Urban Fur: Grand Street

September 26, 2012 ·
Filed under: 10002, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, Urban Fur 

Taken September 26, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Starter: Dog Is My Co-Pilot

June 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: New York City, Urban Fur 

Dog is my co-pilot

Taken by Scoboco.

Urban Fur: Cattitude

April 24, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Java Street.

Urban Fur: Rest

May 5, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Noble Street.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Come Back!

March 8, 2011 ·
Filed under: New York City, Urban Fur 

Come back!

Taken by Spot Dogs NYC.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Window

January 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11211, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

P.S.: This one goes out to my buddy Christine. Happy birthday!

Urban Fur: New Arrival At The 99 Cent Store

This weekend the Mister and I found a most unusual item in front of this yours trulys  favorite 99 Cent Store.

This little lass. Concerned, I brought her inside the store and asked if she happened to be under their employ. The look on the cashier’s face said it all: a most definite yes. After explaining I found her outside, I inquired as to what this, Greenpoint’s newest shop cat, name was. Her answer was as follows:

Philip.

You realize this cat is a female?

I replied. To wit the cashier told me she was quite aware of this and explained she had initially given this cat a Chinese name— but a customer pointed out that folks hereabouts would have trouble pronouncing it. This person, in turn, said this cat’s name should be Philip— and it stuck.

You need to get more with the times.

A customer, an older gentleman, chimed in.

“You’re right”, I replied, “it is the 21st century after all”.

Oh yeah, my name is Mary.

He added. So there have you.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Waiting

December 4, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

From Franklin Street.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Green Pup In Greenpoint

November 15, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Your eyes are not deceiving you.

This pup (which I spied on Eagle Street and whose name is “Smudgy”) is in fact, chartreuse in hue.

Obviously I had to get to the bottom of this. Me:

I thought I was seeing things. Your dog really is green!

Smudgy’s Person:

Yeah, we dyed him for Halloween. We wanted to dress him up as Yoda but he came out looking toxic.

Me: So he was more like a Newtown Creek dog!
S.P.: Exactly!

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Le Grenier

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

This summer I learned the proprietress of Le Grenier, Maya, got an unexpected visitor in the way of the orange and white tabby you see at left. She wrote:

Hi — wondering if any of you North Brooklyners have seen signs for a missing orange cat?

One has just appeared in my garden and she’s definitely a lost family pet — very friendly, cuddly and charming, clean and seems to have been well fed / cared for.

I’m giving her food, water & friendly ministrations but am not sure how long she’ll stay back there (no clue how she even got in, it’s completely enclosed) and I can’t bring her inside (our Galileo is FeLV+) so I’m hoping to track down her owners quickly.

I helped to spread the word but, alas, no one came forward. No worries: yesterday, as I discovered, she has a new home— and a job! I wrote to Maya:

I got some lovely photos of her today. She pranced along the window mewing at me the whole time (didn’t capture that but I thought you’d like to know she is keeping a very watchful eye over your business!). Very cute. Plan on posting a few pix tomorrow!

To wit Maya replied:

After posting signs everywhere and calling local vets for many weeks, with no reply I of course decided to keep her (my friends have officially dubbed me The Crazy Cat Lady)…  Her name is AmiCat…

AmiCat watches.

And watches.

And when AmiCat deduced that yours truly was neither a threat nor a food giver she proceeded to ignore me. Such is the life of a pampered pussy— and quite frankly I am envious.

But when Maya is in the house, well, it’s another story altogether. READ: naptime!

Le Grenier (now presided over by AmiCat)
19 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Phone: (718) 569-0111

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: AmiCat napping is courtesy of Maya Marzolf.

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