After 15 years in Manhattan, people often ask me when I knew I was a real New Yorker. The answer is right away, when I realized that I had an instant affinity for bodega cats. I love those little furballs, napping on top of the fruit at the local deli, or standing guard at the door. I even have a Flickr album full of ones I've found along the way.
And so I love it even more when places like WNYC put together videos, like the one below, "Bodega Cats in Their Own Words." It's refreshing to think that I'm not the only one who wants to leave the deli with a sandwich and a tabby.