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

Mark Your Calendars: District Dog Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

October 17, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Anyone who has attended this event in the past (as I have) can attest it is a lot of fun. I have no doubt this year will be no different. You have two weeks (left) to get your costumes ready Greenpoint dog lovers. Do not disappoint me!

District Dog Halloween Parade & Costume Contest
October 31, 2010 starting at 1:00 p.m.
McGolrick Park
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Oh yeah, this year a new category has been added: Best Duo/Pack. I have been assured inter-species participants are allowed!

Miss Heather

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

New York Shitty Mini Slide Show Du Jour: The Sights & Sounds Of The Garden Spot

October 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

It is on days such as this that I am reminded— once again— that I live in a very special place. God bless you, Greenpoint!

Miss Heather

P.S.: As always, you can view this slide show in larger format by clicking here.

TODAY: All Creatures Great & Small

October 3, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Just a quick reminder! You can get the full rundown on this event by clicking here.

All Creatures Great & Small: Blessing The Animals and Service of Remembrance
October 3, 2010 Today starting at 4:00 p.m. (the procession of adoptable cuties— including Buster— starts at 3:30 at Unleash Brooklyn)
Church of the Ascension
127 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Calling All Creatures Great & Small…

September 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

(And The People Who Love Them!)

This item comes from my friend Jay at Dog Habitat. He writes:

Hey Heather! Here’s the scoop on the upcoming event on October 3! Could you please post early next week? We’re printing postcards and
posters that we’ll start handing out on Tuesday. THANK YOU!

Church of the Ascension and Greenpoint Williamsburg Mission in cooperation with Unleash: Brooklyn & Dog Habitat Rescue invite you
celebrate your beloved animal on October 3rd at 4pm at the Church of the Ascension. There will also be a service of remembrance for beloved
animals no longer with us — if you would like the name of your deceased animal read during the service, please send an email to ascensionbrooklyn (at) gmail (dot) com or call (718) 389-3831

Follows is the full rundown per the folks at the Church of the Ascension!

This St. Francis day, October 3, at 4 p.m. we will be holding an Animal Blessing and Remembrance service at 4pm at the Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St. between Franklin and Manhattan Ave — emphasize Kent Street, not Avenue!). It is a wonderful service for two reasons. First, animals bless us every day with their presence, their unconditional love and a communication that exceeds anything words could ever convey. Those of us who love animals, who live with them daily, feel as deeply toward them as we do toward humans (sometimes more deeply). On this day we gather to bless them, and ask for their health and joy in the coming year. In addition, we will be having a remembrance of those animals we love that have died. Losing an animal and the lack of closure or ritual around it is very hard for many of us left behind.  We hope that the solemn reading of their names during the service affords some sense of healing and shared mourning over these losses.

Beginning at 3:30 there will be a processional of rescue dogs from Dog Habitat Rescue. If you would like to join the parade we will be meeting at co-sponsor Unleash: Brooklyn (216 Franklin St between Huron and Green St) with the whole array of animals for a solemn, yet noisy procession (incense included) to the church — New Orleans style! If you prefer, you can meet at the church at 4 p.m. There will be tables outside the church to bring awareness to animal rescue concerns and rights issues. All are welcome – cats, dogs and all creatures great and small — inside the chapel for the service. At the conclusion of the service there will be a reception in both the back yard and front of the church replete with animal and human refreshments. Wine generously supplied by Lily from Dandelion Wine and her dog, Bonita (the cattle dog). The event is also sponsored by District Dog. Dogs must be on leash. Cats, rodents and other animals must be in carriers. Teddy bears may roam freely if accompanied by a child.

One such “rescue dog” is the cover canine gracing the flier at the beginning of this post. His name is Buster!

All Creatures Great & Small: Blessing The Animals and Service of Remembrance
October 3, 2010 starting at 4:00 p.m. (the procession of adoptable cuties— including Buster— starts at 3:30 at Unleash Brooklyn)
Church of the Ascension
127 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S.: I can only hope Draco, the Greenpoint dragon and resident of Kent Street, gets blessed. Sometimes those we love (and, in return, love us) have scales!

