Do you like coffee? How about dogs? Let’s say we throw in a little pup, I mean, cupcake? Would that be something of interest to you? If you said yes to the first three questions, then I would like to introduce to you some cuteness overload — Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe!
Pet cafes first started in Japan with cats as the “residents”. The Japanese believes that it is therapeutic to be in the company of felines at the end of a stressful day. The idea for these places is for you to be able to “pet and play” with the kittens especially if you cannot own one. Dog cafes are now becoming popular in many places around the globe such as in Korea, Singapore and Thailand, among others.
I could not stop being giddy just writing about this post because I am still in dog haven. So, Edzel’s boss posted these cute lil pups last night. Curious as I am, I asked her what it was and she introduced me to this new coffee shop in Katipunan, Barkin’ Blends.
Barkin’ Blends just opened last September and is located just behind Shakey’s Pizza in Katipunan.
|Source: Barkin’ Blends’ Facebook Page|
|It is located at 91 Rosa Alvaro Street.|
|Cute little paw prints will guide you to the cafe.|
|This is how it looks at the outside.|
Barkin’ Blends has two areas: the Human Zone and the Dog Zone.
|This is the human zone.|
- Dog lovers who cannot own one because they live in a flat where pets are not allowed.
- Those who would like to know what if feels to be around a pup. I have a friend who likes the idea of dogs but is scared to be around them. This could be a place to get rid of their phobia because the dogs are sooo cute and gentle.
- Someone like me who just wants to spend time with dogs, dogs and more dogs. (And because I have two already and cannot afford to take care of another one.)
|Most of them were there except Skye ad Psyche.|
And now, let the dog smooching begin!!!!
|This is Ella. She is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund.
She reminds me of Chow, our Dachshund at home.
|Cuddle cuddle cuddle!|
|Of course, I lingered with the one who looks like Sachi.|
|And oh yes, his name is Piolo. Hahahahaha!|
|Hmm, I will just stay here. Zzzz..|
|Cuteness overload! What’s your name again, bud?|
|Meet Stitch, uhh. Noo, meet Fiona! This is my first time to cuddle a Shar-pei!|
|Edzel’s first time, too!|
|Isn’t she adorable??! Can you see that she has twin nails on her paw?|
|This is Stoic and Sleepy Marley.|
And the Prima Donna Martha.
Oh and just before I end this, let me say my kudos to the three caretakers of these puppies. They help the dogs warm up to the visitors and made my photo-taking with the dogs possible! Yay!
That was one of the best two hours of my life. And you can see that there is really a community of dog-loving hooomaaannss!