I saw my fair share of cats while living in New York, but I (thankfully) never saw one in the subway. I do wonder, though, with the rampant rat problem within New York’s subway system if there isn’t a gang of feral cats happily living on a buffet de rat underground.
While Sadie, a plump grey and whit cat, doesn’t live amongst the live subway tracks, she does keep the rodents in check at New York’s Transit Museum — or at least that’s why she was brought in.
Emily of I Ride the Harlem Line is a frequent visitor of the museum and on her latest trip she was able to snap a few photos of sweet Sadie.
Upon a visit to the museum, I had this conversation with the ticket collector:
Me: So is the rat catcher around today?
Him: The what?
Me: The cat. Sadie. Is she around?
Him: (Laughs) She’s around somewhere, probably catching more Z’s than rats though!
Check out her post and adorable snapshots of the city’s most well fed employee.
Image: I Ride the Harlem Line