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"My Angel Felix - Thank you, Twix and Mom Rebecca"
Sex: Male Weight: 16 lbs.
"My first photo of Felix - his first day at his new home."
"My favorite photo of Felix, taken in September 2008 at my mother's house after we had evacuated from Hurricane Ike."
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"A typical Felix pose - guaranteed to get Mom's attention"
"One of Felix's favorite perches. He watched me do the dishes or just hung out."
"My last photo of Felix, 10-15-2012. His tummy was shaved for the ultrasound."
"Taking a snooze. One of the very few actual cat beds Felix really liked."
"One of Felix's favorite places - my bathroom sink."
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"At my mother's house with her cat Domino. He and Felix tolerated each other."
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"My Rainbow Basket from Magnolia Blossom. Thank you!" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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Felix the Cat, Mr. Nosy, Silly Boy
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January 16th 2000
November 27th 1999
Gray and White
Catnip, being the center of attention, snuggling in my lap, watching birds outside, lying in the kitchen or bathroom sink, drinking water from the faucet
Not being the center of attention, being picked up, me working on the computer, the vacuum, dirty litter box, stale water (i.e., more than two hours old)
Catnip banana, paper wads, any paper sack or cardboard box
Favorite Nap Spot:
My lap, laundry basket, the closet
Purina DM canned food, Whiskas cat treats, almost any kind of fish (as an occasional treat)
Supervising household chores such as dishwashing and making the bed, swiping away anything in the path of his tail, just being adorable
I adopted Felix in January 2000 from the Denton (Texas) Humane Society when he was about nine weeks old. He was one of a litter of three kittens at a DHS foster home.
Felix's original name (apparently given him at his foster home) was Earl, but that didn't fit, so I named him after one of my favorite cartoon characters, and it just seemed to suit his personality. Felix is an affectionate, good-natured kitty who loves people and attention. One of his favorite spots is my lap. He is also very inquisitive and has to thoroughly investigate and sniff out anything or anyone new. He uses his nose almost as much as a dog. Felix is also a veteran traveler. He almost always comes with me when I make the 3 ½ hour trip to my mother's house (in his carrier, of course). He loves Grandma's house - there's lots of room to play, more places to sleep and more attention. It's his second home. Felix was diagnosed with diabetes in June 2010, but thanks to a change to a 100% canned food diet he is now in remission and doing great.
Update: Felix was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 12, 2012. The cancer had spread too much for chemo or other treatment to be of any real help. I made the painful decision to help him to the Bridge rather than put him through the stress of any further treatments or medication. Felix made his peaceful journey to the Bridge on October 15, 2012. I'll see you again one day, my sweet boy.
Felix the Lap Cat
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October 20th 2012 3:29 pm
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Thank you so much for the DDP honor yesterday, Catster, and thank you to my Catster friends for the rosettes, gifts, and congrats. Mom and I appreciate all of you remembering us at this difficult time.
October 15th 2012 1:30 pm
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Felix passed peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge today, October 15, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. Central Time. He is healthy and happy again.
Thank you all for your prayers, gifts, messages, and tributes to my sweet boy. They mean more to me than you'll ever know. I know that along with Critter, there were many "fur angels" who met him at Bridge, and I know I'll see him and Critter again one day.
I will try to respond individually to all of you who sent pawmails, diary comments, and rosettes/gifts, although it may take some time as I am not yet up to spending a lot of time on Catster for a little while.
God bless you all-
October 13th 2012 6:47 pm
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I am doing this entry for myself rather than for Felix because it's easier.
Felix has been not been feeling well for almost a couple of weeks now. He was having diarrhea and vomiting, and was losing weight, in spite of having a voracious appetite. I took him to the vet on Oct. 4, and after running complete bloodwork and other tests, she couldn't find what was wrong, except possibly an infection. He took antibiotics for almost a week, but there was no improvement in his symptoms.
We went back to the vet on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and she had him stay there to get fluids (he was dehydrated) and take some x-rays. The x-rays didn't give a definitive answer, only that there was something that was either a mass or inflammation. She referred him to a specialist in Houston (about 45 miles from where we live) where they could do an ultrasound and more x-rays.
The results were not good. The ultrasound revealed multiple tumors in his lungs. Today I went back to Houston and discussed with the vet where to go from here. They could do a biopsy and determine whether to do chemo or some other treatment, but there are risks involved with that surgery. More importantly to me, the vet told me frankly that his prognosis was poor, and that any such treatment would prolong his life by only a few months at best. At Felix's age (almost 13) I don't believe it would worth putting him through the stress this would cause him.
So after much prayer and agonizing, I've decided that it's best to help Felix make his journey to the Bridge. I've brought him home to spend his last couple of days with me, and will make arrangements with his regular vet (for 12 years) on Monday to help me with this.
I want to thank all of Felix's wonderful Catster friends for your rosettes, gifts, messages, and prayers. It means a lot to me and to Felix. God bless you all.
Felix's mom (Lisa)
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