Friday, July 20, 2012

Our 6th Blogoversary with a Friday Flashback.

Today's Friday Flashback is a special one because today is our 6th Blogoversary.
When we first started blogging we would never have thought we would still be here 6 years later. We have made so many wonderful friends and shared good times and bad times with you all. We appreciate all the support we have been given, especially last year when mum was ill. The purrs prayers and gifts were truly overwhelming and we love you all.
Now to our Flashback. As our blogoversary falls on a Friday when we usually have our Friday Flashback, we decided to re-publish our very first post. At the beginning we say hello to Fat Eric. Those of you who are more recent to blogging will not know him, but he was a Gorgeous Ginger from London who persuaded us to start up. Sadly he went to the Rainbow Bridge 2 years ago and we still miss him.
So here it is, our very first post!

HERE WE ARE AT LAST!
Well we finally got here.First we would like to say a big hello to Fat Eric, who suggested we get our own blog, so "Hello Fat Eric:))))" Our mum said we could have one of our own when they came back from their holiday, but that was ages ago.We've kept on and on at her so we could tell other kitties about us, but then she said it was too hot to be indoors.Last night we wouldn't let her sleep and kept walking all over her, so now she has given in and here we are.
I'm the main man and my name is Eric but I will let Flynn have his say after.I'm a big handsome semi long haired ginger and white kitty known as Big Eric or Big E to my friends. I weigh in at 20 lbs, and have been on a diet for about 6 months. I did lose a pound a while back, but now I am back up to my favourite weight. I've just got big bones. Don't know why the beans laugh at me when I say that though.My hobbies are eating and sleeping and going out to watch Flynn catch mice. When he catches them, he usually lets me eat them.
It has been so hot lately, I have been sleeping under the fan or under the hedge in the garden. Mum bean said she would shave my fur off for me, but I gave her such a look she hasn't mentioned it since. I think she was joking but you never know do you?
Some time ago Dad bean made a big cage and fixed it to the outside of the bedroom window, so that means we can go in and out the window at night and be safe. It really is good to be able to sleep out under the stars in this hot weather and know that nothing nasty can get at us.I forgot to say, don't worry we only have downstairs rooms, so we can't fall out a long way, and dad bean made a ramp for us to walk up and down.
Flynn keeps prowling backwards and forwards, so I had better let him have a go.He'll only get in a huff else and start hissing at me.
Hello everyone, I thought he would never move. My name is Flynn and BigE is my brother. I am the slimline one and only weigh 13 lbs. I'm the one that does all the work around here. I love catching mice, but can't be bothered to eat them, so usually give them to Eric. After all he's got a waistline to keep up.Mum bean says I'm hyperactive and that I can't walk any where. I still go out hunting in this hot weather, but it makes me pant when I get back. I was in trouble yesterday cos I caught a bird. Mum took it away and put it in a safe place. Doesn't she realise how difficult it is to catch them in this weather? Anyway she said it was gone this morning, so I tried to find it again, but couldn't.
I'll tell you a bit about us before Eric butts in again.
We were born on a farm about a mile away and our beans had to take us home early because the farmer said that there was a big bad tomcat around, and he kills baby kitties. So our beans were afraid he would get us, so we went to live with them when we were 5 1/2 weeks old.
They bought us all the proper baby kitty food and made sure we were safe.They think that is why we are big, cos all the other kitties on the farm are only about 8lbs, and didn't get nice food like us. We have looked at some of the other kitty blogs,and see that food is called "stinky goodness" but I think some is more stinky than others.
Our beans have got some fields here and mum bean looks after horses for people. The trouble is the horses think it is their fields, but I know it is ours, and sometimes they chase us.
The bean has said she needs to use the computer so it looks like we have to go. Hope she lets us get back here soon.
Love to all you kitties out there from Flynn xx
I thought he was never going to shift and now it's too late for me to say anything else, except speak to all you dudes again soon.
Bye for now (Big) Eric x

55 comments:

  1. Am I the first?! Oh happy happy blogoversary to two of my longest time friends!!!

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  2. Happy 6th Blogoversary! It was so much fun to read your first post. Looking forward to the next 6 years!

