Cat Cafe and Daytona Trimmings in NYC

I learned that a Cat Cafe opened in downtown NYC, and thought I'd take my daughter with me to take a peek this morning. This pop-up cafe, sponsored by Purina and North Shore Animal League is only open for 4 days (4/24-27), and the cats roaming inside are all adoptable. I knew from advance research that there was a long line, so we left early (so I thought - boy was I wrong!) and got there just before it opened at 10am. 

 
Long line in front of the Cat Cafe @ 168 Bowery St.

Long line in front of the Cat Cafe @ 168 Bowery St.

According to the staff there, it was a whopping 5-hour wait at the end of the line, and the first people had started lining up at 7am. 

I knew cat people were crazy, but really?

As much a T and I love cats, we were NOT going to waste 5 hours on a beautiful Saturday. We decided to go to the Garment District to shop for sewing supplies instead (always a good idea).

One of my favorite shops, Daytona Trimmings, has a pair of ginger tabby cats, who are called Ric and Rac. I've known them since they were kittens, and they are definitely one of the reasons why I keep going back there. 

Ric or Rac .. I can never tell.

Ric or Rac .. I can never tell.

 

Daytona offers a 10% discount for people who've liked their Facebok page or  tweeted about them. 

Happy weekend, everyone!