Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Remembering Skeezix.

Before Eric and I started blogging nearly seven years ago we lurked for a while. One of our favourite blogs to visit was Skeezix. We don't have just one favourite memory of him, there are many.
I think it was he and Kaze who started Frootbat Friday, and he had two of the best frootbats we had seen.

His fashion sense was legendary too and here he shows off his Thanksgiving sweater with the turkey motif.

One of the things we enjoyed was seeing all the photos of the places he passed when he went out in his stroller, and that was another chance for him to show off his great fashion sense.

Of course his love of pink didn't end at his clothes. He made sure he was always perfectly pawdicured.

We followed his road trips to Bakersfield and his ambition was to drive a car like Toonces did. He looked a real pro behind the wheel.
 You have given us years of pleasure reading of your adventures Skeezix and we thank you for the many happy memories. You are very much loved and missed by all.


49 comments:

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

He was a very special cat and will be remembered by many. Love the first shot best. We also want to thank you for Angel Chica's birthday wishes.

cats of wildcat woods

Brian said...

That was such a touching tributr and we got weepy again.

The Florida Furkids said...

Skeezix was one of the first blogs we followed too. We sure miss him.

The Florida Furkids

ABBY said...

No question Skeezix was an icon.

JC said...

I did not know Skeezix but your photos sure made it look like he was a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing ...

Tillie and Georgia said...

Thanks for those memories!!
We will miss that little cat so much.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh those are all great memories!

The Island Cats said...

What a great tribute to Skeezix, He was one of a kind...and will be missed.

Shaggy and Scout said...

He's one of the great ones! We loved the stroller walks too!

Derby, Ducky said...

He was special and will be missed.

Team Tabby said...

We'll always remember Skeezix, he was a friend to all of us.

Prancer Pie said...

Great tribute!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Those were GREAT memories of Skeezix!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Such a wonderful tribute to Skeezix.

Terri said...

What a great tribute to Skeezix and love the star :)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We didn't know Skeezix (I know! How could that even BE??? And I think he must've been a California Kitty too!) but we love a ManCat who is not afraid of The PINK!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

What an awesome tribute to Skeezix.

Angel and Kirby said...

He was an awesome cat and we miss him too!

meowmeowmans said...

What a great tribute to Skeezix, who was a wonderful friend and inspiration to so many. Fly free, Skeezy!

Simba said...

What a super tribute to Skeezix. YOU have an excellent memory for details.

Marg said...

Oh this is so much fun seeing all the Skeezix picture. We are so sorry that we didn't know Skeezix at all. We sure missed a good thing. Take care.

Nicola Carpenter said...

What a lovely post in memory of Skeezix

The Paw Relations

Hannah and Lucy said...

We only knew Skeevix from reading about him but we can see he was a fun loving mancat.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Madi and Mom said...

WE DID NOT KNOW SKEEZIX BUT WE CAN SEE FROM YOUR POST AND HIS PICTURES HE WAS A VERY VERY SPECIAL BOY
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Hilary said...

I dont know how I didnt know him... he sounds like a great guy

Laila and Minchie said...

What a great tribute to Skeezix. We sure do miss him.

The Cat From Hell said...

Mes too Loved reading Skeezix's posts and drooled over his clothes! We too readed his blogs way before we started ours. Wes will mis him and his sense of humor. Lovely tribute to a wonderful cat!
Kisses
Nellie

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We forgot about the pink pawdicures!

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, flynnie, dear fellow--thanyew fur honorin' our best frend wif this lovely post!!

(headbonks to ya, laddie)

Kari said...

We didn't know Skeezix either. How did we miss knowing him!!!! That first photo is so adorable. So charming. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul.

Max said...

Pictures of Skeezix with his eyes closed just look peaceful. Sweet :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

flynn... a trooly awesum post ta skeezix N thanx for sharin theez memoreez...pick sure one iz price less...him drivin de car....awesum !!!

XOXO

The Crew said...

Such wonderful memories of Skeez. He was a great cat and we will all miss him.

speedyrabbit said...

wow he's some character!

CATachresis said...

Skeezix was obviously a very special kitty. I wish I had known him! :( xx

katsrus said...

So touching. My favorite is the first picture of him. I sure will miss him.
Sue B

Jacqueline said...

A sweet tribute to a much loved, special boy...RIP Skeezix...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

colehauscats said...

Beautiful. LOVE the photos you shared. Purrs...

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

He certainly had a style all his own. He's one of the few cats I know who liked to take walks. Just like with Eric, he leaves a void and will be missed.
--Jasper

angelswhisper2011 said...

Very touching tribute.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Yep - you captured some of our favorite memories too! You have a nice pink background as well. Eric and Skeezix are probably romping around over the bridge together now. Now that's special!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a great post, Flynn! And we love Skeezix's star at the end.

China Cat & Spike William said...

Willow and I had so many wonderful times at Skeezix's blog. I'm sure she was there to greet him, along with Eric! You made a terrific tribute to a great cat - I am telling Spike William the stories of our great friend, Skeezix.

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat & Spike William

Karen Jo said...

Iremembered that Skeezix invented the term "frootbats" for his ears, but I had forgotten that he started Frootbat Friday. I miss him in so many ways.

TK and Pip said...

I had forgotten about the paw-d-cures! Nice tribute, thanks for reminding us!

Kitties Blue said...

We didn't know Skeezix and are really sorry about that. He's received so many lovely tributes, but we particularly enjoyed reading and seeing the photos in yours. They definitely show off his personality. Thank you for sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

oooh we LOVE that first frootbat shot - and Allie of course, found a soul-bro in the pink mani/pedi!

Clooney said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dear friend Skeezix! We love those frootbats of his, too!

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and mom didnt know Skeezix but your photos sure made it look like he was a lot of fun :)
Thanks for sharing !
XOXO