Paper Dog

*Recent Resident Posting* on the bulletin board of my building’s website:

Title: DogSitting/Babysitting

Hi! My name is [….], and I live with my mother in apt […]. I’m looking to see if anyone is in need of dog sitting/walking. I’ve had experience sitting dogs, and cats for a good amount of time. (If you need a reference, I have […..] from apt 23). I’m reaching out because I love pets, especially dogs, and would love to sit or walk them as a means to work and to pay my tuition in school. I’m also a after school teacher/Head counselor, so if you need me to take care of your child, I’m available to speak about it at anytime after 6:30pm, which is the time I get out of work. If you need someone to dog/cat sit or babysit call me at […-…-….]. Thank you.

July 10th, 2017

Smaller bites

Feed them if you must, but tread carefully! Feeding turtles in the mouth is a very bad idea…

It isn’t clearly visible in the photo (low resolution), but there is quite a lot of blood dripping from the man’s finger; he’s just been bitten by the turtle who -surprise- mistook it for food. Totally unintentional but no less painful! 

The man didn’t seem to mind too much but I silently hoped, for his sake, that he would look into some tetanus shots possibilities…

Adventures @ The Turtle Pond, Central Park

June 24th, 2017

Words of Wisdom – V

*Recent Resident Posting* on the bulletin board of my building’s website:

Title: Amazing dog whisperer here to play with your dogs 😀 (Price: Free)

SO… I recently moved into the Ivy and noticed that there are a ton of dogs lovers in the building. And I’ve probably made small-talk with about 10 of you, just so you’d let me pet and play with your pup for a few minutes. Seeing that my roommate is allergic (I know, what a shame), I’m trying to get creative with my options to satisfy my dog-petting itch.If you need a dog-sitter or someone to play with your dog, I’m your guy 🙂

I’m a working professional that likes dogs. That’s about it. Thanks!

J.

May 26th, 2017

See || Purr || Listen

Su-Mei Tse (b. 1973) in collaboration with Jean-Lou Majerus
Sound for Insomniacs, 2007

5 Lambda digital prints on semi-glossy photo paper, two stools with integrated MP3 players, screens, and headphones.

For Su-Mei Tse, photographs alone are not enough to capture a cat’s unique personality. Here she presents large close-ups of five different cats, each with an expressive presence similar to traditional painted portraits, along with recordings of each cat purring. 

Because every cat’s purr is unique but they all sooth, relax and may act as natural sleeping pills. Works for me, anytime!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

May 4th, 2017

Bad kitty…!

Scolded and Unamused

Reproof

c. 1878-1880 by Edward R. Thaxter

Marble

”In Reproof a young girl sternly scolds her cat who has just attacked a birds nest. She clutches the cat to her chest and looks at it disapprovingly while waving her hand in discipline. Meanwhile a dead bird lies at her feet and feathers hang limply from the cat’s mouth. This scene is a prelude to the responsibilities of motherhood the young girl who is now reprimanding her cat will have to ensure that her own children are well behaved in the future. Although Edward Thaxter’s life was short, he excelled in creating detailed neoclassical sculpture. He made at least five marble copies of Reproof.”

Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 25th, 2017

Words of Wisdom – III

*Recent Resident Posting* on the bulletin board of my building’s website:

Title: Seeking Puppy Play Dates!

Hello,

My boyfriend, Alex, and I just adopted the cutest little chi puppy, Porsche, and are looking to arrange some play dates with other vaccinated puppies/dogs in the building to help her get socialized! Today was her first day of puppy kindergarten and she gets along with other dogs after she finishes her shy/bravado stage.  (We were very proud of her.) Please email me at […..] or text/call my cell phone at […..] if you think your friendly pooch can be a good fit to help us out. 🙂

Thanks,
[signature: the proud dog parents]

PS: I love my neighbours!

PS1: Photo of a friendly pooch from Miami, where I’m currently living la dolce vita for a few days.

January 23rd, 2018