people can chillax with the kitties at one time.

Seattle Meowtropolitan cat cafe

Last I checked, the fee was $10 for a 50-minute session, which also comes with a cup of coffee. (They serve wine too, but that’s extra!)

Seattle Meowtropolitan cat

Then you get to spend time with the kitties! But only if the kitties feel like it. There’s a back room they can escape to via cat door any time they like!

Seattle Meowtropolitan cat

Some of the kitties are resident kitties, and some are up for adoption!

Seattle Meowtropolitan cat
Cat bridge! I didn’t mean for this to be a T-Mobile advertisement, but they do have fantastic international coverage! T-Mobile did not pay me to say that — but if you’re reading this, T-Mobile, give me some money!

I visited at the beginning of November, and as of then, Meowtropolitan had reached the milestone of 110 cats adopted since January of 2016! πŸ™‚Β What a beautiful thing!

Cats adopted at Seattle Meowtropolitan

Another great thing about Meowtropolitan is that they offer cat yoga! So get ready for some downward cat! You can pay for a single class or for the “Feline Flow Five Pack.”

Seattle Meowtropolitan cat

Basically, you get to practice yoga in the cat lounge while surrounded by a bunch of furry friends! I haven’t tried it myself yet, but it sure sounds like more fun than regular yoga. What do you think?

For the final feature of “Prrrrrty Cats Around the World,” let’s ride south on Interstate-5 for twenty-plus hours.

California Cats

Now it’s time for Cali cats! Or SoCal cats, to be precise. These be the cats of Salvation Mountain.

Cats of Salvation Mountain

Have you ever heard of Salvation Mountain? It’s a unique and colorful art installation, which I visited for the first time last month.

Salvation Mountain cat

The artist and creator of Salvation Mountain, Leonard Knight, passed away in 2014 at the age of 82. His cats survived him.

Cats of Salvation Mountain

While exploring Salvation Mountain, I learned that the current caretakers now look after Knight’s cats as per his wish before he passed.

Cats of Salvation Mountain

I was also told that normally only dogs live in Slab City, which is a bit ofΒ an unusual place — a haven for vagabonds and off-the-grid living. So Knight’s cats are the exception to all the canines. But Slab City residents respected Leonard Knight, the artist, and they respect his cats as well.

Cats of Salvation Mountain
The cats wander Salvation Mountain as rulers of their own rainbow-hued domain.

This vivid rainbow mountain is a beautiful splash of color in the middle of the desert. And the cats definitely add magic to the experience!

Now I’m just wondering — where will my cat-ventures take me next?Β 


Don’t forget to like and share this post with your cat-loving friends, so a kitty gets its wings!Β Meow! πŸ™‚Β 

Perfect gift for all the crazy-cat people out there!

Thanks for joining me! Did you enjoy these kitties? Where have your best or worst cat encounters been? Where should a crazy-cat lady travel to next? Please share your thoughts in the comments section! 😻

 

25 thoughts on “Prrrrrty Cats Around the World”

  1. Goodness! This is too adorable. I remember being deployed to Cyprus (Air Force) and seeing all the cats roaming the streets there. No one seemed to mind! I made a few friends near where we were stationed… it was nice to have the companionship πŸ™‚ Thanks for the post – Toki

    1. Thanks, Toki! I’ve never been to Cyprus! Would like to check it out sometime! And meet some of their kitties! πŸ™‚

  2. I have to admit I’m not a cat person at all (but I love dogs), but I’m sure for anybody who’s into cat’s they would love this post – Actually there is a couple of people I know that love cats, I’m passing this post onto them, I know it will make them feel quite fuzzy haha. I do love your comment about giving yourself a talking to β€œStop paparazzi-stalking cats, ya weirdo!” – Not with cats but I would be the same with things I love haha
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    1. Haha, your comment brought a smile to my face! And maybe you’ll become a cat person one day! πŸ™‚ But don’t worry, I’ll understand if you don’t. Thank you for sharing the post with your cat-loving friends! I hope it gives them warm and fuzzy feelings! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. I am a cat person, always loved them. These photos are stunning by the way, that first photo with the blue walls is my favorite. I saved this to my StumbleUpon, hopefully many others can enjoy the photos as well.

  4. I’ve got a couple of friends who will love seeing your piccies. I remember how many stray cats there were in both Greece and Spain, I still can remember asking my mum if I could rescue them!!!

  5. Oh I love Austrian Cat the best! But I do love the backdrop of symmetrical residential street of Vicar’s Close Cat πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ Such a cool idea to document these from your trips around the world!

    1. What about the Istanbul, Moroccan, and California cats?! 😊😻😺 Thanks for stopping by, Hannah!

  6. There’s a Facebook group for the Cats of Reykjavik, Iceland! Tons of cats walk the streets there, but none are strays – they are just let out by their owners to greet the tourists. I managed to meet this little guy (https://tinyurl.com/icelandcat) begging to come inside during a snowstorm in February 2015. Two years later, I visited Iceland again and guess who I run into (https://imgur.com/a/swst7)? A little worse for the wear, looks to have had a recent surgery and a bit of a haircut, but still begging at the same red door.

    1. Hi Colin! πŸ™‚ Wow, that is so neat to hear! Now I’ve got to go to Iceland to check out the cats! And what are the chances you’d run into the same cat twice! What a cutie! (Although the haircut is a little unfortunate in the second pic! Lol)

    2. I take cat pics every where I go! I wish I could post some of them here. Have great pics from Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Scotland, just to name a few! Thank you for sharing!

      1. I’m glad I’m not the only one obsessed with taking cat pics! Looks like I’m in good company! Thanks for stopping by, Brenda! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. Hello Stephanie,

    I Have forwarded this post to a bunch of the cat lovers here at Mud Bay and I am sure this will be a tremendously big hit with everyone. Great post per usual!!😻😻😻😻

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