Friday, September 5, 2014

Eric's Day Flashback.

This week the Flashback comes from February 2008 and was originally a Mancat Monday.

One of our very important mancat jobs is to check that the straw in the barn is good quality.

We check that there is nothing there that shouldn't be there.

Sometimes we just sit quietly at the top of the ladder to make sure no introoders come in.

And on the way down, we smell the straw in case there are any mice hiding in there. It's important to check for mice because sometimes they chew the string that holds the straw bales together, then when dad picks them up they break. That usually makes him say bad words.

When we go back down the ladder, we have to be careful because it's easier to go up than down.

If you try to go down to quick, you end up down the bottom quicker than you'd want to.

30 comments:

Brian said...

Those really were impressive ladder skills!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We love to live vicariously through you and your adventurous farm life!

Angel Keisha said...

Meow! What an adventure. :)

Marty the Manx said...

Yep Eric, bale patrol is very important. Great ladder skills :)
Happy Eric's Day!
Marty

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're impressed how well you scale a ladder. Pierre went up a ladder once and found out that going back down isn't as easy as it looks.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Aww Eric! You sure were the king of the ladder.

meowmeowmans said...

Angel Eric, you sure knew how to work that ladder! :)

Punapippuri said...

February 2008 - wowsers - Ă„iti was in England and i wasn't even born! Much respect for this. That straw looks wonderful. Do you still get to patrol there Flynn ?

Mr Puddy said...

Eric, you ROCK !
Guess what , I really don't know how to use da ladder :)
And thanks for birthday wish , my mom totally forgot.
Have a great weekend
xox

Karen Jo said...

Eric certainly was a ladder master. Checking the bales is a great job.

Spyro and the Gang

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Look at him on that ladder! And you reminded us it was THURSDAY and you know what the woman hadn't done? Yep. Working on it..

Angel Prancer Pie said...

What a great mouser Eric was!

We hope Flynn is doing better on his methamazole.

Have a great weekend!
XOXO

Hannah and Lucy said...

Eric you were a great mouser and so brave coming down the ladder in the barn.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Summer said...

What an exciting job to have! Especially the mousies part!

onespoiledcat said...

What a great spot up at the TOP of the ladder - getting down looks to be a bit tricky BUT nothing stopped you did it Eric!!

Hugs, Sammy

Austin Towers said...

In awe of Eric's ladder skills!!

Madi and Mom said...

Angel Eric always had the whitest of white chest furs. We love seeing his flashbacks and remembering all his adventures.
Hugs madi your bfff and Mom

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...awesum ladder skillz buddy...me cuzin boomer haz ladder skillz like that...once him wented up in de attic above de garage..noe one saw him, de ladder got folder up N closed....he started makin noizez N de peepulz started freekin OUT...

scared de be jezuz outta em coz they dinna noe what wuz up IN de attic til de dad said....were iz boomer !!

:)

lets head ta de fish fry ~~~

sauce ♥♥

Kitties Blue said...

The photos on the ladder are terrific. Such agility and grace displayed. Hope you will join us for our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Eric, we still miss you... you live in my heart!
Have a nice weekend friends!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Eric the barn sure does look like a great place to play!!

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

Those are impressive skills. Are those ghost orbs in one pic or dust? I heard Flynn is on thyroid meds. He's at a healthy weight and paws crossed for good results. Our other ginger and cream blogging friend Sammy is going through the same and responding nicely to meds. Weight loss is always a worry and I'm so glad it's not kidney disease or worse.

The Island Cats said...

That barn is such a fun place to explore!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Great memory and we agree on the great ladder skills!

Katnip Lounge said...

hee hee...that's excellent ladder advice!

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! Lookit him on the ladder. Can you climb the ladder too, Flynn? That is so manly.

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Luvluvluv Friday with Eric.

Kari said...

Wow! You can come down the ladder too? Awesome!
You kitties really live in a cats paradise.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Don´t think I would dare to climb a ladder ?!

XOXO

Meowers from Missouri said...

so grand to see ol' eric again!

mommer tells us the barn cat mouse patrol on her granpa's farm was a herd of about 9 kitties--no wonder! free moo juice, an' all the mouses they could eat. must be like kitty heaven, we bets eric is runnin' rings around those bridge mouses!