Hello and welcome to Suffragette Kitty.
My publicist and I put together this little guide to help you figure out who is who and what is where.
Louisa May Alcatt – That’s me, the one with the green eyes. That’s my bestie, Scrabble, with the green ears. I am a reincatation of the legendary writer and women’s rights advocate Louisa May Alcott. Now I’m a tortie, born July 26, 2010, somewhere on the streets on NYC. Homeless until Christmas 2012, when I found a wonderful home a whole lot closer to the Orchard House, where I first me Scrabble.
MAD – He’s my adopted dad, the guy who let me make his home mine. MAD is seldom mad. He just happens to have an unfortunate combination of initials. Besides me, he also adopted the Red Sox as a second favorite team and Boston as his home. His heart really belongs to the Cubs of his native Chicago.
My publicist – Did I say MAD’s heart belongs to the Cubs? It doesn’t. MAD’s heart belongs to my publicist, with whom he shares an unconditional friendship. She is so lucky having MAD in her life! My publicist is from my former hometown of Concord, Mass., and, like me, is a writer and huge fan of Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Once she and I got comfortable sharing MAD, she began to channel my early life and philosophies. Together we began this blog in February 2013 to champion my causes and highlight incredible women. (Once in awhile we use up a post on the happenings of my life as a cat.)
The special guests
Nina from Bay Ridge – Nina is a my nemesis. She lives a life of luxury in NYC where she is indulged with Mad Men (no relation to MAD) episodes and an endless supply of pet mice who live in the walls. MAD won’t let me have a live mouse 😦 I am so jealous.
WHDH – I’m MAD’s second daughter, and WHDH is his first. She’s the one responsible for both me finding a permanent home (thank you!) and spoiling Nina rotten.
Orchard House – This is where I lived for many years as an adult in my first iteration in Concord, Mass. It is also where I wrote “Little Women,” one of the most acclaimed American novels of all time.
Camp Fresh Pond – This is where I rent a little cabin a few days at a time to spend quality down time with other kitties. Camp Fresh Pond is in the back of a pet store in Fresh Pond Cambridge, Mass. MAD and my publicist often take advantage of my camp excursions to go out of town.
Bay Ridge – This is the Brooklyn neighborhood where I was born and Nina still lives. It’s also the same neighborhood where Tony Manero of Saturday Night Fever fame had to escape in order to “Stay Alive.” Conditions have improved since John Travolta’s famous walk down Third Avenue in 1977, seen here. Like Tony, I had to leave Bay Ridge if I was going to make it on my own.
Watertown, Mass. – This is where I live now in an apartment stocked heavily in Cubs paraphernalia, wooden duck decoys and wall art featuring Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks. Despite the decor, I am very happy.