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Urban Fur, Part II: Parsnip

July 20, 2011 by
Filed under: 11211, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Today as yours truly was knocking around north Brooklyn I embarked upon an inner journey of discovery (so as to distract myself from the stifling humidity).  More specifically,  I was musing to myself about how very few things surprise me anymore. Some would say this simply comes from living in New York City (and being jaded). I beg to differ:  the mis-education of Miss Heather started long before that. For example,  I recall while in collage going to a boyfriend’s house unannounced and knocking on the door only to have him answer while wearing a slip and a bra. Was I surprised by this turns of events? Definitely. But did I lose my cool? Absolutely not. Rather,  I calmly asked why he was dressed in such a manner. He,  in turn,  explained to me that it helps him relax. I cannot honestly say I understand this (bras and slips are hardly my cup of tea) but then again,  I am not a guy. So it goes.

I mention the previous anecdote because today as I was strolling down North 6 Street I saw something rather extraordinary:  a woman walking while chatting on a cell phone…

with a cat perched upon her shoulder.

Did I ask this lass why she had a cat on her shoulder? No. It has been my experience that asking questions can (and often does) result in answers for which one may not be prepared. (If this is unclear,  gentle readers,  please re-read the anecdote which kicks off this post.)

Rather,  I inquired of her furry friend’s name. She replied:

Parsnip.

I found this to be a pretty nifty name.

As you can see,  Parsnip was not the least bit distressed by doing a little shopping. He (or she) took it all in stride.

Which is exactly what I did. Just another day in Williamsburg,  folks…

Miss Heather

Comments

7 Comments on Urban Fur, Part II: Parsnip

  1. anonymouse on Thu, 21st Jul 2011 7:19 am
  2. A fantastic post, from beginning to end. Thanks.

  3. rutila on Thu, 21st Jul 2011 2:01 pm
  4. Maybe wearing a jockstrap will help me relax.

  5. missheather on Thu, 21st Jul 2011 2:37 pm
  6. @Rutila: methinks this might be worth exploring!

  7. robesmay on Sat, 23rd Jul 2011 4:00 pm
  8. Just stumbled across this. Parsnip is a our lovely cat and she enjoys traveling (and shopping). Most evenings at sunset we walk around Williamsburg. Great photos, Miss Heather. Thanks! -Rob p.s. Everyone, if you see us, stop and say “hi!”

  9. robesmay on Sat, 23rd Jul 2011 4:37 pm
  10. Just stumbled across this. Parsnip is our lovely cat and she enjoys traveling (and shopping). Most evenings at sunset we walk around Williamsburg. Great photos, Miss Heather. Thanks! -Rob p.s. Everyone, if you see us, stop and say “hi!”

  11. missheather on Sat, 23rd Jul 2011 6:16 pm
  12. If you want me to bump you a CD with print quality images shoot me an email. You can find my address on my contact/tips page. Otherwise, Parsnip is pretty awesome!

  13. robesmay on Sun, 24th Jul 2011 7:16 am
  14. Thanks, Miss Heather! We’d love to have the hi-res photos. Sent you an email.

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