Found On Milton Street: A Real Cutie

September 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This handsome fellow (a small male dog with “beagle like markings— a rat terrier mix perhaps?) was found on Milton Street yesterday by a very nice lady named Teresa. If you know to whom this chap belongs please give the folks at Dog Habitat (where he is safe and sound) a call at: (718) 710 – 0707

Thanks!

UPDATE, 11:18 a.m.: Teresa is the bearer of VERY good news! She writes:

Post it as a happy ending – his owners’ “missing!” flyer crossed paths with our “found!” flyer.  As I type they’re probably picking him up at Unleash right now. His name is Boo! I woke up in the night thinking about him.  I am tickled silly that he’s going home.  He’s a really sweet little guy! Now I have to email everyone…

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Dog Habitat Adoption Event

September 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of the fine folks of Dog Habitat. This upcoming Saturday they will be having an adoption event at their sister store, District Dog. Why not swing by and say “Hi” to some of Greenpoint’s most eligible furkids (I have been told kittens will be in the offing)? Who knows, you might come away with a friend for life!

Dog Habitat Adoption Event
September 4, 2010 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
District Dog
142 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Help Wanted: Foster Mom (Or Dad)

August 20, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This little one (which the folks at Dog Habitat have named “Socks”) was recently found in a backyard in Greenpoint. He is three weeks old and I have been told was in pretty rough shape. Thanks to our very own Greenpoint vet and the folks of Dog Habitat he is doing much better— but still needs the help of a very special person. May be you? Jay writes:

Heather,

Do you know any body who could help care for a 3 week-old kitten? we have formula and medication from his visit to the vet. we just need an extra pair of hands to help feed the little guy… we can take care of him tonight and tomorrow if there’s someone who can switch off for the weekend.

It goes without saying that someone who has experience with neo-natal cats is preferred. If you have what it takes please contact the folks at Dog Habitat via email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org. They can also be reached via telephone at (347) 689 – 4000.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Adoptable Cuties: It’s Raining Cats At Dog Habitat!

August 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Jay Lombard writes (in an email entitled “Kittens, Kittens and MORE Kittens”):

It’s raining cats at Dog Habitat these days. We had 6 kittens dropped off this weekend. 2 from one litter, 3 from another and one orphan. All need to get examined by a vet and we’re trying to line up an ASPCA van. We’ll probably have an adoption event for these little tykes this weekend or the following. Let me know if you want to come by for a visit.

As you can imagine I was all over this. So yesterday afternoon I swung by Dog Habitat to meet their new boarders!

These trio of siblings do not have names. Therefore, I have taken it upon myself to call them The Spanish Inquisition. Why, you ask? Well, for starters I have recently decided Cardinal Fang is damned good name for a cat. Secondly, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition (Dog Habitat didn’t in anyway). Lastly, I am guessing this winsome trio have a fondness for soft cushions and comfy chairs. Maybe yours?

From left to right we have Cardinal Fang, a female tortie; Cardinal Ximinez, a male tiger stripe (who, it should be noted, appears to be their leader); and Cardinal Biggles, an orange male tabby.

Biggles, though very friendly, found his supper more compelling than my camera. Here’s Jay telling us their story!

Last— but hardly least— I dare you to resist amazingly cute little fella. He too has no name, so I have taken to calling him Oddball.

Here’s his equally cute but very shy sister! We’ll call her Milk. Just like their neighbors, they too were rescued from Greenpoint. Follows is a little footage of Oddball in action. He’s just as friendly as he is cute. I swear he didn’t stop purring the whole time I was filming!

As Jay indicated, all these kittens will be getting a check up in the very near future. In the meantime anyone who is interested in providing a loving home to any of these lovely (and loving) furkids should contact Dog Habitat via telephone at (347) 601-8678 or via email at: rescue (at) doghabitat (dot) org.

Miss Heather

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