More than anyone I know, Steve Parker is the master manipulator of the "Nitzie" puppets. Just yesterday he wrote:
"I still love the Nitzie character. I use Frisky so much. He still looks great after these many years. I do a routine with him using Distant Voice. He has a pet flea who often lives in his paw and we visit with him. Frisky's friend's name is 'Irving'
I also use a bottle routine with Irving."