Friday, May 31, 2013

Eric's Day.

My dad did something very special for Eric.

He made this Memorial plaque to go above his grave.

Eric always loved to lie in the sun by the fence so that was the obvious place to lay him to rest.

The rose was planted to mark the grave and the bedding plants cover it.

Mum and I think the plaque looks lovely above it.

I like to sleep under the azaleas to keep close to my brother.

60 comments:

Brian said...

That is so wonderful and I could feel Eric smiling on you Flynn.

Simba said...

Our Mom is definitely pretty leaky eyed now, Flynn.

China Cat said...

Your dad was so sweet to make such a nice Memorial Plaque for beloved Eric. Wonderful idea to have this at the sunny fence that Eric loved - and now Flynn gets to enjoy sleeping under the beautiful azaleas close to his brother.

Purrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat and Angel Willow

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

that is just the sweetest thing!

hugs, bee
xoxo

Tillie and Georgia said...

What a beautiful memorial. We all got leaky eyes when we saw it in place.
It is so nice that Flynn can be close to his brother :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Meg & Quill said...

That's lovely!

ABBY said...

Eric has a nice sunny spot and Flynn you can visit him anytime you want. What a lovely plaque your Dad made and the roses will always bloom for Eric.

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy is all weepy, and we all think that is a wonderful plaque and grave. We think Eric will be quite happy to visit you while you nap there, Flynn.

The Whiskeratti said...

That was wonderful, but yes, we also got all teary. Still so hard to believe Eric has left us.

Derby, Ducky said...

That is so nice, his special place is his furrever place.

The Island Cats said...

We love the plaque and Eric's special spot. But it did make us a little leaky eyed.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we love that plaque. The Woman's dad made one for their cat Jet that looked not dissimilar to Eric's. But what a nice memorial and a lovely rose to remember him by.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

That is so sweet and so perfect... and I'm a little sad now.

Angel and Kirby said...

Your Dad did a good job on the plaque! That is the perfect place for it!

Prancer Pie said...

It's lovely and leaves us a bit leaky-eyed. ((hugs))

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

TBT made boxes fer Skeeter and LC. We love the wood thing you did... So lovely and remembrancing.

Shaggy and Scout said...

It's beautiful and so special because it is homemade, just for you special Boy! Lovely spot for the big boy.

speedyrabbit said...

That is the most beautiful memorial we have ever seen,xx Speedy and Rachel

Poppy Q said...

Awww we know Eric would be so proud. Good on farmer dad - what a great job he did for his boy.

Love
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Fuzzy Tales said...

This leaves us leaky-eyed too. That's a wonderful plaque for Eric. Purrs and hugs.

Barb and the Gs said...

Oh, that is all just so lovely!

CATachresis said...

Mum and I love that. She's gone a bit teary!!! So peaceful looking!

We are said...

Awwww, Flynn, we can't even imagine how much you miss your brother! That is a truly beautiful place for him to rest. We think your dad did a wonderful job on the plaque!

Purrs and hugs,
Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, that's so sweet. What a lovely marker.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

What a beautiful plaque!

Purrs,
The Chans

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a beautiful plaque, and a perfect spot. We are leaky eyed here, too, especially seeing Flynn nearby. We know Eric will always be nearby for all of you.

Caren Gittleman said...

this is so beautiful it made me cry. What a beautiful tribute to Eric. You are such a precious kitty Flynn that you sleep right near him in the shade to keep him company.
I am crying now....
xoxoxo

Cherry City Kitties said...

Mom has special tears for Eric this morning. His place is beautiful, but not as beautiful as the place he has in your heart. You are the best brother he could ever have had.
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Hannah and Lucy said...

Your Dad has made such a wonderful plaque for Eric and the rose tree and the other plants make it a lovely place for you all to go and visit him. A lovely memorial to a dearly loved mancat - we know he won't be lonely with all your visits to be close to him.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

Goodness, that brought the tears to our Person but that is such a terrific plaque for Eric and Flynn, you can visit him all the time. Can't get any better than that.

SuziQCat said...

That is a beautiful place for Eric. The sign is a wonderful addition!

Kitties Blue said...

That is so pawsome! All our brothers and sisters have some type of "headstone" but none has their name on it. Your dad is A #1 in our book. We like to stay close to our siblings after they leave us and can be found keeping a close eye on their resting places quite often. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Bellen said...

That's a wonderful spot; the marker and the flowers show that it's very special.

