Upper West Side

Nicole Young & Mo

“In 1983 I reupholstered an old ottoman in a leopardish cotton fabric. That was the beginning of my love of the leopard motif. Since then, I always have something leopard in the living room. Currently it’s two ottomans in NYC, and a chair in Amagansett. And Moses. Moses (Mo for short) is painfully shy and […]

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Astoria

Niki Larson & Louie, Moose, Otto

“Moose was definitely an impulse adoption if there is such a thing. I’ve always been a crazy animal lover so all it took was my cousin visiting from DC saying her new kitten was the best decision she ever made to convince me it was a great idea. And it was. Our first year together […]

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Greenpoint

Amber Schaefer & Max

  “Max is a bodega cat. I had just broken up with a guy after realizing I liked his cat a lot more than I liked him, and was looking to adopt a kitten ASAP, despite not only my allergy to cats but also my friend’s dad’s warning that “if I got a cat I’d […]

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Upper West Side

Holly Mascaro & Sirius, Severus

  “Before adopting my Harry Potter-themed kitties, Sirius and Severus, I was looking for a more colorful cat – I grew up with black and tuxedo cats, and wanted to switch it up. Of COURSE, the skinny, big, elegant black cat alone in his cage immediately caught my eye – I felt destined to give […]

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Park Slope

Alexandra King & Lois, Maxine

“Lois and Maxine are 7-year old sisters. My husband adopted them five years ago from a no-kill shelter in Chicago, and named them after local diner waitresses. Even though they were the only kittens in the shelter that day, my husband said that everyone kept stopping to look, then immediately walking past their cage because […]

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Williamsburg

Sunny Shokrae & Elliot, Huey

“The person I married had three cats and at the time I was worried because I never really understood them and to be honest they frightened me a little. Cats in general seemed so unpredictable and vicious. His 3 cats (one lives upstate now), two brothers that he rescued from the ASPCA and the other […]

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Astoria

Marissa Zappas & Audrey

  “Audrey came into my life last winter when I was freezing and alone, in a very NYC way. Unbeknownst to anyone, she also came with a Brillo pad in her stomach that she’d apparently ingested somehow right before she entered Animal Care and Control. I took her home and within three days had to […]

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Upper East Side

Carissa Hilliard and Zeeka

  “Zeeka is no ordinary cat. She is Siamese, and very aware of that, thank you very much. She knows her ancestors were kept in temples and lauded by the monks and royals of Siam, offered the finest cuts of meat on jewel-encrusted plates and given beds of silk pillows. Zeeka expects the finest. And […]

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Midtown

Alvina Bokhari & October

“I met baby October on the eve of my 21st birthday. He was the best birthday surprise! October was found inside a cardboard box behind an office in Long Island. As soon as I held him I was so in love. This is a new experience for me because October is my first pet. I […]

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