Chinatown

Christina Ha, Mr. Socks, Pickle & Tia

I had a lot of pets growing up — hamsters, turtles, dogs, fish, and even parakeets — but not cats. A childhood friend of mine had a cat, but she moved away when I was 7 so I never interacted with a cat again until my early 20s, when I discovered that I’m quite allergic […]

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Molly Young & Helen

  “Helen is an Abyssinian with a facial expression that ranges from “faint distaste” to “diabolical contempt”. Helen is quite small; she was the runt of the litter. I love how she looks like a hieroglyphic of a cat. She is curious and enjoys playing fetch. Her favorite human food is cantaloupe with a dab […]

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Shira Wheeler & Monkey, Meatball

  “We took the bus deep out in Bushwick to the Kensington cat lady’s shelter (the ladies who used to sit on Bedford Ave with a bunch of cats). We walked into the massive warehouse where they both lived and had about 25 cats roaming the building, some in cages, some out and about. As […]

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