post Christmas hustle and bustle


for many its tuesday back to work 
for me its a week off
hooray

did i get to sleep in?
not so much

i did get to go out 
very early 
to
 drop harry off at the vet
he's 
been snuffling 
been on meds
with
no improvement

tooday
 he's having a bit of exploratory surgery
 its minor 
we hope its nothing but polyps 
please keep him in your good thoughts

ben



i was looking for a dog photo to share
something 
winter-y
or
 maybe 
christmas-y

at the bottom of the file
  (organized date-wise) 
was this 


thats 
ben

he was one of the best dogs ever
he's passed now  
but 
not forgotten








star light


i love these stars
they hang 
from 
lampposts
 along
 the side streets 
near my office

i wish they were 'up' all year 'round

not a cloud ...


just blue skies
for 
this 
water tower
 atop
 a building 
on 
amsterdam avenue 
between 
79-80 streets

you'll be missed


Saturday morning
 landed in my inbox

 i looked at the title 

For Roy

my eyes filled with tears
i knew age had been catching up with him 
but
 i wasnt prepared
(who ever is?)



 to my blog friend Hilary 
i send tight fierce hugs

Roy was more than special

dog days


two handsome guys 
waiting patiently
out from underfoot
at the green market
on 
columbus 
behind the museum
 a few weeks ago


overkill


sure 
we had a little snow
on saturday

sure 
we needed to shovel the sidewalks

but
a plow?

not necessary

trimming


all angels church
 trims 
their 
fence
 each christmas season 
with
 ribbon and branches

 the snow
 was
 ma nature's addition

let it snow let it snow let it snow


and it did

all day saturday

it didnt stop me from going east to have a massage
it didnt stop these people from buying a tree

did it snow where you are?
what didnt it stop you from doing?

outside the sant ambroeus


i am 
not sure 
what
 breed
 they are 
but 
they're pretty cute
 and
 intense

 keeping an eye on the door to the sant ambroeus 
waiting
 for 
someone special

 no doubt

twilight time


wednesday 
i met my friend melissa
we went
 to
 bryant park 
to see
 the skaters 
the holiday market
 the tree 

an added bonus
 was
 the empire state building
 at
 twilight 
peeking through the trees

weekend catch up

beautification
 moved
 to 
friday afternoon
 because 
saturday morning
 was 
my yearly mammo/sono 

afterward 
plans
 to
 see
 the
 yayoi kusama exhibition at david zwirner gallery
with 
amy & melissa
came
 to
 a 
full 
stop 

the queue to view
 was
 literally around the 'block' 
down 19th 
to 
11th
 along 11th 
to 
20th
 then 
up to 10th

insane

a brief texting confab 

(decorations outside the high line hotel)


a short walk

(art?)

 to
meet 
 at
 fat bird


for
brunch




matchy matchy


i loved
 these
 two walking their dogs
then 
i realized 
the woman in the b/w patterned coat
 was 
walking
 a b/w dog

her friend
 in the black coat 
yup 
her dog 
is
 black

matchy matchy

taking flight


a
 huge flock 
of 
pigeons 
circling
82nd street
roosting on the eaves
 of
 the barnes & noble store

do you think they're looking for a book?

seeing stars


holiday decorations reach new heights
no, they dont

those stars
 are
 hung
 at
 intersections 
along 
columbus avenue
as well as
 off 
street lamps downtown
 on the eastside
 and 
there's even one
huge
swarovski crystal star 
at 
the 
intersection
 of
 fifth avenue at 57th street


my friend stella bella


thats stella
 she's my friend melissa's bff 
she spent a few hours
 keeping
 toonman and the gingers
 company
 wednesday evening

while 
melissa and i 
went
 to
photograph
the macy's parade balloons 
being
 inflated

its a white christmas (tree)


these are two of many 'trees' that are set up in the various lobbies of one world trade

the theme of white trees
is also
present on the revolving doors

this fascinates me
i want to get a vid of the door/tree spinning
so far

this is the best i got


happy turkey day


spiderman!

i am not sure 
if 
he's in this year's parade
but
back
 in 1980something
i waited 
on the corner 
of
 central park west and 76 street
 for a long time
 in the cold
 camera in hand
 waiting
 to get photos
 of
 the
 macy's thanksgiving day parade 
balloons/floats

i had been there 
so long 
the cops on duty 
let me
 dash into the street
 to
 snap
 this photo

i did it so fast
 amazingly
i only clicked off one frame/one shot!

 i was pretty happy 
to
 see 
this
image
 emerge 
when
 the film
yes
film
was 
processed!

have a fabulous thanksgiving
if 
you've traveled to be with family
or
you're having family and/or friends over
enjoy 
the day
the company
the food
the parade
the football
the annual dog show
the annual airing of miracle on 34th street
and
of course
eachother!

getting ready


shot this on the way
 to 
the subway 
monday morning

i am betting
 by
 tuesday morning
 the holiday trees 
will 
be
 stacked up
ready to be sold

thanks in advance


i am reposting this article for
Best Friends Animal Society
an organization
my sister and i support and want to help




Best Friends - Save Them All(R)

Amelia

Let’s find Amelia a home


Nearly a year ago, we shared the story of Amelia, a courageous young cat who had been living in a parking garage in Harlem for much of her life. When a local Best Friends Network Partner took her in and found her a foster family, Amelia was finally safe, warm and adored.

Today, Amelia is still hoping for her a home of her own — and a year is a very long wait for a cat who radiates only gratitude and love. So, we’re hoping you’ll help spread the word about her on social media, or even consider bringing this happy, friendly feline home to your place. 

You might recall that along with her unfailing brightness and happy-go-lucky outlook, Amelia has special needs: a neurological disorder has left her partially incontinent. But the great news is, these days Amelia is only rarely leaking outside the litter box and in small amounts. Still, she’ll always need medication, a high-fiber diet, and most importantly, a compassionate, patient person to express her bladder twice a day.

Amelia adores the fellow felines in her foster home and her caregivers believe she would thrive in a family with at least one other friendly cat. She’s been exceptionally loving and affectionate with humans too — a beautiful girl from the inside out.

If you think you might be Amelia’s special someone, please call Carina at646.456.4797 or email storrsc@gmail.com. You can also help in a huge way by spreading the word about her on social media.

Thank you so much for caring about pets like Amelia. Your kindness means everything to pets just waiting for that perfect match.