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Cat from Kortrijk {Belgium}

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Some of us are homebodies, while others spend their days at the bar. Cats aren't any different.

René is one of those cats that prefers life at the café over staying home. His favorite hangout? De Dingen in Kortrijk, Belgium.

“René is the boss. He keeps the café open, but he also sleeps a lot,” says an employee.

Most of the time, though, René sits at the bar, waiting to be served a saucer of milk. He loves this white, liquid delicacy so much he reacts strongly to the word. Whenever you order something with “melk” (the Dutch word for “milk”), you are guaranteed to have René's attention.

He also loves human company and can often be found sleeping next to one of the customers. He even sleeps on people's laps.

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Apart from its milk-obsessed cat, De Dingen in Kortrijk is also known for being a place where you can drink organic beers, enjoy an alfresco breakfast, and... trade your second-hand stuff, hence the name of the café, De Dingen, which is Dutch for “things.” This means you can take home one of the second-hand objects as long as you interchange it for something else.

Of course, now we all wonder if René the cat can be swapped as well...

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kortrijk de dingen

Address: Cafe De Dingen, Budastraat 12, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 1:00 am

Click here for more photos, reviews, and directions.

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Cat photos by Gilles Vranckx

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  1. Aww he's a beauty. I would go just to visit him. #TwinklyTuesday

  2. Great story, thank you, made me smile!! Furfriends are special!!!

  3. He has the whole cafe in his paws:)

  4. Give that kitty a cup of coffee!

  5. René looks to have a wonderful life.

  6. Very sad to see so many stray cats who aren't cared for. Looks like this area has some work to do to control & care for their stray cat population.


  7. Ha! That first line cracked me up.

  8. Geen finale voor de Belgian Cats op het EK in het Tsjechische Praag. De Cats verloren de halve finale van favoriet en vice-olympisch kampioen Spanje.

  9. A sumptuous blog, honestly. Valued each and every piece of it.
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