Adoptable Cutie: Meet Nellie

October 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I recently recieve a rather disturbing email form my friend Jay at Dog Habitat. He writes:

We also have a female gray young cat that was left in a basket. She’s still here and we will find her a home as soon as we get her checked out by a vet. She’s a clinger- attaches herself to people (literally) so safe bet she had a home but was dumped on our door step. We’ve rescued quite a few abandoned animals in the 11222. Dogs tied to fences or left in the dog park and cats soaking in their own urine after bring unceremoniously stuffed in boxes with air holes cut out. Not cool.

Naturally I had to see this lady— and the container she was left in (which can be seen at left)— for myself. Guess what?

She’s a cutie! Follows is a little footage of this lady while Jay tells her story. Enjoy!

Don’t let her seeming camera shyness fool you: this is one very sweet-natured and gentle gal. Anyone who is interested in giving this winsome lass the permanent, loving home she deserves should contact the folks at Dog Habitat via email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org. Otherwise I will update this post once Nellie undergoes her check-up and (hopefully) gets a clean bill of health!

Paws crossed,

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Video Du Jour: Nora Likes Cake

Yesterday I swung by Muddy Paws to meet the latest batch of adoptable cuties North Brooklyn Cats has to offer. There were some real stunners. Including this beauty named Nora. This little lass found my pumpkin cake of particular interest— and I could not bring myself to deny her a taste. Enjoy!

You can learn more about Nora by clicking here.

Miss Heather


While you’re making the acquaintance of some of north Brooklyn’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes (like the above the adoptable cuties) take time to savor some of the delicious vegan baked goods for sale. While you’re noshing you are benefiting a good cause! Lisacat writes:

To celebrate National Feral Cat Day, we’re having a special adoption event Saturday, October 16th from 2 to 6 pm! Yes, we’ll have our usual gang of charming and adorable cats and kittens available for adoption but we’ll also be having a vegan bake sale for the humans! Proceeds will benefit our favorite mobile spay/neuter clinic, The Toby Project!

Check it out!

Adoptable Cuties & Vegan Bake Sale
October 16, 2010 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

To close on a (somewhat) related note, I have been noticing a lot of graffiti featuring feline subject matter hereabouts lately. Without further ado, here they are!

Nassau Avenue

Union Avenue

Could this be the start of a trend? I can only hope so. Cattitude!

Miss Heather

P.S.: I have also gotten word that Dog Habitat has a new feline in residence. Jay writes:

Had a surprise waiting at the door early one morning. A kitten in a basket. Dropped off some time before 6:30 a.m. Young and friendly. Grey with what could be a broken tail.

Naturally I intend to meet (and film) this little guy (or girl)— STAT!

Photo Credits: Eva Prokop via Lisacat.

SATURDAY: Adoption Event At Dog Habitat

October 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This upcoming Saturday the folks at Dog Habitat and Unleash Brooklyn will be showcasing twelve of their most eligible pups for your adoption pleasure. I have it on very good intelligence that a furkid of the feline variety will be making an appearance as well. Check it out! Who knows, you might make a friend for life!

Dog Habitat Adoption Event
October 9, 2010 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
216 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Kittens!

October 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Eric (who forwarded the above photographs of this very cute kitten cluster) writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

I saw these little guys by lite bites today.  Kristin informed me that they were taken from their mother at 3 weeks at a McGuiness Blvd. apartment building, and she raised them since.  They look in extremely good shape and seem very well mannered.

Kristin has no computer and needs to get these guys homes before she gets in landlord hot-water as payment for her good deed.

Anyone interested in providing these kittens a loving home should contact Kristin via email at: karmacat51(at) aol (dot) com. Or better yet via telephone:

Miss Heather

TODAY: Cats & Cakes

August 21, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crazy Cat Lady, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

Rebecca (of the New York City Feral Cat Initiative) writes:

Hi Miss Heather,

First of all, thank you so much for posting about last week’s event! We had a good turn out, but we still have lots of adorable cats and kittens waiting to find homes. This Saturday we are having another bigger event with all our adoptable kitties and a bake sale. The event will be at 95 North 6th Street in Williamsburg from 2-6pm.

