Friday, November 15, 2013

Eric's Day Friday Flashback

The Flasback this week comes from  May 2007 and was when I decided to give Eric mousie catching lessons.

Right Eric. I keep catching all the mousies and let you have them. I think it's time I showed you how to catch your own.


First of all you find a suitable hole right? Now you have a look down there and tell me if you can see anything.


Come on, it's not going to bite you. Have a good look down there.


That's better, now can you see anything?


What do you mean you don't know. Move over and let me have a look.Yup he's definitely down there.


Now stand back and let the professional show you how it's done.


Result!!! Gotcha you little devil.


Trouble is I still caught the mousie and gave it to you Eric.
You have to catch the next one yourself now I have shown you how to do it.

40 comments:

Brian said...

That was so good and we loved the lesson!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ha ha ha! You are a good teacher, Flynn! I bet Eric learned, too--but he never was as good as the Master, right?? ;-) XOXOXO

Oui Oui said...

At our old house, mousies came in all the time during cold weather. Once one had gotten under my dresser and Carl was trying to flush him out. Whenever he stuck his paw under the dresser the mouse bit him and he would shake his paw. The mouse ran into a shirt and I bundled him up and took him back outside in honor of his bravery.

Derby, Ducky said...

Now you don't have to share your mousies.

Katie and Glogirly said...

You're an excellent teacher, Flynn!
It's so nice to see these photos of you and Eric.
(((purrs)))

The Island Cats said...

Very impressive, Flynn! You're a good teacher.

Sparkle said...

You two made a great mouse-catching team! At least once you showed Eric some of your tricks!

meowmeowmans said...

We love that flashback, Flynn! You sure are a great teacher, and we know that Eric appreciated your lesson. :)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You are an excellent teacher. I feel nearly ready to go out mousing myself. I am certain Eric appreciated the lesson.

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

A master mouser indeed! I love these Friday Flashbacks. Eric looks so much smaller here. I suspect Domino taught Odin his mousing skills. It's all about sniffing the right hole, having patience and knowing when to strike.

Katnip Lounge said...

YUM!! Flynn you were a good brother to give Eric your kills.

Alice Marie said...

How nice to help Eric with his mouse catching skills! Mum used to live with a cat who didn't catch his first mouse until he was 15 years old! And then she thinks it was by accident. He sure could have used your help!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Excellent movement~!!!

Mollie said...

Fantastix lesson, now Alf can go get his own tea Bawahhwhaahahaha xxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie

The Paw Relations said...

You were such a kind and helpful brofur to show Eric how to catch mousies and to give him yours.

Great memories.

Marg said...

Good job Flynn showing Eric how to catch that mouse, except we think Eric is the smart one. He just lets you catch the mouse and he doesn't have to do anything. Have a great day.

Kjelle Bus said...

You're an excellent teacher, Flynn!
It's furry nice to see these photos of you and Eric <3
XOXO

Hannah and Lucy said...

How patient you were Flynn showing Eric how to catch a mouse - we had forgotten about that but we are so pleased to see this post again.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Laila and Minchie said...

Flynn, you were such a great mousie teacher to Eric!

Fur Everywhere said...

You're a great teacher, Flynn! We loved today's lesson :)

The Creative Cat said...

I love these guys! I have four cats who are siblings, three of them brothers, and their brotherly antics never stop--especially where it concerns the mousies who come into the basement! I hope Flynn eventually learned and Eric doesn't have to spend eternity sadly shaking his head at his brother!

ANGEL ABBY said...

Eric you were such a good teacher, so patient with Flynn. We always love Fridays so we can revisit with you! (hugs)

Barb and the Gs said...

I remember that lesson. Me? I say YAY that we do not have mousies here... except for the fuzzy ones Whitey use to love playing with, of course.

Have a lovely day!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...now that ewe haz de " flynn a proach " at mouz catchin...how bout teechin a class....me N dude will sign up; prob a blee a bunch oh others will two !!! see ya at boe boe's for coffee N donutz !!

sauce

flynn...dood....grate werk buddy N nice oh ewe ta share de mouz....heerz two a grate week oh end N lotz oh pork roast !!

:)

toona

Bellen said...

I loved seeing pictures of those brothers doing things together.

katsrus said...

Loved seeing this.
Sue B

Katie Isabella said...

Good to see you again sweet Eric. I love that you taught Flynn to catch mousies. xxoo

Jacqueline said...

Always love seeing these precious boys together=we miss Eric very much too..Happy weekend, sweet Flynn...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat.

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

It was so very sweet of you to teach Eric, Flynn!

And in answer to your question, yes, those cans at the back of the photo were indeed Gourmet Solitaire!

Purrs,
The Chans

Shaggy and Scout said...

Mousing in 3 easy steps!

Tillie and Georgia said...

That lesson was good, but we know it's hard to break a habit ;)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Caren Gittleman said...

I am so happy that you shared this! I had never seen this one!
xoxo

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

You taught Eric well, Flynn! I* would not know how to catch mousies if not for Ayla, and SHE would not have known how if not for Skeeter. It gets passed on... ~ Marley

angelswhisper2011 said...

I only share my mousie with Granny..but she always refuses....
Pawkiss :)

Hilary said...

what a great blast from the past!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Flynn, you are a pawesome instructor! We're sure Eric caught TONS after this lesson!

Madi and Mom said...

JUST TOO PRECIOUS WE LOVE FLASHBACK FRIDAY. WE ARE SO LATE STARTING LAST NIGHT MOM GOT AN OFFER AND HER PEEPS HOME AND FINALLY TODAY OFFERS WERE ACCEPTED.
WOOHOO
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Great lesson. We assume Eric caught on right away.

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Flynn, you are best mouse catcher and I betcha Eric always enjoyed every mouse you gave him...

Kitties Blue said...

Flynn, it appears as if you were a great teacher. We are sure that whenever you remember these moments in time or look at these photos that you and your mom and dad miss Eric bunches. We appreciate your sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo