Cobble Hill

Rachel Zarrell & Pico

I moved to Brooklyn in 2013 and for the first time in my life got to live blissfully alone. But when the year was up, I realized how lonely a lot of the time had been. My friends rolled my eyes as I told them that my “cat womb” was sadly empty. At my first […]

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Bed-Stuy

Tatum Mangus & Margot

In 2009, I was living in San Francisco with my boyfriend and three other dudes. One day, we were all hanging out at Dolores Park and we saw this girl selling kittens out of a cardboard box for $10 each. They looked to be just a couple months old; I think the girl with the […]

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Bushwick

Sophie Butcher & Rabbit

I was traveling for work in Mexico when I got a text from my boyfriend – he sent me a picture of a black cat and wrote “uh oh.” My boyfriend, Marty, had grown up with cats, and he always told me stories about his beloved little black cat Bison who passed before I could […]

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Bed-Stuy

Sandie Cheng & Hygge

Growing up, I had never been a cat person. In fact, I was one of those people who actively disliked cats for no real reason except I liked dogs and only had dogs as pets. Even when I moved to New York City from California, I brought my childhood dog (Dinky, the sweetest Pomeranian) with […]

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Williamsburg

Aelfie Oudghiri & The Shah

My relationship with The Shah is not so straight forward. I am — please don’t hate me — a dog person. But I love my husband, and he desperately wanted a cat. So here we are. The Shah (translation “King”) is a title for Persian monarchs. Guests often misunderstand his name and call him Sean. […]

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Bed-Stuy

Maris Gelman & Miso

Miso’s early life is kinda like the beginning of a Disney movie. I was in Houma, Louisiana two summers ago and it was about to storm. The owner of our BnB said it was going to flood and he knew there were kittens in the backyard. He found four kittens but no mother. It rained […]

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Clinton Hill

Emily Gaynor & Sophie Anne

I’ve had cats my whole life, beginning with one my mom had in LA who ran away because I was born. I really have never not lived with cats, except for during college and then right after. I once got a rabbit from a woman in Union Square thinking that it’d fill the void of […]

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Prospect Heights

Katie Knecht & Margot

I was born and raised in western Kentucky, where I was always surrounded by animals—we had a dog and at least two cats at all times when I was growing up, and my grandparents had horses and goats on their little farm. I’ve always felt a connection with animals that is much more difficult for […]

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Bed-Stuy

Vero Romero & Choi

My partner Jeff and I had just moved in together and were fantasizing about adopting a cat, but we didn’t feel quite ready yet as we were still getting acquainted with our new space and living together. While browsing adoption sites and craigslist purely out of curiosity, we stumbled onto a post about Choi and […]

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