Corgi cafes!

Why thousands are flocking to corgi cafes.

From the BBC News:

Corgi cafes are all the rage, so what’s behind the global phenomenon transforming the fortunes of this once overlooked dog breed?

Corgi cafes are especially popular in Asia, with businesses thriving in Thailand, Japan and China.

You can watch the video here.

There’s also another video on YouTube.


10 thoughts on “Corgi cafes!

    1. Susan, I have just read Colette’s comment and am deeply swayed by her thoughts. I’m sure they are very clever but whether they should be subjected to these cafes is another thing. I fear not!

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  1. Hmmm. I have mixed feelings on this. Forerunners to this were hedgehog and bunny rabbit cafes. They can be stressful for the animals… Imagine if you had a job where you had to meet and be touched by strangers every few minutes as part of your duties. I do not know of any person who could tolerate that for long. While I know dogs are better suited to this than rabbits and hedgehogs, I have my reservations that it is a really good idea. At the end of the day, it is a ploy to make customers pay extortionate amounts to have ‘a coffee.’ The charge goes up in stages, to observe, to pet an animal, to handle it, and to feed it treats. It just goes against my sense of what is right.
    The first time I encountered this phenomenon was in Vietnam. I went for a snack and a coffee and the place was full of tanks full of turtles and one full of goldfish. To my horror, the waiter, took a goldfish and put it into the Turtle tank in front of me. The grizzly chase of turtle (actually looking frustrated and cross) chasing the hapless fish around the too-small tank at high speed, ended as the Turtle snapped and ate the back end of the fish away. The front end kept swimming, a look of sheer terror on the fish face. Then it too was gone. The waiter grinned at me. I couldn’t eat my snack and I left shortly thereafter.
    While the Corgi cafe seems like a cute idea, I think we need to evaluate what we really consider as entertainment. 🤔

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      1. No, I think it is fair to publish this Paul, and John has a good point about Corgi’s being easy going. I think in respect to any venture like this (petting zoos etc), it all lies in how responsible the owners are in providing a good life for the ‘working animal.’ No question to the Corgi’s ability to do as required. They are very smart little dogs.

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      2. Yes, Colette, it’s not clear cut. The discussion has proved invaluable and for that reason alone in the end it was better that it was republished by me. Best wishes, Paul

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