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A reader sends:

“I was walking to my car this morning in the alley behind Quincy pl nw [North capital on one end and 1st st nw on the other end in Bloomingdale] and I saw this dog with tags running around. The dog kept running from me when I tried to get close to him so I couldn’t grab him. I did get close enough to see that his name on his tag was Smokie. I had to get to work so I ended up calling animal control but hopefully the owner sees this so they can pick Smokie up and get him home!”

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Crumbs & Whiskers website says:

“CAT SHACK. TEA HOUSE. BAKERY. ART LOUNGE.

Washington DC’s cat cafe.

We’re currently in development, but we’re launching SOON on Kickstarter. In the meantime, sign up below to become a C&W VIP!

(Hint hint: That means you get access to limited early reservations for special prices AND free giveaways! Oh, and no spam. Ever.)

It’s fur real.”

Their twitter feed says:

“GUYS. A cat cafe in DC. We’re making it happen! By we I mean @Wash_Humane and @Crumbs_Whiskers. OFFICIAL PRE-LAUNCH!”

Updates when their kickstarter goes live.

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From Uber:

“Today is National Cat Day – the cutest day of the year. We’ve teamed up with Cheezburger and the ASPCA® for a second year to bring you kittens… literally.

Austin, Chicago, DC, New York*, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle—break out all the warm fuzzy feelings and get ready to go “awwwwww” with #UberKITTENS!

HOW IT WORKS:

Open your Uber app between 12 pm & 4 pm.
Request the “KITTENS” option in your app. In NYC or DC? Enter promo code kittensnyc or kittensdc to unlock the option in your app.
Once the kittens arrive, you and your friends will get to enjoy 15 minutes of kitten cuteness! PRO TIP: Make sure to have an enclosed space purrrfect for playtime! In New York City, kittens can only be delivered to offices.
The best part? In most cities, kittens are eligible for adoption.

It’s just $30 for 15 minutes of kitten snuggles and every dollar from your visit is donated directly to the participating shelter in your city! In most cities, you’ll also have the option of adopting that little furball you’ve almost certainly fallen in love with. Just ask the local shelter rep assisting with your kitten delivery.

Keep in mind we expect demand for UberKITTENS to be VERY HIGH in all cities, so your patience is appreciated. We’ll do our best to deliver as many kitten cuddles as possible!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

From a press release:

“On Saturday, Oct. 25, hundreds of partygoers will join some of the 65,000 “residents” of the Historic Congressional Cemetery for the graveyard’s annual Halloween celebration. This fifth annual event raises money to support the Congressional Cemetery’s operations and mission to conserve the grounds and infrastructure, serve the community as a resource, and celebrate American heritage.

The spook-tacular celebration puts a distinctive spin on the traditional Halloween party as the cemetery is transformed into DC’s happiest haunt. The event features twilight tours of the cemetery grounds, a costume contest, access to the Public Vault, entertainment, and more. Guests will also enjoy food & drink in a heated tent when not out touring and mingling with some of the cemetery’s most notable residents, such as former first lady Dolley Madison, silent film actress Mary Fuller, and Lincoln assassination conspirator David Herold.

What:       Ghosts & Goblets Soiree – DC’s spookiest Halloween party, now in its fifth year at the Historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill

When:      Saturday, Oct. 25, 20148 p.m. to midnight

                    (Gates open to VIP guests at 7 p.m.)

Where:    Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Metro: Stadium-Armory (Orange/Blue/Silver)

Tickets:    Visit www.congressionalcemetery.org for more information and links to purchase tickets while they last. General Admission tickets are $70 and include four drink tickets. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $85 and include entrance to the party at 7 p.m. and an exclusive VIP open bar.  Costumes are strongly encouraged for all attendees.”

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A reader writes:

“My boyfriend found this girl around 11:30pm at the corner of Oates and Holbrook in Trinidad. She was very friendly, with a collar but no tags. She was scanned at WHS but doesn’t have a microchip. Unfortunately, she started to not get along with my pup so she is currently at the shelter on NY Ave. [1201 New York Ave NE]”