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  3. HAPPY 6th Blogoversary !
    It was fun to read your first post , since I haven´t done that before. Since I just have been around for a little bit over 2 years :)
    Me too is looking forward to the next 6 years at least ;-)
    It´s so funny to read about all your adventures :)

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  4. Happy BlogOVersary! So happy we are friends. :)

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  5. Oh I loved reading your first post, you are still wonderful boys!!! Happy 6th Blogoversary and we hope there will be many more :-)

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  6. WOW! Six years! Concats to you all!! And many more years to come!

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  7. Happy Blogoversary guys! I did not know that Fat Eric talked you into blogging. We miss him too. I enjoyed the flashback!

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  8. Happy blogoversary, guys! That was fun, reading your original post. I'm glad Fat Eric got you to blog--it's very fun knowing you!

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  9. Happy blogoversary and concatulations on 6 years!

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  10. Happy Blogaversary, you handsome boys!

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  11. Happy Blog anniversary! I enjoyed reading your first post as that was before I started lurking on people's blogs.

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  12. Happy 6th! We are sooo glad you began blogging cuz we love traipsing around your farm with you and watching you catch mice, roll in pheasant poo and make movies with your kitty cam! CongaRats on 6 years of fun and friends!

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  13. Happy Blogoversary and we amember when you joined. We were happy to have more Gorgeous Gingers in the CB.

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  14. Happy Blogoversary, Eric and Flynn! We're so happy to be your furiends!

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  15. Happy 6th Blogaversary, boys! We miss Fat Eric, too. We loved this flashback post. Have a great weekend. xoxo

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  16. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!

    It doesn't seem like 6 years, but then it also feels like forever. I'm glad you guys are still hanging around!

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  17. Happy 6th Blogoversary!! We enjoyed reading the 'flashback' and seeing your photo.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  18. Concats to you both! What an accomplishment! We learned lots of stuff from you from your first post. We thought you were big cats, and now we know you are. Purrs!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary! Isn't it amazing how time flies?

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  20. Dearest Eric and Flynn,
    Me must say yous guys is the bestest! Mommy finded your blog (when she was working) about 6 years ago and she falled in loves with both of yous. She started to tells me your stories and finally me decided me should blog too and me was so happy when yous guys was some of our first followers! Me thinks yous is both pawsome and yous guys is part of the heart and soul of the catblogosphere!
    Concatulations to yous - your Mum and your Dad for being so wonderful! (even when things was down)
    We loves yous!
    Kisses
    Nellie (and especially Mommy)

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  21. Oh guys, happy blogiversary and thanks for the trip down memory lane. We wish you many more years of great blogging!

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  22. Happy 6th Blogoversary, Eric and Flynn! Wow, none of us were even born when you started blogging. We enjoyed reading your first post.

    Herman

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  23. This is SO SWEET!! Happy blogoversary, here's to many more years.

    I know Fat Eric is watching over you guys, proud of all your wonderful posts.

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  24. HappyHappy to one oldtimer from another ... we so enjoyed reading this since we really didn't know a lot about the "early years" ...
    we are glad you are our friends!

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  25. Concats on your 6th blogging anniversary (yours was the first blog we ever visited) - that's a lot of pictures and a squillion or more words! We love coming to visit you and seeing you in your very own fields - we wish our garden was as big.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  26. It is hard to believe we've been blogging so long, isn't it?! Happy blogoversary, lads!

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  27. Happy 6th Blogoversary !!!!!!!!
    WOW, 6 years!! We have enjoyed a good many of those years too since we started almost 5 years ago! We purr you will be blogging for a long time yet!!!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

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  28. Happy 6th blogoversary! Heck, a lot of marriages don't even last that long. LOL.

    We really enjoyed reading your first post and hope for years' more of posts to come!

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  29. Happy Blogoversary!!! It was fun to read this post!

