Welcome to the first edition of Feel Good Fridays- an article designed to make you smile! I feel that this week’s edition should almost be renamed ‘Feline Good Fridays’ as I bring you the story of the newly promoted Senior Pest Controller at Huddersfield train station, Felix.
Whilst some people will be only too aware of the daily struggle to find a job, Felix the cat from Huddersfield is climbing (or pawing) her way up the career ladder. Since 2011 when she was just 9 weeks old, Felix has been chasing mice, pigeons and other scary creatures from the station platforms. Her promotion has gained her a name badge, high visibility vest and thousands of loving fans from around the world. She currently has over 43 thousand likes on Facebook and adoring fans from all over have been travelling to Huddersfield to meet her. Several news outlets have picked up her story, including The Independent, BuzzFeed and ABC News, propelling her to internet fame. I fell in love with this story as the way in which the staff treat Felix as a member of the team is just heart-warming.
Upon her arrival in 2011, the staff at the station had no idea what to name her. Not knowing the gender of their new visitor at this time they chose names out of a hat and the name Felix was decided and has stuck ever since. One of the cutest parts of this story is that the station has even installed cat flaps within the station to allow Felix easy access to the platforms. Felix’s talents don’t lie purely with pest control however! She posts regular updates on Facebook about working on different departments within the station, including the ticket office, lost luggage and even the barriers. As a cat lover myself, I really hope they are paying Felix well! Click “Read More and Comment” below to see more cute pictures of Felix in action, as well as the link to her Facebook page if you want to follow her!
Felix loves a bit of office work to break up her day! Catching mice and pigeons all day must be exhausting.
Felix never has to worry about locked doors and doesn’t even need a set of keys! She has her very own access to to the platforms.
Felix putting in a shift on the lost and found counter!
If you would like to check out the Facebook page where Felix’s fans can keep up to date with her activities click here. Leave your comments about Felix below!