The unidentified woman, who has owned the cat, named Bull, for seven years, said he was exhibiting "unnatural sexual behavior" by making passes at other male cats and noted that there were female cats in the home he could have pursued.
"By this, the cat has made a record as the first cat to be so publicly declared gay and disowned by its owner," writer Donatus Nadi notes in the article. As for the cat's disgruntled owner, she would only add, "Anybody interested in this gay cat can have it because I have no further use of it."
Cat cafes, establishments that allow you to make feline friends while you enjoy your coffee, already exist in Paris and Japan, and the concept will soon hit San Francisco.
A Canadian student studying in Japan created this video tour of a few of Japan's best cat cafes.
That's right, a cat cafe (that's a cafe filled with cats) is coming to the City by the Bay later this year. Founders David Braginsky and Courtney Hatt, who have dubbed the cafe "KitTea" describe their business as "part 'gourmet tea house' and hart 'cat and human oasis.'"
The goal of KitTea is to not only provide homeless cats with a place to call home, but to also bring humans and cats together in purrfect harmony. Here's how the cafe is described to work:
Patrons will partake of all the enjoyment and therapy that cats provide, while enjoying healthy blends of exotic teas that are ecologically sourced from around the world. Our cats will enjoy a high-quality, elegant home constructed expressly for their pleasure.
A company out of Germany called Goldtatze (Golden Paw) builds elaborate walkways, perches, and scratching posts for your cat out of natural materials like wood and rope. The company also does custom installations so that your home can be filled with bridges and walkways so that your cat can truly feel like the master of its domain.