Friday, January 16, 2015

Eric's Day Flashback - Scruffy Rat.

This week the flashback comes from August 2008 and is called:

My Scruffy Rat.


When we were kittens, one of our very first toys was a black rat. I told Flynn it was mine, and it was and still is my most favourite toy in the whole world. I call him Scruffy Rat, but I don't think mum knows his name because she calls him Fred Bear. Silly mum, surely she can see he's not a bear.


I like to chew him and bunnykick him. It's lots of fun. He is the only toy I have really loved.


He doesn't look much like a rat any more. Most of his black furrs have gone, and one ear and both eyes, and all his stuffing is coming out, but I still love him. Mum bought some new black mousies that looked like Scruffy when he was new, but they aren't my Scruffy Rat and no way am I going to play with them.
Note: Scruffy was buried with Eric so he can still bunny kick him at the Rainbow Bridge.

45 comments:

  1. That was a very nice scruffy and we are glad they remain together.

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  2. MOL yep, hard to tell it's a rat !
    & I'm glad , your mom let him go with you ( CoD ! And you got me leaking again... Miss you, Eric )

    Ps : Flynn, my purrs still on, O.K. ? Keep up your good work !

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  3. Nice that Eric has his favorite toy with him at The Bridge.

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  4. We can tell the difference. When my Skinnezzz was lost, TW tried buying an imposter. I knew the difference and wouldn’t play with it. I’m sorry your shmousy went bye bye.

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  5. Eric we sure are glad that you have Scruffy Rat at the Bridge with you. Oskar has Woolly Man there with him too who he had from the time he was little! So glad he wasn't the only one who took his favorite toy with him :)
    Marty's Mom

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  6. Oh, how lovely! Someone to be with till more of the family comes!

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  7. That was sweet of you to bury Eric with his Scruffy rat.

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  8. What a wonderful flashback post. How nice Scruffy Rat was able to travel to the bridge with Eric.

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  9. We're glad Scruffy Rat is with Eric at the bridge. We bet Eric is bunny-kicking it right now.

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  10. What a lovely memory - and how awesome that Scruffy Rat was buried with Eric. <3

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  11. Awwww, Eric sure did love that mousie!! It was really sweet of you to bury it with him. <3
    Hugs and purrs

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  12. Gosh Mr. Scruffy certainly did get "well loved" didn't he?! I think it's wonderful that he was buried with Eric and now he's probably bunnykicking and carrying him all over the place at the Bridge.....maybe Mr. Scruffy got more furs when he went with Eric to the Bridge??? Who knows.......one day I guess we'll all find out when we get there......

    Hugs, Sammy

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  13. We could see how much Eric loved his scruffy rat - we're so glad they are together forever.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  14. What a sweet flashback. It's nice that you buried scruffy rat with Eric.

    The Florida Furkids

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  15. It does indeed look like a scruffy rat. There is no replacing a beloved toy. They love them because they love them, and that can't be moved around or switched.

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  16. How sweet Scruffy Rat was buried with Eric. We kitties have our favorite toys and love them forever :-)

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  17. Love that you buried Scruffy Rat with Eric. I have pulled my boys favorite toys to a special place as well, when they crossed the bridge.

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  18. Eric I am glad you can bunny kick your Scruffy all over the rainbow! ((hugs))

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  19. What a terrific memory. That Scruffy Rat was very well-loved, we can see. And how nice that Eric an now play with Scruffy rat at the Bridge. Hugs to you, dear friends.

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  20. What a well loved toy! Eric really knows how to treat a toy right!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  21. Awwwww, that is SO cool that Eric has him at the Bridge!!! We did the same with Ryker. His favorite nip went with him.

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  22. Love when they have a favorite toy. Mine is with my kitty too.
    Sue B

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  23. It's so cool that you let Scruffy Rat be with Eric. Squashies took Fluffy with here too.
    love this Flashback.
    Still purring for Flynn.

