Monday, February 18, 2013

Mancat Monday - Tree Climbers.

We have had three days of dry weather which means we can go for walks again. We went down to our favourite oak tree.

Flynn:  I sharpened my claws ready so I could climb up it.

Up I go! The big trunk goes two ways here.

You will have to be faster than that with the flashy box mum.

I am on my way back down. It is a long way up so mum had to zoom in to see me. Then we had the biggest surprise....

Eric ran up the tree!

Eric:  I haven't climbed this tree for a long time so I wanted to show mum and Flynn I can still do it.

Here I am back down in the fork of the trunk.

When I got nearly to the bottom I looked up the other side. Flynn doesn't climb up there because it is vertical and hard to get back down. Mum shouted, "Eric! Don't even think about it. You will get stuck."

Well I didn't think about it, I did it, and yes I did get stuck. Mum had to get up to the fork in the tree then reach her arm up to me so I could walk down it and onto her back and then jump the rest of the way down.
Mum was really surprised at how energetic I was as I am spending a lot of time lying around. I have days when I feel better than others and I wanted to show her I can still climb a tree when I want to.

I go back to the vet in a week's time for more blood tests. I still won't eat the high protein wet food but Flynn loves it. I am eating some of the dry food though which is high protein, gluten and wheat free too. We changed from a dry and wet food diet about three years ago to all wet which I wasn't pleased about as I always liked the crunchies the best, so now I am glad to be back on crunchies even if mum doesn't think it is ideal.


46 comments:

  1. Eric and Flynn, that tree climbing looks like wonderful fun. We are very glad Eric felt so energetic to do it.

    Mom and Dad have just changed Audrey over to a different dry food that does not contain corn and wheat. They think it might be better for her digestion.

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  2. Well at least you are eating the dry food that is good for you Eric. That was some darn impressive climbing boys!

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  3. Paws up, Eric! (Even if you did get stuck.) I have my paws crossed that the blood tests you will be getting will show the vets how best to treat whatever is bothering you.

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  4. Eric, you look so fit ! But MOL for bum down...lucky you got a special step...tee..heh
    I eat only dry food too but my doctor said it's o.k.
    Paw crossed for you next week ! I'm sure everything is going to be fine
    Purrs

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  5. Yeah Eric, we're glad you went up the tree and were feeling good. That's the most important thing--that you feel good!

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  6. Tree climbing looks like so much fun

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  7. Glad your feeling well enough to climb pal!

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  8. Impressive tree climbing! We are happy to see that you are feeling well enough to do this. purrrrr.....

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  9. That was some impressive tree climbing, boys! eric, we are glad you're eating the dry crunchies that are good for you. We are purring and praying that the vets can figure all of this out real soon, pal. Hugs to you all!

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  10. We love to see both you boys climbing the tree!

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  11. Good to see both you kittehz outside enjoying your day! Hope you have a great week and that next vet visit goes well. *paws crossed*

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  12. We are very impressed with your tree climbing skills. We're still purring for Eric.

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  13. Hi Guys!
    Me is still in England and mes is going to comes by and makes sure my favorite Man Cats is a-OK, especially Eric, me has been worried.
    Kisses Nellie

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  15. Of Eric, mum has broken into tears over your renewed vitality! We love you like you are our own and thank God for your your health and strength. Our mum believes in the old legends about oak trees : that they are cosmic storehouses of wisdom , axis mundi. Continued prayers for our wise and wonderful Eric!

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  16. You guys are rock climbing so so high!!

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  17. You guys are great at climbing up in that tree. We're so glad to see Eric is feeling good enough to show off his tree climbing skills too (even if he did get stuck). We'll be purring for improved bloodwork next week.

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  18. You showed 'em Eric! Wishing you all the best for the blood work, buddy. I love the hard food best, but mum makes me eat the soft too! >^,,^<

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  19. Good going, Eric! You DO still have it! Keep on doing healthy things on your best days, and we're all purrrraying for good results on your tests.

