I should really get a pet. Surely the thought has crossed your mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to cuddle up and be lazy with? The dating scene in New York isn’t getting you anywhere. You’re tired of watching Stranger Things alone on the couch, curled up with a pint of Van Leeuwen. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone soft and furry to watch with you? Someone who returns your calls (meows)? Someone who doesn’t cancel dinner plans (the food dish is expected to be filled by 6pm sharp, or else)? Well, it’s time to give in to your urges and do some good. Consider adopting a kitty, many of whom have had rough starts in life and are all-too-ready to have a place to call home. Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm holistic pet store Muddy Paws (447 Graham Avenue) hosts a cat (and kitten!) adoption event.
To all the purrrfect cat lovers out there: 11/21 is your power day. Brooklyn Craft Co. is holding a festival of magical cat crafts for you. On November 21st, take part in a glorious pop-up cat cafe (!), snuggle adorable cats and kitten while making something pretty awesome for yourself.
Today from 1-4pm, ASPCA is hosting this event for pets in need of homes at the House of Vans (25 Franklin St).
Spring is officially here and what could be better than a puppy/kitten party to celebrate your re-birth into the outdoor world. Even if you can’t adopt it’ll be worth it just to hang out with (I’ll say it again) PUPPIES AND KITTENS.
There will also be food from Yeah Dawg and Calexico, drinks, a photo booth, and face painting. And if you are looking to adopt, ASPCA will be there to answer all your questions.
Before becoming a Greenpointer, I was a Williamsburger, living near the bridge with a lovely French lady and her feisty kitten, whom we’ll call Tache (to protect the innocent). In what I understand as a typically French behavior, my roommate would not refrigerate her stinky cheeses, but rather would let them ripen, over the course of a week or so, atop the counter. Just like his caretaker, Tache the kitten was crazy for blue cheese in the way that most cats are crazy for catnip, and daily I’d hear my roommate cry out “Tache!!!! Nnnnnnnoooooooon!!!” upon finding her frommages pilfered and devoured by that mischievous fur ball. Poor Tache simply couldn’t resist an odiferous, bloomy blue. But where is this whole kittens and cheese tangent going? When I asked Beth Lewand of Eastern District if she’d like to help me think if something to cook this week, she sent her beautiful Random Green Gratin recipe, enhanced with ripe, tangy notes of firm and soft cheeses, a dish that no kitten could resist. Plus, if you know Beth, then you know she’s really into kittens. Can’t blame her. Kittens ‘n’ cheese. The epitome of the good life. Continue reading
If any neighborhood loves their pets more than anything it’s Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Get ’em blessed at Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St) on Sunday October 13, 2012 at 3pm.
Do you think your dog or cats needs a blessing? Maybe an exorcism?
Let us know your prayers for your pets in the comments!
For the disorganized at heart, Instagram is a great way to organize photos as sets. Our cat has the cutest little feet and sits on the radiator, so I tag each shot #radiatorpaws and can view them as a set. Instagram buddies have also been catching their feline roommates on the radiator and doing the same with their photos, so we are building an obscure Brooklyn cat photo library.
You can even create sets with friends. When Jon and I recently visited Florida we gave a unique hashtag #jenjongainesville2012 to each photo and asked friends we visited to use the tag. Tonight, we are heading to a wedding and the bride and groom cleverly have asked all guests to tag photos from their wedding with a unique hash tag. I bet you they will enjoy these photos as much as the professional shots they receive in 3 months.
Instagram just rules! Remember to follow @greenpointers and tag #greenpointers for any Greenpoint related photos you want to appear on Sunday Snaps.
Here on Greenpointers we are dedicated to helping out animals and rescue organizations in need. On Easter, when I was at a guido Easter celebration with my Sicilian family in Long Island, I drove to Bobbi & The Strays to adopt this German Shepherd, Dutch. That day I learned a few things. If I eventually want my boyfriend to move in with me, then adopting a sweet but untrained horse is something WE should talk about, first. Communication is key.
And while we didn’t adopt my big boy, we did get to meet the amazing volunteers who work tirelessly to keep this no-kill shelter running. The place is great. You can feel the love. The animals are happy and well cared for.
Bobbi & the Strays is in desperate need of special pet food for their dogs and puppies who have mange. They specifically need Natural Balance Limited Ingredients, Dry & Wet food, and treats, DUCK & POTATO flavor. If anyone wants to donate food and drop it off to me in Greenpoint, I can personally (and by that I mean ask my boyfriend) to drive it out to Long Island. Or if you want to give me money, I will go and buy it on your behalf. Or you can make a donation directly to Bobbi & The Strays.
I guess I should have asked Jon about this first…
These scrappy little kittens need homes ASAP! THey were trapped with mom for a TNP (trap-neuter-release). The kittens have conjunctivitis, fleas, and ringworm (all treatable). Unfortunately caretaker can not take them into her home because she has several of her own cats and these conditions are contagious. The hospital cannot hold onto them because of ringworm, but is willing to provide treatment for them. These kittens originally came from Pinkys colony and will be released back by Sunday. Please contact Park Slope Veterinary Center at 718-369-7387 if someone can foster, or please forward email to others. Note: tuxedos are the best and most cuddliest cats…