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Cat's paw letter opener


The New York Public Library has Charles Dickens' letter opener on display; the handle was crafted from the preserved paw of Dickens' favorite cat, Bob.While looking for more information on this, I encountered a strange anecdote: "Th...

The Other Side of Light

Customer Service / Food Service : Waiter Rant

I was relaxing at my parent’s house in Pennsylvania when my dog, Felix, began whinnying and pawing at the door. “You have to go out?” I said. Felix’s reply was a short bark. Hauling myself off the couch, I slipped on my shoes and op...

Felix the Fire God: a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

Humor : Boing Boing

"Felix the Fire God #2," a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader and photographer John K. Goodman.

“Strongly Worded”

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

After learning that the good folks at BAM will be roasting Gary Shteyngart, the author’s inquisitive dachshund, Felix, wrote a plaintive letter to the organizers. It’s worth pointing out here that we set up Felix on a doggy blind da...

Charles Dickens Cat Paw Letter Opener

Humor : Neatorama

Charles Dickens’s letter opener with the paw of his cat, Bob, 1862. Berg Collection. Does the handle of that letter opener remind you of something? Perhaps something feline? It’s Charles Dickens’ letter opener and the handle is the ...


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