Laila and Minchie said...

Thank you so much for sharing where Eric's memorial spot is. Our eyes are leaking very bad right now. So sweet how you lay so close to your brother, Flynn. We miss Eric very much.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Oh that's perfect! Eric would approve and everyone can visit anytime. Purrrrrrrs from our boys.

meowmeowmans said...

That is just perfect and beautiful. We especially love the pic of you and Mum, and the one of you sleeping under the azalea next to Eric.

Hugs to you all.

Selina said...

Flynn ... that is TRULY lovely. You tell Eric I meowed hello, will you?

Soft purrz,
Selina

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

That's so very sweet! It's making us have leaky eyes and smiles all at the same time.

Cat Street Boyz said...

WOW, it's raining tears and our mommy is not helping the situation. Flynn you are a wonderful, devoted brother, HUGGZ to all=^Y^=

Jacqueline said...

That is a beautiful, peaceful spot for precious Eric to rest; we can feel the care and love that went into this special memorial and purrfect plaque ...We also love that darling Flynn can rest next to his wonderful brother in the shade=so devoted, so sweet...Hugs, dear friends=we love you guys very much...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

katsrus said...

How wonderful. It's really nice.
Sue B

da tabbies o trout towne said...

flynn...yur dad's plaque ta eric iz bee yond kewl !!!! N we haz it furst paw....that eric approves ~~~~~~~~~eye like ta chillax wear sauce's bed used ta bee...gives ya kinda a feelin oh.. peace... huh.....eye think thatz coz they both R still reel close two uz...N all ways will bee...de flowers yur mum & dad planted R awesum...sum day de rose bush will be az big az eric wuz in life

XOXO

tuna

Ginger Jasper said...

That is just so very beautiful. Your dad did a lovely job with the plaque and I know your mum will have been very leaky eyed when she saw it. Mum was the same just now. A very lovely resting place and a very lovely memorial. I love how you can lie and keep a watch on your beloved brother. Hugs GJ x

Madi and Mom said...

Flynn mom and I are very very touched by this beautiful post for Eric.
The plaque is beautiful and the plantings are purrfect. Lots of hugs
Madi and Mom

Terri said...

That is so thoughtful. We think Eric would like the flowers and you have a good napping spot near Eric :)

Karen Jo said...

This is just wonderful. Eric's grave looks great and I am so glad that you have a shady spot to be near him.

Spyro

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I think Eric will approve of that nice setting, and definitely approve that you hang out nearby. And also that you are doing such a good job of comforting your Mom and Dad. We think you and your Mom look at peace there in the garden together.

Kari said...

What a lovely, touching memorial made by a loving dad for his cat-son. The beautiful marker will remind us not of Eric's tragic loss but of his wonerful, joy filled life and of the love and happiness he brought to each and every one of us. The beautiful garden reminds us that his life force has joined with nature and that he is still with us and will be forever. Kisses and hugs to dear Flynn from all of us.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That is beautiful. What a loving memorial to Eric. I bet he is lounging on a cloud pointing it out to his Angel pals with pride.
We love Fridays with Angel Eric.
Timmy and Family

Daisy said...

What a beautiful and fitting memorial for Eric. Now you can always feel close to him.

Deb Barnes said...

Oh Flynn... what a touching and beautiful memorial for Eric. You have us in tears, but it is a wonderful way to remember all the good times you shared with him. Purrs from the Zee and Zoey gang!

Katie Isabella said...

Mommy has tears in her eyes Flynn, but she and I both are so happy about the plaque and it is wonderful there as a loving memorial to dear Eric.

Rest in peace percious little boy. Flynn, we love you and we'll snuggle with you too. xoxoxoxox

A few Good Cats said...

That is a fine tribute to the memory of Eric. Forever loved...

Team Tabby said...

Such a lovely was to keep Eric in your hearts!

Lovely photo of you and your mum, Flynn.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Awwww, this is such a lovely and special way to remember him!
((((purrs))))

Sagira said...

Brings tears to my eyes...so sweet and just perfect.

Furry Bottoms said...

That is an incredible tribute to Eric. I love it! Usually you see markers on the ground, not on a fence... this is different and so very beautiful!

Kjelle Bus said...

That is so wonderful !!
XOXO

Clooney said...

Lovely post and resting place for sweet Eric. What a wonderful plaque that Dad made.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It's really beautiful but it did make us leaky eyed. xx