A very special thanks to BARC

May 17, 2007 by
Filed under: Area 51 

Earlier this week I received an email from Lisa (of BARC). Contained within this missive was a link to a YouTube video featuring Greenpoint’s very own Haile Selassie, my former neighbor. Click on the link embedded in the below picture and behold the cuteness yourself.

That’s Mister Selassie to you!

Note how Mr. Selassie defends his turf at the end. It just goes to show that you can take the cat out of Greenpoint, but you can’t take the Greenpoint out the cat! He’s a man after my own heart.

I recently visited Mr. last Tuesday and I have to say his progress is amazing. While never overtly hostile to humans, he was never big on getting affection from them either. This has changed.

As I rubbed the back of his neck he purred away with total abandon. Having had his fill, he chirped at me and moved away. While this may seem to be a trivial milestone, it is actually a very remarkable one. This cat used to cringe when you touched him. Now he doesn’t mind it so much. Up to a point.

Mr. Selassie is a descendant of the Queen of Sheba, after all. His royal highness has many pressing matters to attend to and like any other head of state, he needs his ‘alone time’ on occasion.

Anyone interested in being hosts to his highness can check him out on BARC’s web site— or better yet, swing by personally. Haile holds court Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 5:oo p.m.

Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition
253 Wythe Avenue (corner of North 1st Street)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211

Who knows, if you prove worthy enough he might just grant you an audience.

TIP: a few rounds of ‘kitty fishin’ lightens up his mood considerably.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Lisa of BARC


One Comment on A very special thanks to BARC

  1. lisacat on Tue, 22nd May 2007 7:15 am
  2. Thanks for featuring Haile’s handsomeness. He continues to yield to the attentions he’s getting from the staff and volunteers and is almost always sitting right up front where he can see what’s going on. I don’t think it will be long before someone falls for him and gives him a proper palace!

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