Mog on the Tyne

OUR CATS All of our cats and kittens are rescues which have come from local or over seas shelters and sanctuaries. We have re-homed them all here at Mog on the Tyne as permanent residents! We feel it’s so important to raise awareness of homeless, stray and abandoned cats and so we highly recommend adopting cats from a shelter. Here are our moggies who are dying to meet you all…

Tyrian

Tyrian was one of the smallest cats when she came to the café, yet the most adventurous  and daring family member. Although she has gotten bigger she is still small, her size doesn’t bother her, because she’s very mighty, which is why she got her name! (After the G.oT. character) She can switch from play mode to stroke mode faster than our other cats, which makes her super friendly even at the younger age of 2 and a half. Her favourite hobby (of course after trying to steal the cream from your hot chocolate) is climbing across our bridge! She even naps up there for some peace and quiet, if she isn’t napping on the bridge she is usually squishing Rum or Sybil, trying to nap on them. You will probably find her coming over and giving you a good sniff to suss you out. If your very still, she will climb on to your lap for a short while and will never shy away from a stroke – before going off to chase something again!

Gary

Gary was the last of his triplets at the shelter and spent a couple of weeks playing around there before finding his furrever home here at the café. He was the most socialable and excitable kitten at the shelter, so we knew he would be perfect here! He started off not quite as confident as Gladys (who arrived at the same time as him) but within a week of living at the café, he was already following Stan around looking for scraps of hooman food! He is our first long haired cat and we can’t wait to watch him grow and his fur thicken over the next few years. His hobby on the weekends is lead singer in his tribute band: Gary White (Gary has a very deep meow!)

Sir Francis

This handsome chap got his name because of his amazing white moustache! (And obviously he likes to wear a top hat and play poker in his spare time.) Sir Francis is the son to tortoise shell, Gizmo and everyday she wonders why her teenage son is still living at home. He’s a big softy, although he will silently judge you from a far – usually from the hanging bridge on the ceiling, where he will play fetch with you with a feather toy! It has been known, if you sit on the floor knee’s bent, he may wonder on to your lap!! Be warned for when Francis is in a very happy mood he will become a dribble machine, redecorating your favourite pair of jeans. 

Jaffa

Jaffa is our big loveable ginger tom cat. He loves to nap so there’s a 80% chance he will be asleep on your visit but if not, you will catch him jumping on the desk for attention from staff, which sends all of our flyers across the cafe! As soon as you touch him, he’s on instant purr mode. He likes to lick your face and get belly rubs. On his regular check up, our vet could only just hear his heartbeat as his purr was just so loud! Our little ones love to snuggle into his smooth fur so if Jaffa is ever missing, we know he’s just babysitting.

Rehomed Cats –>

If we adopt any cat that becomes unhappy or is not mixing well with our other cats anymore, we find nice new furrever homes for them! We specifically pick homes that will cater to their needs, whether it be a single cat household, a house with a garden, a house with no children etc. Here are our previous residents which you may have met in the past…

Gizmo

Our mammy cat! Gizmo is around 5 years old and so is a young mummy to our two black kittens; Maggie & Sir Francis which are both 2 and a half years old. Gizmo is probably the goofiest moggy you will ever meet, you can spot her doing her usual morning cardio on the cat wheel, spending the entire time meowing away. She is one of the more vocal cats in the café. If Gizmo isn’t keeping up with her workout routine you can usually find her snoozing next to a radiator or in a cat bed, after those hard hours running. Her party trick is catching a fly and eating it in one slow, cool swoop. She fully recognises her name so try calling her over and she will be impressed. Gizmo always bows her head for a stroke and is extremely friendly. She will look up at you with her big beautiful eyes and you won’t be able to resist! We especially love her two tone face and tortoise shell colouring which makes her extra unique.

Wednesday

Wednesday (Addams) is our only all black cat, rescued from a farm with sister Bear. She’s super affectionate and once you give her attention she likes to show it back – mainly by climbing all over you and sitting on your shoulder! Her purr is super loud so you know how happy she is always. She loves to play with toys in the tunnel so give something a shake in there and she’ll come running!

Bear

Rescued from a Farm with sister Wednesday, our little bear has a big personality! Her purr is extremely loud, you’ll hear it across the cafe. She likes to try and jump across tables but sometimes fails, thinking she’s bigger than she actually is. Bear has claimed top spot above Stan for food stealing and even sometimes dipping her head in your coffee! Only one way to learn what everything is around here we guess!

Ballet

Ballet arrived to the café with Wobble, they were both from an animal sanctuary in Thailand. Our founder Katie fell in love with the 2 cats and was asked if she could bring them to the cat café, as they would get all the love and attention they needed right here at Mog on the Tyne. We raised money to bring the cats over, all money came from donations received from the amazing customers who came to Mog on the Tyne. Having Ballet and Wobble at the café ensures that they will have the best quality of life as possible. Both cats were born with a neurological disorder called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. You will see both cats being adorable wobbling about the café, but don’t worry they are both very happy and healthy cats, the neurological disorder they have is not progressive, they have both had the disorder since birth. Ballet is a friendly kitty, she loves nothing more than settling down in a comfy place, usually on the settee, to have lots of stokes from all the customers, however Ballet is a very head strong kitty and will definitely will let you know what she has had enough cuddles.