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Cats taking over Rokeby Rd

KoKo waiting in the Cat Cafe queue

Imagine my surprise on Saturday when I saw a long line of people waiting to get into a new cafe in Rokeby Rd.  Queues mean food, I thought, so I padded down and joined the end. My brain was a bit slow to pick up why all the kids looked funny – they were wearing ears and had whiskers and reminded me of ………….. CATS!

Oh no, I am afraid of cats. Every since a cat bailed me up in a corner when I was just a little puppy. What should I do I wondered. I’m not going to let a cat stop me from discovering a new cafe so I waited quietly with everyone else.

Finally we reached to door of the cafe and my little legs started quivering with excitement. I’d never been allowed inside a cafe before and that was where the queue was headed.

“NO DOGS ALLOWED” said this gruff voice looking down to where I stood smiling cutely.

Oh well, I really did not want to go in anyway, Mum and I were just playing a joke. In the next photos you can see me outside the cafe and then calmly sitting in front of some pretend pussy cats.

Lots of other people were also having fun and listening to music and, of course, eating at stalls where wonderful meaty smells were wafting from. That’s where I dragged Mum off to next. Woofs from KoKo

            Photographs by ©Helen Potter Photography 2016

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