Cat in picture: Forrest
Next one in line, is Shweta. Shweta Lahange is the Head Supervisor at Cat Café Studio.
Which life experience changed your perspective on Cats?
So, it was my first day at Zcyphher. I entered and saw no humans around me, just cats. It wasn't very surprising because I had been cautioned about this earlier. It was just unusual. Having already been assigned a project, I settled down on my desk, opened a file, and within 10 mins, this cat who was at first just staring at me from afar suddenly decided to jump on my lap, settled down and started to purr.
I had never experienced even touching a cat before, and suddenly when that happened I was wondering if everything was alright with the cat. He was making weird cat noises (which I now know is called purring). He scared me at first but in sometime Nagesh our office boy walked into the room and I asked him if the cat’s behaviour was normal. He looked at me, amused, and said, “Kuch nahi karega who bus aapko pyaar karne ko bol raha hai,” and walked out of the room. He then walked back in again, and almost as an afterthought, said, “Waise uska naam Toby hai, yaha pe sab billi ka naam hota hai.” _____
Any embarrassing moment you've had at CCS?
We were shifting into our new bungalow. We all were busy arranging things in the cat area and there were workers doing their job and our crazy cats were trying to help them by destroying what they were doing. Amidst all this, I saw the carpenter push Clint (our alpha cat), and I got furious at his audacity. Clint was only playing with his bag, after all. I yelled at him for doing so. The poor guy was listening to everything quietly, when I suddenly felt something warm under my leg. I looked down and saw water coming out of his equipment bag. Only that the water was yellow, and it wasn't water, it was Clint’s pee. I was so embarrassed about giving him a shouting!