If you don’t mind posting about another cat related event, we’d really appreciate your help, and it would be wonderful if you could stop by!

Duly posted! As to whether or not I can swing by, who’s to say? I have a very busy weekend ahead of me!

Cats & Cakes Adoption Event
August 21, 2010 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
95 North 6 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: ADOPTED!

Remember Thelma and Louise (as seen at left)? Well, they have a home now! Laura (who it should be noted took in a rain-soaked little lady we named McGuinness— after the boulevard she sought refuge from) writes:

Hi Heather!

I thought you’d like to know that Mike & I adopted Thelma & Louise. I saw their photo on your blog. They are adorable. When my mom was in the hospital for almost a year, my sister & I used to travel back and forth together in her car. We had some adventures in her car and started calling ourselves Thelma & Louise. Cute cats, sentimental names… you know the rest.

Here’s a clip of Thelma, Louise and McGuinness together.

Another happy ending— but there many adoptable cuties still awaiting homes in north Brooklyn.

Here are a bevy of calicos and a couple of tabbies courtesy of Lisacat.

Miss Heather

Adoptable Cutie: Meet Pancakes

July 7, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This handsome little man was brought to my attention by our new vet, Brad. Pancakes along with his siblings, which seem to have found a foster home, were found at construction site. He is three months old, sports lovely (and long) black coat and has a clean bill of health! If you would like to give this dapper chap (with a fabulous name) the loving home he deserves please contact his good Samaritan via email at: greenpointkitties (at) gmail (dot) com.

You can see more pictures of Pancakes and his crew by clicking here. WARNING/CAVEAT: do not watch the bathtub video if you averse to extreme cuteness!


Miss Heather

One Of Those Days…

(Or, Meet Mimi)

I have often made mention on this web site that when I am left alone at the junk shop interesting things happen. Well, today was no exception. My boss and co-worker left me in charge so they could get a snack.

That’s when I made the acquaintance of Mimi, the cat you see above. Her two soon-to-be former owners wheeled her into the junk shop on a dolly in a cat box  and asked me if I needed a cat.

I have had a number of people enter the junk shop trying to sell me one thing or another over the years— electronics usually— and I refuse to purchase them. This is store policy because more often than not these items are, how should we say— hot? The same could be said for Mimi: after being carted down Manhattan Avenue door to door in a cat box sans air conditioning this pussy was rather warm. When I asked why they were getting rid of her I was told her owner was pregnant and couldn’t be around cat boxes. Uh-huh.

Stupefied, appalled and suspecting there is probably not a black market for tabbies I made some phone calls. I am pleased to announce that the guys at Dog Habitat have stepped up to the plate! Mimi now resides in air-conditioned comfort in one of their delightfully appointed kitty condos. It goes without saying that this is a temporary situation. Mimi is a very friendly (and furry) eight month old Maine Coon mix who would make a great companion for that purrfect person. Maybe you? If you would like to make the acquaintance of Miss Mimi and give her the loving home she so richly deserves please contact the folks at Dog Habitat via email or telephone at:

  • rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org
  • (347) 689 – 4000

You can also make a donation to Dog Habitat to help pay for Mimi’s medical expenses/upkeep by clicking here. In closing I want to thank Jay Lombard (again) for taking this lovely lass in on a dime. It is greatly appreciated.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Other niceties from my day (and it ain’t over yet) include (but are not limited to):

  1. Being given a one cent “tip” from a particularly annoying customer (who tried to talk me down to 49 cents on a 50 cent postcard) and
  2. a 50-60 something chap informing me that the blue umbrella he was carrying on his shoulder was a M-14 which he picked up in Vietnam. I apologize that I have no photograph of this gent to share with you, dear readers. Not being an expert in fire arms I couldn’t tell if it was loaded.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Jerzy Dresses Up For Your Love!

Yesterday I found a cache of doll-making goodies at the junk shop. Among them a tie that I deduced to be around Jerzy’s size. Well…

while not a proper double Windsor knot (the Mister cares about such stuff— a lot), I think I did a decent job. Jerzy has gloves, spats and lots of love to share! If you want to adopt this adorable gentleman email me at missheather(at)thatgreenpointblog(dot)com.

Miss Heather

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