In these cooler months, one way to keep warm is to cuddle up. Cats, which are furry, sleepy and warm, are the perfect cuddle partners, so its time to visit the Cat Cuddle Cafe in Red Hill for those divine cuddle moments. Kittens will be making an appearance there too, in the next few months.
When I went along today, I met Sheldon, a gorgeous white cat with a terribly expressive face. When I first saw him, he was poking his head through a little window and looking down on me from above. Some cats do that so be warned. They think they are a step up from all of us down there! Soon he emerged from the window and sat rather proudly surveying the scene, checking who was where.
Augustus though was having none of this mightier than thou nonsense and was indulging in some wool chasing and insect watching. He had a number of very playful humans nearby who were sitting down on the carpet with him and giving him a grand old time and he is big and patterned like a beautiful tiger.
Who, however, can resist Cherry in a basket looking so comfy? There are baskets and cubby holes, scratch pads and climbing frames dotted all around and it is quite fun to walk around and check out if there is a cat hiding or one playing there.
Well, not everyone needs baskets for their comfort and Rani (her name means Queen in Hindi) decided that top of the wardrobe is the place to be, so if you want to have a stroke of this lovely cat you need to do some stretching exercises and then, well, you might be rewarded with a big yawn or a paw reaching heavenward and a lovely meow.
Tired from all the exertions? Sit on the sofa and catch your breath before you head upstairs to the Cat Market Heaven, where all things cat, kitten and feline are on sale. I loved this little t-shirt best of all.
To visit the Cat Cuddle Cafe, you need to book and this is where you can do it with the click of a button here. Go along and have a purrrfect cuddly time.
Remember that this is a cat rescue venture and there is always a need for foster homes for cats, cat supplies and simply your support whether in the form of volunteering or going along and enjoying a coffee there with a friend. Children love it and I suspect grandparents would too.