Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Bu-wuh?

What is Rannie doing in a Parisian café?

I have to say that the concept of a coffeehouse where you go to pet cats seems a little odd to me. Cats belong in used book stores, just like dogs belong in gun shops. The universe has obviously ordained this to be so.

17 comments:

mustanger said...

I know of a clothing store in the next county where they have cats. The cats are liable to be bedded down on the clothes too.

leaddog said...

I have nothing against cats as the fat boys on the porch will attest, but my mother and one of my sons are sensitive to the dander. Would that be an issue in places such as this?

JD(not the one with the picture) said...

The Japanese have been at this for a while. http://travel.cnn.com/tokyo/drink/tokyo-cat-cafes-006992

JohninMd.(too late?!??) said...

It seems Europeans aren't as anal about animals in food establishments as we are. As long as they aren't serving or working as barristas, I guess....

Alien said...

We have to talk.

An episode or so back we were promised cat pictures. Pictures. Not cat stories. Not gun content. Not Premium Grade Snark. Not magnets and shotgun shells or links to French restaurants. Cat pictures. We got one. And he was upside down.

?????

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Kristophr said...

Alien: Someone complained that she wasn't taking photos correctly, so now we only get cat stories.

Sorry.

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Tam said...

"That was a joke of course, but man, a place specializing in old books, old guns, and good coffee with a few cats and dogs lazing about?"

I'd practically live there.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Cats do walk through walls. Do you really know where Rannie goes when you're gone?

Library-Gryffon said...

Given how the USDA has gone after the Hemingway Museum in Florida because it has cats, and therefore needs an exhibitor's license, cages for the cats at night, more elevated perches in said enclosures, as well as the OMG there's an animal within 100 yards of food preparation! attitude, I suspect no one would ever be able to afford to comply with all the regs. (http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2012/1209/How-Ernest-Hemingway-s-cats-became-a-federal-case-video)

I can only suppose that they get away with cats in book stores because the cats aren't one of the marketing tools used by said book store, and (usually) book stores of that sort don't sell food. Sad.

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Vaarok said...

Only been to one gunshop ever with a dog. At least five offhand have multiple cats.

Rob said...

leaddog said...

"I have nothing against cats as the fat boys on the porch will attest, but my mother and one of my sons are sensitive to the dander. Would that be an issue in places such as this?"

10:27 AM, October 01, 2013


Well, I'd imagine if you're allergic to cats, you'd simply avoid places that have cats running around, kind of like how people who are allergic to fish don't frequent sushi restaurants.

Daniel Watters said...

One thing I miss about the Powell's Books newsletter is their fictional tales of their late shop cat, Fup, and his other shop animal companions.

I remember a used book store in Houston where the owner brought her German Shepherd with her. Her shop relocated several times over the years, and it wasn't always in the best areas of city.

markm said...

leaddog: I'm hypersensitive to smoke. I don't demand that _all_ restaurants be smoke free, just that some of them are.