A Next Level Local Politician
by Nicholas P, published on The I UV, on September 8, 2018
Hello All!!! Day 2 of the new season, and I just had the most wonderful conversation with one of our help desk reps….in guess where? Wait for it……Tulsa, Oklahoma! How randomly fantastic is that! Shout out to the midwest, NYC sees ya. New friends rule. First time I ever wrote a novella on the follow up survey, lol. Even though it was about more than a password reset .
While it’s already shaping up to be an interesting year to say the least, I’m glad to be back, and look forward to the ‘internal gps’ walks again. The last few weeks of the summer have been a training camp of sorts, though the walks mainly are to and from the place where I’m helping out with some cat sitting for a few.
Not really a job, as they’re a good outside crew, lead by my bestie I mentioned a while ago, lol. Did a whole spiel about how she helped me through losing my bud Gizmo, and she remains an awesome lil Being.
In the few weeks since I’ve been doing it, I noticed some things around the neighborhood, and with this “cat” that has not only cracked me up, but helped me realize how animals really do have a lot to say and are great teachers/guides. Always have I guess. Just haven’t noticed it in the past like these days.
So about a week ago I’m outside just chilling, when I see this enormous shape, like Ginormous, turning the corner as my bestie froze on the lawn. It was the Biggest, most massive St. Bernard I’ve ever seen! What up Kenzo!!
Could tell he was cool just by the way he walked, lol, and stopped over to say hello. I’m saying what’s up to this awesome dude, who decided to just have a seat on the sidewalk in front of the house (which he now does every time he turns the corner, lol) and hang for a few. Always cool to meet a new friendly pet and their friendly cool humans.
(friendly Chewie….it’s ok to be friendly, lol. Dude curses at everyone btw, lol, it feels a little less personal now that I saw him go in on my elderly neighbor doing PT in the hallway, but still wish he would just chill..nothing to be afraid of here, or anywhere. Please Tell your humans….won’t stop loving you, I don’t mind curses, lol, was raised on Richard Pryor’s comedy, ).
Anyway, Kenzo gets up and takes his human home, who is super nice, and when I turn around I’m getting the most stank side eye from bestie. She was like ‘Oh. I see how it is. All about Kenzo and his Big Face, huh?’, lol. Would have been a great pic.
So a few days later, as I sat out front with her (bestie’s all Heart, forgives like no-one’s business, lol), I noticed someone in the neighborhood placed a few cans at the edge of the driveway. These cats, while technically “feral”, eat better than I do, lol, and have the bodies to prove it. Still, always appreciate an extra can for my friends and just sat petting the bestie in the driveway. Then:
-A woman pushing a youngin’ in a stroller then crosses the street, and bestie heads straight for the stroller. “My daughter loves that cat! She makes me pass by and stop every day to see her to say hi”. Awesome, she does have quite the personality and this lil lady in the stroller’s face just lit up when bestie said what up.
-A few moments later, a woman is walking past the house holding hands with her kid…and once again, bestie gets up and heads right over, and both of their faces just Lit up. I just watched from the stoop and smiled at the scene. Bestie walking her the length of the property. This cat is a Bestie to a lot of folks on the block apparently, lol.
-A Dad and his son walk by, and the kid changed his trajectory when he saw us on the porch as he didn’t expect to see anyone, held on to Pop’s hand, but him and bestie shared a ‘what up bud!’ look, and the kid kept looking back over his shoulder until they turned the corner.
(Lil Dude? You can totally stop by anytime and say whatup, that’s your homie, and don’t mind us, we’re the help for a few, and we’re cool, lol)
-Fast forward a few hours, and as we’re hanging on the stoop, a car pulls up to park in front of the house. Parking is premium in Queens, lol, even on blocks with houses. Once again, bestie leaves my side and bolts over to this woman. “She greets me everyday when I come home, it makes my day”, she explained, as she saw my look.
Only the look wasn’t for her.
(“Oh. I see how it is. I’m not the only bestie. All about these new humans. Kinda like she eyed me when I was hanging w Kenzo, haha).
I felt a type of way for a sec, as we have this great story, and a great bond….actually looked away for a sec as she and bestie walked down the sidewalk path together, lol. It was a brief second, lol, because the Smiling Eyes of this Woman said it all.
This kitty indeed has touched a lot of lives in her/THE world, and it’s pretty awesome that the Joy and Love she brings to her home base humans every day extends wayyyy beyond the 5 of us….and the property. She just Lights up so many people’s day, and we had no idea!
Now in these times of reading the latest drops,
(by the by, and Im ALL about ALL, lol….if like every system out there is corrupted to distract somewhat, in need of fundamental change and growth, would the same not hold true for the letter that rhymes with true? Alls I AM saying, and could be SL’s influence, lol, is that WE are the ONES we’ve been waiting for. Ain’t no saviors coming, cause we’re all here now. )
and all the talk about the Midterm elections and whatnot, the last week had me reflecting on something:
This tiny black “feral” cat, with an awesome personality, a huge Heart, the way she greets everyone with that open Heart, and the Joy and Love she brings, has done more for that area than any local, state or federal politician ever will, lol.
She’s become part of the fabric of a small niche in Rego Park, and her greetings and niceness are a Huge part of a Lot of people’s day.
Young, Old, Pick a Race (this is Queens, we have everyone here, lol, and it’s awesome!), Female, Male, ALL who she interacts with come away smiling and feeling a bit better. She has a lot fans, lol. Annnd someone’s now leaving dry food too, smh. These cats are too much, as she also has supporting players who aren’t as comfy w people, but are also beauties to behold and play their roles to perfection, lol.
(Ok unless you’re a bird, but we’ve made some progress with that, and are a work in progress in that area, lol).
What isn’t seen is how the folks who are touched by her carry the energy from that interaction onward, and who knows, may even be a little more friendly, feel a little lighter in their Hearts,
and look out for each other more. She’s definitely changed the neighborhood for the better. Love her lots, and I’m not alone in that.
Shit, I’d vote for her over anyone out there these days, lol. As I’m sure a lot of the neighborhood would. Probably going to vote for her in November, what she gives out is a message I can get behind, lol. One Love!
“Ok you know the drill…you lay here and look cute, while I go shake some hands. There’s more cans in it for you if you do!”