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posted by Potomac Avenue (54 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
It would be awesome if this actually matched up with PetFinder somehow and used the clever idea to help some cats get adopted.
posted by maryr at 8:41 PM on March 7, 2013 [21 favorites]


I'm not sure the appropriate level of shame to feel about the fact that my first action after clicking the link was to put my chihuahua up on my desk so they could talk to the cat.

I need a hobby.
posted by Drumhellz at 8:42 PM on March 7, 2013 [11 favorites]


What if I don't WANT to be exposed to anus?
posted by ODiV at 8:55 PM on March 7, 2013 [5 favorites]


My cat keeps typing "moew" instead of "meow"
posted by Rory Marinich at 8:58 PM on March 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


LOCAL SCOTT OELLKERS WANT TO CHAT WITH YOU
With local Scott Oellker Finder, you'll never go another night without hot, hot Scott Oellker action again.
posted by boo_radley at 8:59 PM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


PetFinder is full of abandon. Mine was.
posted by Mblue at 8:59 PM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rory Marinich: "My cat keeps typing "moew" instead of "meow""

fuck, man. it's a cat. you're lucky its typing at all.

JUST 10 MORE CREDITS AND I'LL CHASE A FEATHER ON A STICK.

What?

I mean MOEW Meow meow moew.
posted by boo_radley at 9:00 PM on March 7, 2013 [6 favorites]


CATS 4 GOLD
posted by Rhaomi at 9:03 PM on March 7, 2013 [12 favorites]


also: meow chicka meow meow
posted by Rhaomi at 9:05 PM on March 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


If "moew" isn't how you spell "moo" in Dutch then it damn well should be.
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 9:07 PM on March 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Needs more cats.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:11 PM on March 7, 2013 [7 favorites]


Manx4Manx
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:58 PM on March 7, 2013 [5 favorites]


Ahh, the Toonces cat hands never fail to make me laugh.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 10:02 PM on March 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


I don't think this has really taken off yet, guys. I just got matched up with the same cat all the time. I tried online cat chatting so I could find somecat different than the same desk jockey cats I meet offline, you know?
posted by eviemath at 10:10 PM on March 7, 2013


22:42 <Louis> rick
22:42 <Louis> rick
22:42 <Louis> rick
22:43 <Louis> rick
22:43 <Louis> groom me

posted by not_on_display at 10:13 PM on March 7, 2013 [12 favorites]


HOT BUTTERED CATS!

I really should open a cat cafe here in Seattle. I'm kind of not joking. With the right location and building it might be a hit and even a financial success.

I'm thinking of a space like the Half Price Books building or maybe Bauhaus Coffee where there's lots of nooks and windows where you could hang out with a bunch of very friendly cats for an afternoon or a lunch break. There would be nice chairs and couches or bean bags to nap on and very nice, chill music. There would be a simple attached cafe so you could get some coffee or tea or cocoa or something, or you could bring your own, or you could buy some kitty treats. You could even put in some warm full spectrum sun lamps for guests and cats to recharge by, maybe a fire place.

On the weekends I could throw kitty raves and ambient sleep concerts.

You might even be able to partially or fully fund it by running it as a non profit no-kill shelter and cat sanctuary and still charge a nominal or flexible admission.
posted by loquacious at 10:21 PM on March 7, 2013 [28 favorites]




The Facebook of Cats
posted by Folly at 10:32 PM on March 7, 2013


Saw this on Hacker News a few days ago, I hope the guy keeps developing it, could use some more actions / different cats / geo-ip
posted by wcfields at 10:39 PM on March 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Loquacious please combine this with light therapy and please hire me to be your professional cat lady at your cafe, please please please...
posted by Mizu at 11:26 PM on March 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


Huh, my cat speaks French.

I can barely translate anymore, but I think he's really depressed.
posted by Malor at 12:57 AM on March 8, 2013


Seconding the geo-ip request.
posted by benzenedream at 1:08 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


No.

Down please.

DOWN PLEASE!

G E T D O W N!

You guys keep teasing my little buddy.

It's mean. (But funny.)
posted by Samizdata at 1:35 AM on March 8, 2013


Loquacious please combine this with light therapy and please hire me to be your professional cat lady at your cafe, please please please...

Hire you? 10 minutes after I posted that comment somehow half of the Seattle metro area showed up at my door and started pounding on it and demanding to be let inside so they could volunteer.

I think I might have to hire you just to tell people to go away!
posted by loquacious at 1:45 AM on March 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


-.-;

Vous avez tenté d'acceder à une page Web n'étant pas autorisée selon la politique des accès à Internet de l'entreprise.

URL: adultcatfinder.com/
Category: Pornography


fine. I'll go look at pictures of my OWN cats. Take that, overzealous office web filter.
posted by fraula at 2:12 AM on March 8, 2013 [10 favorites]


I think I might have to hire you just to tell people to go away!

