We all did terrible things this winter -- think of the subway fares evaded, the stingy tips left for delivery guys, the string of unsolved arsons committed up and down the East Coast. Now summer is almost upon us, and that means it's time to improve your karma. Luckily for you, June is Adopt a Shelt ... More >>
In the final few minutes of the final debate Republican candidate Joe Lhota tried to convince voters he is not the ice water-veined bureaucrat he's been portrayed as since declaring he would not stop the subway to protect a pair of mangy kittens.
We told you yesterday about the happy ending for August and Arthur, the adorable stupid subway kittens who tied up train traffic for two hours, and are now living in a stylish cardboard cat-condo in Bushwick. They're easily the most interviewed cute, idiotic creatures around right now, with seemingl ... More >>
Arthur and August, the kittens spotted scurrying around under the third rail at the B/Q stop near Church Avenue last Thursday, have parlayed their mega-stardom into a luxe cardboard cat-tower six-stories high.
Drink beer, save an animal
Amy Paulin (D-Westchester) isn't the only assemblymember sponsoring an animal shelter bill in Albany. Micah Kellner (D-Manhattan) is pushing a rival piece of legislation, which he says would do a better job of protecting stray cats and dogs. Kellner's Companion Animal Access and Rescue Act would ... More >>
The TLC show highlights people with highly unusual obsessions and habits. Here are the four most fascinating I just caught getting their prime-time break: (1) Nathaniel He's in love with his car, a male vehicle that he calls Chase. He dates it, buys it gifts, and is "intimate" with it. They have ... More >>
On Sunday, Rosie and I headed over to the Javits Center to check out the much-anticipated Meet the Breeds, the "world's largest gathering of dogs and cats," hosted by the American Kennel Club and The International Cat Association. We were promised 200 different breeds, animal agility competitions, l ... More >>
Brooklyn plus bun.As they gear up for their big Meet the Breeds event on November 19th and 20th at the Javits Center, the American Kennel Club and the International Cat Association have been doing some thinking about what breeds "match" which of New York City's neighborhoods. Jessica Rice of ... More >>
Barely Feral via Josh KitchenThere are two things in this wide world that are without a doubt, indisputable to anyone who has a even a portion of a brain, Internet gold. Those things are cats and porn. Why not combine them? That is exactly what Anne-Taylor Adams, the brain behind Barely Feral ... More >>
Imagine our surprise when, last night, we were just poking around in Craigslist Missed Connections -- not for ourselves, mind you, for a friend -- and we discovered not one, not two, but a veritable plethora of possible connections related to cats. Cat fashions, cat food buying, cat litter bu ... More >>
McDonald's is continuing to see profit growth thanks to items like frozen strawberry lemonade counteracting the rising costs of hamburgers. [Bloomberg] The U.N. has officially declared Somalia's food crisis a famine in several parts of the country, as millions of people are on the brink of s ... More >>
a "life-blogging device for cats"How many dogs are you friends with on Facebook? How many cats do you follow on Twitter? How many adorable animal videos do you watch regularly (don't answer that)? There are many to choose from, since, it turns out, one in ten of all UK pets have their very ow ... More >>
Why is this kitten sad? Was he a Newt Gingrich supporter? Does he feel bad about Anthony Weiner? Does he find his captors and their silly games not amusing in the slightest? Does it even matter? Cute, sad kittens will get us through this heat. They will. We're counting on it.
It ain't easy being 27
Fancy Feast Elegant Medley - last seen 'round these parts pushing "Florentine-style" cat food on Our Man Sietsema - has enlisted Carla Hall to do its bidding.
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Lunch break! Here's a great slow-motion video of a kitten being surprisingly awkward (and unsurprisingly cute) in pursuit of a cat-toy. Next time your cat looks all aloof and whatever you can remind him or her that he/she is not all that. Of course, your cat won't actually care what you have to say. ... More >>
Bethany Cosentino and her alleged museYou can summarize Best Coast's roughly 1,040,000 Google-search results in just seven words: "boy," "love," "summer," "weed," "cat," "cat," and "cat." This is remarkable because a) frontwoman Bethany Cosentino has been anointed indie-rock's first ever "cra ... More >>
Courtesy Minnie McSorley, from her Facebook pageYesterday we mentioned that Minnie, the McSorley's cat facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims she was "seriously injured" by the mid-sized feline, has a Facebook page. Curious to hear Minnie's perspective on her legal drama, we got in touch, a ... More >>
Here's, courtesy the Guardian, is a wildly amusing as-told-to chat with Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, who remains somewhat of an obsession for us these days, in large part due to her obsessions: namely, her cats. Lots of choice lines here, from "I'd sooner talk about my cats than my music" ... More >>
Mammoth advertising firms and aspiring food entrepreneurs, take note: You do not need fancy special effects, pretty people, or even vaguely memorable tag lines to promote your product. You simply need a tiny kitten wearing a tiny hat. The above video is an advertisement for L.A.'s Lake Street Crea ... More >>
via The New York TimesThe catio trend, introduced in The New York Times, is sure to explode in New York because we're all suckers for a good neologism. The same people who live in Nolita, Soho, or Tribeca, wear jeggings, and request Pomtinis at bars will not be able to resist a properly enclo ... More >>
Thank God! She's being her fabulous self in rehearsals for Broadway's A Little Night Music, according to a souse, I mean a source.
Big News! Jen and I just managed to hornswoggle our overlord into letting us expense an iPad. We have big plans for it.
Mmmm! Yellowfin Tuna Florentine! We've seen how the food industry takes terms like "Tuscan," stomps all over them, and then presents them back to us as their own newfangled flavor.
Here's a pretty good New York Cat Lady: the ASPCA has found a woman living in a 1BR in an unspecified Brooklyn neighborhood (alas for our prejudices! We'd like to think it's Park Slope) with 37 cats. She is being allowed to keep two of her cats, while the rest are being examined for diseases and w ... More >>
Meow Meow purrs her way through Christmas
Some hoarder in Sheepshead Bay has found him/herself unable to throw away this giant, cat-hair covered dookie ball bean bag. Bean bag Free Black Bean bag, 3&1/2' diameter. Filled with foam not those little packing peanut things. Currently covered in cat hair, comes off easy with a lint roller. ... More >>
Your fat, young, docile cat needs to donate some blood
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