Posts Tagged ‘Fiver’

Meet The Patron Saints of (Bushwick) Cats

Born in Landen, Belgium in 626, St. Gertrude is the official patron saint of cats. In Bushwick, we’ve got the modern equivalent in Chris Glazier and Jeannie Purvis, co-founders of Bushwick Street Cats, – “a not-for-profit group of dedicated cat loving volunteers who help control the population of feral cats through trap-neuter-return (TNR), improving the quality of life for the community (both humans and cats).” The Patron Saints of (Bushwick) Cats I initially met Chris Glazier at a Forms show over a decade ago. When we found Fivey as a feral kitten on the street in […]

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Fiver escapes, fights with fluffy

I’m not sure how he got out. We were loading in some gear from the van, and had the cellar door open, but the sliding door to the storage area was closed off. I think. Fivey could have escaped from the second or third floor, but he would have had to climb down from the roof.  I’ve been letting him explore upstairs. He knows there’s another world up there, and lately he’s been meowing at the top of the basement stairs to go up. I thought the chance of him escaping out […]

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Fiver Gets Breaded

Cat Breading

A little late on this trend (ok, years late) but I just couldn’t help myself. If only the bed was made this video would be perfection! I love my cat and of course I love bread. I can see this becoming a fixation.

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A Whole New World

Fiver with tomatoes

This photo sums up our new life – cats, construction and food. We’ve been making pit stops on our way home, “food shopping” for delicious tomatoes and other vegetables  from Maureen’s garden. (No judgement please; we’re on a budget now!)  This sheetrock container has come in handy. Reuse, recycle, right? Even thought I’ve been laboring at the house daily, It feels like I’m on vacation. I’ve been body boarding after I’m done working at the house, biking, and enjoying the beach. Shore living is relaxing by nature, I suppose. I’ve also […]

Signing off… for the RD


We’ve had a hell of a time throughout the years on the roof deck. Thanks to all our friends and family who made them so memorable. Gokce’s going away party. Drawing art party, we created some great work that day. Photo by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist) Listening to The Hold Steady –  Live from Gothamist House recording. (thanks Jen!) Photo by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist) My friend Jackie introduced me to the band Live one weekend when I was visiting her at college in New Paltz. I became a fan then and still am. I’ve seen Live in concert […]



Too many knit caps in  Ridgewood.

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Garden Update #10 Winter Snow


Everything is covered in snow! Including Our Lady of Ridgewood.   Fiver ran out the door not realizing there was snow outside. He ventured further than his last snow excursion. After about 5 minutes, Fiver opted to sit in the doorway waiting for me to finish with these photos.

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garden update #9 – winter edition


It was pretty nice out a few weeks ago so I decided to take Fiver out for some playtime on the RD. He loves being outdoors, as do I. While Fiver was investigating… everything, I took some snaps… A rainy but warm day. Dried hydrangea – always beautiful Fiver exploring! View large, it’s worth it.    

Is this normal?

Fiver in the Fridge

Does your cat jump into the fridge, guarding its contents? Is this normal? As a new cat owner I’m learning as I go but this behavior is beyond me. I thought cats regulate their eating, unlike dogs. Fiver loves food, maybe  my habits are imprinting on him? When we found Fiver, he was so thin and hungry, could it be food anxiety?  Thoughts on this matter are welcome, please comment and let me know what you think.  Thx!

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Bushwick Pet Superette Indeed Super!

Bushwick Pet Superette

My next door neighbor recommended I shop for Fiver at Bushwick Pet Superette. I’m a regular now. Customer service is top-notch. Every time I walk in, I’m asked if I need a hand with anything. I’ve never waited on a long line and most times there are free samples at the counter for your pet! There’s always a few people hanging around chatting about their furry friends – it’s a friendly, animaly-loving vibe. There’s a wide range of healthy choice dog / cat foods and products, not the regular run-of-the-mill: […]

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