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    Default Pimps and cats: Would you pay?

    I read a B&B website that boasted "cat rental": For an extra $5 you could have a cat sleep in your room.

    I'd so pay it.... even if that meant I became a John.

    But how does that guarantee that the cat will sleep in bed with you as opposed to pace the floor and curse? Could I pay an extra amount that gave me a money-back guarantee?

    Have you ever seen this? Have you partaken?

    Did you ever get a cat one night stand for free at someone else's house?
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    They have or had at one time a rent-a-dog business in NYC. I dont remember if it was in association with the ASPCA, and was hoped that they would be adopted.
    They do have a cat-a-teria in Japan? Or England. Google it.
    Yes, I'd pay if in a situation where I lived in a situation where animals were not allowed (I.e. an apartment) and was in need of petting a cat.
    Google cat cafe



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    I did google cat cafe.

    Check it out:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_café

    This is what the uber-urban civilized world does so that everyone gets their required cat quota.
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    Yes! I would pay and I wouldn't feel guilty or ashamed. Maybe I should start charging my guests when they crash on my couch, as they are almost guaranteed to get a very heavy cat on their chest. The less cat-friendly the person is, the closer to their face Crockett will demand to sleep.
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    Why yes, yes I would
    ~* Life is the dance you choose *~



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    considering that mine are not dependable co-sleepers, no, I would not.

    And as to paying to pet a cat...I suppose it's like pay-per-view or pay-to-play....when you just HAVE to have it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    considering that mine are not dependable co-sleepers, no, I would not.

    And as to paying to pet a cat...I suppose it's like pay-per-view or pay-to-play....when you just HAVE to have it!
    I know!

    If I were doing some pricing, I'd rent a cat for the original $5 a night. Or for $7.50, you could have the cat and Catless Insurance: The extra $2.50 entitles you to your money back if the cat disses you.

    Seems fair. (Also, it would force me to hire good working cats.... the ones with low standards).
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    That's a riot. And a great idea!

    If I was out of town on business, I would so love a cat at night during the week. But is it $5 a night, or do you get a break for multiple nights?
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    I pride myself on never having paid for...oh nevermind.
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have,
    at this moment, been thrown up from below!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post
    I pride myself on never having paid for...oh nevermind.
    And how many strange cats have shared your bed? If you don't have to use both hands to count, maybe you should be paying for this service.

    A nice cat seems like the next big thing in hospitality.... now that we have free waffles for breakfast at Super 8.
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    Amazing. No one ever stays at my house because we don't have a spare room, and Big Fluffy Kitty tries to hump anyone that falls asleep on the couch. It never occurred to me that I could turn his lewd behavior into a value-added service, lol

    And yes, the Fluffinator is neutered. He's just inexplicably pervy.
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    I would so pay for this service. The highlight of a recent trip was getting to wake up with not one! but two! cats curled up in bed with me. Who needs an SO? I want a Significant Cat.

    Also, I want a cat cafe.

    Also, I want a kitty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayside View Post
    Amazing. No one ever stays at my house because we don't have a spare room, and Big Fluffy Kitty tries to hump anyone that falls asleep on the couch. It never occurred to me that I could turn his lewd behavior into a value-added service, lol

    And yes, the Fluffinator is neutered. He's just inexplicably pervy.
    That's a new twist. If you could charge money for this, would you raise or lower the price based on his special brand of "sleeping" with your guests? Anyone reviewed your "establishment" on yelp so that you know how your guests feel about the added attraction?
    The armchair saddler
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renn/aissance View Post
    Also, I want a cat cafe.

    Also, I want a kitty.
    Isn't Cat Cafe the greatest business idea ever?

    As in the London one, you could pick up cheap/free cats from a shelter and give them a nice life (so much like human prostitutes!).

    You could socialize cats and get them adopted so as to keep a fresh and circulating stock.

    You could get people to pay you to train the cats.

    A total trifecta.

    And! Cat people would find each other at the cat cafe like people who meet and marry because they met at the dog park.

    A buddy of mine was singing the praises of a laundromat-bar combination place he used to go called Suds-n-Suds. The cat cafe works on the same principle: One shop that really lets you do all the things you need to at once: Surf the 'net, drink coffee, hang out with people, hang out with cats.
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    Yes, I most definitely would pay!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    That's a new twist. If you could charge money for this, would you raise or lower the price based on his special brand of "sleeping" with your guests? Anyone reviewed your "establishment" on yelp so that you know how your guests feel about the added attraction?
    So far the only value I have assigned to the Fluffinator's special brand of late night cat love is its ability to encourage my in-laws to stay elsewhere when they come to town. Not one of them has tried to stay here in close to 10 years, so clearly, his "gift" is priceless. He may be high-haintenance, need extra grooming and a haircur in the summer, has to eat special food, and get medication a couple times a day, but the cat rape that keeps my In-Laws away? That's priceless
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    Yes, but what do you tell YOUR cats when you get back home???

    Do you hide the credit card bill? Make sure there's no cat hair on your collar?
    "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." –Bradley Trevor Greive


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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Isn't Cat Cafe the greatest business idea ever?
    Yeah, it sounds like a brilliant way to get kitties adopted!

    "Rox-cat, you don't have to purr at her tonight! Those days are over!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayside View Post
    He may be high-haintenance, need extra grooming and a haircur in the summer, has to eat special food, and get medication a couple times a day, but the cat rape that keeps my In-Laws away? That's priceless
    Thank you for this
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    Quote Originally Posted by chestnutmarebeware View Post
    Yes, but what do you tell YOUR cats when you get back home???

    Do you hide the credit card bill? Make sure there's no cat hair on your collar?
    Oh, but they know!
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