Pynto's tavern is full of cats – the old pirate believes that they bring good luck and keep his tavern free of vermin.
A Dance with Dragons
After begging at the Inn of the Green Eel the night before the blind girl opts to go to Pynto's. She finds herself in luck as the tavern is almost empty and Pynto lets her come inside. She is able to sit in a quiet corner not far from the fire. It turns out to be a good night for the blind girl as Pynto is in a jolly mood and he gives her a cup of watered wine, a chunk of stinky cheese and half of an eel pie.
As the hours pass the tavern fills up and the blind girl is able to eavesdrop on the the talk of the various patrons. Later she goes to tell the kindly man what she has overheard.