Sunday, July 6, 2008

Lion-hunting in NYC—It's a jungle out there!

I'm sure you've heard New York described as a concrete jungle. Well, this evening at dusk, my Mommy and I decided to go lion hunting. See what big cats we have lurking on the quiet streets of the Village. You may be surprised!

The first lion we saw seemed harmless enough. Just watch your fingers when you use this doorknocker!

Lions in the Village are very tricky. Can you find the lion in this photo???

He's hiding behind the bushes, ready to pounce!

As soon as I lay down to take a little rest and catch my breath, what do you suppose I heard behind this pretty planter of flowers? Yep! Another lion, just waiting to attack!

Oops, this isn't a lion. It's just a scary line. Of people waiting to buy cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery. It's the biggest lion, err, I mean, line we spotted - nearly half a block long! "They're just cupcakes, people!!!!"

I spotted two lions in the Bleecker Street playground! With innocent children carelessly crawling over them. I felt very happy to be on this side of the fence around the playground for once.

These two scary lions were on either side of a doorway. A man came out and told us that lots of punks take photos of this doorway because it's the building where Sid Vicious died! But he said that Mommy and I didn't look like punk rockers. (Although sometimes I do wear my hair in a faux hawk when I have on my tattoo-print hoodie...)

Yikes!!! A big ferocious lion hiding in the midst of all these toys! I wonder if the doll on top of him knows what's going on??? Run!!!

Finally I subdued this lion and lioness with a bloodcurling snarl. I am the lion-tamer of the West Village! I have to give due credit to Bear's Daddy for this inspiration for this lion-hunt. Maybe next we'll go bear hunting together. I swear a saw a few of those hiding behind lampposts. 

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for wild animals in your neighborhoods. And remember, it really IS a jungle out there!


Toffee said... certainly are the "big cat" tamer of the "hood"...I hope that you don't take them lion down...ha! I am soooo punny...seriously! I ain't lion! ha ha ha ha ha!

Are the cupcakes REALLY that good at Magnolia?? I mean really worth standing in lion for? ha. Seriously...I am feline so silly...

Deefor said...

New York is a scary city. Good thing you are a really fearless doggie. I've seen foxes, coyotes, deer, antelope, and big horn sheep in Colorado-- but Thank Dog-- no lions.


i said...

Is that a lion city or a jungle city? So many lions around!

That's one long line waiting for the cupcakes! Really that good?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
I've heard that description of NYC and now you are showing us the pictures that prove it!
You are so breve hunting them!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

There sure is lots of lion in NYC. You sure are brave to get so near them..

~ Girl girl

Molly the Airedale said...

We never knew there were that many lions roaming the street in NYC! Thanks for letting us know, Petey! We're staying in Connecticut for sure!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Woah! No lions in master chew sits. I would FREAK if I saw one. Petey, you are one brave little dude.


Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Petey..

Ya sure have a peck 'o lions around there....thank goodness they're not the attack kind...that line 'o people waitin' fer cupcakes reminds us of the line of folks waitin' fer the SOUP NATZI in the Big Apple...ya live near him or is he outta business?

Dewey Dewster here....

Stanislaw said...

I'm sure you've got one ferocious growl to keep those lions in check. They sure look like they have some major respect for you. Did you mark that territory and claim it as yours? So they must recognize YOU as the king of that jungle.

Daisy said...

Whoa! Who knew so many lions lived in the concrete jungle! You are a good lion-hunter, Petey.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow! NYC sure has alot of lions everywhere all ready to ambush.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

I'm not suwe I'm evew going outside again...sheesh That'seggzackly whewe I walk...I could have been devouwewed..maybe I should hiwe you as a guawd...
You would haveloved that lawn Petey...lawn tennis is the best
smoochie kisses

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh man THEY ARE NOT KIDDING when they say it is a jungle out carefull little buddy..Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

omdog! HIDE! Those are cats to the 30th degree or somthing! I am glad we don't have those around here!

Eric said...

Yikes! Lion taming at dusk? In the hood? You mad? Member they are just bigger versions of our home kitties Petey and you know what they say bout them ...let sleeping kitties lie .. or was that doggies? Did you get a cat cake at Magnolia Bakery? MMmmmmmm. Eric x