Even though I mostly see him feeding pigeons, I’ve been calling this older gentleman The Catman since I first spotted him feeding cats at the Bi-Rite parking lot on Griffin and Broadway. He would show up during the evening hours and out of nowhere a bunch of cats would congregate for a late meal. Sometimes I’d go by and see the cats waiting, with the catman nowhere in sight. It’s an odd thing to see cats hanging out on a busy corner with cars and people going by, acting all nonchalant. I haven’t seen them or their caretaker at that corner in awhile, but I did see him buying cat food at the dollar store kitty corner (!) from the Bi-Rite, so they must be getting fed somewhere. I should have taken a pic when I had the chance, oh well. But I do have a few of pigeon feeding in action! Click ahead if yer interested.
No, I’m not stalking this man, he just often wears the same jacket. Functionality trumps fashion, always. These pics were all taken on different days when I happened to see him out and about.
Loaded down with just purchased cat food, and some lotto tickets to boot!
On a rainy day he wore a different jacket. Of all the different LH characters, he’s undoubtedly my favorite: slowly ambling along, minding his own business, doing his thing, stopping often to sit and rest, looking around to see what’s happening, eating folded slices of bread from the same bag he feeds to the pigeons. There’s something reassuring running into him all the time, on the street or at the post office where he keeps a mail box; I don’t know him but I’m always glad to see him around.
Here’s a short clip of the feeding in action. I hope to eventually do a post of a few other LH characters, let’s see if it pans out.