Slow Adventures in Slothville

May 9, 2008

R.I.P Felix

Filed under: Family, Photography — shhville @ 12:42 am

Felix the Cat, our old curmudgeon of almost 22 years, died on Tuesday. Instead of waxing nostalgic, I’m going to post some old photos and re-publish a post from Fall of 2006 about a little conversation we had. Felix had a good, long life. He killed many a squirrel, irked many a human, and was the king of his territory until the very end.

Felix: “Hey, Sloth, what’s up?”

Sloth: “Nothing, really, I just came to visit for a few days, how are you?”

Felix: “That’s a stupid question. I am completely awesome in every way as always. I’m going to sleep in your lap now because you are the most boring person in the world and you’re allergic to me.” *snore*

Mom: “Did you notice that Felix has a toenail in his ear?”

Sloth: “………He has a what in his what?”

Mom: “He has another cat’s claw embedded in his ear. See it? It’s sticking right out.”

Felix: “No it’s not.”

Sloth: “I thought you were asleep.”

Felix: “I WAS asleep, chatterbox. I do not have a claw in my ear and anyways, I kicked that fucking cat’s ASS. You should have been there, I wrecked him.”

Sloth: “So… that how you got the clearly visible claw stuck in your ear?”

Felix: “How would you like a claw stuck in your EYE?”

Mom: “I think he’s feeling a little sensitive about it.”

Fast forward four hours……

Mom: “Hey, Felix, come here a sec, I want to show you something.”

Felix: “Oh, my enthusiasm. It is palpable. What could you possibly – oh, a towel. I love towels. I can sleep on it, eh? And then you’ll put it in Slothy’s bathroom so when she towels off it will make her sneeze? Why does that never stop being funny?”

Mom: “Great idea. Just come here and I’ll wrap you in the towel and hold you in my lap so you can take a nap.”

Felix: “Sweet!” *purrrrrrrrrrrrrr* “Oh! Sloth, hi – I was just dozing here and, uh…..what the fuck??? Dude, get those fucking tweezers away from me, man, I am not even kidding I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING.”

Sloth: “Oh my god, this is so gross. There’s too much blood, I have to go get a paper towel.”

Mom: “Get the hydrogen peroxide too.”

Felix: “Yeah, and don’t forget your last will and testament because I AM SO GOING TO KILL YOU TEN TIMES IN A ROW.”

Fast forward ten minutes……..

Mom: “Did you get it?”

Sloth: “Almost.”


Sloth: “Got it.”

Mom: “Ew.”

Sloth: “Gross.”

Felix: “Can I still sleep in the towel?”



  1. Sleep well, kitty.

    Comment by Jack — May 9, 2008 @ 8:20 am

  2. Requiescat in pace Mr. Felix.

    Comment by wunelle — May 9, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

  3. I’m so sorry…I know what it’s like to have a completely awesome all black cat. Felix will be missed.

    Comment by Julie — May 10, 2008 @ 1:37 am

  4. Wow! 22 years! Felix was a badass! He’s leaving black fur all over white towels in Kitty Heaven now. (I’m just assuming since all dogs go to heaven that cats also get to go.)

    I love that silhouette pic. You will be missed Mr. Felix.

    Comment by Seth — May 14, 2008 @ 12:43 am

  5. I remember that post… Felix will live on.

    Comment by E-Lo — May 14, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

  6. I remember that post too!!! And thats his bloody paw print, isn’t it?

    I love that 2nd to last photo – B/W shadow of him. And the pic of you and him in the kitchen. So tender.

    RIP Felix.

    Comment by Cat — May 15, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

  7. Not blood, paint! We were painting the back hallway and he just strolled on through.

    The b&w photo of him sniffing the amaryllis bulb is hanging in the front hallway.

    We’re a hallway kind of family.

    Thanks for your comments everyone. More pop culture bullshit coming soon…

    Comment by shhville — May 15, 2008 @ 11:52 pm

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