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Cute Alert: The Calico Cat Cafe in Tokyo

Who needs strippers, lap dances, or the company of pretty women (or men) at hostess/host bars when you can crawl around a café on all fours petting cute cats? The Calico Cat Café in Tokyo allows you to do just that. For a mere nine dollars an hour, you can come in and have tea and a little feline company. There are rules, of course. Kids who are younger than fifth graders aren't allowed in. You can't touch a cat if it doesn't want you to (just like a strip joint!). You can't wake sleeping cats, and you can only feed them what the café supplies. Whoever decides to open one of these in the United States is going to make a killing — and I will be the first crazy cat lady in line with crisp bills in my hand.


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brookrene brookrene 8 years
I would SOOOO be there! This would be a dream! :D
Seitan Seitan 8 years
It's not like they just locked cats in a room and left them there, people work there and clean just like any other cafe...
anaisethenry anaisethenry 8 years
Fortunately, you wouldn't be forced to go in skigurl :)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
cat hair all over a restaurant? ugh i'm really really not a cat person so this literally makes my skin crawl
smartiez smartiez 8 years
According to the source, you're made to sanitize your hands before you go in. I could see how this could be unsanitary, but as long as there are cats I'm there!!
amelioratelj amelioratelj 8 years
Haha aww cute! And skigurl, if something is unsanitary, it's strip clubs, not cat cafes :P And we certainly accept that in North America!
subversivedoe subversivedoe 8 years
yay! another reason why I want to visit Japan :)
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
:rotfl: Giggle! I'm showered and ready to go!
GKitty GKitty 8 years
Just come over to my house! Leave your money in the tip jar by the door...
anaisethenry anaisethenry 8 years
I think I want to open one up here in NYC!!! Think of all those poor cats that need to be adopted! The only thing is I'd be worried about them getting fat with all the cat food... Skigurl, I'm not quite sure why you think it's unsanitary, but cats are actually very clean and I personally know quite a few people who would love going to a place like this!
Tech Tech 8 years
I love this. I'd go there in a heartbeat.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years
As long as people bathe before they go to the cafe, I think the cats will be fine, skigurl. :meow:
skigurl skigurl 8 years
1. that is DISGUSTING 2. that is unsanitaery 3. that is literally the last place on earth i'd ever want to go 4. my skin is crawling 5. north america wouldn't accept this cuz it's gross and unsanitary as i previously mentioned
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