I am very good at being grumpy and unwelcoming!

Wait... no... come back...
posted by Mizu at 3:34 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Okay loquacious and Mizu just transformed into Ron Swanson and April Ludgate for me. Cats and Recreation.
posted by taz at 4:02 AM on March 8, 2013


Is that a dog icon in the lower left corner of the video feed? Suspicious.
posted by nobody at 4:12 AM on March 8, 2013


I really should open a cat cafe here in Seattle. I'm kind of not joking. With the right location and building it might be a hit and even a financial success.

I'm thinking of a space like the Half Price Books building or maybe Bauhaus Coffee where there's lots of nooks and windows where you could hang out with a bunch of very friendly cats for an afternoon or a lunch break. There would be nice chairs and couches or bean bags to nap on and very nice, chill music. There would be a simple attached cafe so you could get some coffee or tea or cocoa or something, or you could bring your own, or you could buy some kitty treats. You could even put in some warm full spectrum sun lamps for guests and cats to recharge by, maybe a fire place.


The Japanese have already taken the lead in the cat cafe arms race.
posted by zombieflanders at 5:10 AM on March 8, 2013


Okay loquacious and Mizu just transformed into Ron Swanson and April Ludgate for me. Cats and Recreation.

You laugh now but just wait until the cat shortage hits. It's going to be a catastrophe.

I have supplies of fresh cats hidden in 67 different places in my bedroom alone, and 32 of them are within reach of my bed.

I've also spent the last 15 years secretly developing a freeze dried instant emergency kitten. All you need to do is add water from a can of tuna and you have instant kitten. Unfortunately or fortunately they only seem to last about 24 hours. But I'm trying to get that up to at least a week or so, with instant dial-a-kitten variations that just last as short as an hour, suitable for use by busy businesspeople who just want a little kitten on their lunch break or after work.

I've tried developing instant cat but the freeze drying process doesn't seem to work as well on larger cats, just kittens. On larger cats they tend to come out of it a bit... cranky and wrinkly. And no one likes a crumpled cat.

But there's also some potential for cat on a stick for people who would like some cat to go to fit in with their busy lifestyles but there have been some setbacks. And a lot of stitches and ER visits. No, the cats are fine but I have scars in places I probably shouldn't talk about in front of mixed company.
posted by loquacious at 5:22 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Japanese have already taken the lead in the cat cafe arms race.

Yeah, I know, but Tokyo is kind of prohibitively expensive to visit for an afternoon for most Seattlites. I am totally ripping off the idea of "cat cafe" but it's not really a far stretch from "book store or coffee house I prefer to go to because: cat"

I'm actually pondering if I could wrangle an art grant and an empty storefront to run a trial cat cafe.
posted by loquacious at 5:29 AM on March 8, 2013


you could hang out with a bunch of very friendly cats

I think I have found the flaw in your business model right here
posted by mightygodking at 5:53 AM on March 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Err, what happened to

adultcatfinder.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats logged into their chat window, or why.
posted by ambrosen at 5:58 AM on March 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


I think I have found the flaw in your business model right here

Hah. You're obviously a dog person or something. Maybe snake person. It's not my fault cats have good taste.
posted by loquacious at 6:01 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm disappointed. I was hoping to hang out with the local beatniks.
posted by JJ86 at 6:05 AM on March 8, 2013


Apparently people try to steal the cats from Twice Sold Tales.
posted by Artw at 6:11 AM on March 8, 2013


I'd thought originally it would be some sort of crowdsourced map of feral cat colonies.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:22 AM on March 8, 2013


There's an appliance store in my town that has cats living in it. I mean, yeah, you've got your resident cats at the coffee houses and bookstores, but appliance store cats must be few in number. They sleep on top of the fridges and between the washing machines. I personally haven't bought any appliances there, but they've fixed my vacuum a few times. (The people, not the cats. I assume.)
posted by aabbbiee at 6:34 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm actually pondering if I could wrangle an art grant and an empty storefront to run a trial cat cafe.

A woman in London crowdfunded her cat cafe, so you may not even need to ask for a grant. Kickstart it.
posted by ersatz at 6:40 AM on March 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Hah. You're obviously a dog person or something.

Well clearly a dog cafe would be better than a cat cafe. Just imagine walking into a dog cafe, where all the dogs are the sort of dogs who love to meet new people - certainly you'd need more selection in your cafe "staff" than you would for cats - and the dogs are all OH MAN HEY EVERYBODY NEW PERSON THIS NEW GUY IS THE BEST GUY EVER HE IS MY BEST FRIEND ALREADY HOORAY DOES HE WANT TO PLAY A GAME MAYBE OR JUST CUDDLE PERHAPS I'M GOOD WITH ANYTHING JUST LET ME KNOW MISTER NEW BEST FRIEND

Cats would just kind of look at you as you came in and then immediately lose interest unless you did something for them. Because they are cats.
posted by mightygodking at 7:12 AM on March 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm chatting with a cat that wants me to bring a suitcase to South America. What should I do? She seems really fluffy!
posted by orme at 7:17 AM on March 8, 2013 [14 favorites]


I just found a lost cat wandering around outside my place this morning. I do not want this cat, but it's been yowling around here for days, and she needs to get back to her owner. Any owner. It could be you!

