REPORTER: Here at one of Paris' newest cafés, not only can patrons expect a good cup of coffee, but also a good dose of feline love. The "Cafe des Chats" is the city's first cat cafe, where Parisians unable to keep pets in the cramped city-center apartments can get their dose of "purr-therapy," says manager Margaux Gandelon.
CAFE MANAGER MARGAUX GANDELON: "Purring produces vibrations which heal, which relieve arthritis and rheumatism, which lower your blood pressure and your heartbeat."
REPORTER: The coffee shop's dozen or so resident cats are rescues, and don't seem to mind the extra attention.
CUSTOMER: "He was sitting on the chair when I got here so I put him on my knee but I didn't know what he was going to do and he stayed so I'm really pleased."
REPORTER: And the cat's been let out of the bag - news of the feline find has spread, ensuring the cats are already booked until November.
If someone lets the cat out of the bag, they let a secret be known, usually without intending to. • I was trying to keep the party a secret, but Mel went and let the cat out of the bag. See here for more cat idioms and expressions.
I wonder if they need a 'purr'-mit to keep all those cats ;-)