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…
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.
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.
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!
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!
Stan the man was the first member of our family and he is the oldest out of all our moggies, but age is only a number and we are sure Stan feels as fresh as a kitten. Stan has a very big personality, he enjoys getting morning cuddles sat on the settee, if you’re lucky he may sit on your lap. On the other hand you can usually find him trying to steal all the customers food, which he certainly believes is his food and not for anyone else. If Stan isn’t causing mischief around the café he will be snoozing at the top of a cat tree. Stan will get very protective over the cat trees, so when you see him lazing on them, he would prefer to be left alone. Stan suffered a terrible road accident before being rescued. Miraculously he survived and the only side effect has been his tongue on show and a massive appetite at all times. One thing we know for sure Stan is the ‘Boss’ of everyone. (Including the staff)
Meet Sybil, our female half bengal, tabby kitty. She’s a cute bundle of joy but don’t be fooled by her good looks – she may steal your belongings or give you a sassy paw if she’s not wanting a fuss! Our bengals are little thieves and love to snoop in your bag. She is seriously all about play time – especially when it involves pouncing on her brother Rum. You will probably find them snuggled up together. They tend to stick together a lot, it’s adorable! Sometimes she lets out a very high pitched meow (I’m hungry), and rum will always come running to make sure she’s okay!
Our not so little, male half bengal Rum absolutely loves a good stroke and always lies down because he enjoys it so much. His tail wags so fast like a dog when he’s happy! His identical sister and himself have the most beautiful markings. The only way to tell them apart is because Rum is bigger than petite Sybil. They play best with each other and its the cutest thing to watch. They wrestle around the cafe, who says brothers and sisters can’t get along! They totally love each other. Rum’s favourite toys are actually bouncy balls. If little Sybil lets out a cry, Rum is right there to rub himself against her like ‘big bro is here!’
We just know you’ll fall in love with Rum, he’s addictive!
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.