Did you lose her? Do you you want a healthy, affectionate orange tabby? Do you live in the Denver metro area? MeMail me.
posted by clarknova at 7:29 AM on March 8, 2013


Are you having a hard time finding local cats in your area?

No, because all the local cats in my area are constantly in my garden, shitting everywhere.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:41 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cats would just kind of look at you as you came in and then immediately lose interest unless you did something for them. Because they are cats.

You need to ask yourself if it's you and your dislike of cats or the cats. Because most cats don't treat me that way, or other people who like cats.

I also really like dogs and I was also considering a dog cafe, but the thing about dogs is is that you don't need a dog cafe to hang out with dogs, and there are plenty of dog friendly places in Seattle where you can bring your own dog or meet dogs while you have a beer or coffee or something. Or you just go to the dog park or make friends with someone who needs a dog who needs walking.

Because like you said dogs are all OH MAN HEY EVERYBODY NEW PERSON THIS NEW GUY IS THE BEST GUY EVER HE IS MY BEST FRIEND ALREADY HOORAY.

Which isn't really relaxing at all, or special, because dogs are that way to almost everyone. Heck, I have a friend in my neighborhood with a giant derpy 100 lb boxer dog and he's so absolutely beside himself with joy to see me every time I visit that it's actually hazardous to my health. One time he accidentally head-butted me so hard he rearranged my jaw and about knocked my ass out cold.

But when a cat chooses to hang out with you it's, y'know, a moment and special. And it's generally much calmer and more quiet and reserved. Which is why cats and bookstores and cafes tend to go together better than dogs do.
posted by loquacious at 7:41 AM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm chatting with a cat that wants me to bring a suitcase to South America. What should I do? She seems really fluffy!

Taking a suitcase to South America is probably fine.
posted by axiom at 8:20 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I really should open a cat cafe here in Seattle.

I think this is a great idea.

For Serious.
posted by pickinganameismuchharderthanihadanticipated at 8:39 AM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Taking a suitcase to South America is probably fine.

It's full of ortolans.
posted by loquacious at 8:39 AM on March 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


On the surface I appear to be a buttoned-up bamboo-eating citizen but at night - oh, those long, sultry nights - I get freaky.
posted by Blue Meanie at 8:47 AM on March 8, 2013


I just found a lost cat wandering around outside my place this morning. I do not want this cat, but it's been yowling around here for days, and she needs to get back to her owner. Any owner. It could be you!

This is sort of the story of how I briefly became a catnapper and felt very guilty about it afterwards.
posted by Artw at 9:11 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


You need to ask yourself if it's you and your dislike of cats or the cats. Because most cats don't treat me that way, or other people who like cats.

Oh man. So me and my partner have an orphaned feral cat who really does just hate everyone. No really. Even you.

And what I've learned from this is, with the exception of a few hardcore cat haters, every last person in the world thinks they're unusually good with cats. It's like being a way-above-average driver, or being exceptionally good at cunnilingus. Every last one of us is walking around thinking "Okay, a bunch of people say they're good at this shit. But I really am."

Because every time we have company over, we warn them: "Look, please don't try to pet our cat. He might let you come near him, because he isn't all that timid. But he hates everyone. No really. Even you." And sometimes to drive the point home we tell the story about the last cat-lover we had over, who we warned not to pet our cat because he hates everyone (no really; even you), and who decided he was special and failed to heed the warning and got his ass bit.

And what does our new guest do? Decides he's special! Fails to heed the warning! Gets his ass bit!

We're thinking of instituting a new rule. Nobody can visit us who gets along well with cats. It's dedicated cat-haters only from now on. They're the only ones who are safe here.
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 9:14 AM on March 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Loquacious, I would travel especially to Seattle just to visit your cat cafe.
posted by arcticseal at 9:21 AM on March 8, 2013


Loquacious, I have 2 especially fluffy (when not shaved) and attention-hungry constantly needy cats to donate to the cafe. Where should I address them to? And also do you have any tips for making the stamps stick to the fur?
posted by rmless at 10:11 AM on March 8, 2013


The Japanese have already taken the lead in the cat cafe arms race.

I read that Japan alone has enough cat cafes to shed on the entire world 17 times over.
posted by maryr at 11:36 AM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


KITTY MIDNIGHT MADNESS
posted by emeiji at 9:14 PM on March 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


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