I visited a cat cafe for the first time and now I’m looking to adopt a furry friend

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I visited Newcastle’s Mog on the Tyne on Friday (June 2).

Growing up, I was never a huge fan of cats. In fact, I used to go as far as to say I absolutely hated them. This was down to a few bad interactions with cats, and the fact I was an absolute dog lover.

However, in 2015 I briefly lived with a girl who owned a kitten, which changed my perception of our feline friends. I watched the kitten grow up into a cat, and bonded with it through feeding and cuddles.

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My boyfriend and I have looked into adopting or rescuing our own cat since we moved in together a few years ago. He has never owned a pet and would love for his first one to be an adorable kitten, but I was never fully sold on the idea.

We decided to visit Newcastle cat cafe, Mog on the Tyne which is located on Pudding Chare, just a short walk from Central Station.

The decision to visit the cafe and the cats that live there, was made mostly down to wanting to do something different on our day out, but also to interact with the cats to make our decision to get our own easier.

Well, we had the most wonderful experience at Mog on the Tyne. We were seated at a table which already had a gorgeous ginger cat sitting at it, who was happy for us to give him strokes.

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The place was filled with cats, just going about their day, either playing, sleeping or relaxing. We were given a sheet with information about each individual cat, so that we could know who was who.

The staff were absolutely amazing, as they encouraged us to interact with the cats, as they told us funny stories about them, and a little on their backstories.

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Mog on the Tyne cats | Holly Allton

Feeding time was my favourite part of the experience though, as each table was given a plate of treats to give to the cats, some of which were happy to eat out of our hands.

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We left the cafe feeling happy, with I’m sure a rush of dopamine due to the cuteness.

Now, we are looking to adopt or rescue our very own feline friends down to the wonderful experience at Mog on the Tyne.

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