Why is this cat cafe named ‘Crazy Cat Cafe’
Posted August 23, 2018 07:08:48 When you are a cat owner you know you are always going to encounter a few cat owners who will say their cat is the smartest cat on the block.
But what about the ones that say their cats are the dumbest?
That’s what I’m talking about with a cat cafe called Crazy Cat Cafe.
The owner, Michelle, says that her cat is not the smartest, but the smartest.
“He can talk to people and he can read,” Michelle told ABC News.
“I just want him to be a normal cat.”
Michelle says she started the cafe after she noticed some cat owners were complaining about their cats.
“They’re always complaining that their cat won’t go to bed and will stay up all night eating their treats and then they can’t sleep because they’re hungry,” she said.
Michelle is a certified social worker, but she says the cafe has its roots in her own life.
Michelle’s family was originally from Ireland, and her mother, who was a registered nurse, took over her duties after her daughter was born.
“It was a difficult time for us,” Michelle said.
“She was so scared and I couldn’t bear to see her crying, so she told me to give it a go.”
Michelle began working at the cafe in 2011, and she says her work there helped her raise money to buy her own cat, Tippi.
“That’s when I knew I wanted to do something with cats,” Michelle recalled.
“Tippi is a super smart cat, she has a big mind, and I’m always helping her.”
Michelle has since opened her cafe in Melbourne’s CBD and is now expanding the cafe to Sydney.
“We’re really looking for people who have cats that have a good social life, and are a bit of a cuddle type of person,” she told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“If you have a cat who is smart and likes to cuddle and cuddle, you’re going to find something really special here.”
Michelle believes the cafe can be a great place for people to go to relax, or for them to meet other cat owners.
“You’ll find people who don’t want to be bothered with their cat’s needs, and you can have a chat and have a cuddly cat with them,” she explained.
“For the most part, we try and encourage people to have a relaxed, fun and friendly chat with their cats and not to be too worried about their pets.”
Michelle said that the cafe had become an online phenomenon and is getting lots of attention from the media.
“A lot of people have asked about us, and the first thing they do is look at pictures and ask questions, which I totally understand,” she added.
“But it’s the people who are actually going to come and visit that have made this thing really big.”
The cafe has also been voted as Australia’s most popular cat cafe in a poll conducted by the Australian Cat Personals Society.
The survey showed that the cat cafe is popular with people who love to relax and socialise with their pets.
Michelle says the cat café will continue to grow in popularity, and it is encouraging cat owners to visit it regularly.
“As soon as a cat comes into the cafe, we will be able to have fun with our cats,” she stressed.
“At the moment, it’s a really small cafe, but we’ll definitely be expanding it and becoming bigger.”
Check out some of the cat cafes around Australia here.