In a city like Tokyo, where owning a pet is a luxury and most apartments have strict anti-pet policies, Ferray Corporation has found a way to give its employees a chance to interact with cats more often: a cat-populated work place.Nine rescue cats get to roam Ferray’s offices freely all day. And while letting cats run free in an office can have unintended consequences (unplugged Wifi, anyone?), employee are reporting considerably lower stress levels. For more about the office cats and some wonderful photos, visit

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we reflected on lessons from the Super Bowl, on Monday, we provided information on hospice care for cats, on Tuesday, we explained the difference between microchips and GPS tracking devices, on Wednesday, I invited you to today’s Tortitude Lauch Party, on Thursday, we featured adorable cat-themed baking accessories, and on Friday, we showed you some different ways of how to tell your cat “I love you.”

The kitty in today’s video apparently likes a really light touch when it comes to being petted. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

2 Comments on Mews and Nips: Japanese Company Fills Offices With Cats to Lower Employee Stress Levels

  1. I have worked at many dot com companies in the 90’s that said they were “pet friendly,” but that turned out to mean dog friendly.

    I wished that I could bring my cats…I usually had cubicles so that wouldn’t have worked (except with a sick or very old cat, most of mine would want to explore all the nooks and crannies, bookcases, etc.)

    One day I took the elevator, and found a dog riding up and down! When I got to my desk, I emailed the staff, and the guy came and got it.

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