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Not allowed to own a cat? Visit a cat cafe for your cat fix

By jim Published: June 23, 2009

Does your significant other keep you from getting a cat? Or perhaps you live in an apartment that does not allow pets. What's a cat lover to do when they need some quality cat time? There is a solution...

First you will have to visit Japan, where you can visit a "cat cafe." For about $5 USD you can pet and play with all the cats you want for an hour.

The cafe is called Neko no Jikan ???? (or “Cat Time” in English). The 20 cats that work here have free range of the place, sitting and sleeping wherever they like.

The cafe consists of two large rooms. There is the cafe area, which is exactly what it sounds like. There are couches and small tables where you can sip a cup of coffee while a cat sleeps on your lap or at your feet. It is a cozy space with soft lighting and classical music playing quietly in the background.

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