Recently I paid my first-ever visit to a cat café, and it just happens to be located in my current hometown of Seattle.
Meowtropolitan is Seattle’s very first (and possibly only?) cat café! If you plan to visit, book in advance! Only a limited number of people can chillax with the kitties at one time.
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!)
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!
Some of the kitties are resident kitties, and some are up for adoption!
I visited at the beginning of November, and as of then, Meowtropolitan had reached the milestone of 110 cats adopted since January of 2016! 🙂 What a beautiful thing!
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.”
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.
Now it’s time for Cali cats! Or SoCal cats, to be precise. These be the 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.
The artist and creator of Salvation Mountain, Leonard Knight, passed away in 2014 at the age of 82. His cats survived him.
While exploring Salvation Mountain, I learned that the current caretakers now look after Knight’s cats as per his wish before he passed.
I was also told that normally only dogs live in Slab City, which is a bit of 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.
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?
Don’t forget to like and share this post with your cat-loving friends, so a kitty gets its wings! Meow! 🙂
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! 😻