Riley and the Kittens

Posted on September 3rd, by James McAllen in Uncategorized. No Comments

Legend has it that she was a 9/11 survivor, found as a kitten, along with her brother Mackey, in Battery Park City shortly after the dust settled, abandoned or orphaned by a mother cat who may have perished in the attacks. It was probably just a story made up by the dude at the animal shelter in the hopes that they would be adopted quickly, but as the saying goes, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”

In the end, Riley McAllen lived 17 years, had two confirmed mouse kills, and was admired by all those who came in contact with her. She will be missed.

She came to live with me through a series of fortunate, and no so fortunate events, during a previous relationship. When a fat-bottomed … Read More »