Today we are going to the East Village in New York, to a pet store, more precisely, to Whiskers Holistic Pet Care on 235 E 9th St, close to 2nd Ave. As for the other murals I posted, this one was made by Chico and features several animals.
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If you look closely, you will see that some of the animals have probably crossed the Rainbow Bridge, since it is written “in loving memory.” And indeed:
Phil Klein, the co-owner of Whiskers, is happy to be one of them. Mr. Klein asked Mr. Garcia to paint a small mural of the pet shop’s logo in 2008. In the years since, a crack has developed on the wall’s face, forcing the city to remove it.
Mr. Klein can recall when he first saw Mr. Garcia’s work in 1991. “I used to pass by it every day,” he said. “It started to feel familiar. Now you can’t walk three blocks and not see a Chico.”
Three years ago, Mr. Klein asked Mr. Garcia to paint a mural based on the company logo, which depicts two of Mr. Klein’s favorite former pets.
For the latest project he wants three animals depicted. “I said, ‘Hey Chico, I need my dogs and cats in there, but for everything else, just do what you want,’” Mr. Klein recalled. ”You don’t want to tell a master too much of what to do.”
Earlier this week, Mr. Garcia was hard at work on the mural. Nearby, balanced on a saw horse, rest paint-dappled photos of three of the pets Mr. Klein wants featured in the mural. Two have passed on, but the third, a cat named Rachel, is still alive.
Ain’t that a lovely mural?
On a lighter note… Look! My human saw this poster in the window and thought it was Sammy! It does look like Sammy! Is that you Sammy?
I love seeing this and Sammy, is that indeed you? I see Mr. Bill there too. xoxox
We like that mural…and that looks like a cool store too!
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Nice murals. Oh no, it’s Mr. Bill! Heh heh.
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What a stunning mural. Mom says if she was able to walk by something like that everyday, she would always have a smile on her face. The cat in the sunglasses really does look like Sam, especially since you can’t see the feet. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
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Next time my human is in New York, she is going to look for these murals!
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This mural looks wonderful, I love it. Thank you for sharing, it is a very good idea. Purrs!
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that looks lovely Texas,xx SPeedy
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What a beautiful murals. It looks like Sammy is taking a vacation :) Pawkiss :)
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Mes parents et ma soeur seront en visite à New-York à la fin du mois… Il faut absolument que je les envoie à cette adresse !
Merci pour le partage.
Caresses aux minets.
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What a wonderful mural and story :) and boy that is Sammy!! or his double ;) Hugs Fozziemum xx
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Love it. So cheerful even if some of the pets have passed on. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly
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Wow these are amazing x
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Hi Texas! What a great group of murals……..as for that poster – well – I WISH it was me – I’d quite like to be a poster star but sadly – he’s just a ginger who looks like me……I do like that baseball cap of his though – I may have to petition Mom to find one for me!!!! Happy Sunday!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
The ginger cat does look like he could be Sammy’s twin!! Love these murals…thanks for showing them since I’ll never see them I’ll never see them in person.
These murals are awesome!
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That’s Sammy! I’m sure, he wore those sunglasses at the camp ground :o)
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It must be Sammy! We all think so.
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We look forward to seeing these beautiful murals every Caturday. We never realized there were so many cool pet murals in NYC. We definitely think that is Sammy in that mural!!! Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S.)
Sympas ces peintures murales ,j’aime bien le chat avec son bob !
That’s another great mural. We will have to look for these when we are in the City!
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Love the mural Texas…Momz is a big fan of street art…She lived in that neighborhood back in prehistoric times and sh’e glad to see such positive changes in the neighborhood
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I’ll bet you miss that store!!!!! I know I would love to have a store like that around here!!! Great post!!
****clapping paws**** these are just great!
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Mowzers what cool murals! And yes that MUST be Sammy!!
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That is such a great mural – or as the human calls it .. muriel!!!! MOL I love the colour as well as the sentiment :)))
That poster sure looks like Sammy!!!
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what?! that wasn’t Sammy??? and we liked this mural the best so far
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Ces peintures murales sont très amusantes !
J’espère qu’elles vont attirer des clients !
En tous cas, j’aime beaucoup !
Caresses aux félins !
Lovely kitties everywhere and I love that 1800 number!!!
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cela attire notre attention, et on s’arrête pour admirer le beau mur.
Opale et SOnye
That is a lovely mural. I enjoy seeing them each week.
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Oh what a joy to see such lovely work! If only more people did such wonderful things. Thank you for a lovely post :-)
Those are some fantastic paintings! Thanks for sharing them!
Also, Texas, of course ALL the chairs are mine, buddy! Heh heh heh!
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We love those murals! And we even saw Mr. Bill!
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It’s furry pretty. We’d walk in!
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Sammy is famous!!
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I’ve been there and wish there were more places like that. Maybe the ginger cat is Morris?
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So neat! Great murals. You make me miss NYC :-)
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Beautiful murals Texas!!! Thansk for sharing them with us.
Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too.
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COOL mural !
Me would LOVE go shopping in that store :)
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