Monday Miracle: Uptown Dolly Is NYC’s Rescue Kitten About Town


Uptown Dolly is a tiny (for now) kitten with a big, bold attitude. She was scooped up as a rescue kitty in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan (hence her geographically inspired moniker), and now that she’s found a happy home, she’s become a burgeoning star around town as she sashays to the hottest spots spreading a pro-rescue message.

I first came across Uptown Dolly when she popped up on my Instagram feed. A rapper I follow, Jean Grae, was hosting a Hugathon in Union Square, offering up free hugs and candy in a bid to put a smile on the faces of passersby. Somehow, Uptown Dolly got involved in the jaunt and stole the show.

Since then, I’ve learned from her Instagram account that she loves to take walks around town. When she does, people seem instantly drawn to this little kitten. Swoons ensue.

Uptown Dolly appears quite the fearless little type when she’s out and about. While she’s got the face of a cutie pie and definitely radiates a welcoming vibe, she can also affect the sort of disposition that lets untoward folk (and unruly dogs) know that she doesn’t take any mess.

Along with a penchant for brunch, Uptown Dolly also seems to enjoy spending her time frolicking among vinyl records.

Most wonderfully, it seems that as Uptown Dolly is racking up months (her online profile says she’s three months old) and starting to put on pounds, she has also developed an enthusiastic taste for beer (or at least just licking and snuggling the bottle), as these pics prove.

Of course, after supping down the hops, Uptown Dolly then likes to take the traditional post-beer nap. Consider her a fast learner in the ways of life.

Mosey on over to Uptown Dolly’s Instagram account to check out more pics of this sassy feline on the rise.

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.

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