*** Feline alert: if you don’t like cats you might like to stop right here.
For the past couple of years as house and pet sitters we have become accustomed to having animals in our daily lives.
For the moment though, we are not house sitting. We’re staying at daughter Sarah’s Brisbane flat while we wait for Dave’s brain aneurism procedure, some time in the next few weeks (hopefully).
The cafe is Australia’s first cat cafe run by a rescue organisation (Pussies Galore Rescue) and is operated mostly by teams of dedicated cat loving volunteers.
Most of the cats are available for adoption and if you’re not able to commit to taking on a cat to live with you they also require foster carers to care for the cats until a permanent home can be found.
We did learn that to adopt a cat you have to go through a very thorough screening process, just to make sure people are really genuine. Some of the cats at the shelter are there because their families no longer wanted them.
We hadn’t thought about it being the first week of the school holidays and so we had to fend off a bunch of kids to get close to the cats, but we managed well enough and just enjoyed the time we had. It was actually quite nice watching the kids having fun with the animals.