The Cat Cafe Sends Six Cats Home in April 2020
We don’t have to tell you that April was a difficult month for us at The Cat Cafe. When we opened our business, we planned for many things. One thing we didn’t anticipate was having to close for more than a month because of a public health order in place to fight a dangerous disease. Despite this, we’re continuing to send cats home. In April, we sent home Rosebud, Bruiser, Kip, Casanova, Oliver and Emmett. We’ll miss having them around but we’re glad they have a good home.
Many of you have contacted us to see how you can help. We’ve recommended that you purchase items from our online store so that you get something and we get some revenue. That’s still a great way to help us here at The Cat Cafe.
We’ve heard from some of you that you would rather give money directly to us. If that’s something you’re interested in doing, please be aware that The Cat Cafe is a for profit organization so you cannot deduct any contributions on your taxes. With that in mind, if you want to, you can contribute to our GoFundMe campaign.
Okay, that’s enough about the financial situation we find ourselves in. Let’s move on to the fun part, where we introduce you to our new cats.
We have a bonded pair of one year old ginger cats, Marshall and Michaela. And when you see these two cats together, you’ll see why they’re a bonded pair. They snuggle up together, play together, and chase each other through the playpen here at The Cat Cafe.
Marshall is the short hair in the pair. And he likes to “help” with any tasks you’re doing on the computer although you may end up doing more work after he helps.
Michaela talks more than her brother, and she loves to show affection to you with active head bonks. And she’ll flop over and demand attention with her cute meows if you don’t give it to her.
Next up is Valentino, who is known as Tino. When you take a look at him, you might think that an alumnus from The Cat Cafe has returned because he looks a lot like long time resident Casanova. Valentino is four years old, and lived in a community cat colony before he went to a shelter. After checking his health, that shelter wanted to return Valentino to his colony. He made it clear to them he didn’t want that and so they contacted The Rescue House to help out. Since arriving, he’s made friends with the people who come in to take care of the cats.
The last two cats we’ll introduce you to are good friends. It’s likely they were abandoned in an area that’s known as Slab City.
Ripley is the older of the two, at four years old. Since arriving at The Cat Cafe, Ripley has found a spot to observe things from up high. He enjoys it when we quietly approach him and pet him. And when we leave for the evening, we often find Ripley exploring the playpen and getting familiar with the space. Hopefully this means he’ll start hanging out in the playpen during the day.
Rex, who’s two years old, has no such hesitation. He figured out the cat doors quickly and started wandering through the playpen. Now he comes and goes throughout the day. He likes playing with wand toys when he’s in the playpen, and when he’s had enough he’ll either find a sleeping spot or he’ll head back into the retreat.
We hope you’ll soon be able to join us in person at The Cat Cafe to meet these cats. Until then, remember that we do a daily Instagram live session at around 10:30 AM Pacific and that we have a live stream operating continuously on our YouTube channel and our website.
Thanks for your support during this difficult time.