Cat lovers everywhere will get to have more fun next year on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of having to make do with a measly 15 minute kitten fix with the Kitten Halftime Show during Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl, we’ll all be in for a real treat: The Hallmark Channel announced last week that it will hold the first Kitten Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014. Beginning 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET on Feb. 2, 2014, Hallmark Channel’s three-hour Kitten Bowl — presented in conjunction with the American Humane Association — will feature adoptable kittens in competition. Read the full story on The Hollywood Reporter.
The concept of cat cafes has ben popular in Japan for quite some time, and ABC News reports that the UK is expected welcome its first cat cafe in London soon. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the brainchild of Lauren Pears, an Australian who raised $140,000 through crowd funding, according to her blog. In a fundraising video, Pears said a cat cafe is “just like a regular cafe. It sells coffee, tea, cakes and snacks. The only difference is that it is full of cats.” With cat cafes opening in Austria and Russia in the past year, maybe there’s hope for the conecpt to take hold in the US soon. Read the full story about London’s new cat cafe on ABCNews.com.
If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: On Monday, we provided information about an insidious feline cancer, known as injection-site sarcoma; on Tuesday, we reviewed an amazing little air purifier called the Critterzone; on Wednesday, Clea Simon brought us a wonderful guest post about how she created one of her fictional feline characters; and on Friday, we reviewed Helen Brown’s inspirational new memoir, Cats and Daughters. We also shared news about another petfood recall affecting three of Bravo!’s frozen products. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Sleeky Lounge from Brawny Cat!
Today’s video from a cat cafe in Tokyo, Japan was sent to me by a friend. I can’t wait for one of these to open in the US!
Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: photo of kittens from Hollywood Reporter, photo of cat cafe from ABCNews.com.