So there is a new war on Christmas, and it’s adorable. Feral cats have taken over a Red Hook nativity scene and are either ruining it or making it 1,000 times better, depending on your feelings about cats, Christianity and Red Hook’s transformation into a town called Ulthar.
On a slow news day like today, this lukewarm clickbait/non-human interest piece about some not-that-cute animals has turned into catnip for the entire Internet. Look at these unspayed, possibly disease-carrying cutie-pies, pretending to be Baby Jesus.
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Dr. Arnold Plotnick is a man on a mission. The New York native used to work with the ASPCA until September 11th, when he realized he could better help the world by opening Manhattan Cat Specialists, a boutique UWS affair that only treats kitties. His blog, Catexpert.blogspot.com, shows off the singular type of writing style you’d expect from someone who just really, really loves cats.
Surprisingly, New York City’s premier cat-only specialist (who goes by the pseudonym Cat Man Do), did not include the Jack the JFK cat in his 2011 listicle of “13 (Educational) Feline Blog Posts of the Year.”
However, here is what he did include in his fun, I Can Haz Cheezeburger photo blog:
Last week we told the story of Willow the Travel Cat, who managed to get all the way from Colorado to New York City five years after disappearing from her original family. Maybe she just wanted to see the world, or, as Mayor Bloomberg suggested, New York in particular. Whatever the case, she will Read More
Yesterday, the world cooed over the story of Willow the cat, a heartwarming tale about a kitty who went missing in Colorado and then showed up, five years later, at her masters’ new home in NYC. Aw!
Mayor Bloomberg, not wanting to miss this photo-op to talk up our great city, stated to the press yesterday:
Animals, Doing Little
Today, the Post, via Courier-Life, uncovered what it calls a “classic cat scam” that recently struck Park Slope: a woman gave away her kittens via the internet only to see them resold immediately afterward.
The victim, Louise Holmes, sold her two kittens Pippi and Denver to a woman known only as “Unique,” Read More
“Animal lover” is not the first phrase that comes to mind when describing Barry Gosin, gruff, no-nonsense principal and CEO of one of the city’s largest real estate brokerages, Newmark Knight Frank. But come June, Mr. Gosin will be the owner of three darling llamas named Lilly, Toulouse and Buck, the latter such Read More
Naming an animal is fun because it allows you to show how clever and original you are, but without all the pressure involved in naming a child.
Now, thanks to the Bronx Zoo, you can name an animal and avoid the hassle involved in actually owning a pet. Reports the Daily News: Read More