"Getting tickled, JD laughing, dogs barking, fun!"
- what Jason remembers when asked what he thinks of Dog Heart Cafe
Traveling to a new place with the whole family can be spontaneous (or as spontaneous it can be), enlightening and fun.
We all love food, that's an established fact. Different preferences and appreciation but all the same, we enjoy filling our hungry tummy and wandering taste buds as much as we can. Jason and I somehow share the same passion and curiosity towards food.
When it comes to adventures and the affection to the animal kingdom, he shares it with his dad and her sister.
Alex and I don't hate animals but we won't mind if we're not surrounded with furry beasts or shiny snakes either.
Dogs in particular scare me. Growing up I had a hate-hate relationship towards "man's best friend". I learned how to run really fast because of my neighbour and childhood friend's dogs. They had lots of dogs over the years (Sniper, Rambo, Bruto, N and Valiente) and they somehow shared the same fascination with my thighs or butt cheeks.
I'm sure they all meant to be playful but because we didn't grow up with companion dogs, I don't know dog talk nor dog behaviour at all.
We grew up with guard dogs that's what I remember. We, the owner of the house even have to walk with some sort of stick or umbrella or something to defend our limbs. Breed? No breed. Essentially they're called "askals" back home or ASong KALye meaning street dogs. They're on leash all the time which makes them even angrier.
When we went to Japan, I found out that there are dog cafes and cat cafes and other types of animal cafes. I thought it would be fun for the three animal lovers in the family to have some "me" time with the friendly beasts.
Some dog cafes actually offer coffee with your cuddles. Dog Heart Cafe doesn't. It's really just a good bonding time with dogs of various breeds. You can even pay to walk them if you fancy a more personal time with your fave dog.
I think it's a fantastic idea as a business. Imagine, people pay you to walk your dog! I guess because Tokyo houses doesn't have much space, to have pets is a luxury for most. Animal cafes do come in handy for anyone who wishes to spend time with furry friends from time to time.
We'll we come back to Dog Cafe when we visit Tokyo? Yes, and the kids will spend more time.
Japan is very prompt as a country so 7PM means they will close. If you happen to come 15 minutes before closing, they will respectfully have to send you away. :P
Address: Japan, 〒151-0063 Tokyo, 渋谷区Tomigaya, 1 Chome−45−2
Phone: +81 3-3469-4115
We used to flip through the pages of glossy magazines or colourful webpages, drool and gawk at gorgeous places we only dreamed of seeing. We used to daydream over the idea of food we might never get to taste. Wondered how each destination feels.