Sasha tries to suckle from Felix

As soon as Sasha arrived in our home, Felix befriended her. As she grew up, they were the best of friends. Even though Felix was a tomcat, Sasha would often try to suckle from him and of course there was nothing to be gotten. Still, out of love for her, he tolerated it. He’d often get up after a suckling session, his fur all wet on one side of his body.

The music is “Opus 118, No. 2, Intermezzo in A. Major” by Johannes Brahms, interpreted by Carlos Gardels. The track is public domain, obtained from

Playing with Felix

We adopted Felix after his mother, who’d had a litter of five or six kittens, rejected him. He grew up with us, and at about one and a half years of age, he disappeared while exploring the neighborhood. We’re still hoping to see him back, although it’s been almost two years since his disappearance. He’s still one of the Medieval Cats and we love watching videos we recorded while he was still with us.

This is one of those videos, when he was still tiny and I played with him while he sat in my office chair.