Thursday, June 22, 2017

Memories - Togetherness and a "Vishus Deer".

These photos are all from 2007. We had been to Norway and brought back a reindeer skin otherwise known as a vishus deer*  for the boys, and they loved to sleep on it together.

* The late and great Skeezix the cat called deer vishus deer, and he and his brother Mao invented Vishus Deer Repellant to save young cats from them. The name has stuck ever since.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A Thank You in Memory of Eric and Flynn

On our first Memories post I said that Ivor and I wanted to do something in memory of Eric and Flynn.
I made a list of everyone who commented when Flynn had to leave us, and also on his tribute post. We will make a donation of either £60, €65 or $75  to the shelter of the winner's choice. We will also send a small gift of some of Flynn's loved and gently used toys. The majority of his toys will be going to our local shelter.
I am afraid the lists of names hasn't come out as clearly as I would have liked, but click on them and they are clear to read.

If you can't see the video you can watch it on You Tube.

The winners are Laila and Minchie! Please can you let us know which shelter you would like us to donate the money to.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Caturday Art.

I have never taken part in Athena's Caturday Art hop before as I would post Eric's Day Flashback on Friday's, and a selfie for Flynn on Sundays.
As I am now going to make occasional  "Memories" posts instead of posting on those two days, I have decided to do a Caturday Art with Athena now and again as well and here is my first.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Firstly I would like to thank Ann for the beautiful new header she has created in honour of our boys.

Our blog will be staying. Of course I could never take it down as there are too many good memories here.
I have decided to make an  occasional "Memories" post and this is the first which is also a double selfie.
The posts may be a single photo, or a run of photos, and also I will continue with flashbacks now and again too.
I have made so many good friends here and this will be my way of keeping in contact with everyone.
Ivor and I would like to thank everyone for the many beautiful cards and caring comments we received when Flynn had to leave us.
We want to do something in memory of him and Eric and I will give more details later.
Thank you for sticking with us for all these years. We appreciate the support.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Tribute to Flynn

Flynn came to live with us along with his brother Eric when they were 5 1/2 weeks old in May 2000.

They always did everything together, and when Eric had to leave us in March 2013 Flynn was as heartbroken as we were.
He learned to cope without him but would often lie under the azaleas close to his brother's grave.

 About a year after Eric left, Flynn was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. He went on medication and then became seriously ill. We took him to the emergency on call vet who luckily was one of the senior vets at the practice. He thought that he was having an adverse reaction to the medication and was able to bring him back from the brink, which he also managed to do another 3 times.
Flynn had tremendous willpower and did everything possible to stay with us for as long as he could.

He had a good life and loved nothing better than mousie hunting.

There weren't many that would escape him.

He would also catch moles. He would sit silently not moving a muscle for maybe as long as an hour, just waiting for Mr Mole to show his nose.

He was always a good brother though, and once he had finished playing with his prey he would give it to Eric to eat. He showed him the best way to catch mice, but one of the things Eric taught Flynn was to carry on the old tradition, if in doubt, pee on it.

Amongst the other things he loved to do was to climb trees. No tree was ever too big for him. His favourite was the old oak tree.

He even took one of his selfies from between the branches.

If a tree wasn't available, he would make do with a ladder.

Although Flynn was always the active brother and had to run everywhere, he still knew how to take it easy.

Unlike Eric who disliked the camera, Flynn was always ready to pose.

Of course no tribute would be complete without the famous plant pots.

Two days before Flynn had to leave he caught his last mouse. He was so pleased with himself because it was the first one for a few months. I was going to post about it but never got the chance to do so. Even though he was so weary and ready to go, he still managed one last time to do the thing he had enjoyed so much for all of his life.

We had so many beautiful memorial tributes which I am showing here.

These words are from Laura and the Trout Towne Tabbies which she originally wrote for Boomer when he left.

~~~and St. Francis said, "Come little one, there is nothing more I can do for you here. don't be afraid", and St. Francis gently picked Flynn up and carried him into the Kingdom of Heaven.

When Flynn looked around he realised that everything that St. Francis had told him on the journey was true; Heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express

~~~and Flynn saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow until he looked down and saw the family and friends he had left behind, and for a very brief moment the little cat too was filled with sorrow.

Then St. Francis bestowed Flynn with a set of wings and said, "Use them to return to your family when their need is greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love. Hold each other in your hearts and your memories until you are reunited again at Heaven's door."

~~~and when Flynn tried on his wings he knew nothing was impossible~~ where there is ❤️❤️

This was from Tuna who became best friends with Flynn after Eric and Sauce left within 2 days of each other.

Caren and Cody
Layla, Cat Wisdom 101

Nellie and Barb

Alexandra, Cats and Dogs.
Bionic Basil and the Hoard
Angel Sammy and Teddy
Angel Sammy
Pipo, Minko and Jack Freckles.
Nicki and Derry
Peaches and Paprika
Peaches and Paprika
Cathy Keisha
Shoko and Kali
Timmy Tomcat and Family
Thank you to all of our friends for all of the lovely tributes, cards and messages of sympathy. We are thankful for each and every one of them.
Thank you for following the life of our boys.

We love and miss you so much darling boy, but know you are healthy again and frolicking in the fields with Eric and so many of your friends. We will never forget you or stop missing you. Our love for you both is endless.