Animal cafes! There is so much to like about them First of all, you get something tangible out of the experience. and while you enjoy your cup of coffee or a cup of cake you get to play with different well trained animals it’s a win-win especially if you don’t have a pet but always wanted one and lastly you can take a bunch of pictures there for your Instagram and actually have each one looking different and interesting Wait oh right, you also get to meet other people but nobody cares about that so Gabe and I travel to Seoul South Korea for vacation and for years we have seen these animal cafes pop up all over our Facebook feed, so as we were walking down the streets of Seoul we finally walked into one not because we wanted to…nope visiting an animal cafe wasn’t even at the bottom of the list of things to do for the trip what convinced us to go was actually just traditional print marketing mixed with a really assertive salesperson in a cat costume but both of us were dog snobs so…Oh wait wait wait! it says free coffee! so we continue scanning the pamphlet they had a profile for each cat at that cafe like as if they’re a k-pop group or something …being a seasoned kpop fan girl that I am my habits kicked in (pick a bias! NOW) oh! ~~~~ this one is so cuteeeee~ let’s go! let’s go! I wanna GOOOOO Kim Bob? Yes, pun on Gim Bap and guess what? we actually ended up spending two hours in that cafe I think that we developed a budding love for this feline specie for the first time in our lives one of them scratched me… It’s so fat (WHatcHU say MOFO??!!!) okay it’s actually because we paid $10 for that drink okay? turned out it was buy one get one free but of course that’s to be expected and whatever it takes to keep the kitties well taken care of and the mascot well paid then take my money! anyway we managed to get some good footage so here you go cat lovers you might have noticed that some of the cats are wearing a collar kind of like this one right here and it’s not for looks well it kind of is…But it’s likely not what you’re thinking the collars are actually given to all the overweight cats so that everyone will know they’re overweight (not fat shaming at all) and then it will discourage customers from feeding them treats since they’re supposed to be on a diet because…well, they were overfed by customers to begin with from being SO cute! I’ll spoil you more than all the other cats here interesting hmm…so then that means that the collar is technically A STATUS SYMBOL yeah yeah you keep telling yourself that fattie despite starting out both being skeptics we came out loving this experience so we couldn’t wait to visit a dog cafe so we went to one but before I get into our dog cafe experience you should know that Gabe is uh well Gabe is… how do I put this he’s a Dog God dogs just naturally go to him so what if Gabe has a magic touch with puppies? I knew that! so did he… so on our way to the cafe it’s not even a competition, all the puppies will love me more as soon as we walked in a droopy-eared, dough-eyed Corgi came up to our seat climbed up and put his head in Gabe’s lap NANIIIII????!!!!!!!! okay I have lost fair and square (already) how can I possibly compete with that? I mean a corgi’s approval is everything you need in life okay? you’re just set.You are now the new Queen of England or the king or whatever And as if that wasn’t enough to destroy my self-esteem!!! there were also two other dogs surrounding Gabe at his feet and this is when Gabe got up from his seat and went to get a coffee for us because I told him to get a coffee and then when he got up the Corgi also got up and he never came back aggressive sucking (dirty minds, you stop right here) well I only stayed for the Corgi so… wait!!!! we didn’t realize at first just how popular he was but as the only Corgi in the store like for the rest of the two hours that we were there all we saw was him running away from people trying to pet him like you see this? this is Gabe walking and these two are following you see that? that’s loyalty! but then you see this? Rejection! and wait this is forbidden love…Okay last but not least the third animal cafe we visited was a sheep cafe the cafe had a pen area across from it where the sheeps would hang out and we were just so excited to touch them but we had to get some food first, so we ordered our shaved ice ate it really quickly and then ran outside to play with them and here is how it feels to touch a sheep if you’ve never touched one yes it’s fluffy but it’s also dense and bouncy and warm and just everything you want your bed and your pillow and your clothes to be made out of for the rest of your life! (psychopathic grin) so unlike the cat and dog cafe they don’t sell sheep food there so there weren’t many ways to get the sheeps to come and play with you so all the customers just sat in a circle looking at them and Gabe isn’t as much of a sheep whisperer as he’s a dog whisperer so he tried to use a few deception methods to get the sheeps to come to us he picked up a piece of grass and put his arm out and it worked! one of the sheeps came over! ou ou! so exciting what…I thought sheeps ate grass uh…IDK turns out these sheeps only ate commercial sheep food since they’re more like pets then you know, to be raised for their fur or wool anyway so the sheep food is basically just bigger version of dog or cat kibbles and we know that because lucky for us the owner drop by the store and generously gave us each a handful of kibbles to feed them with uh…are you okay…? yes! they’re just so cute! and they’re so fluffy! and they have such…gentle nibbles (oh yeah) you’re weird but here, you can have some of my kibbles to feed them you’d do that for me????? so needless to say I had a lot of fun that day and as for Gabe he didn’t have enough kibbles anymore so being the troll that he always is he teases this poor sheep by hiding a kibble in his fist and then here he is again trying to trick another innocent sheep while having absolutely nothing between his fingers ******** you man it was a great day for both of us so animal cafes…in my personal opinion they’re the second best entertainment that you can get with your money and second only to Pokemon Go during the summer of 2016 I mean these two are the closest things to world peace we will ever get until we actually get it, which is likely never sorry beauty pageants and all the young children watching this but don’t be sad although Pokemon Go will probably never make a comeback we will always have pet cafes .