Long Island Loses its Finest Doorman

December 16, 2012 |

skeezix the cat and mickey mantle at hotel harris

Mickey Mantle, notuble for his services as doorman at the Hotel Harris on Lon Guyland, has gone to The Bridge. He is survived by his brudders Jeter Harris, Matsui Harris, and that stoopid kitten Joba.

His dad, who loved him vary much (EVRYBUDDY loved Mickey) rote his obituary:

“At 2:37 today…on one of the absolutely, unequivocally saddest days in U.S. history (and I’m referring to the elementary school massacre in CT.),Mickey Mantle (Mick-The-Cat)…our gentle, 16 year old pussy cat, was shut down for good.
He couldn’t walk; he stopped eating…and he just let us know that he was done. The cat that woke me up every morning at 2:30 to let him outside…and who would climb on top the roof at 5:00am and yap until I would let him in our second story bathroom window…and with whom I shared EVERY meal I ever ate at our kitchen table…is gone.

It’s hard to believe that he was running all over the neighborhood every night only two months ago…and then deteriorated so quickly. Hyper-thyroid, kidney and congenital heart disease finally wore him down.

Mick was the sweetest of all the cats we’ve ever had. I never saw him get angry; I never saw him hit anybody…human or cat. Had he been a human, he would’ve been a gentle man like my Dad, Murray, or my Father-in-law, Irving.

I just can’t believe he’s gone. I buried him next to his best friend, Whitey (Ford) at the end of our yard on a hill overlooking Manhattan.”

I met Mickey win me an The Food Lady stade at the Hotel Harris ware Jeter Harris also lives. The Food Lady adored Mickey cuz he wuz the only one of the Hotel Harris cats hoo liked her and she took that vary purrsonally.

Mickey werked evry day of his life as the doorman at Hotel Harris. Whenever you pulled into the driveway, thare he wuz, waitin for you.skeezix the cat and mickey mantle at hotel harris When he wuzn’t werking his shift, we’d hang together or nom together. Man, I can shur remember win his Mom wood git mad cuz he wuz kind of a sloppy an enthooziastik eater and he always got the grout derty. An boy, you can’t beleeve how derty he got the grout until you saw it fur yerself.

We are vary sad and send our condolenses to Mickey’s famly. We love you guyz and we will miss seeing Mickey sitting like one of thoze Bukingham Palace gards on yer frunt porch.

skeezix the cat and mickey mantle at hotel harris

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Skeezix the Cat -- also known as the Feline Fashionista -- has been blogging daily since March of 2005 when he was six months old. His doppelganger, Flat Skeezix, has traveled to Ireland, England, Ohio, Michigan, the Chuck Erreca Rest Stop on I5, New York, Florida, Missouri, and has been a guest of Sarge Charlie and Auntie Bee on several Carribean cruises. Skeezix loves show tunes, and counts among his idols Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Liza, Bernadette Peters, Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Liberace and Elton John. His "special" friend is Daisy the Curly Cat.

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  1. Maybe he left that day because he had a new job to do.

  2. Mickey was a special kind of awesome; so dignified and nice…I feel so bad because I know his family is feeling like 62 kinds of ouch right now and there’s nothing anyone can do to make that better. And I worry that Jeter will be so, so bummed, missing him. But man, Mickey was one of those cats that it was just cool knowing he was around, you know?

    If I could, I’d give all the people and kitties who loved him a hug. I really would.

  3. We are sorry to hear about Mickey.
    We remember his wedding and what fun it was.
    We send BIG purrs to his family because we know they loved this very special.handsome kitty!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  4. Sanjee says:

    Oh we is so sorry about Mickey hasing to go to tha Bridge. We will sends Jeeter and da fambly lots of luvs and PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS,
    Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties and Georgey mah duk

  5. We are so sorry to hear this. Micky was one of out favorite friends,, even though we never met him! We are sending purrs to Mr/ Tasty Face and the food Lady for their loss

  6. Yesterday was a sad day. Mickey had a good life, but we are sorry his time to leave arrived.

  7. We are sending purrs to Mickey’s family…..

  8. We are so sad that Mickey has run off to the Bridge an’ we wish to send his fambly our sincerest condolences. The world has lost a real gentleman cat.
    DMM

  9. Newman says:

    So very sorry that Mickey has become an angel. He joins a lot of great cats up at the bridge. Purring for his family ~

  10. Spunky says:

    So sorry to hear about Mr Mickey. Sending lots of hugs and purrs to his family.

    Spunky, Buddy, Honey and Winky

  11. Jobi says:

    This is sad news. Mickey was so very loved, but now he is needed at the Bridge. We send sympathy and purrs to the family who loved him so dearly.

  12. deer skeez
    mi family an i wanna thank u fer dis touchin tribyoot to mi grate brudder mickey. he wuz mi idol an i miss him verry much.
    luv–yer bes frend–jh

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