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  24. That is so cute. I know Eric is enjoying him right now up in the clouds. I have a few favorites around here and... Hey... Where did Dad put my orange lick bag?
    *Timmy runs off*

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  25. dood..eye wundered wear yur rat came frum....way kewl ♥♥♥♥ mom buried me shoo lace In de garden for me dude, and me soccer ball for me, sauce in mine ♥♥♥...oh N 50 poundz oh catnip burlap sak toy that wuz 16 yeerz old ...☺

    see ya later at peetez pound oh perch !! ♥♥♥

    dude & sauce ~~~

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  26. ANGEL ERIC I DO SO LOVE YOUR 2008 FLASHBACKS. WE DIDN'T START BLOGGING UNTIL 2009...THEY ARE ALL NEW TO US. HOW VERY PRECIOUS YOU STILL HAD SCRUFFY TO KEEP ERIC COMPANY.
    MOL MOL THROW WATER BOTTLES...THAT IS TOO FUNNY!!!
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
    MY SENIOR CHECKUP WENT WELL TODAY..STAY TUNED FOR TUESDAY TALES FOR THE REST OF THE STORY

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  27. Angel Eric, my mommy read me this and her in tears that your mommy buried Scruffy with you. My mommy has put our favored things with our Admiral and with Hopping John and Robin. See you on the Bridge beloved Eric.

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  28. How nice that Scruffy's with Eric. My mom's done that too with all our Bridge kids.

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  29. So well loved and so appropriate to buried with you, Eric.

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  30. That is a very well-loved rat. Those are the best kind!
    A wonderful nod to sweet Eric. xo
    (((purrs)))

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  31. When my lovie, Cosmo, was a kitten, the first toy I bought him was a mouse that looked like Eric's Scruffy Rat, although it had a spotted leopard fur & was called Cheetah Rat. Cosmo was never much for toys, but like Eric he loved a good chew & bunny kick session with his rat. When it became very loveworn, I was able to find a brand new one & when I tried swapping it for the raggedy original, it was immediately rejected as a fraud. Cosmo would have nothing to do with it. Good thing I hadn't thrown the ratty old rat out like I planned. I washed this toy a few times & Cosmo made it clear he did not appreciate it. He had to take much time getting his Cheetah Rat to smell & taste like he was supposed to. Cosmo died around the same time as Eric and when I had him cremated, Cheetah Rat went with him too. They were both mancat love bugs who loved their raggedy rat toys until they almost disintegrated Thanks for sharing that memory of Eric, It made me smile.

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  32. I Love Flashback Friday - Getting to see Eric again. some of these post were from before I found you guys - so its a real treat.
    Hope He's smiling down from the bridge at all of us right now.

    Purrs,
    Genghis

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  33. We think it is so beautiful and touching that you let Scruffy Rat go to the Rainbow Bridge with Eric. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties!

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  34. We'er happy to hear that Angel Eric has his favorite toy with him - it sure got a lot of love - make that, loving bunnykicks!

    Purrs to Flynn,hope he is doing better day by day.

    Moe
    Mindy
    Cookie
    Mike

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  35. I think the rat is beautiful again now he is with Angel Eric. Loved the flash back of you Flynn :) Pawkisses for a relaxed Weekend :) <3

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  36. How sweet of you to let Eric have Scruffy Rat at the RB. :)

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  37. We think that Eric has been giving Scruffy Rat the old what-for just like he used to on This Side.
    We are sure purraying that you continue to improve Buddy--we hope the new med will be just the thing for you XOXOXOXO

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  38. Well it does look like that old rat had seen better days! I'm just getting back into things here and only just now noted that you put our Orbit's photo in your side bar. Thank you for adding him to your list and keeping him, along with all the others, in your thoughts. It is very kind of you. Please enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  39. That is so sweet that Scruffy is at the Bridge with Eric!

    Am still on mega purrs for you Flynn and hope you will be out chasing those Mousies soon, buddy! xxx

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  40. Do you think that maybe Eric loves Scruffy rat so much that maybe him turned into real rat likes the Velveteen Rabbit? Just wondering... then they could has lots of fun together at the Rainbow Bridge... Mom says its just a book, but you never know... Daddy God might do something like that... Daddy God can do anything....

    Purrz, Oreo.

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  41. Favorite toys deserve to follow our cat friends to the great beyond. Merlin still has his first toy which is a mangled 20 year old squirrel. He's long lost interest in it and I'm not sure what I'll do once he leaves.

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  42. It's comforting for all of us to know that Scruffy Rat went with you when you crossed the bridge. When Mum read this post a few days back, she felt it was very ironic because she has been thinking a lot about you and has a feeling you are close. She was afraid you'd go away as sometimes happens when one mentions it, We love you,dear. All of our love,always.

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  43. What cute photos and a wonderfully sweet story. All of ours have been buried with a favorite toy as well. Hugs, Kitties Blue's Mom, Janet

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