Because I’ve been an animal person all my life, I get sent a lot of animal-related email by my friends and family (which I love, by the way, never stop). Often they’re just links to funny videos or forwarded chains, but this one from my friend Tim included the above photograph and a story anyone familiar with cats will appreciate. From Tim:
I had an “only in New York” moment this morning while walking in Riverside Park. There was a guy who had brought his cat with him to workout. He was doing pushups and stretches in a narrow grassy strip between the major biker/runner throughway and a smaller sidewalk. The cat was on a leash and was doing what cats do best, not giving a f**k. But it was before 9 AM, so there were many people letting their dogs run free. The cat didn’t appear to care at all, even when a ridiculous looking dog hopped up on the bench next to it and started barking and generally losing its mind. Luckily that dog was on a leash, and the woman walking it didn’t allow it to get too close. But the cat wasn’t bothered one bit. It just sat there pretending the dog didn’t exist.