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"Have you ever wanted to eat a New York City pigeon?" -Ernie the Cat

"The ability to empathize in humorous pictures has always been rare. Judging by Tony Mendoza's slyly funny pictures of dogs and cats, the photographer either has an extraordinary feeling of empathy for these favored domestic creatures, or he is a dog or a cat."

Owen Edwards
American Photographer


Mendoza's selected thoughts on, and responses by, Ernie the cat.

Ernie was a born predator. Maybe a part of him still longed for his ancestral jungle home. Every morning he would go out on the roof outside the kitchen window and stalk the pigeons who sat on the edge. He did this every morning for two years, and he never got any closer than ten feet.