I have a confession: I’m not that into cats.
Don’t get me wrong – I like cats. I have even loved a few of them. And of all the domestic animals out there, I identify and connect with cats the most. But I am not “into” them like most people who know me, and who tend buy me cat-themed gifts, seem to assume. I don’t get all “squeeeee!” over cute little kittens, and I have no desire to surf the web for cat videos (I actually rely on friends and family to source these for me for this blog and other social media). I became a pet sitter not because I am “into” animals, but because I care deeply about their well-being and understand, as a pet guardian, how valuable it is to have a good pet sitter who you trust.
So when I heard that there was a cat cafe opening in Georgetown in June of 2015 (because, you know, everyone started dropping newspaper articles about it on my desk), I was underwhelmed. Honestly, the first thought that popped into my head was “Oh, I wonder what kind of food they’ll have? Will they serve wine?”. Which is why I didn’t prioritize getting down there to check it out.
However, once I started this blog, I realized that this excursion was inevitable, so I finally made my reservation for a 2:15pm slot at Crumbs & Whiskers on Wednesday, and headed down on my bike. And boy am I glad I did.
The staff was friendly, enthusiastic, and informative, and I was amazed at how relaxed and content all the kitties seemed. You can tell that these cats are receiving great care while they wait for that special someone who is going to give them their forever home. And you can tell that the staff members here really *are* into cats. Heck, I think some of it may have even rubbed off on me, because I could totally see myself going back with another human sometime.
And because that old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words is often true, I’m going to shut up now and just share some of the photos I took while I was there.