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Purina opening country's first 'cat cafe' in New York City on Thursday
UPI ^ | 4/21/14 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 04/21/2014 8:40:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog

"Our goal for the Cat Cafe is to create a rich, interactive environment that empowers cat owners to learn more about their cat's health and nutritional needs," says Purina employee.

The first cat café in the U.S. will open in New York City on Thursday with the help of Purina and Long Island’s North Shore Animal League.

Visitors at the Purina Cat Cafe can stop in for “conversation and cat health education” as well as the chance to hang out with cats that are up for adoption. According to Sprudge, the coffee service will be provided by “a well-regarded specialty coffee roaster based in Brooklyn.”

The business, which will be open from April 24 through April 27, is unlocking its doors prior to the openings of other planned cat cafes in San Francisco, Oakland and Montreal.

Carrie Ann Inaba of ABC's Dancing with the Stars is partnering with Purina on the project.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: kittyping


1 posted on 04/21/2014 8:40:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

There are doggie cafes. Now the cats have their own crash pad, too.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 8:42:09 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Wouldn’t it be proper to call a cat’s crash pad a cat house?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 8:46:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: smokingfrog; Slings and Arrows

Kitty ping!!!!


4 posted on 04/21/2014 8:46:49 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: smokingfrog

Very popular in Asia, the parts where they don’t eat them I mean


5 posted on 04/21/2014 8:52:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Gefn; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

6 posted on 04/21/2014 9:02:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: smokingfrog

Knew there had to be a reason l always liked Carrie Ann.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 9:10:11 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

8 posted on 04/21/2014 9:17:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog; Salamander; Tax-chick; All
"species-ists!"
what's next; "Scales", the warm "chic" abode for Reptiles..
sorry, no Komodo Dragons/poisonous reptiles/amphibians permitted.

9 posted on 04/21/2014 9:17:37 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: smokingfrog

The City will fine them for having cats in a coffee shop


10 posted on 04/21/2014 9:19:10 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: crazycat
here's one for YOU! *grin! *

11 posted on 04/21/2014 9:19:20 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

and when the ACLU comes around with THEIR dogs...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEAysdnvW-0


12 posted on 04/21/2014 9:24:40 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: everyone

It’s going to be open for three days???? That’s what the story says.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 9:24:44 PM PDT by Technical Editor
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To: Technical Editor

It will open 3 days before the other cat cafes.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 9:32:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Beowulf9
i was wondering? ..were that "cheshire cat" was..

15 posted on 04/21/2014 9:54:34 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Ugh!

Purina is crap.

Don't feed it to your critters unless they're farm animals.

I'm waiting for these to come on the market. ;D


16 posted on 04/21/2014 9:58:57 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Salamander
LOL!..I've always loved Gary Larson's Far Side

17 posted on 04/21/2014 10:03:59 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: Slings and Arrows; smokingfrog

18 posted on 04/21/2014 10:05:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: skinkinthegrass

That’s not Gary.

It’s some McPherson dude glomming onto Larson’s style.

Love the cartoon, though.

;D


19 posted on 04/21/2014 10:07:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love that kitteh work ethic.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Salamander

Want!


21 posted on 04/21/2014 10:11:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Salamander
noticed that; similar style/humor, still good stuff...ghost writer?

22 posted on 04/21/2014 10:12:04 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander; All
snake feeder..cricket/pinkies feeder...

23 posted on 04/21/2014 10:14:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So do I.

I’d love to attract some nice rat snakes.

Neighbors killed mine.


24 posted on 04/21/2014 10:40:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Beats me.

Drawing style is less polished but the humor is the same genre, just not as bitey as Larson’s is.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 10:41:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Larson loved his snake jokes.

26 posted on 04/21/2014 10:46:44 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Salamander

Effing idiots.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 10:48:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows

"Dis - "

" - ia."


28 posted on 04/21/2014 10:55:53 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; All

It’s a shame it’s only open for three days. It would have been perfect. (Purrfect) for the cat lovers here to meet up in the NYC tri state area.

I would have loved that. Plus to play with the kitties! A win win!!!


29 posted on 04/21/2014 11:07:57 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: Gefn

You’ve still got the three days.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 11:28:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander
Colder than the Moon
It's been so long...
Feel my blood enraged......

Don't you know my name?"

31 posted on 04/22/2014 12:10:04 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Salamander
True..On both comments.
apparently, doesn't do much "lizard commentary"..
"we're being discriminated against..Lizards Unite!"

32 posted on 04/22/2014 12:14:45 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: skinkinthegrass; Salamander

"Dyslexic Snakes of the World - UNTIE!"


33 posted on 04/22/2014 12:20:55 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Wouldn’t it be proper to call a cat’s crash pad a cat house?

Go there fo' da pussy.

34 posted on 04/22/2014 1:45:22 AM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: Captainpaintball

There for a minute I thought I read they “eat cats” in that café.

(Its still early for these old eyes)


35 posted on 04/22/2014 4:17:43 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: smokingfrog

They had a cat flying school too. They all did pretty good in the ground school but none was able to fly when dropped from the bridge


36 posted on 04/22/2014 4:20:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Gefn

http://www.purinaone.com/cats/28-day-challenge/nyc-cat-cafe


37 posted on 04/22/2014 6:33:33 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Thank you.


38 posted on 04/22/2014 6:39:10 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: smokingfrog
Mmmmm. I like mine barbecued.
39 posted on 04/22/2014 6:41:48 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

Rather eat veggies!


40 posted on 04/22/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank-you for PINGING this artcle! :) =^..^=


41 posted on 04/22/2014 7:53:43 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

My pleasure.


42 posted on 04/22/2014 10:14:28 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: shibumi

LOL


43 posted on 04/23/2014 12:51:57 AM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Amphibians are just ignored.

Some day...we will have...REVENGE!

;)


44 posted on 04/23/2014 12:52:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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