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

New York Shitty Videos Du Jour: Cute Overload

As you can see in the above photographs Jerzy’s eyes are clearing up and he looks a bit tired. I can assure you this is not his normal waking state. This afternoon Jerzy was quite busy chasing the other cats around the apartment, chasing himself and of course waging war with a hair scrunchie. Follows are some highlights from his afternoon “play session”. Enjoy!

CAVEAT: the following video is mind-numbingly cute. Seriously.

I cannot for the life of me understand why someone threw this little fella away like so much trash. Jerzy is quite an amazing little man. I have no doubt he will make someone’s household a lot more lively with his antics. Maybe yours?

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Movin’ On Up!

To Greenpoint, that is.

After some thought the Mister and I have decided to foster Jerzy, the surviving Huron Street kitten until he gets the loving home he so richly deserves. As you can see in the above photograph he was none too happy about having to wait for the B43 bus (neither was I for that matter— but at this time and in our current financial state limousines are simply not a plausible means of transportation for the Mister and I). I assured Jerzy it could be worse: we could be waiting for the G train shuttle instead. Believe it or not, I think he understood me. He IS a Greenpointer after all.

He was a trouper. I have no doubt all the Polish ladies cooing at him adoringly didn’t hurt either. Jerzy’s a big hit with the ladies.

Right now this little guy is residing in our bathroom— much to the curiousity of our little pride. Tomorrow he will meet our “crew” in earnest. This ought to be interesting. In any case, Lisa and I learned today from a fellow cat lady named Eva that our pronunciation of Polish names could use some, um, refinement. Instead of saying “yerzy”— which is the correct way of saying this little guy’s name— we have employed a hard “J”. In other words, he answers to a moniker which sounds like the latter half of the Garden State. Although we feel pretty bad about this he doesn’t seem to mind one bit. As you will see!

After the Mister and I got Jerzy settled in we decided to go to dinner. We opted to go to a favorite restaurant of ours in Long Island City. Our reasoning was it would give us a reprieve from drunken hipster bullshit. It did: instead we were entertained by a raucous— but not in the least obnoxious— birthday party which was presided over by what can be best described as a 40-something lesbian version of Rodney Dangerfield. With a strong Queens accent. I cannot do this woman justice. She was awesome. After rolling out a series of one liners* she stopped and exclaimed:

Where the fuck is my girlfriend?

It was just the kind of levity the Mister and I needed after a grueling week. Suffice it to say they had fun, we had fun and so, apparently, did Jerzy. When we arrived home we discovered he had managed to “Keith Moon” his domicile— inasmuch as a wee little kitten is capable, anyway. So the Mister cleaned it up. Jerzy explored. And I filmed it.

Jerzy makes it clear that carrier life is not for him!

And last, but not least: Jerzy plays some more!

You can anticipate more footage of Jerzy in days and probably weeks to come. If anyone is interested in giving this very special little man the loving home he so richly deserves please contact me at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. I’ll give you the 411 about the application process.

Miss Heather

P.S.: For those of you who are wondering, the reason Jerzy’s eyes look watery is because they are being treated with medication. Otherwise, he has tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia and just underwent his first battery of shots!

*About the people she had previously dated and how much grief it gave her mother. Very funny. Someone should give this woman her own television show.

Huron Street Kittens Update: Jerzy!

A number of people have asked me about the kittens that were found dumped next to a bunch of garbage cans last month by a very good Samaritan named Sarita. There were initially four, two being one week old and the other two being approximately four weeks old. The two younger ones regrettably— but not surprisingly— died. This left a brother and sister which we named Anna and Jerzy. In regards to them I have some good news and some bad news: Anna has died. Lisa has no idea what happened. She simply woke up one morning and Anna was gone. If there is any consolation about this sad passing of events it is:

  1. At least Anna spent what little time she had being loved and cared for as instead simply dying on the street like so many stray/abandoned kittens do.
  2. Her brother Jerzy is happy and healthy. He has tested negative for feline leukemia and FIV!

Here’s Jerzy the day he was found: April 13, 2010.

And here he is after a very exhausting “play session” at Muddy Paws yesterday!

