Hey there everyone! I hope you’re all keeping well, and staying in if you possibly can!
On that note, I thought we’d take a break from Explorer Beastie’s Belgian travels and do some exploring closer to home. Why? Because of this little guy here.
The last time I saw that sweet teal-coloured Beastie in the red scarf was at the Christmas on the Square market back at the end of November. He was hoping to find a home to call his own, and he really lucked out! A few weeks later, I received a lovely email from his new family. They told me he was settling in well, and they’d called him Felix because he’d brought them so much happiness. Well, that Beastie has some serious happy-making powers, because hearing that made me smile too!
Now, Felix had high hopes of getting out and about for some adventures of his own, just like Explorer Beastie or Paddy and Plunkett. Unfortunately, quarantine restrictions intervened, and he’s limited to staying within 2km of his house.
But you can’t keep a good Beastie down, and it seems like Felix has been making the most of the lockdown anyway. He’s been getting to know his local wildlife by taking nature walks…
… Learning to ride a bike (I’m not sure how he’s working the pedals, but that doesn’t lessen the achievement)…
… And taking the family car for a spin.
Let’s hope he’s a better driver than our good friend Paddy!
It’s not all about travel, either. Back at home, Felix is the top goalie in the Back Garden Football League.
And how does he relax at the end of a busy day of keeping his human family entertained?
Well, an ice cream would definitely be a good start. Hopefully he’s planning to share all that with someone… It’s nearly as big as he is!
Unfortunately, as often happens with our little woolly friends, being photographed as he goes about his daily business has given young Felix the impression that he is something of a celebrity. When he heard that I was keen to feature him on the BeastieBlog, he revealed that his ambitions extend beyond merely seeing the world.
Yes, he wants to be a rock star.
To further his career, he asked me to share this photo of him recreating a classic pic of U2 (image not my own, I should say), taken around 2000 in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.
I’m not sure if there is any music to accompany this promotional shot yet, but I’ll keep you posted!
Thanks to Brendan for sharing Felix’s antics with me, and for giving me the go-ahead to share them with you!
I wonder if any other Beasties out there been getting up to lockdown mischief these past couple of weeks…
11 thoughts on “Happy Days with Felix”
Love your posts. They put a smile on my face.
Thank you! Nice comments put a smile on MY face, so thanks for swinging by! 😁
Oh ho! So Beasties are secret ice cream fanatics! Maybe Felix could bring his own particular sparkle to the Magnum advertisements. He might even be able to arrange a free supply if sales went well!
I’m not sure it’s a secret… Those little monsters will sink their teeth into anything sweet! Good thinking on getting them working on the promo side of things though – with all the sunshine we’ve been having lately, a free supply of Magnums would go down a treat 😋 Thanks for dropping in, Queen Bee!
Trust a Beastie to find the bright side and have adventures during lockdown
Haha! Ain’t that the truth? 😁 Although I suppose everything’s an adventure when you’re only 6 inches tall… Cheers for popping by, Mariss!
Oh my goodness – look at Felix! I love the photos! That ice cream looked so tasty, I hope he did not get a stomach ache after eating his body weight in ice cream 🙂
Haha! Those Beasties have a remarkable capacity for ice cream, so I don’t think you need to worry 😂 Thanks for dropping by to meet Felix, Tierney!
No no no, Beasties should not drive cars. Not only because their wooly heads are easily distracted, but judging from Finn, the moment one of them sees a police camera, they’re going to start posing for pics.
Ha! Oh dear… And I thought that their biggest problem was not being able to reach the pedals or gears 😂 I’m not sure where all this diva-like behaviour is coming from… The Beasties have really become such camera hogs lately, haven’t they? Thanks for stopping by, Tammie, and good luck keeping Finn away from motor vehicles 🙄