Mews and Nips: Kitten Bowl Coming to Hallmark Channel in 2014

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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.

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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!

httpv://youtu.be/oVgXgNPjmf4

Have a great weekend!

Photo sources: photo of kittens from Hollywood Reporter, photo of cat cafe from ABCNews.com.

8 Comments on Mews and Nips: Kitten Bowl Coming to Hallmark Channel in 2014

  1. Jobi and Fisher
    April 15, 2013 at 11:40 am (7 years ago)

    Maybe next year we can have a kitty cafe at BlogPaws? I love dogs, too, but it sure would be fun to get take the cats out once in awhile!

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    • Ingrid
      April 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm (7 years ago)

      Wouldn’t that be fun, Jobi and Fisher! But we have something even better at BlogPaws: the Hauspanther Lounge! And if last year’s lounge was any indication, it wasn’t just humans who were visiting… 🙂

      Reply
  2. Bernadette
    April 13, 2013 at 6:05 pm (7 years ago)

    But they still live with their mother–aren’t they still kittens? Please, find something for them to do! ~Mimi

    Seriously, I can see cat cafés as an incredible opportunity for adult cat adoptions here in the US. I can’t wait for someone to set the standard here, as long as we can overcome FDA regulations about animals in places where food is served.

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  3. Sue Brandes
    April 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm (7 years ago)

    The kitty cafes are so neat. Excited about the kitten bowl.

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  4. Texas, a cat in New York
    April 13, 2013 at 9:15 am (7 years ago)

    Lovely links as always!
    We love the cat cafes ideas! My human is doing some research on that (I think she has, like we say in French, “an idea behind her head” – I’m not sure it translate so well though;-).
    Have a great weekend!
    Purrs

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    • Ingrid
      April 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm (7 years ago)

      I can’t wait to hear what your human comes up with, Texas!

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  5. HH and The Boys
    April 13, 2013 at 8:29 am (7 years ago)

    That kitten bowl sounds great to us. I suppose we’re too old to participate.

    Have a great day.

    Hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

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    • Ingrid
      April 13, 2013 at 9:29 am (7 years ago)

      You probably don’t qualify, Bugsy and Knuckles, but think of the fun you’ll have watching it!

      Reply

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