Sunday, August 13, 2017

Memories - Tree Climbers

All of these photos can be clicked on to enlarge.
Both boys loved to climb trees.


Flynn made his first ascent of the elderberry tree when he was about 2 months old.


It was not long after that Eric joined him when they discovered they could climb up the inside of the Leylandii hedge.


Flynn soon went on to greater heights...


but Eric preferred to try closer to home hoping for a flying snack to arrive.


The higher Flynn could get, the better he liked it.


Sometimes Eric would venture higher, but it usually ended with me having to rescue him.


It didn't stop him trying though.



Flynn was fearless and would walk out on the flimsiest looking branches,

but even he would sometimes find himself in trouble, but always got himself back down safely.


Sometimes there was a queue to get back down.

Eric's favourite though was the tree stump where he could act at being King of the jungle.

41 comments:

Brian said...

They sure had some of the most amazing climbing adventures!

The Island Cats said...

We loved seeing Eric and Flynn climbing in the trees. They really got up high.

John Bellen said...

That would scare the dickens out of me, watching the boys up there. But they obviously loved the exercise, and Flynn was indeed a master-climber!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't imagine how you rescued Eric when he got that high and was stuck! And that Flynn! As high as he got I am glad he could eventually get himself down. I have done some climbing to get a cat off of our greenhouse. Goofy kitty! Glad I was 15 years younger then.
Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.
Hope you are doing well, Jackie.
Lily and Tommy Little Tea Cakes

meowmeowmans said...

We love these memories. It's so wonderful that you have these photos to remind you of Eric and Flynn's adventures. Hugs and love to you as you remember your beloved expert tree climbers.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

you guys had so much fun and so many adventures, climbing those trees!

Marty the Manx said...

You boys were such adventurers :) Hope your Mum is doing well.
Luvs
Marty and the Gang

Summer said...

The boys had lots of fun adventures climbing trees!

Mr Puddy said...

The boys always got into some fun, some adventure and freedom. Me loves it too =^x^=, Me miss Melbourne, Australia in that way. But here, as you see too many dangerous stuffs I could get into...Like unbelievable for the city living so my adventure & my freedom will be limited. But it's not bad because I have my garden and I have street cat friends. I do a little bit of hunting with House Lizard ( not the water monitor ! ), frogs, bugs ( I like dragon flies ) and a mousie. Love your beautiful memories =^x^=

Mark Muller said...

that is very impressing!!! and it reminds me of the kitten of our drama-neighbor... we needed the community workers to pick the cat from our giant walnut tree... ;o)

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

Oh! My Goodness! What fun, and,
a couple of real experts, when
it comes to climbing trees!
Love the one of Eric..waiting for
a flying snack! :).

Anonymous said...

Eric and Flynn were true "tree monkeys" and perhaps loved climbing more than any kitties we have known. Sammy was up a tree ONCE - chased up there by a big dog when he was tiny and David had to rescue him on a ladder. Teddy has shown no interest beyond leaping up about 3 feet on a tree - hanging there a few seconds and dropping to the ground. I have always loved how FEARLESS your boys were!

Love, Pam

Austin Towers said...

Mum has never seen me climb a tree! Hehe!! What fun the boys had!! ❤️

Poppy Q said...

Fearless fellows.

Marg said...

What great pictures and great fun to see them climbing the trees. It is always good to see those two angels. Jackie, I sure hope you are doing all right.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We were thinking "jungle cats", reading these memories. They were superb climbers! ♥

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love this flashback. Eric and Flynn were both quite daring. Good thing they had mum to rescue them if needed. XO

Laila and Minchie said...

Expurrt tree climbers!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh I bet the views they had were wonderful! They were so good at climbing! Ping "was" my climber. Before they migrated into the house, they were outside kitties. Ping would climb the tree in the back of the house that sat near the roof. He would get up on top of the roof and play around up there for long periods of time.

Kitties Blue said...

Mom is in love with these photos. Mauricio and Misty May used to be tree climbers, but have stopped. Eric and Flynn were amazing adventure cats. We cannot believe how high they climbed. Thanks so much for sharing these. Jackie, you continue to be in Mom's daily prayers. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

Caren Gittleman said...

I enjoy these flashback photos sooo much!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

The Swiss Cats said...

Both Eric and Flynn were amazing tree climbers ! Great photos ! Purrs

Little Binky and Granny said...

Wonderful pictures and memories of Angel Eric and Flynn. We love the way they climb up high and not down sometimes...MOL :D Good that you had a rescue team around :D Pawkisses for a Happy Monday :) <3

Madi and Mom said...

The only tree I've ever climbed is my indoor tree
but you two sure did make it look easy peasy to climb in the great out of doors
Hugs madi your bfff

Madi and Mom said...

PS thank you for your good health wishes...I have gotten a new lease on life since the cortisone shot. I was a naughty(good) kitteh over the weekend. I'll post on Tuesday and Wed about my antics
Hugs madi

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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William's Kith & Kin said...

We know there are never any cat skeletons in trees, but our mom is amazed you could watch your boys without having some anxiety!

Katie Isabella said...

Boys...that scares my mom. Our Robin used to go up trees...she was our last outside inside girl. Once we had to get someone to help her down.

Kari said...

We have always loved there cats in trees photos! There is something terribly magical about them. We remember the lovely pix of you and the old oak tree. We always thought your mum should write a book about those adventures. A fairy tale for children would be a lovely way to remember you both, not that we would ever, ever forget you two. You are family to us.

Goldie and Banshee said...

very cute! they sure had some great tree adventures

Catio Tales said...

Wonderful. The joy of trees!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

If I and Angel Minko could have been allowed outside, we would have had fun in all the trees around our yard. Mostly walnuts and cherry...with some oaks and catalpa.

You two sure had a lot of areal excitement and entertainment.

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

We always loved seeing them climb. I (Ayla) was a climber too, but one day after a thunderstorm, I just stopped!

Bionic Basil said...

Awwww guys, your tree selfies are so epically epic, our ultimate fav though is pic #2 its amazing!

Big hugs

Basil & Co xox

Louche Tabby said...

Kitties sure do love height.
In Mousies later years, her idea of 'height' was the bunk bed, or the kitchen table.

Marv Marvelous said...

Kozmo is missing the tree in the back yard in Midway! He says he can't wait to get home and climb his tree. I wonder if I will ever get the chance to climb a tree....
You guys look like experts!
Many Purrs
Marvelous

The Whiskeratti said...

So much fun they had.

Just Mags said...

Those sweet boys so enjoyed their adventures outside. These are all great pictures of them in the trees. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Mee-you Eric an Flynn were thee Wallenda Brofurss of Katss Lady Jackie!!! Mee wantss to climm treess butt mee iss onlee aloud 6 feet uppy (thee leed does not go further, mew mew mew...)
Bet you used to hold yur breath when thee boys were uppy inn thee treess!
~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

Christine Carroll said...

Two absolutely gorgeous boys.I zoomed in that's when I understood the saying there's usually a queue to get back down....Great memories.xπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ’•

Erin the Cat said...

Oh my, these made me smile and laugh. What really adventurous guys they have been. I love the image of them on top of that hedge, and Eric being King of all he surveyed XOX
Purrs
ERin
PS Did Eric ever get his flying snacks?