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Kitten Bowl III Party at Last Hope Animal Rescue

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 23, 2016

On Super Bowl 50 Sunday, furball fans at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh enjoyed food, face painting, and cheering on the Last Hope Lions, their home team of kitties playing in the Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl III.

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 7, 2016. Volunteer MIKE DAY, 13, of Wantagh, looks as if he's giving coaching advice to the gray kitten player with the red collar on TV in Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III. At Last Hope Animal Rescue's Open House, the guests cheer on their team, the Last Hope Lions, which the tiny tabby szs a member of. Over 100 adoptable kittens from Last Hope Inc and North Shore Animal League of America participated in the pretaped games, and the Home and Family Felines won the 2016 championship, which first aired the day of Super Bowl 50. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. Volunteer MIKE DAY, 13, of Merrick, looks as if he’s giving coaching advice to the tabby team member on TV in Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III, at Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Open House. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

The Open House guests were thrilled when host Beth Stern, an animal activist and spokesperson for North Shore Animal League America, introduced tabby cat Alexander, the Mayor of Last Hope. Ms. Stern explained Alex is available for adoption and then kissed him, which he accepted like a purr-fect gentleman.

Wantagh, New York, USA. 7th February 2016. Volunteer LAURA LANG holds Tabby cat ALEXANDER, the Mayor of Last Hope Rescue, wearing a glittery gold hat during Last Hope Animal Rescue's Open House during Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III television special. Alexander appeared on the TV show with its host B. Stern, who announced Alex is available for adoption. People at the center watched the game and cheered on their team, the Last Hope Lions. Over 100 adoptable kittens from Last Hope Inc and North Shore Animal League America participated in the taped games, and the Home and Family Felines won the 2016 championship, which first aired the day of Super Bowl 50. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. Volunteer LAURA LANG holds ALEXANDER, the Mayor of Last Hope Rescue, at the center’s Open House during Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl III. Alex appeared on the show with host Beth Stern. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 7, 2016. Tabby cat ALEXANDER, the Mayor of Last Hope Rescue, is available for adoption during Last Hope Animal Rescue's Open House during Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III. Alexander appeared on the TV show with its host B. Stern. The adoption center's volunteers and visitors watched the game on TV and cheered on their team, the Last Hope Lions. Over 100 adoptable kittens from Last Hope Inc and North Shore Animal League America participated in the taped games, and the Home and Family Felines won the 2016 championship, which first aired the day of Super Bowl 50. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. ALEXANDER, the Mayor of Last Hope Rescue, in Wantagh, is available for adoption.  (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Another exciting highlight was when Tiger – one of the tiny tabby players in Kitten Bowl III – visited the party with his new family, Charlie Brown and Melanie Benedetto. The now 7-month-old celebrity sported a fur-ociously cute harness with skull and crossbones, and after graciously allowing his fans to see him up close, jumped on top of a nearby tall cage.

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 7, 2016. Tiger the tabby cat, one of the team players in the Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III, is with his new family, CHARLIE BROWN, who's holding the star whose new name is Yogi, and MELANIE BENEDETTO, of Massapequa, at Last Hope Animal Rescue's Open House, where the adoption center's volunteers and visitors watch the game on TV and cheer on their team, the Last Hope Lions. Over 100 adoptable kittens from Last Hope Inc and North Shore Animal League America participated in the taped games, and the Home and Family Felines won the 2016 championship, which first aired the day of Super Bowl 50. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Wantagh, NY, USA. Feb. 7, 2016. Player Tiger in Hallmark Channel Kitten Bowl III is with his new family, L-R, MELANIE BENEDETTO and CHARLIE BROWN, at Last Hope Animal Rescue’s Open House, where guests  watched the taped game on TV. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Though Kitten Bowl victory escaped the grasp of Last Hope Lions’ tiny paws, the cute catheletes feel like winners, since they and all 100+ kittens in the game have been adopted.

Adoptable (as of 2/23/16) cats & dogs in my Last Hope Open House gallery:

  • ALEXANDER the Mayor of Last Hope
  • WOODBURY the calm, sociable tabby
  • HALLIE the affectionate white & orange beagle
  • FORD the friendly gray pit mix

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Interested in adopting a cat or dog on Long Island, or learning ways you can help ones without furr-ever homes?  Visit:  LastHopeAnimal Rescue.org

Last Hope Cleo

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
December 31, 2015

This year our family welcomed a furry new member – Cleo, a tabby cat we adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation in Wantagh.

Cleo the tabby cat at home on Sept. 1, 2015, after being adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wantagh, New York, USA (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, New York, USA. Sept. 1, 2015. Cleo Parry surveys her new kingdom – uhm, home – after being adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation in Wantagh. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

A volunteer at Last Hope told me Cleo was a friendly stray, possibly abandoned by her family, when she was picked up and brought to a veterinarian.  When she was spayed, her left ear was clipped, or tipped, so it would be easy to tell she had the operation. So Cleo’s our clipped ear cutie.

