Cat cafés first originated in Japan, and perhaps this will be the beginning of another trend: a cat café on a train! For one day only, on September 10, the Yoro Railway will transform one of its train cars into a mobile cat café. The train will make a run between Ogaki and Ikeno stations in Gifu Prefecture on Honshu, Japan’s main island, carrying about 40 humans and a lot of cats. The cats were all rescued from kill shelters, and the hope is that they will all find homes during the two hour ride and this unique adoption event. Visit Food and Wine for more about this story. Hey, Amtrak, are you paying attention?
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we celebrated Labor Day, on Tuesday, we told you everything you ever wanted to know about cat whiskers, on Wednesday, we shared fascinating facts about tabby cats, on Thursday, we celebrated Ruby’s 7th birthday, and on Friday, we reviewed Bookstore Cats.
Is there anything more adorable than a kitten “making biscuits?” Enjoy!
Have a great weekend!
Photo via Food and Wine/Yoro Railway