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.




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:

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

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

Brian said...

That is always one of our favorite events!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Eric, you really were a champion squirrel watcher!

Katie Isabella said...

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!

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

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.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

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.

Quill and Greyson said...

This one made me smile with the memories!

When the Cat is Away said...

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

Angel Prancer Pie said...

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

Summer said...

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

Austin Towers said...

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

onespoiledcat said...

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

Hugs, Sammy

Marg said...

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

The Menagerie Mom said...

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!

The Meezers or Billy said...

we remember the cat-o-lympics!!

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

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

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.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

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

Madi and Mom said...

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

John Bellen said...

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

Colehaus Cats said...

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

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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 ♥♥♥

angelswhisper2011 said...

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

Kitties Blue said...

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

The Florida Furkids said...

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

The Florida Furkids

Caren Gittleman said...

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

The Island Cats said...

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

William said...

I am re-impressed!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

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

Cathy Keisha said...

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

The Swiss Cats said...

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

Dash Kitten said...

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

Kari said...

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.

Laila and Minchie said...

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

Deb Barnes said...

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

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

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

meowmeowmans said...

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

Timmy Tomcat said...

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