My Cat Finney has Diabetes

July 22nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Which sucks. My vet believes he got it from being on steroids so we’re going to try to reverse it by weaning him mostly off them. It’s a balancing act that doesn’t usually work so much, she warned. He also has a UTI. So, poor Finney all around. I’m going to hope for the best.

Miles Swum So Far in City Lap Swim Contest: 16 + 51 laps.

This is looking down into one of the courtyards behind my building. I just thought it was such a sweet family scene. Mom and kid and a wading pool!

Backyard, New York City

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Good Humor Pedicabs?

July 21st, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

If they don’t also serve ice cream, and I see no place where the ice cream could be stored, what’s the point? Although they look cute in their uniforms. By the way, this is what I saw the minute I stepped outside my apartment building. I love that I live in a city where I often see something worth taking a picture of the moment I walk outside.

UPDATE: I got email from someone from the firm that came up with the idea of Good Humor Pedicabs (Golin), and she gave me this amazing correction to my post!

“I’m writing to let you know that we actually DO give away free ice cream from them – there is storage area underneath the seat of the Pedicab. Next time you see one, make sure to hail one – not only will you get a free ride, but you’ll get free ice cream as well.”

Free ice cream AND a free ride?? I’m kicking myself for missing the opportunity! Come back guys!!

Good Humor Pedicabs

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Does my cat Finney have diabetes?

July 20th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Please say no, please say no. Finney is at the vet now. I’m waiting to learn if he has diabetes or not. I’ve had diabetic cats before (two at once!) so I know a diagnosis of diabetes is not good but it’s not the end of the world. It’s expensive though. And a pain in the ass. And I gave away that handy little blood test taker thingy, thinking what are the odds, after having TWO diabetic cats, that I’d ever have one again??

Miles Swum So Far in City Lap Swim Contest: 14 + 35 laps. (I’m currently in 2nd place!)

Dogs and humans visiting on Hudson Street, in front of the White Horse Tavern. I love that look, the short shorts and the clunky boots. And look at the Great Dane eyeing the little Yorkie, who has more important things to look at.

Dogs on Hudson Street, New York City

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Signs I Like

July 19th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I love when people have fun with these outdoor chalkboards. Ha. I just noticed that both of these are wine-related.

Street Signs, New York City

Street Signs, New York City

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Fostering the Unaccompanied Migrant Children

July 18th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I really do wonder about people. A lot. The downed Malaysian jet. Who could do such a thing? But the news footage of protestors screaming at the unaccompanied migrant children, who must be so scared. What is wrong with people?

I don’t have an extra cent to my name, I have zero experience with children and I only speak one language, but I do have a spare bedroom. I’ve been thinking if someone like me is considering fostering, there must be others. Then I read this piece in the Times about how NYC is reaching out to the children and I was so so proud.

Maybe I’m not the best foster parent for these children, but perhaps there’s another way I can help.

Bleeck. He looks like such an angel when he sleeps.

Bleecker in Repose

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