What a wonderful idea a cat cafe is. It really makes sense when you consider the number of people living in apartments and places that they can't keep a pet. Everyone gets something from the experience and some of the cats and kittens even get the chance to find a forever home. I wonder if the idea will catch on in Australia. I like it that people who don't want to commit to pet ownership have the opportunity to interact and play with a cat without the responsibility.
Awww this is just so cute that I had to share it. It always amazes me the unlikely animal friendships that are caught on camera and this one is no exception. Seriously, the cat under most normal circumstances could easily kill the squirrel but a bond has been forged that will keep them friends for life.
Most cat owners have almost certainly pondered the question of affection and their cat. I think it's fair to say they have strong self preservation instincts and that they see us as providers of food and comfort. The question of whether they actually feel affection is a bit more tricky. Our human experience conditions us to recognise certain behaviour as signs of attachment or affection so when our cat looks up at us 'adoringly' we think he loves us. Does he ? Considering that cats are solitary animals it seems reasonable to think that when they seek us out and not just at dinner time, that they are looking for 'affection and reassurance just like we do but I guess we'll never really know.
Even our cats get stressed and it isn't always obvious what's causing it. We sure see the signs though, anything from loud wailing to peeing where they shouldn't and more. Diagnosing the cause means some careful observation of your cat to discover why they are unhappy. This interesting article might help if your cat is behaving in odd ways you don't understand.