From The New York Shitty Inbox: And Then There Were Four

Some of you might recall that not too long ago I was contacted by a very nice lady named Christina about a guinea pig which was left at a local pet supply: Animal Planet. She wanted me to get the word out about this little one in the hope he/she would find a new home. I am pleased to report that this has, in fact, happened.

Upon moving to Philadelphia (no kidding) this fur critter’s new person noted that what was (presumed to be) an overweight male was in fact not. Her suspicions were confirmed a couple nights ago when “he” gave birth to a trio of furry goodness. Without further ado, here they are!

A big New York Shitty shout-out goes to This Little Piggie Rescue and a lovely lady named Sarah (among many others) for giving this story a happy ending. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: An Abandoned Guinea Pig In Greenpoint?

November 10, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

Yes, gentle readers this would appear to the the case. Christina, the lovely proprietress of Usha Veda Yoga writes (to yours truly and Jen G. at Greenpointers):

Hey lovely blogging ladies.

I hope all is well.  Jen, congrats on your fund raising for Sandy.  Heather, good luck with the move.  I am writing because every time I go into Animal Planet this week I want to take home this cute little ginea pig that someone left behind in a shoe box after asking Mo to go in the back for birdseed and then disappearing.

He is loved by the owner who is committed to finding him a good home but can’t remain there as they have cats both at the store and in their own home.  If you could share this maybe someone will happily adopt him.  He is free but the crate belongs to the store.  I held him for quite awhile and can assure you that he doesn’t bite or poop on you! Thanks!

So there have you. Anyone interested in providing this critter a home should swing by Animal Planet:

1084 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222


UPDATE, November 11, 2012: I just got word this fella (yes, it is a boy) gal has a new home. Hooray!

UPDATE, November 21, 2012: It turns out “he” was in fact a she. This was discerned after “he” gave birth to a litter of more furry cuteness!

Urban Fur: C.C.

May 18, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Taken May 17, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Kobe & C.C.

February 5, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

cc is back

Eva (who took the above photograph) writes:

CC (on the right) has always loved to go out and discover the neighborhood – block after block. When he did not return for the night, I expected the worst. The pet store owner worried, looked, posted fliers and suspected he was stolen. CC materialized after couple of months – reportedly living in a construction site nearby. He refused to return to the store, however. A few more weeks passed and CC decided to come back after all. He is not interested in going out anymore.

Urban Fur: Back To Work

January 4, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

I, among many other North ‘Pointers, was absolutely elated to hear the good news that C.C. has been safely returned to his place of work/play. Naturally this morning I had to swing by Animal Planet and welcome him back. What awaited me was a changed man.

Not only is C.C. downright affectionate nowadays, but his person told me he answers to his name now is downright aggressive about getting lovins’.

If the scratches I spied on his nose are any indication, I’d say Mr. Sabathia had a run-in with an urban lion even more formidable than himself. Perhaps working retail isn’t such a bad “gig” after all? His co-worker, Kobe (who’s traditionally been the more level-headed of the pair), had this to say about C.C.’s homecoming: a hiss and a healthy swat to the face. That’ll learn him.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: C.C. Has Been Found!

January 3, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As some of you might recall one of north Greenpoint’s more substantial shop cats, C.C. (as seen at left), went missing from Animal Planet last November. Well, today I have very good news! He has been found!

Apparently a woman on Eagle Street spied hm and contacted his “people” at Animal Planet. They came over with a carrier which, naturally, he refused to enter. However, when food was offered he felt quite differently; he pounced upon it and they upon him.

As for what C.C. experienced during his two month leave of absence is anyone’s guess: he isn’t talking. I suspect (or would that be hope?) the recent arrival of some downright brutal weather will motivate him to stay indoors moving forward.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: C.C. is MIA!

November 18, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Moe of Animal Planet writes:

I wanted to ask if you can help me out.  Our cat C.C. is missing and we cant find him anywhere and I feel someone must have taken him. If you can help us out in anyway we would be grateful.
Anyone who has seen C.C. (as seen above at left) or knows of his whereabouts please contact Moe via email at animalplanetcorp (at) aol (dot) com immediately. Thanks!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Letter Campaign & Benefit

November 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item was brought to my attention by the event’s organizer: a lady named Kathleen. She writes:


Just saw your post on Pablo. Thank you for posting that 🙂
A buddy and I are throwing a benefit for our friend two weeks from today.

Pablo Airaldi Benefit Show
November 19, 2010 starting at 9:00 p.m.
Price of admission (all proceeds of which will be donated to Mr. Airaldi’s legal defense fund): $10.00
The Production Lounge
113 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

You can get the full rundown at this event’s page on Facebook.

Otherwise I have received a brief update from Christina. She writes:

I just spoke to him.  Basically he has a lawyer in Indiana trying to turn over his plea from 2001 for this exact reason but it a conservative state and there is no guarantee how this will go down.  He informed me that his next hearing is on November 29th at Varick St.  He asked me to get together the petitions and letters to the defense of his character prior to that date.  When you can, maybe we can ask people who are acquainted with him, are fans of Greenpoint Bikes, or are sympathetic to his case to write letters stating who they are and why he should remain in this country.  They can leave them with me or at the bike shop.  On the 29th anyone who wants to come down to Varick St. and show their support for his case is urged to join us at 9 am.  I am sure there will be more details before then but for now that’s all I know.

To be continued…

UPDATE, 6:50 p.m.: You can follow Mr. Airaldi’s story (and his upcoming hearing) via this newly erected Facebook page.*

Miss Heather

*Thanks Kathleen!

New York Shitty Day Ender: Quality Control

January 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Kobe takes great pride in personally inspecting each and every cat tree at his place of work (and it should be noted, play): Animal Planet!

Miss Heather

Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Presenting The Animals Of Animal Planet

March 4, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 


Meet Kobe and Cee Cee. Kobe is the orange and white tabby to the left, C.C. the black and white tabby to the right. They are the fabulous feline duo who keep careful watch over Greenpoint’s very own Animal Planet.* Be it by “quality testing” the occasional catnip mouse, tearing up paper towels, sleeping behind the counter or (as seen above) demonstrating the the use of Animal Planet’s products; they make sure everything is up to snuff.

They are a very affable pair. I make it a point to pick up Kobe and hug him despite the fact he has “grown out” of the “cuddling” stage. This once little guy has become a man now. Kobe has opted out of hugs and prefers to spend his winter afternoons napping. He makes this clear to his apprentice, C.C., in the following video. Albeit eventually. Enjoy!

So it goes with being a working class cat at Animal Planet. I have to confess: I rather envy Kobe.

Animal Planet
1084 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

(718) 349-0602

Miss Heather

*Which is run by very lovely people. They really care about animals. I recommend them highly.

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