Depressed Cat Cafe Moggie Causes Heated Debate

Story By: Angjela Trajkovska, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder,Agency:Asia Wire Report

Picture Credit: AsiaWire/@pachipachi003

This pic showing a cat that lives in a cat cafe but which looks like it has had enough of being stroked by visitors has caused heated debate attracting 260,000 comments.

The fluffy Scottish Fold was apparently spotted somewhere in Japan in a local cat cafe, which is an establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises. 

A Japanese social media user ‘pachipachi003’, whose identity has not been disclosed, was surprised to see the depressed looking cat staring in the distance and noted it seemed tired of working at the cafe.

He took and shared a photo of it causing thousands of online reactions.

Picture Credit: AsiaWire/@pachipachi003

Some netizens even became concerned of the cat, thinking that it might have been suffering from some illness or abuse, but ‘pachipachi003’ reportedly assured them it was perfectly fine by posting another cute photo of it.

Netizen ‘Jennifer Woodside’ commented: “Ha! Cats often have moment where they stare off like they are pondering life or having an existential crisis.”

And ‘Kaneda Mikami’ added: “Cat cafes are stressful, imagine a strange walking into your home.” (sic)

‘Eddie Goh’ wrote: “Looks sad and depressing for him.”

The Scottish Fold is a breed of domestic cat with a natural dominant-gene mutation that affects cartilage throughout the body, causing the ears to ‘fold’. 

Picture Credit: AsiaWire/@pachipachi003

Scottish Folds have typically good-nature and adjust to other animals within a household very well.

They tend to become very attached to their human caregivers and are by nature quite affectionate. 

Folds also receive high marks for playfulness, grooming and intelligence. Loneliness is something they do not like and which makes them feel depressed.

Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.