Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Memories-The Plant Pots.

Everyone knows how much Eric and Flynn loved their plant pots, but they didn't always have them.


They always enjoyed a nap in the greenhouse, and when the fuchsias were cut back and brought in for the winter they decided they made good beds.


It must have been more comfortable than it looked.


One day I had been weeding and picked up some long cut grass and put it in the pot and left it in the greenhouse.
Flynn decided that was a much better bed but Eric had to make do with the earth.

So we found another big pot so they had one each and filled them with hay.



They were both very happy to have their very own pots....


But of course every now and again they would still flatten the plants in the other pots just to prove a point.


They always went back to their very own pots though, and Ivor even built framework for them so they didn't topple over when they got in.

48 comments:

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

I love the framework--so thoughtful! Such cute pics!

Brian said...

Those were always some of my favorite photos of those sweet boys.

The Island Cats said...

We loved seeing the boys in the pots. :)

meowmeowmans said...

One of our favorite things to see is Eric and Flynn in their pots. These memories made us smile real big.

Summer said...

I think those pots were awesome beds - what smart boys they were!

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

HaHa! Brilliant! They looked lovely!
It's a good job you did'nt name them,
Bill and Ben...!x

Mark Muller said...

do you know where I can order the seeds for getting my own kitty-friend? how pawsome that kitties grow in pots... of course, they are the most beautiful flowers ever ;o)

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

That is just so sweet, your kitties loving those 'pot-beds'!

And in the hay, just like the baby Jesus in the manger, MOL!!!

Lone Star Cats said...

So cute!

Ann Adamus said...

The "pot pics" were always our favorites! But we never knew the story behind them, so thank you for sharing ... and several photos here are new to us. How wonderful to see them all. BTW, I found "old email exchange" between us. Sigh, thinking I was supposed to widen blog, but furgot!!! Will be in touch soon, apawlogies my friend. HUGGIES.

Marg said...

I have always loved the pictures of the two boys in their pots. We have several around her that like getting in the pots and flattening the plants too. That was fun seeing those pictures. You all have a good day.

Mr Puddy said...

I remember those photos ! * still giggle *
They looks like Hens sit on their eggs =^x^=
tee..heh

Anonymous said...

My favorite photos of the boys were always the ones of them in their plant pots. So darn cute....and sweet....I bet they have plant pots at the Bridge too!

Love, Teddy and Mom Pam

Roby Sweet said...

I love that the boys had their very own plant pots. Who would've thought a pot would make a good cat bed? :)

Austin Towers said...

Like Teddy says I hope the boys have plant pots at the Bridge! Such great memories! xx

12Paws said...

What loves! You must miss them terribly. Thanks for sharing. How are you?

Fuzzy Tales said...

Derry would have loved those pots. Such a wonderful, albeit bittersweet, memory. Purrs to you, we hope you're okay.

William's Kith & Kin said...

Seeing these potted cat photos again lightens our day, just when we need it. :-)

Kitties Blue said...

Mom is always amazed at what she and our dad and other humans do for us kitties. Those pots were the purrfect beds, and your enhancement made them even better. Misty May has always enjoyed sleeping in the large cement flower planters we have on and near the front porch. Such precious photos and memories of your two sweet boys. We really enjoy these trips down memory lane with you. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

I always loved seeing them in their pots!

Madi and Mom said...

Eric and Flynn were always the most handsome blooms and they did love their pots and I expect the soil felt cool too.
Hugs madi your bfff

Hannah and Lucy said...

We always loved their Eric and Flynn's potted cat pictures and they always made us smile ear to ear!

Johnny Salib said...

Pot kitties! Too cute <3

Caren Gittleman said...

I think this is one of the most adorable posts ever. It is so cute that not just one loved laying in pots, but they BOTH did! What smart boys. I miss them so xoxo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Nice to learn the story of Eric and Flynn's pots. That was sweet of you and Ivor to put hay in them and secure them. I love these photos, so sweet. XO

John Bellen said...

What wonderful cats they were - and what wonderful cat-people you and Ivor are to help them become even comfier in their round beds. I've always loved seeing the boys there.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

doodz....we all wayz love de potz postz fotoz....N we noe ewe saw what else yur dad did in de gardin....waz it like total lee total lee TOTAL LEE awesum ore what....now ewe each haza bench two.....may bee mum will let dad moove a pot two de end oh each bench !!! may bee ♥♥♥♥♥

The Whiskeratti said...

The potted kittehs were always a favorite with us, but this is the first time we've heard their origin story.

SuziQCat said...

Those boys were so loved! I miss their antics. Do you think you will get anymore cats?

The Menagerie Mom said...

I just love how much love you showed (and still do show) your boys. Such sweet angels.

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

SO sweet!!! I want a pot that grows kitties ;)

Anonymous said...

I had heard how the boys liked their pots in the greenhouse but never knew the whole story. This was so fun to read and to see all these photos. Thank you!

Love,
Lily and Tommy T.

Kari said...

Potted Eric and Flynn! Those photos are much loved classics! We love seeing them again and learning the story behind them. Ah, those were the days.....

Little Binky and Granny said...

Heartwarming to see them both in the plant pots, miss Jackie. We can watch them for hours, so cute :) Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

Poppy Q said...

I wish you could grow another pair. Of all the photos, I love these the most.

Ginger hugs to you both.
xxx

Colehaus Cats said...

Oh, we love it when orange boys sprout up like that. MOL!

When the Cat is Away said...

WOW! They really had giant plant pots!!! Mom has only smaller ones where she tried to grow cat nip. Which we ignored, of course.

Laila and Minchie said...

Those were always our favorite photos of the boys!

Just Ducky said...

Secret for growing loving, ginger mancats!

Pam Greer said...

They were so sweet in their pots!

Catio Tales said...

Those pots are legendary. Nearly as legendary as the boys themselves!

The Swiss Cats said...

We love the photos of the boys in their pot. They made lovely ginger flowers ! Purrs

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Awwwww, two potted kitties! Those were such sweet memories!

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

We allus loved seeing them in their pots. That's why TBT brings some inside for us in Winter.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

They sure do look cozy in there! What cute photos.

Goldie and Banshee said...

thats a very nice pic so cute!

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

They look very comfy in those "cat" beds. :)

Erin the Cat said...

I just love how they settled themselves in, and looked as though they were growing in those pots, made me smile a lot and bet it did you too. What a wonderful pair they were, and I'd have loved to see them growing in my garden.
Gentle purrrs
ERin