Better With Pets (Part 2)

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In my blog post, Better With Pets (Part 1), I talked about my personal adventure to Purina’s Better With Pets in New York.  Here I wanted to go into detail about some of the amazing things we talked about during this event.

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Theres me… and by me I mean by back and a strand of my hair! I’m not sure who took this BUT there’s me taking notes during the summit sitting next to Phil O’Reilly, Melissa Trippy & to my right Katie who writes “Runs for Cookies” – OH & there’s Preston of “Preston Speaks” sitting behind me!

I learned so many fascinating things during this Summit I can’t possibly share them all in one simple blog post – so I have pulled a few topics I think you guys will find super interesting! BUT I will be switching the topic up a little bit – we will be talking about cats instead of dogs!

There were so many amazing things I learned about cats! As someone who has never owned a cat, I found these things to be incredibly intriguing.

The Meow Parlour 

During the cat panel discussion we were introduced to Christina Ha, the Co-Founder & head pastry chef of the Meow Parlour.

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Christine talked to us about the Meow Parlour & I wish I had known about it earlier so I could have visited while I was in NY! The Meow Parlour is the first ever cat cafe in New York.  What is a cat cafe?! Let me explain.

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The Meow Parlour is a two part project; (1) part pastries that customers can purchase from the Macaroon Parlour & take to the Meow Parlour and

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(2) part cats lovers heaven! Where anyone can book a time, or walk in, for some seriously cuteness overload cat time! This allows for cat lovers to go spend time surrounded by adorable, AND ADOPTABLE, cats & kittens. Thats right! The Meow Parlour has partnered up with the Kitty Kind foundation to fill the parlour with all ADOPTABLE cats. This not only gives homeless cats a temporary home, but the exposure they need to find their forever home!

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This also allows for people who would like to own a cat, but can’t own one for different reasons, to come in & still benefit from the emotional wellness pets can create for us.  Lastly, people like me who have never owned a cat before can come in and learn about cats & how they act, etc.

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They even offer yoga with kitties- I MEAN COME ON HOW CUTE IS THAT! Double relaxing factor right there!

Cat Behavior & The Signs!

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Displays were set up (both cat & dog, but again I was overwhelmed with cat knowledge & I was loving it) to show different activities cats do!

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Seriously though, how cute are these little figurines!?

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These figures didn’t just show different cat behaviors, they also explained them!

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Once you set the display on the screen it would then give you a break down of what that behavior means & details about it!

This was such a unique & fun way to learn about cat/ dog activities, meanings behind them, and emotional wellbeing associated with them!  I think this would be a great learning tool / game for kids to use when considering a pet or just getting one!

This trip was such a huge learning experience & one that will make me not only a better dog mom, but pet blogger!

For more information from Better With Pets, as well as fun tips on bettering your pet parenting skills, click the words “Purina” or “Better With Pets” anywhere in this blog for a direct link to more info!

 

 

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