Urban Fur: Bed-Stuy Beauty

August 14, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11221, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

From Lewis Avenue.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Friends

Today as I was knocking along Manhattan Avenue I spied something rather amusing. A small female grey tabby prancing down the street. A pussy with a purpose, if you will. Much to my amazement she sauntered into New A. J. Farms Market. As many of you are aware this establishment has (fairly) recently acquired a new employee: a rather handsome fellow with black and white fur. His name means “butterfly” in Korean. Suspecting something very interesting was about to happen I headed into A. J. Farms without delay. What I found was rather remarkable.

Two buddies getting caught up on the morning’s events…

and “Butterfly’ was none too happy about me documenting it!

Shortly after taking the above photographs I asked the owner what gives. He told me that while he had no idea where this mystery lady was coming from this was, in fact, no an unusual occurrence.  It would appear “Butterfly” (who it should be noted is neutered) has a lady friend!

Miss Heather

 

Urban Fur: Melons

July 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Repose

July 16, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Daisy

July 13, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

As are most things New York Shitty, the story leading up to the above photographs is as much— if not more so— interesting than the images themselves. What’s more, my eardrums can personally attest to this fact.

It started simply enough: I was headed to the service-charge free ATM. I have been ordered to do this by the Mister and for the most part I am compliant. As I am approaching the place of Daisy’s work and play I spy a 50-something Polish couple taking in the wonder that is Daisy at rest with her belly revealed for all to enjoy. I stopped. This is a decision I would soon regret.

After making wise-cracks about her possibly being dead the husband started pounding on the window. His wife found this hilarious. However, Daisy didn’t. And neither did I for that matter; I politely stated that Daisy wants to sleep. This was summarily ignored. He kept on knocking and the manager of said establishment came out in a huff. What followed was a rather high decibel (and high-pitched) exchange in Polish. I could not parse it (my Polish vocabulary is rather limited, but I have a decent command of profanity). Nonetheless, I  got the gist.

To whatever besotted soul thought “love” (or Esperanto) was the international language:

I beg to differ. It has been my observation after living in this international city for (more or less) 14 years shouting seems to be the lingua franca. And when punctuated with someone slamming the door shut (in this case, the manager) this can mean one thing and one thing only:

Fuck you.

Which brings me to the above photographs. This incident not only prompted Daisy (for reasons only known to her) to clean her ass, but it attracted the attention of children passersby. One of whom said to his father/keeper:

Look, this deli sells cats!

He was quickly advised to keep quiet and not to disturb her in any way. There is a lesson to be found here. I will leave it to you, gentle readers, to find it.

Miss Heather

 

Urban Fur: Mimi

July 7, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Manhattan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Lian Fa General Discount Store

Taken June 19, 2011.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Feels Like Summer

And Daisy cares not to be interrupted enjoying it.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Mimi

Taken May 21, 2011.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: The New Kid On The Block

Some of you might a new (bewhiskered) face at New A.J. Farms Market. Well, his name is Butterfly (albeit in Chinese) and he was too busy orienting himself with his new place of work and play to comment.

Miss Heather

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