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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Stray Cat, Brooklyn

Stray Cat, Brooklyn
Photo by myself of a stray cat in Brooklyn.

Between seeing homeless humans and animals, I've come to realize that one of the most important things to any living thing is the sense of 'home'.

Animal have homes, but not always ones with human guardians. These guys tend to stay within a distinct territory. Homeless humans are the same. They stay on particular street corners, subway stations or benches.

It's unimaginable to me to be completely without a home. To not have a home is to not have an identity or sense of safety.


I've noticed a lot more stray cats recently. I'm not sure whether it's because of the areas I frequent or because of the economy.

I sometimes see homeless people sitting on the sidewalk with a dog or cat, and it's a heartbreaking aight. It's easy to assume that the homeless person uses the animal to provoke more donations, but the animal is never on a leash or held against its will.

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Beautiful B&W Cat shot, I just love the light on it.

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Olivier said...

"Singin' the blues while the lady cats cry
"Wild stray cat , you're a real gone guy"
I wish I could be as carefree and wild
But I got cat class and I got cat style" Stray Cat

Belle photo b&w.

ken mac said...

he stray but he looked relaxed. Some strays are downright neurotic.


It would be a bit awful to think that people are so heartless as to just throw little cats in the street because they can't afford them - can't they just get economy priced cat food?!

Scarlet xxx

BrianC said...

Awwwwww. I know what you mean about the homeless in NYC with their cats and dogs. It just kills me every time I see that. Rips my heart out. But I'm also thankful that this person who has next to nothing, at least has a companion like a dog or cat who will provide unconditional love.

Ted and Lori said...

Heartfelt post.