Monday, August 30, 2010


Tank is an old friend. This bodega cats takes his job seriously, napping in the back room to keep an eye on the rear door and occasionally walking into the front to make sure everything is in order. Tank weighs approximately 20 lbs and does not does not put up with any "funny business."

Monday, July 26, 2010

New special on tomatoes!

Fruit thieves beware! This cat keeps his eyes on the produce. Give him pets and treats, though, and he might give you a deal on those tomatoes. Unless, of course, he's napping, in which case he is not to be bothered...

Coco, new life among cans

Coco, the resident cat at the bodega on Driggs and Eckford, is new to the bodega life and responsibilities. Her original owner lived nearby, but had to move to Bushwick to a "no cats" apartment building. She gave Coco to the bodega as a guard cat. At first, Coco was overwhelmed by her responsibilities, but now she is settling in and very friendly towards the shoppers, occasionally meowing advice on what they should buy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sleeping on the job...

Meet Sophia, the cat in charge of the bodega at 6th Ave. and King Street in Manhattan. Usually a very active cat, she is found here taking a quick cat nap before the afternoon rush.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Bodega: a small store or shop that sells items such as candy, ice-cream, soft drinks, lottery tickets, cigarettes and other tobacco products, newspapers and magazines, along with a selection of processed food and perhaps some groceries. (Wikipedia)

Cat: (Felis catus), also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felines and felids, is a small domesticated carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and ability to hunt vermin and household pests. Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world. (Wikipedia)

Welcome to BodegaCats, a website devoted to showcasing NYC's finest guard felis cati across the five boroughs. We encourage you to send in photos of your favorite bodega cats with names and locations.