Lisacat writes: …He is so damned cute right now. Super feisty, eating great, eyes cleared up, good poops, etc. I’ll test him for felv/fiv before Sunday, I think he’s going to be amazing!

But don’t take her word for it. Here is Jerzy having a grand old time!

In closing I would like to thank everyone once again for their generous donations towards Jerzy’s medical care. It took several weeks of antibiotics and TLC but as you can see it was money well spent. I agree with Lisa: he is going to be a very remarkable guy!

Miss Heather

Photo/Video Credits: Lisacat

From The New York Shitty Inbox: HELL, NO! & A Huron Street Kitten Update

This item comes courtesy of my friend and “foster mom” of the Huron Street kittens: Lisacat. She writes:

Hi Heather,

This show opened at the St. Cecilia Convent last night. I haven’t been yet but while taking some photos, the artist who actually made the “Hell, No!”, RJ Supa, waved from the steps. He gave me a press release and we chatted a bit. His hair was perfect… I’m intrigued and plan to go to one of the nights coming up this week. Lots happening at St. Cecilia’s lately! Rock ‘n’ roll in the school, dog training classes in the basement, tomato planters in the churchyard, film shoots and art all over the place… You can find more info on the convent show here.

P.S.: …the Huron kittens (which we have named Anna and Jerzy* — Ed. Note) are doing ok. They are still “runty” but eating and playing. I swear photos are coming soon  🙂

HELL, NO!
April 30 – May 9, 2010
HOURS: Friday, April 30, 2010, 7-11 p.m.; May 1, 12-8 p.m., May 2, 12-6 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 7-11 p.m., May 8, 12-8 p.m., May 9, 12-6 p.m.
The Convent of Saint Cecilia
21 Monitor Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

*As in Anna Walentynowicz and Jerzy Szmajdzinski.

Photo Credits: Lisacat

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

I am sad to announce that one of the Huron Street kittens died last night despite the best efforts of their caretaker, Lisa, to keep him alive. As you can imagine I am not happy about this, but given how this poor little guy’s life started I cannot honestly say I am surprised. But this is not to suggest that all the news Lisa relayed to me was bad news. The two older kittens (presumably brother and sister) are responding to some much needed TLC— albeit in fits and starts. Lisa writes:

Sad news. The other tiny kitten died last night. His eye was oozing pus & he wasn’t nursing but I still had hopes for him. He got fluids and antibiotics but was also infested with fleas. I’ve seen neonatal kittens get blood transfusions, but have never seen one live through it. So fragile. If you think it’s appropriate, I’d still like to give him a name.

The other two are good. Goopy eyes and difficult to nurse with the bottle, they are eating a little on their own. They have teeth and are right on the cusp of weaning, often a difficult transition for even healthy bottle babies.

Your readers have been incredible. Almost everything on my list was purchased and is on the way to Greenpoint Bottle Baby Headquarters! Thank you and everyone! I’ll get some personal notes out when I get a minute. Also some very generous paypal donations that will go towards vaccines and felv/fiv testing.

New photos coming. I finally have some time after doing double shifts cat-sitting and (yikes!) dog watching!

I would like to take a moment to thank those who made donations to help these little ones get the food, medication and medical attention they so badly need. They cannot live on love alone. In addition, I know for a fact that Lisa is currently fostering three litters of abandoned kittens/bottle babies at the time she took these young ones in. This is an endeavor that would drain even the most dedicated person— physically, emotionally and monetarily. You can rest assured your contributions will be put to good use.

One example of the great work Lisa does fostering kittens is reputedly going to accompany her at this upcoming weekend’s adoption event at Muddy Paws.

Meet Nemo. He too is from Greenpoint (Russell Street) and in the above photograph he is blissed out on a tummy full of kitty formula. Of you have a moment this Sunday why not swing by and say “Hi” to Nemo and his pals?

North Brooklyn Cats Adoption Event
April 18, 2010 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Muddy Paws
447 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

In closing I would like everyone to know that I not only tracked down but last night had dinner with the good Samaritan who found the Huron Street kittens. She is an amazing woman. Even her manager (who contacted me via email!) concurs. But that is the stuff of another post. Stay tuned!

Miss Heather

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