New York Shitty Day Starter: F*ck Football, Give Me Pussy!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year: Super Bowl Sunday. No, I’m not preparing copious amounts of crap food and securing large quantities of beer to consume while “watching the game”. I like Super Bowl Sunday because a great many people are engaged in the aforementioned activities and I can walk the streets of my fair neighborhood in solitude. I like my “alone time”.

I also like cats. If you like cats and don’t particularly care about football why not swing by PS9 tomorrow and meet a few of north Brooklyn’s finest felines?

Today from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Greenpoint’s very own Empty Cages Collective will be hosting an adoption event there!

Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
February 7, 2010 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supply
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

In closing, last night I had the pleasure of accompanying a good buddy of mine to meet a trio of very winsome Bronx kittens who were rescued from a kill shelter on New Year’s Eve.

Meet Taittinger…

and his brother Dom. As you can see it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between them!

They are very curious kittens…

and for this reason they, along with their sis Cristal (as seen above), were almost impossible to film!

Especially when she claimed my Kittycam as her own!

Until Taittinger took an interest in a bowl of pistachios. The Mister encouraged this behavior (hey, for once he wasn’t encouraging cats to trash our living room) and well, the rest is what it is…

Faster pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Anyone interested in adopting Dom, Tate or Cristal should contact the ladies of North Brooklyn Cats via flickr by clicking here and/or here.

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Cat & Kitten Adoption Event

This morning I awakened to discover that Chez Shitty has neither heat nor hot water. I was able to deduce the latter by the quantity of kitties cuddled up against me for warmth. I learned the latter via the Mister who made this discovery the hard way. Lucky him.

I mention this anecdote because cat ownership isn’t just about a lesson in humility and being a heat source: it is also about companionship. On that note, tomorrow November 7, 2009 starting at noon Empty Cages Collective will be having an cat and kitten adoption event at Williamsburg’s own PS9!

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If you have been mulling over sharing your bed with a furry companion— or simply want to swing by, say hi and perhaps leave a donation— why not swing by PS9 tomorrow? They’ll be happy to see you!

Empty Cages Collective Cat & Kitten Adoption Event
November 7, 2009; 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Stray Cat Strut

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The purpose of this post is two fold: shameless self-promotion (albeit for a cause— somewhat) and giving (long overdue) props to wonderful lady who— if I remember correctly— coined the term “stray cat strut” (for posts of a feline nature). I’ll start with the latter first:

Her name is Jennifer. She operates a site called Last Night’s Dinner. She resides in Rhode Island (or as I prefer to see it: she is a Brooklyn ex-pat operative in Rhode Island). Jennifer is a cat lover par excellence. She is also a damned good chef. And last month she received some very well deserved (and long overdue) press:

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You can read this tome in its entirety by clicking here. Otherwise you can view the many culinary creations of Jennifer (and the occasional glimpse of her pussies, including June Bug who hails from Bushwick, Brooklyn U.S.A.) by clicking here. WAY TO GO, JEN! I think the Mister wants to marry you for your personality pork burgers.

Otherwise, I am proud to announce that I will be having an exhibition of my photography at Greenpoint’s very own TBD this December! The general premise/theme will be “(People) In My Neighborhood”. The details have yet to finessed (because I have to finesse them) but there will be an opening and all the works contained therein will be for sale.

I intend to allocate a portion of the proceeds to causes I am particularly fond of. Empty Cages Collective (whose rusty tabby graces this post) will be one of them. The Greenpoint Reformed Church’s Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen will be another. That’s the short list. Although I am a self-professed cat lady, I have no intention of leaving my canine compatriots out in the cold!

More details to follow.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Empty Cages Collective Two Day Adopt-a-thon

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Yet another contender in this jam-packed weekend has come to my attention: Empty Cages Collective will be having a two day adopt-a-thon at St. Francis School stating tomorrow, September 26, at 10:00 a.m. Even if you are not in the position to adopt a pet why not swing by, say hi and give these adoptable cuties a belly rub or two?

