Even Philly’s Pets Are Prepared for Pope Francis

The excitement surrounding Pope Francis’s historic visit to Philadelphia isn’t just limited to humans. Abby Brunner sent us this picture of her pup, Pope Penny, posed in front of the Dirty Frank’s Mural. Penny is wearing a miter and mozzetta from Doggie Style in Rittenhouse.

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Get Your Cat Pictures Ready: It’s Philly Window Cat Day

Queen Village Window Cat. Photo by Jackie Palmer,  hellowindowcat.tumblr.com

Queen Village Window Cat. Photo by Jackie Palmer, hellowindowcat.tumblr.com

You might not have noticed, but they’ve been keeping a close watch over our neighborhoods. Sure, they act like they’re not interested, but they notice everything that happens on your block. I’m talking about window cats.

To celebrate these sentinels of our city — and the streets and neighborhoods that they guard — we’re featuring your photos of Philly’s window cats (or dogs, if that’s more your speed). We’ve enlisted the help of local photographers, Jackie Palmer, of Oh, Hello Window Cat, and MacKenzie McAlpin, of Window Kitty to get us started.

You can post photos on any of your social networks, just be sure to include the hashtag #PhillyWindowCat or #PhillyWindowDog so that you’ll be included in our gallery. We’ve written before about the connection between our pets and our neighborhoods, so let’s make sure they’re all well represented.

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to the 8th Annual Wine in Winter



Attend an event with more than 40 local restaurants, caterers, and beverage suppliers, and help support Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware families caring for children with disabilities or serious illnesses.

We have two pairs of tickets to the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund’s eighth annual Wine in Winter event, on Friday, February 6th, at the the Normandy Hotel & Conference Center in Blue Bell. Tickets are worth $125 each, but you can enter to win a pair by signing up for Ticket’s weekly e-newsletter.

In addition to the food and drinks, there will also be a silent auction and raffles. Anyone attending can also receive a special room rate of $99 at the Normandy Farm Hotel. Get more information on the event and the Dolan Fund here

Keith Olbermann Won’t Stop Trolling Flyers Fans


To be clear, Keith Olbermann fired first.

No, he wasn’t fired (although who would be surprised) — he took a shot at Philadelphia Flyers fans by calling them illiterate.

One day later he was back at it on Twitter, taking another cheap shot at us after we shared the story:

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