Everyone loves the multi-talented Skeezix: blogging icon at the dating schrade knives, dance choreographer, Mousebreath columnist, famous fahionista in pink, best spelling student of Jeter Harris, world traveler, Mr. Tasty Face’s best furry friend, etc.
Funny Farmer Felines: You have an interesting adoption story. Tell us a little about how you joined the family.
Skeezix: Mr Tasty Face had a best frend named Joonyer. Joonyer dide. Mr Tasty Face was vary sad and his face leeked a lot so the Food Lady brot me home to git him a new frend. My job wuz to make him feel better. His still misses Joonyer, but I helped him keep his face frum leeking so much about it.
Funny Farmer Felines: Your Food Lady is the Editor of Mousebreath. You and your brothers Tripper and Mao have separate columns. We figure Mr. Tasty Face must have a title too but we haven’t yet figured out what his position is. So Mousebreath is a family project. What is it like to live together and work together – to go for a walk in your stroller with the FL and Mr. TF, then come home and get to work? Do you and your brothers get along well with each other and your humans or do you all have to work in separate rooms?
Skeezix: Well, at Mousebreath Werld Hedqwarters the Food Lady and Mr Tasty Face werk in seprit rooms. Tripper werks downstares, and Mao and me werk upstares. Mostly, Mao naps in his heeted cat cup wating for the myooz to strike. I’m the only one on the staff hoo werks hard.
I love going out for walks or for rides in my stroller, cuz that way I can keep trak of Mr Tinydik and sumtimes see that oringe cat down the street. It is vary refreshing. I git home and I’m all reddy for werk.
Funny Farmer Felines: Your archives go back to July 11, 2005 when you opened your new store. We were blogging then but we didn’t come across the Cat Blogosphere and meet you until 2007 or 2008; however, we know you are one of the original cat bloggers. We understand you used to organize parties and fun events?
Skeezix: Yeah, akshully I started on March 15 2005, but Blogger ate the erlier posts. I think I wuz the ferst one to offer giveaways on a blog and the ferst to have an offline/online pawty. For my second berthday I maled out pawty paks with toys and treats and games to about 40 diffrint cats. Then we all got together on Catster and had a pawty.
Funny Farmer Felines: You posted a time or three on how to make a flat cat. Did you originate the idea or just run with it? Flat Skeezix has traveled the country. Your fans must line up to watch the Food Lady photograph you on these trips. Do they ask for your autograph? Perhaps offer to buy you a drink? Surely, you have an interesting tale or two to share.
Skeezix: I wuz the vary ferst flat cat and don’t let anybuddy tell you otherwize. I ferst flattifide myself win we wint to Ireland, the land of Muther’s Milk. Sinse then I’ve bin to Lundun for the royal wedding, to places all over the United States, and on Carribeyun Kroozes with Ant Bee and Sarje. I’ve had my pikcher taken with Broose Jenner, the Jimmy Dean Sun Guy (we are vary close frends), Jakson Galaxy, and the guy hoo is the boss of Fansy Feest for the hole entire werld.
Funny Farmer Felines: Your special girl Daisy the Curly Cat has been modeling a few years and her brother Harley has been a quick study under her paw.. There are some other fashion kitties, but you are the Original Feline Fashionista. How did this come about?
Skeezix: Well, my furs aren’t vary thik and win I ferst came to live with the Food Lady and Mr Tasty Face I woodn’t come out of my heeted cat cup cuz I got too cold. So Mr TF sugjested that I git a swetter. My ferst swetter wuz a Cal Bears swetter. Once I saw how hansum I looked waring kyoot clothes, the rest wuz histery.
Funny Farmer Felines: Jeter Harris used to be your spelling coach when you entered spelling bees. We used to cheer for you and were disappointed you never won. And every year you and Mr. Tasty Face used to go sit and wait for the school bus to come pick you up. All day until after dark. The bus never came for you. You and Mr. TF looked so sad and lonely as the day wore on. You have faced some major disappointments in your life. Do you have any advice to help others cope with such disappointments of their own?
Skeezix: Well, it helps to have a big netwerk of frends acrost the innernets hoo support you and help you not be so sad win things don’t werk out for you. Me and Jeter Harris were disappointed in the Spellin Bee sinse sum of the cuntestants kleerly spelled werds rong and yet they still got to continue playing. We think they pade off Jacques Bailly. Not that I’m bitter. It wuz still a grate ixspeeriense.
Not going to skool wuz a disappointmint, but I’m saving up my munneys to buy a diploma online.
Funny Farmer Felines: You have been a working cat – a model, a designer for your store, a columnist, the Mousebreath video dance instructor. Did we miss anything? Which job have you most enjoyed?
Skeezix: I like most being Daisy the Curly Cat‘s Boy Toy. And being a fashun ikon.
Funny Farmer Felines: You are a blogging icon. You are handsome, you’ve kept your kittenish figure, you’ve got big muscles to impress Daisy, you are so well-known we believe you’re famous. You and the Food Lady have had your picture in the newspaper and you’ve starred in innumerable videos. What do you consider the secret to your continued success?
Skeezix: Oh, gee, I don’t know! If I did know I wood bottle it up like Mao and Rocky’s Vishus Deer Repellent and sell it on the innernets for a gazillion dollars and then I’d be able to reetire!
Funny Farmer Felines: Skeezix, everyone knows pink is your favorite color. You have proved to the world that real mancats do wear pink. And wear it with flair and style. Are there any other male taboos you have conquered or would like to dispel?
Skeezix: Well, I think I prooved that you don’t have to be the hansummest cat in the litter to git the prittiest gerlcat in the werld to notiss you. It’s a good purrsonality that will git you to therd base.
Funny Farmer Felines: As a veteran blogger, what advice would you offer to other bloggers?
Skeezix: Get sum spellin skillz. If you don’t have ’em, hire Jeter Harris as yer spellin coach. Cuz good spellin made me the blogger I am today.
Funny Farmer Felines: We thank Skeezix for those encouraging words of wisdom. And we thank his Food Lady for encouraging us to post this. As many of you are already aware, Skeezix joined so many of his friends at the Bridge this Tuesday, June 18 – shortly after our interview.. Yet, even through our tears, he continues to make us smile at his eternal optimism and enthusiasm.
You can still visit Skeezix’s blog the dating schrade knives.and read his https://mousebreath.com/tula-para-sa-dating-minamahal/.