Cleo the tabby cat at home on Sept. 1, 2015, after being adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wantagh, New York, USA (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, New York, USA. Sep. 1, 2015. Cleo Parry the yoga cat forgot her mat. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Now Cleo’s about 1 1/2 years old, and zips upstairs, checks the rooms, and flies back down at the speed of light, and when you hold her, she melts into your arms.

It wasn’t love at first sight for Cleo and her sister Hurricane Hillary, who had been Top Cat (and sole cat) after her older sister Minnie died 8 months earlier. But Cleo was super interested in her new sibling, and kept jumping over pet gates and into trouble with Hillary.

Cleo the tabby cat at home on Sept. 1, 2015, after being adopted from Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Wantagh, New York, USA (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, New York, USA. Sept. 1, 2015. Cleo Parry catnaps, after zipping up and down, and up and down, and around. (© 2015 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Then Cleo’s persistence paid off, and Hillary once again started enjoying having someone to play with, sit with in sunny windows, and help remind me when it’s time for their breakfast or food treats.

UPDATE: related post, 2/23/2016: Last Hope’s Open House for Kitten Bowl III

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Flurry of Snowfalls

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
April 6, 2014

During Long Island’s winter of 2013-2014, it snowed…

Merrick, New York, U.S. January 21, 2014. Snow falls heavily on the windy elevated platform of the Merrick LIRR train station as towns declare snow emergency, with up to 10 inches of snow expected. The Metropolitan Transit Authority added extra afternoon trains to Long Island Rail Road. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Merrick, NY, U.S. January 21, 2014. Snowy, windy elevated platform of the Merrick LIRR train station. (© 2014 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

and snowed…

Hillary cat looking out window with orchids and evergreen tree plants in it on snowy morning, February 5, 2014, Merrick, New York, USA (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Long Island, NY, U.S. – Feb. 5, 2014 – Cat looking out window on snowy morning, February 5, 2014, Merrick, New York, USA (© 2014 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

and snowed…

Photo galleries: Snows January 2014  &   Snows February 2014

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(and snowed….)

Photos Captured with iPhone 4S

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
October 15, 2011

Yesterday, October 14, 2011, at 12:24 PM I signed for my iPhone 4S, my first iPhone ever.

Young boy at Long Island Center of Photography's Family Portrait Day gallery reception at African American Museum, Hempstead, New York, USA, on October 16, 2011. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

Hempstead, New York, USA. October 16, 2011. Family Portrait Day gallery reception at African American Museum. (© 2011 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

iPhone 4S photo: I took the above unretouched photo on Oct. 16, 2011, during Long Island Center of Photography‘s Reception for the Family Portrait Day exhibit at the African American Museum in Hempstead, NY.

When the doorbell rang and I saw the UPS delivery person with the smaller-than-a-brick-size brown box, I smiled, rhetorically asking, “Is that it – the iPhone?” I explained I was happy to see him, since I’d planned to stay home that day until I could sign for the phone, however long it took. He laughed, saying I sure wasn’t the first to tell him that.

After listening one last time to voice messages on the 2+ years old LG Dare and backing up Contacts, I connected the black  iPhone 4S to the Mac via USB, followed easy directions to activate the phone, synched it with my apps, music, books, enabled iCloud and iMessage, downloaded the Verizon Contact Transfer app… in short, I was adding a tiny computer to my network.

The least fun was after I synched apps. I ended up with 11 screens of apps, so – from iTunes on my Mac – I spent about 20 minutes organizing the apps onto 2 screens. Then when I hit “synch” a message asked if I really wanted to delete a particular app, and I wasn’t 100% sure, so I hit “cancel.”  But that didn’t just cancel deleting the app (which it turns out I did want to delete), but I was back to 11 screens of apps! So I had to start all over again.

The second least fun was when I synced Contacts.  I over-synched, using gmail, Calendar apps, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange…,  and ended up with up to 6 duplicates of certain contacts. Less (synching) would have been more (efficient).

photo of Singapura cat taken with iPhone 4S the first day it came out, October 14, 2011. As is straight from camera, unretouched, full-resolution, 3264x2448, sRGB, 72ppi, f/2.8, 1/15, ISO 800, AWB.  © 2011 Ann Parry, All rights reserved, Ann-Parry.com (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

October 14, 2011.  Singapura cat photo captured with iPhone 4S the first day it came out. As is straight from camera, unretouched, full-resolution, 3264×2448, sRGB, 72ppi, f/2.8, 1/15, ISO 800, AWB. (© 2011 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

iPhone 4S photo: I captured the above photo the night of October, 14, 2011, in a  corner of room, with lens inches from cat’s face. Auto white balance is great.

Siri seems promising, though I haven’t given it much of a test run yet. When I asked it, “What will tomorrow’s weather be like?” it said “It looks windy” and showed the week’s weather forecast for my town on the screen. The biggest iPhone 4S fun I’m looking forward to is having face time calls with my brother’s family, once their iPhone 4S phones arrive later this month.

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