Culture on the Cheap
A very special thanks to BARC
Earlier this week I received an email from Lisa (of BARC). Contained within this missive was a link to a YouTube video featuring Greenpoint’s very own Haile Selassie, my former neighbor. Click on the link embedded in the below picture and behold the cuteness yourself.
Note how Mr. Selassie defends his turf at the end. It just goes to show that you can take the cat out of Greenpoint, but you can’t take the Greenpoint out the cat! He’s a man after my own heart.
I recently visited Mr. last Tuesday and I have to say his progress is amazing. While never overtly hostile to humans, he was never big on getting affection from them either. This has changed.
As I rubbed the back of his neck he purred away with total abandon. Having had his fill, he chirped at me and moved away. While this may seem to be a trivial milestone, it is actually a very remarkable one. This cat used to cringe when you touched him. Now he doesn’t mind it so much. Up to a point.
Mr. Selassie is a descendant of the Queen of Sheba, after all. His royal highness has many pressing matters to attend to and like any other head of state, he needs his ‘alone time’ on occasion.
Anyone interested in being hosts to his highness can check him out on BARC’s web site— or better yet, swing by personally. Haile holds court Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5:oo p.m.
Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition
253 Wythe Avenue (corner of North 1st Street)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Who knows, if you prove worthy enough he might just grant you an audience.
TIP: a few rounds of ‘kitty fishin’ lightens up his mood considerably.
Photo Credit: Lisa of BARC