Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell are living in Busan, South Korea, and reporting on their blog For 91 Days. In the neighborhood of Jangsan, upstairs from a pet store, they found the Puppy Cafe. Like the cat cafes of Japan, this is a place you can go to pet, play with, and enjoy the companionship of the pet that you can't have in your apartment.
We moved into a separate area for the smallest dogs, and I found my favorite of the day: a snow-white Pekingese, so soft, cuddly and pliable. He had no problem with me picking him up, and immediately settled into a comfortable position on my lap. Jürgen welcomed a little pinscher onto his lap — two Korean girls who were there petting poodles, told us that the pinscher was (and I quote) a “whore”.
The cafe was a blast; the dogs were cute, funny and friendly, and we had a great time playing with them, although we did stink like hell when we left. I’m surprised that more doggie stores don’t offer a place for people to sit and play with their dogs. Especially in a city like Busan, where apartments are small and lives are hectic, dogs are a luxury that don’t fit into most people’s lives. A place like this, where you can come and get your puppy fix, seems like a no-brainer. And I’m sure the dogs love it.
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