Saturday, July 22, 2017

Memories-Caturday Art, The Ladder.


The photo used for Caturday Art was taken when the famous "Purrizen Fence" was being built.
Eric and Flynn used to have free run of the outdoors and would go off into the fields on their own and be back within a couple of hours.

In time, Eric started to go further and we would have to go looking for him. He would cross several fields towards one of the neighbouring farms. We started to worry for his safety, so both boys got grounded.

That meant that they could only go outdoors if I was with them. It upset them after having freedom to roam, and it upset us to see them fretting about it.
The solution was the purrizen fence. It was 8 feet high and the horizontal boards were on the outside so as not to make it to easy for them to escape over it.
As you can see, they wanted it done as soon as possible and helped out with it.

The fence meant the garden was completely enclosed so they were able to use their cat flap and go outdoors whenever they wanted to.
I am sure they could have got over the fence if they really wanted too, but they seemed more than happy with unlimited access to the garden. Of course I also took them for walks around the fields so they could continue their perimeter patrol and mouse hunting.


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42 comments:

Laila and Minchie said...

Such good helpers they were! Great memory!

Katie Isabella said...

You and Ivor are such loving parents. Those boys were deeply loved and cherished.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What lovely artwork!

The Island Cats said...

Those boys had quite the life on the farm. We love this pic!

John Bellen said...

That must have been worrying, with Eric going so far afield. No wonder the fence was built. And how smart of the boys to co-operate once it was built.

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

We have a 6' high fence around the entire backyard. We CAN get over it, but TBT discourges us. So we dont very often.

He keeps telling us that our own backyard is safest. And that he COULD make it impossible.

Mark Muller said...

that is great to have an own fenced kingdom... and to help with building the fence makes it quasi to YOUR kingdom :o)

Summer said...

Those boys had the BEST life! <3

When the Cat is Away said...

"Of course I also took them for walks around the fields"

We like the "of course" here, hehe. !!

Thank you for telling us about your fence. We've been actually wondering about how you solved the inside-out thing as we knew they had a combination of a catio and the wild.

Mom likes that it worked for you to walk with them without a leash. That's what she sometimes does with us, and it normally works

onespoiledcat said...

Those boys were quite the adventurers and what a wonderful life you and Ivor gave them with so many opportunities to hunt together and roam the fields together. I know after the fence went up it was nice knowing they stayed in the garden unless they were with you all for a hike!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

Ann Adamus said...

Hi Guys! Are there climbing fences beyond the rainbow ... I bet some were built just for the two of you and I'm sure you're having tons of fun! Hugs and Luv!

Little Binky and Granny said...

I love the picture you created, miss Jackie. I think they knew that it was best to built the fence so they'd be safe :) Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend to all of you :) <3

Kari said...

The boys had a great life, didn't they! Their cat flap gave them a sense of freedom and the fence safety. Being able to go out whenever you want is a kitties dream. And we bet the fenced area acted like a wind break and a sun catcher too. Sweet!

Marg said...

What a good Mom and Dad, you boys had. Glad the fence worked to keep you at home. We have some wandering boys around here too. Jackie, we hope you are doing well.

The Florida Furkids said...

Eric and Flynn were so lucky to have a Mom and Dad who took such good care of them!

The Florida Furkids

The Whiskeratti said...

We always enjoyed hearing about the walks your boys took you on. Many adventures were had.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Wow! They were quite the wandering gentlemen at one time weren't they?!

William's Kith & Kin said...

They sure insisted on quality!

Marie Symeou said...

Lovely!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

The Swiss Cats said...

Great memory ! We have our garden fenced too, and we know our humans feel safe for us like this. But they never take us for a walk ! Purrs

Jans Funny Farm said...

Yes, we can tell they were anxious for their prison walls to be erected. :) they were two fortunate boys to be so loved.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Pipo would love it if petcretary let him go out on his own. He goes through the doggy door, but our fence while all around the property is chain link and easily climbed. And since our yard is large and we are living semi rurally we have to worry about predators...so he is an inside kitty. If he goes out, petcretary hurries to bring him back inside:) On the other paw, if we *take* him outside he protests. Go figure...MOL!

That is a nice and precious memory of your Eric and Flynn.


Caren Gittleman said...

that looks so beautiful that you should frame it xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Sweet Purrfections said...

How nice to be able to share such wonderful memories. We love your header!

Mickey's Musings said...

We like the art effect of this pic.
We know they loved being able to go outside and you mde it safe for them :)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Crafty Garden Gal (find me at PlayingInCatnip.com or HomeGardenDiggers.com) said...

Now that is a picture. It is wonderful the could enjoy the outdoors in safety.
Raja and Zoe from PlayingInCatnip.com

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What a sweet memory! I'm so happy you were able to come up with a solution to make everyone happy.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a great photo. I enjoyed the story behind it too. XO

Cathy Keisha said...

That's great art! Flynn seems to know he could use the ladder to climb the fence and he's telling Eric his plan.

Brian said...

Beautiful art and such beautiful memories. We always loved to see the walks in the fields too.

Pam Greer said...

Sweet memories!

meowmeowmans said...

We love this artwork of Eric and Flynn, and your memories of what was happening at that moment, Jackie.

Madi and Mom said...

Such a gorgeous Caturday Art photo of your handsome boys.
Hugs madi and mom

The Florida Furkids said...

Thanks for joining us for the anniversary of Allie and Mauricio.

The Florida Furkids

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

I love that photos of the two of them! The fence was a great solution! IF Frodo keeps escaping I might have to try it!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

doodz !!!! yur coatz lookz like wool heer...big N thick N extree fluffee !!!! N yea, if dad had forgetted N leeved that ladder ther....well ~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥♥

colibri said...

It's hard not to worry when cats are out for an unlimited time because they tend to move away from home more and more ... and sometime, we don't sleep because they come bach at 3pm !!! Now, time's up at 7pm, everybody Inside ! You've found a completely satisfying compromise for them and.. you ! What a pleasure to see Eric and Flynn together ...

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

As soon as I read about the fence, I thought to myself that no fence could keep your special boys contained if they didn't want to be ... but it turns out home was where their hearts were. It sounds like they adored you both as much as you adored them.

Gattina said...

That was a good idea, when they are going too far it's not good. Our cats have the neighbor gardens everybody knows them so there is no danger. Anyway the only one who is still checking the whole outside world is Arthur !

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a GREAT picture!

Nellie Kowalik said...

Excellent Art!
And VERY smart cats those boys were.
Love
Barb

Kitties Blue said...

What wonderful memories of the boys and such a cute picture you used to make this very gorgeous art. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy