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Monday, September 1, 2014

Critters, Streetside

Guy with critters, NYC
Photo by myself at 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Ave. in Midtown.

A man unloaded his companions, in front of Grand Central Station at rush hour.

From left to right: a black cat, three guinea pigs, a dog and another dog. The first dog is a little difficult to see because of the loud (animal-themed) prints.

My fianc├ę Mark pointed out that not all the animals in the photo are real. There is a stuffed animal on the bottom bunk, below the guinea pigs. No doubt that the top bunk is the preferred spot.

I have mixed feelings when I come across people who have pets or children with them on the sidewalk, but I stopped to give the man a couple dollars.

I was surprised by the proximity of guinea pigs to cat. The guinea pigs were nearly motionless, whether because they were afraid or just hanging out (they looked very relaxed to me). A few seconds later, the man reached into a carrier and brought out several parakeets (!).

Related posts: Cat on a Leash, in Midtown, Odd and Colorful Birds, in Bryant Park, and The Hua Mei Bird Garden, in Chinatown.

9 comments:

Olivier said...

un vrai zoo a lui tout seul

biebkriebels said...

Why does he expose those animals and have they to sit so quiet without moving. Only to rais money? He better could take some less animals and have a nice walk with the dogs in the park.

Birdman said...

It's 42nd Street. Nuff said. hahahahaha

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!

Yes Bieb, he was doing this to raise money. It is terrible, I know. The cat looked pretty relaxed though and at least it was in the shade.

RedPat said...

That is one of the oddest things I have seen. I wonder how many animals are waiting at home?

Sadie said...

Makes me a little sad that he makes money this way, but as long as the animals are loved and looked after ...

Makes for an interesting photo, that's for sure!

King of New York Hacks said...

I've been seeing him for years...Its hot out, thats why the animals aren't really moving and they all get along...He takes good care of them and I've never seen him treat them any other way...Nice guy, very cool animals. It is what it is. A cool NYC capture. Cheers.

Ken Mac said...

Critter Castle

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