Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Catcade

The Mama just got back from a weekend in Chicago with her friends.  She didn't bring us back anything!  Can you believe that? 

The Mama had a great time in Chicago.  One of the highlights of her trip was visiting The Catcade.  The Catcade is an arcade-themed cat rescue.  You can reserve hour time-slots to hang out with the cats and play arcade games.  All the cats are available for adoption.  It is a great way to meet all the cats to determine which one you connect with before you adopt.   Thankfully, the Mama didn't adopt one over the weekend. 

The Mama did their Sunday morning cat yoga.   The cats were all checking out the yoga mats when the yogis entered the lounge. 

They recommend not using your own yoga mat as the cats sometime use them as scratching mats. 

They give you little containers of treats to bribe entice the cats to visit your mat.  The yoga instructor was great!  She kept going as though nothing was happening with kittens running all over and people giggling over their antics.

You never knew where a cat would pop up.  While doing a plank pose, the Mama had a cat jump off her back and onto these pillows. 

This little girl hung out with the Mama for most of class.    Isn't she sweet?  The Mama had to sometimes do her poses off the mat so not to disturb this little furball.

At the end of yoga during savasana, instead of using lavender, they put cat treats on you!  Of course, the Mama loved having cats crawl all over her!

After class, the Mama handed out treats.  She loved the attention!

The Catcade was a lot of fun!  The Mama loved the theme with the arcade games.

Old arcade games have been re-purposed as cat beds.

The cats even use the claw game as a bed.  This cat caused quite a stir during yoga class when the stuffed animals started moving!

Like we said earlier, all cats are available for adoption...except one - Leo.  Leo is the resident cat.  He's in charge of the place and makes sure all of the other cats and humans behave.

The Mama follows the Catcade on social media so she was thrilled to meet one of the owners, Shelly.  The Catcade's posts are often funny so you should follow them too on Facebook and Instagram.

The Catcade is located at 1235 Belmont Avenue in Chicago.  If you live near Chicago or visit, you should definitely go check them out!


  1. What a wonderful place ! We're glad your mom had such great time ! Purrs

  2. What a fun place! We’re glad your mom got to go and had a good time. The cat cafe near us also has yoga with cats, Pilates with cats and a few other events. The mom hasn’t attended any but she should.

  3. Okay, that gives whole new meaning to the claw game, doesn't it? If it weren't horribly inhumane, I would so totally want to give that game a go with kittens as the prize..