    The Florida Furkids and Lexi

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  30. Happy Blogoversary. I didnt know you back then and it wwas good to see how you started blogging. I for one am so glad you did start because you two and your beans have become special friends in blog life and real life too.. Here is to the next years of blogging life.. HUgs GJ xx

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  31. Thank you so much for leaving words of comfort for me on the passing of my beloved cat, Alex. Marc and I are heartbroken. We know we did the right thing, and every day we realize how much Alex was “preparing us” during the last few weeks, but it doesn’t make it any easier. We can’t stop the tears…. But having wonderful friends, like you, and the support of the CB is making it better….

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  32. Happy 6th Blogoversary to two of our longest and bestest friends. Thanks for sharing your very first post. Keep up the great blogging!

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  33. That was such fun reading your first post. We certainly wish you a very Happy Blogoversary. Wow, 6 years. Good for you to do it that long. Love hearing about Fat Eric. So is the present Eric, Flynn's brother for real or just a kitty brother?? Hope all of you have a super day with lots of extra treats.

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  34. Happy Blogoversary to one of our oldest furriends! Always nice to come and see you boys.

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  35. Happy Blogoversary!!!!! We remember Fat Eric, but didn't know he was the one who got you started blogging.

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  36. Happy 6th Blogoversary! And we wish you many more!
    Thank you for sharing your adventures with all of us. Your bloggie has been a joy every day and especially so during these difficult days with Gran's illness. We love you boys like you were our own.
    We love knowing what went on in your lives before we found you. We always wanted to know how you came to your home. But we'd really like to know is how you got your names.
    All of our love to you on this special day!

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  37. Happy 6th Blogoversary and many, many, many mooooore!!! We are so glad to read your first post!! Lots of hugs to you both!!
    Your TX furiends,

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  38. Happy Blogoversary friends!!!!!

    (We miss Fat Eric very much)

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  39. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY
    6TH Blogaversery!! OMCs wonder how many words your Mum has typed for you over all these years. We are in awe of your fortitude. We just hit 3...
    so you are an inspiration
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  40. So much has changed since you started blogging 6 years ago. So many bloggers are gone and so many new ones... the logical way to finish that sentence would be ... to replace them, but each blog / blogger is irreplaceable.)

    Happy Blogoversary! And thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  41. Better late than never...HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY, Boys!!!! You were one of the very first blogs we read, many years ago. Who knew that we'd get our Mommy to blog for us and then Sweet Pea would fall in love with Flynn? Life is GOOD! Give your Mum a head butt for being such a great secretary.

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  42. Happy 6th Blogoversary, Eric and Flynn!!...We are so glad to be your friends and know you both realize what big crushes we all on you handsome boys :) !!...Have a fun weekend, sweeties=we love you!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  43. We are so happy to be celebrating another anniversary with both you boys. Oh how well we remember Fat Eric, what a wonderful ginger boy he was. WE are so glad you chose this to repost it was nice walking down memory lane.

    Concats on 6 wonderful years.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  44. Happy GREAT 6th Blogoversary! We are a month younger, MOL! Hope you got lots of treats.

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  45. Wow! 6 years! That's pawtastic! Congratulations on your 6th blogoversary.

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  46. Great post.
    Happy 6th Blogoversary, we's so glad to haf shared the years wif you.
    Love & Purrs,
    KC

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  47. DUDES!! Six years blogging--I LOVE IT! I love hearing about your adventures as you live in the future (that's England!) and that wonderful yard.Thanks for sharing your very first post..you guys are my idols! :)
    Congrats!

    Noir

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  48. I'm late, but I still had to say happy blogoversary! I'm glad you got your mom to make your blog 6 years ago and I'm glad we found you now! You're awesome!

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  49. Happy blogoversary, sweet pals! That was so fun to read your very first post, especially since we weren't blogging yet when you started yours! :)


    We wish you many, many more blogoversaries, dear ones.

    Have a great day!

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  50. Happy 6th Blogoversary!!!!!

    Luf, Us

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  51. Concatulations! We saw your big number 6 but could not get Mumsy's reader thing to work right to post in time...then there were car issues...anyway, we glad for you guys and we LOVED that first post!

    You guys always make us smile :-)
    Thank you!

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  52. We loved to read this, sweet Angels <3 Off to your 11th blogoversary...hasn't time fly...sigh...Pawkisses for now and see you on the new blog :) <3

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