The Tooth Fairy Jar

I had the opportunity recently to visit a new local, trendy coffee shop in Philadelphia, Kawaii Kitty Café.  Yes, a coffee shop and cats under the same roof, and with special reservations I booked myself a one-hour time slot to enjoy a little feline time, too. Since we travel often and pets are not an option for us, this was the next best thing. Who ever thought of this had a fantastic idea! And because the coffee shop’s tenants feel more comfortable with a small amount of people, only a certain number of customers can be in the special living room with them at the same time.

The day I went was damp and rainy, so I found myself hailing a cab instead of walking. The storefront was appealing, with a huge street front window where onlookers could peer in and watch all the happenings. As I walked through the entryway and down the narrow hall, past the special living room, I reached the café area where I was greeted by a cheerful smile. To my delight, they served up delicious thick grain toast with toppings. My choice: brie cheese, apples and fig. Ordering coffee took me a bit longer with all the yummy flavors to choose from.  You know you have arrived when the froth has art work designed in the foam!

Then something caught my eye … a small jar sitting on the counter with the words Tooth Fairy written on it. They were taking up a collection for Mr. Charlie Bucket. His teeth were in a bad way and in need of treatment. They were hoping to raise enough funds to help him out. Since dentistry is my world, I felt the strong desire to make a donation to the cause and gave with joy.

Mr. Charlie Bucket lounging at the Kawaii Kitty Café

With the stroke of 1:00 p.m. it was time for me to go into the special living room. Upon entering, I set down my coffee and who should appear but Mr. Charlie Bucket himself. I was over the moon excited. Upon close inspection, I could tell he definitely needed to have dental work done. After our initial meeting, we spent an hour together with 11 of his best friends.

My visit to Kawaii Kitty Café was the most therapeutic lunch hour I have ever had in my life! In order to gain the full experience of this place, you book online beforehand to reserve your one-hour spot in a seat in a room with 12 cats. One of the best parts about this coffee shop is that all of the cats are up for adoption, and they have a wonderful track record when it comes to getting their cats adopted.  I’m happy to report that Mr. Charlie Bucket was adopted and happy and healthy living in his forever home.

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Kim Knapp

With more than 25 years of clinical and admin experience in the dental field, I serve the employment needs of dental professionals and practices as President of Dental Temps Professional Services, as an HR Consultant for Bent Ericksen & Assoc. and as a speaker. I’m also a mom, a runner, and an artist, married to my best friend.
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About Kim Knapp

With more than 25 years of clinical and admin experience in the dental field, I serve the employment needs of dental professionals and practices as President of Dental Temps Professional Services, as an HR Consultant for Bent Ericksen & Assoc. and as a speaker. I’m also a mom, a runner, and an artist, married to my best friend.