Empty Cages Collective Cat Adoption Event
September 26-27, 2009
St. Francis School Yard
410 Humboldt Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

And as always, these folks can always use volunteers and donations. To learn more about Empty Cages Collective and how you can help click here and you will be directed their web site.

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Empty Cages Collective Cat Adoption Event

May 29, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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This upcoming Sunday, May 31st, Empty Cages Collective will be having its second and last adoption event of the month at Williamsburg’s very own PS9 Pet Supplies. Check it out!

Empty Cages Collective Cat Adoption Event
May 31, 2009 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Mind Numbingly Cute

May 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

This is one of two orphaned squirrels rescued in the Bronx by Empty Cages Collective. What else can I say? Squirrels have dreams too!

Miss Heather

TODAY: Empty Cages Collective At NYC Pet Supply

May 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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Today starting at noon some of the comely cats of Empty Cages Collective will be accepting human callers at NYC Pet Supply on Bedford Avenue. Even if you are not in a position to adopt a cat swing by, say “Hi” and give a few well-deserved head scratches and tummy rubs to some of the finest felines in the County of Kings!

Empty Cages Collective Cat Adoption Event
May 16, 2009; Noon – 5:00 p.m.
NYC Pet Supply
241 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

You can also lend a hand by donating your time, money or purchasing items on their Amazon wishlist! For more details check out Empty Cages Collective’s web site.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Adoption Event & Benefit

April 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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Tomorrow, April 11, the folks at Empty Cages Collective have not one but two events lined up. Firstly, they will having an adoption event from noon until 5:00 p.m. at NYC Pet Supplies:

241 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Later that evening there will be a benefit at the Rockstar Bar featuring Nathan Carpenter, Morgan O’Cane, Sturgeon, Zhenia Golov, Hipster Holocaust, and DJ Marvelous Hagler with proceeds going to Empty Cages Collective. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and admission will be determined on a “sliding scale” (think anywhere between $5.00 – $10.00— either way that’s pretty cheap!).

Empty Cages Collective Benefit
April 11, 2009 starting at 9:00 p.m.
Rockstar Bar
351 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

For more details about either of these events head over to Empty Cage’s web site.

Miss Heather

TODAY: Empty Cages Collective Hits Bedford Avenue!

March 28, 2009 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

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After the big success at last week’s adoption event (as of 4:00 p.m. they had FOUR adoptions pending!) Empty Cages Collective is hitting us up with another adoption event, this time right on Bedford Avenue! Lisacat writes:

Make your way to Williamsburg’s main drag to meet Empty Cages Collective’s wonderful cats looking for homes. The N.S.A.L adoption van will be parked on Bedford Ave at North 7th St, steps away from the Bedford Ave / L train stop. Adoptions require approved applicaton & adoption fee, all of our cats & kittens have been rescued from our Trap-Neuter-Return efforts in New York City, or rescued from AC&C’s kill list.

One such animal Empty Cages rescued from the “Euth List” is a little guy named Joshua. Follows is some footage where we get to watch him contentedly play with a catnip mouse while a volunteer tells his story!

In closing I would like to announce that Empty Cages Collective is one of four charities Robert Guskind’s  friends and family have selected to receive donations in his memory. Head over to The Gowanus Lounge for more details.

Empty Cages Adoption Event
March 26, 2009 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Bedford Avenue and North 7 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Adoptable Cuties At PS 9

March 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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By all reports it looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend here in north Brooklyn. After (or perhaps before) indulging in some beer and goulash goodness in Greenpoint why not make a detour to PS9 Pet Supply and make the acquaintance of some of the lovely felines of Empty Cages Collective— like sweet little lass in the following video. Her name is Jo Jo, she is six months old and purrrfectly healthy. She would very much like to have a “forever home” to hang her hat. How about yours?

Empty Cages Collective Adoption Event
March 22, 2009, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

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