ANNOUNCEMENT

Girls and Their Cats, the book

OMG! OMG!!! I’m thrilled to finally share the cover of my first book with Chronicle Books!⠀ ⠀ I’ve been working on this for a year, photographing and interviewing 50 cat ladies in cities all over the US, and I teamed up with my brilliant friend Elyse Moody to bring you amusing and relatable listicles and an adoption guide. […]

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Williamsburg

Sophie Grant, Simon & Oliver

Last week a friend from out of town stayed with me and I asked them to write a description of my cats: “Brothers born in the back of a Brooklyn bodega between boxes of butter beans and brown bread, Simon and Oliver may be equally and infinitely handsome but their balance is defined more by […]

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Hells Kitchen

Sandra Choi, Milo & Chloe

I had a strange and dysfunctional childhood. One day, when I was around 12 years old, my dad brought home a cat. I reminded my irresponsible parents that I was allergic, but it didn’t matter, the cat was there to stay. We called him Yang, short for “koh-yang” which just means “cat” in Korean. I […]

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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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Bed-Stuy

Ileán Pérez, Millo, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz

Having animals when I was growing up was a bit of an issue for my parents, but they got used to the fact that I would rescue any cat that crossed my path. And, living in Puerto Rico where the stray population is high, did little to deter me. Fast-forward to my sophomore year in […]

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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

Ryan Norville & Theo

Until Theo, I had only one other cat in my life. His name was Socks and he lived with me and my mom in the Bronx before she passed away. I remember waking up in the middle of the night and crawling around the house with Socks in the hopes he would think I was […]

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Prospect Heights

Kimberly Chou Tsun An & Sam

As a kid, I had a collection of oversized crewneck sweatshirts in different colors with various cat iron-on decals that my mom made for me, decorated with glitter puffy paint. I’d wear them with patterned leggings and knock-off Keds slip ons. The shirts were her compromise for never allowing me to adopt a cat IRL. […]

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