Leopard cub belly! SQUEE!
Violinist Eleanor Bartsch recently discovered that Kelly and Viola, two elephants at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, really like dancing to “Concerto for Two Violins” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bartsch decided to practice the piece for the animals before performing it with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and it appears Kelly and Viola greatly appreciated the performance.
Bodega Cats In Their Own Words is a wonderful web series from WNYC that tells the stories of different cats who reside in various corner stores (bodegas) around New York City and all its boroughs. Each cat’s story is told in the first person, incorporating in what life had been before the store. “There’s no cat quite like the New York City bodega cat—killer of rats, fixture of the detergent aisle, silent observer of the human condition. If only these cats could talk. Well, now they can.”
Oliver talks about the luxuries of bodega life, and how one Upper West Side lady saved him from the streets of Yonkers:
Little Carmel, a kitten in Ridgewood, Queens, tells the story of her brief life so far:
And finally, there’s Victoria and Sheeba of Park Slope, Brooklyn: