At last, a place where it's not only okay for cats to be on the table, they're SUPPOSED to be on the table. I give you: Calico Cat Cafe.

http://www.stripes.com/military-life/after-hours-an-order-of-fur-with-purr-on-the-side-1.222396
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"Go ahead. Make my day."
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"Cat above you? What cat above you? You're quite mad, you know."
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The fluffy fruit of a cat tree.
 
 
Cats aren't pack animals, but they seem to be at USTC.
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These guys, and more below not pictured, are fed each day outside a first-floor apartment by an old man. He scoops a little dry cat food onto plates, and the cats come from every corner of the campus.
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Newman gets his own private, canopied dining area on top of the mailboxes.
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Leopard, Catty and Meow: The Three Stooges. Once a successful Beijing stage act, these three has-beens of the chitlin circuit now spend their hours balancing atop concrete dividers. Meow is an outcast even among the three of them.
 
 
The west campus of USTC has an unusually large number of cats, perhaps because this is where much of the faculty housing stands. Most of the cats are semi-feral; teachers put out leftovers for them, but I've yet to meet a feline that's willing to be petted. None have been spayed or neutered, so spraying and strutting abound. Here, then, is the first of an occasional series of the cats of USTC. More cats after the jump!
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SIDEWINDER: Hears voices telling him to use a litter box. Majored in psychology but dropped out in senior year. Favorite food is creamed corn. Once stayed awake 48 hours to prove he could do it. Aries.