Friday, January 22, 2016

Eric's Day Flashback.

This week the flashback comes from February 2010 and is when we took part in the
Cat-O-Lympics.
Today is the last event that we are competing in. We would have liked to take part in the bare paw fighting too, but if we are honest, it's very rare for us to fight. We have a bit of a rassle now and again, but we prefer snuggling to fighting.
This is the Bird and Squirrel Watching discipline hosted by the Furry Bambinos.


Eric: I am taking part in the squirrel watching. The squirrel has just arrived on the hedge to eat the seeds the birds have dropped from the feeders. I am on the cat tree and keep my head and body low. You can see him beside my right ear.

I slowly lift my head for a better view. He hasn't seen me.

Success! A second one arrives.

He still doesn't see me watching and sits eating the seeds. He is lucky Flynn is asleep because he isn't a watcher like me. He would be out of the door and chase him up the tree.


video

Flynn: I am taking part in the bird watching. This is a pheasant which is a very big bird, almost as big as me. As he is on our property, rather than watch him, I am escorting him off the premises.

You can also see the video here on You Tube.


37 comments:

  1. Oh Eric you really excelled at that part of the competition. Please remind us if you medaled!

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  2. That is always one of our favorite events!

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  3. Eric, you really were a champion squirrel watcher!

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  4. Eric, what a WATCHER! That was as expert as I could ever hope to see. Flynn, my romantic Ginger fluff boy...you escorted him in a grand manner as befitted the pheasant's dignity!

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  5. Brilliant! Good thing you were inside. Did you ever catch a squirrel? They are very fast and Odin has only caught one or two in five years.

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  6. Love how you escorted that pheasant! We used to have those here, but now the area is more built up so they have gone elsewhere.

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  7. This one made me smile with the memories!

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  8. Oh, beautiful, patient Eric!! I know I said it before, but I love your flashback posts. <3

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  9. Oh how we used to love those Cat Olympics! You and Flynn were so good in your divisions!
    XOXO

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  10. Bird and Squirrel Watching? What cool Olympic events! I bet you boys really enjoyed perfecting your skills.

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  11. Both those events are extremely skilful. You boys were champions!

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  12. You boys were both EXCELLENT property managers! Squirrels and birds didn't stand a chance at invasion with both of you patrolling!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  13. Oh Eric, good job watching those squirrels. That is a hard job containing yourself from chasing them. Good to see you Eric as always.

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  14. You sure were a purrfect squirrel watcher, Angel Eric. And, Flynn, I didn't know you were a bird herder! Gold medals for both of you!

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  15. we remember the cat-o-lympics!!

    Flynnie - come on ofur to our house for some french toast!

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  16. Great flashback. I had never heard of the Cat-O-lympics. I can see Eric was a great squirrel watcher and good job Flynn on escorting the big bird out of the yard.

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  17. We remember the Cat-O-lympics! A fine job!

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  18. One thing we cats are good at is Olympics...
    We love this flash back
    Hugs Madi your bfff
    PS thus far we are having sleet...burr but it is better than freezing rain

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  19. That was one lucky squirrel. It could have been bad for him!

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  20. Such calm, such poise! We would have given you a 10 too! Love seeing pheasants!

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  21. guys....bad ennuff ya had ta putz up with one vizshuz squirrel...but two.....iz total lee total lee WRONG.... { flynn....we canna see yur fotoz dood.....good thing tho troo lee coz werd on de streetz iz... it bee a bass terd burd ~~~~~~ }

    heerz two an orangespine unicorn fish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  22. Are squirrels into the Olympics too, Angel Eric, they have no chance, they'll never win of you :)
    Flynn, you're such a good guide..MOL :D
    Thank you for showing Feline's badge on your bloggie, Flynn. That is so sweet. We don't know who made the badge. We thought Ellen of 15andmeowing did, but she didn't. Please let us know if you know. Extra Pawkisses for the weekend :) <3

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  23. We were disappointed that the pheasant photo didn't show up for us. Hope you both won gold medals. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  24. Great flashback. We loved watching you chase the pheasant too!

    The Florida Furkids

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  25. I had forgotten all about the Cat Olympics!!!! Thanks for the reminder! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  26. We remember the Cat-O-Lympics! Eric was a champion squirrel watcher.

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  27. Oh My Cat!!! I remember the Cat O Lympics!!! I competed in my first year of blogging in 2012 and then we never ever had them again. What fun; love seeing precious Eric as always

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  28. Flynn, I couldn’t see you or the pheasant but I remember to Cat-O-Lympics. I medalled one year.

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  29. Eric was so patient ! That squirrel was very lucky ! Purrs

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  30. OOoooh this did make me smile!! Well done - what an happy memory - Thank You!

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  31. Oh man! TWO squirrels at the same time! Awsome!
    Really good concentration, Eric, keeping watch on both. Well done! And Flynnie sure watched himself a big one! Great event for you both.

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  32. You were so awesome in the Cat-O-Lympics! Love the video of Flynn escorting that big bird off his property!

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  33. Oh yes! We remember the Cat-O-Lympics! Purrs from the Zee/Zoey kitties

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  34. Oh, that was WONDERFUL to be reminded 'bout those Cat-O-Lympics! Super-duper fun, for sure. purrs

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  35. The Cat Olympics! What great memories, and we loved seeing champion squirrel-watcher Eric again!

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  36. Wow what a fun flash back Angel Eric. Great watching form fur-sure. Flynn you showed that boid what fur MOL

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