Posts categorized as Cats

Got’em!

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Living in Rockaway means sharing our space with our feline friends. I didn’t make a conscious decision to get involved with cat rescue and fostering, It happened out of necessity. It all started with a tuxedo cat named Obama. Rumor on the block has it  that people moved out across the street about 4 years ago and left him behind. He made himself at home when our house was under renovation. We were residing, so there were plenty of openings for him to get inside. He’s a good cat and […]

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Poliwog

Four weeks ago my neighbor found kittens on his job site. I was shocked to see how young they were. Without much thought, I offered to care for them. The first day we lost the weaker of the two. It was devastating. That same day, I was involved with a rescue of an injured female cat in the Beach 91st Street Community Garden. My neighbor Todd and I found the young cat and brought her to Rockaway Beach Veterinary Services (92-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd). The cat, Lil Smoke, had severe […]

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Grams of the Week – Aug 14

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Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! By now everyone’s garden is in full swing! These are tomatoes from the Beach 91st Street Community Garden (now on instagram) which I’m a member of. What are you going to make with all of your tomatoes this season? Here’s a great canning tutorial we posted a while back. Send me your tomato photos and I’ll post them on twitter. Another beauty from the community garden. Cooking with zucchini flowers is […]

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ANIMAL ROCK 2017!

A few weeks ago I wrote about how my cat Lefty went missing. I had spoken to my neighbor Jill Lauri about his disappearance. Jill is an animal communicator and her words truly comforted me, easing my anxiety throughout the ordeal. After speaking with Jill, she went home and connected with Lefty. She took the time without being asked, and wrote me these beautiful words… “Lefty says that he is fine and exploring. He is not far away and plans to return home. Lefty says that initially a noise startled […]

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Lefty left.

Lefty’s first birthday. Previously published in The Wave. I realized he was gone around 7am. After a quick search under the bed, in the hall closet and downstairs on the mound of laundry, I got the treats out. I started shaking the bag. That always works. My three other cats came trotting in but Lil Lefty did not. My heart started pounding. I searched in every drawer, in the stove, in the washing machine, in the storage room, behind the Christmas decorations, under the porch. Everywhere. The panic set in […]

Obama the Cat, Not the President

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I’ve been reading Rockawayist column “Dogs of Rockaway” and I love it – great idea! But then I got thinkin… what about the cats? I know so many cool cats in Rockaway and feel they should be known to all. So here goes… Many of you have seen me post pictures of Obama on Instagram but I’ve never formally introduced him. Obama the cat is named after Obama the President because he is also black and white. I can’t take creds for the witty name – my former neighbor Naureen came up with it. Obama started […]

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grams of the week – april 25

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Here’s a recap of the best instagram’s this week. If you want the day to day follow me here! I had to drop the kidnapper van off at Nick’s in Arverne, I road my bike back from the station and spotted this bus with LGM on it! I’ve been waiting for this moment, Fivey, Lil Left and Cookie all sleeping next to each other!! Sunday’s Hike It Baby Queens trip to Fort Tilden, so much exploring… And this pic of Lil Left, too cute not to be featured in GOTW!  

grams of the week – April 11

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Here’s a recap of the best instagram’s this week. If you want the day to day follow me here! Lil Lefty is doing really well, he’s a total mushball! As many of you know I took a TNR class, I trapped my first two furballs. This little guy was to young to return so I’m fostering him for a while. What a cutie huh?! I took a brisk spring walk at Jamaica Bay with my friend Susie’s new group Hike It Baby Queens. More to come on this new club! After a Home […]

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who doesn’t love lasagna?

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Garfield is notorious for loving lasagna. I can’t believe I haven’t posted on this yet – cats and pasta…! image source The Huffington Post has an article on Garfield and why he LOVES lasagna… “Like Garfield, Davis is a fan of lasagne. “Yeah, I love lasagne. I thought it would be funny to have a cat who likes lasagne but as it turns out, I hear from people all the time that their cats love lasagna.” I agree with creator Jim Davis, the comic strips are the best… image source image source The internet also […]

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Grams of the Week – Feb 22

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Here’s a recap of the best instagram’s this week. If you want the day to day follow me here! I spent most of my time in Ridgewood working for BLIVE  for NY Fashion week. Saturday I took a TNR class at the library in Arverne!

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