Welcome to Urban Kitty professional cat sitting! Cats have always been a special part of my life and I am comfortable with all cats - shy cats, grumpy cats,
big cats, little cats, finnicky cats, elderly cats and cats with health challenges like diabetes, IBS, kidney disease and allergies.
I volunteer at PAWS, driving cats between shelters, cleaning condos and offering love, fresh food and clean litter to kitties at Cat City.
I grew up in Philadelphia and arrived in Seattle 20 years ago by way of Brooklyn. I studied fine arts, and have worked in television, and with senior communities here in Seattle.
Many cats I've known have been unforgettable. Rufus Rough-Cut was one, a scruffy old stray who sauntered into my life at 12 and never left. He was the protector of all creatures large and small in our neighborhood and universally adored. Today, I live with Sammy and Oznot, and their little sister Jenny. She is named for Ester Averill's 1950's books about a little black cat who adventures in NYC. She wears a red scarf!
Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.