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Enjoy a purr-fect brew at Vernon's cat cafe

Artemis is one of two cats appearing at Vernon's monthly Cat Cafe.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Flower Of Life Integrative Health

VERNON - If you're not satisfied sipping your latte or espresso with human company, one Vernon business is giving people the opportunity to do so in the company of furry friends.

Flower Of Life Integrative Health centre is holding its next monthly Cat Café Jan. 31. The Vernon-based wellness centre launched their Cat Café day in November last year and now host the event on the last day of each month.

Inspired by cat cafés that exists from Vancouver and Calgary to Japan and beyond, Flower Of Life Integrative Health owner Selena Wong decided to launch her own in the Okanagan.

"Most people love cats... [but] they're also really gentle therapy animals... people leave a little bit more relaxed and content," says Wong.

"I think people really delight in seeing them enjoy the present moment, they're playful one minute, they're taking a nap the next. There's a certain 'je ne sais quoi' about cats that I think humans find irresistible," she says.

The cat cafe has two resident cats, Apollo and Artemis, both eight months old and full of life. And Wong says after a couple of hours in their company people leave with a sense of fulfillment, love, joy and peace.

Wong hopes the monthly Cat Café will continue and is looking to partner with a local - preferably animal - charity in the future.

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