Already popular in Japan, Taiwan, parts of Asia and Europe, cat cafes are
booming in the Czech Republic (AFP Photo/Michal Cizek)
A cat sits on a perch at the cat cafe
Kocicí Kavarna in Prague (AFP Photo/
About 80 percent of the people who come
to the cafe already have cats of their own
at home (AFP Photo/Michal Cizek)
"Cats make it far more pleasant -- you don't just gulp down your cup of coffee and leave; instead, you sit, play with the cats and spend more time here," Kubrova says over a plateful of pizza, graciously ignored by Nox and his peers.
Some of Prague's cat cafes get their cats from shelters, while others breed
the felines (AFP Photo/Michal Cizek)
More than 140 cats occupy the tiny island of Aoshima in southern Japan (AFP
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Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.