    Flynn, you keep your brother out of trouble (or at least join him in it)! ;)

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  20. Wow, we're impressed with you two! That tree is tall! And Eric, we're glad you showed your mum you still got it!

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  21. Wait... you made your MUM climb the tree?! Clever! Very clever, honey pie!

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  22. Climbing trees looks like lots of fun! We are glad your mom helped you get back out of the tree, Eric.

    We eat wet food and crunchies. We likes both of them - but we always bug mom early for the wet noms! MOL.

    Purrs,
    Carmine and Milita

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  23. Hey Eric and Flynn what a wonderful day to had exploring! The only tree I climb is covered in carpet. MOL
    hugs Madi and Eric please eat...

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  24. We'd so love to have a climb up your lovely oak tree and it seems Eric was the climbing champion when he zoomed up. Good for you climbing the "No Eric" part of the tree - doesn't that "No" word always inspire you to go on.
    LKuv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  25. I KNOW I would love to do that if Mommy would only let me out.

    Purring for you dearest boy. xxxooo

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  26. well done Eric showing Mum that you can still climb!! We were thinking...what if your Mum added some water to the dry food to make it more moist? Would you like that better?

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  27. Good boy Eric for climbing that tree. It shows that you still have a little spunk. But poor Mom had to climb the tree too. Yikes. Glad you both got down safely. Hope you have a great day.

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  28. Wow, we are impressed with your mad skills.

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  29. Wow Eric! Dat is impurressive! How do you gets your Mommy to be part of a tree fur you to combs down? *high paws* I glad you feelings energetics!
    purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

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  30. You boys are both great climbers! Eric, we are glad you are feeling better...healing purrs are being sent to you!

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  31. That's a gorgeous tree and Eric climbing is that's excellent exercise. Only our Odin climbs trees and I think it keeps him in tip top shape.

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  32. Glad you got outside to walk around and climb the tree. Eric, you show them you are still feeling pretty good.

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  33. OMC Eric, what a good job getting up that tree, and there is nothing to be ashamed of if you need a little help getting down. You both look as if you had so much fun. Hope you can continue to enjoy this quality, outside time. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  34. Way to go Eric! You really showed Mum what you can still do (even though she didn't want you to). I think it was worth it, just to prove that you could.

    Glad you're feeling better than you did. I really wish you'd eat the wet food, though. I sure has helped our Domino.

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  35. Nice work Eric, tree climbing is just the ticket for building up those back end muscles again. We're glad you are eating the dry version of the food, just make sure you schlurp up lots of water too big fella!

    Gerry & Mungo

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  36. heh heh. Way to go Eric (and Flynn!) you are still full of p*ss-n-vinegar!

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  37. Mowzers Eric! That's some prowess! We're so glad to hear you're enthusiastically nomming still - AND that you're so energetic! Keeping our paws crossed for the V-E-T blood work and stuff to all come back as GOOD

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  38. That's an awesome tree for climbing! Eric! We're so glad to see you climbing! I hope your next appointment goes well and they say you're getting better, because it sure looks like you are!

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  39. That's a huge tree guys! Wowie so exciting. Eric that was incredible you ran up the tree....and got stuck. :)
    We are glad to hear you felt really good. ANd we continue our purrs for good reports from your Vet.

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  40. Way to go, Eric! And Mum to the rescue!

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  41. Oh, I loved watching you both climb trees! I used to but not anymore (I can, I just don't for some reason). ~ AYLA

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  42. It's good to see you active, Eric. Keep eating! Keep your strength up!

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  43. Way to go Eric and glad your mom was around and could give you some pawsisstent on the way down :)
    Keep my paws crossed that your blood test will be atleast OK !!

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  44. Boys we love that tree and love it when you post your climbing pictures!
    Eric what a fabulous spurt of energy that was and we bet it was so exhilarating that climb must have been for you....well, UP anyway.

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  45. Holy cod how scary! You guys are so brave, so glad you are feeling better!

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