Friday, February 2, 2018

The Friday Flashback - Field Patrol.

I haven't done a Flashback since just before Flynn left, so I decided now was the time to do another one. The photos were taken on one of the many long walks I took with the boys around the fields.
The post was originally posted in March 2011.

Field Patrol.

Being a mancat means you have to do lots of hard work to keep your property safe. We thought we would show you a typical Monday patrol so you can see how hardworking we are.

Eric: Any fresh earth piles must be checked out. There may have been rabbits digging here or even a badger. The nice fresh earth is good for pooping in though because we don't have to do much digging ourselves.

If there are any big holes I have to put my head down because you never know, there may be a rabbit down there.

Flynn: Keep your nose low to the grass to make sure you don't miss any introoder smells.

And when passing the pond have a quick look to see if there are any fevvers sitting on it or fishies swimming in it.

Eric: I walk through the daffodils because introoders always seem to leave their smell on them.

Flynn: And when I catch a strange smell, I floof my tail to let Eric know.

There are always a lot of mouse holes beside the stream so I put my paw in to see if anyone is home.

When we are sure everything is as it should be, we make our way back home......

..........and maybe have a quick rest on the way.

36 comments:

Brian said...

Such fun. Their field patrols were epic and we always enjoyed them!

William's Kith & Kin said...

And we love these flashbacks of the boys!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great flashback. Eric and Flynn were so good at protecting their property. XO

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

They were such great hunters, and did it together. We always loved that about them. I (Marley) enjoy it when Iza joins me hunting mousies, but that doesn't happen often enough.

Lone Star Cats said...

What a great flashback.

Mark Muller said...

oooh I had no clue that the feline world works on the world tunnel too... I'm sure we all together can dig that tunnel once... take that eurostar! we have our own tunnel once...

Summer said...

The boys went on some great patrols!

Mickey's Musings said...

We have always enjoyed the walk-a -bouts and field patrols.
You kitties had the best "yard" for playing and exploring :)
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

onespoiledcat said...

Such beautiful and fun photos of the two BEST Field Patrollers EVER in the history of introoder control. The boys were an incredible partnership in all they did and I can't help but imagine they are in charge of "Security" at the Bridge now..... Thank you for this fabulous flashback.......

Love, Pam

Marg said...

It is always fun to see those two boys doing their daily walks. We loved watching them and it is fun to see them again as Angels.Such a handsome pair. Jackie, we sure hope you are doing all right. Have a good day.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Such handsome mancats on patrol! Beautiful photos!

Kitties Blue said...

Did Eric ever find an animal in one of those big holes and get his nose scratched our bit? It had to be so much fun to watch them as they explored. I know you miss them bunches. Happy you are sharing with us today. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Oh my...I loved seeing them on their walkies and patrolling for introoders.

Madi and Mom said...

Angel Eric you might have had a wee bit of dachshund dnas...you know they like to hunt badgers in holes and in fact that is why they had such long bodies and sturdy tails. They tail was used to pull them out. My Angel Toto the mighty mini is probably causing a lot of trouble OTRB
Hugs Madi your bfff

da tabbies o trout towne said...

doodz...that waza grate toor....we N joyed seein thiz N yur pa trollz skillz...sorree ya never ended up with a mouz, but glad ya dinna run crozz a badgerz either ~~~~~~~ whoa ~~~hope ewe both iz doin grate ♥♥♥♥♥

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

A cat's job is never done, right? But everything is better with a friend!

The Island Cats said...

Some of our favorite posts of yours were the boys in the fields. They really enjoyed patrolling.

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

they were so lucky to have such a wonderful and fun-filled property with so many roads to adventure to patrol!

Jean Neilson said...

You had lots of property to patrol. You did a super job. I would have stuck my head down those holes too. A rest on the way home is called for after all that exercise.

Shoko and Kali

Mary McNeil said...

What a lovely ramble on a sunny day ! Happy memories.

Colehaus Cats said...

Angels Eric and Flynn, we so enjoy seeing your flashbacks and going with you on your patrols. We bet you are keeping the mousies and badgers in check there at the Bridge!

nylabluesmum said...

Mee-yow what a furabuluss teem youss' were Eric an Flynn!! Mee betss yur still a grate teem inn Pure Land walkin thee land an enjoyin thee purrpetual Sun...
Lady Jackie many fankss fur doin this bloggie....pawsum memoreess an fotoss'!
~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

Karen Jo said...

Thank you for your great flashback post. I loved Eric and Flynn's patrol posts the best. They always enjoyed them so much.

Cathy Keisha said...

You guys sure were busy. What a great field of sun all to yourselves.

Little Binky and Granny said...

Loved to see you again on your walks, Angel Eric and Flynn <3 You two were such a great team together <3 Soft Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

Erin the Cat said...

Heck you guys sure showed us what hard work is all about. I envy that you have such a large estate too, and that you got your staff to walk with you! Mine are generally too worn out or busy or both MOL
Toodle pips and gentle purrs for a wonderful flashback!
Erin

Jans Funny Farm said...

Such wonderful flashback memories. Those were fun days and you did work hard at keeping the fields safe.

The Florida Furkids said...

Super flashback! We always loved seeing the boys out in the fields!

The Florida Furkids

John Bellen said...

Yikes! I would have watched out for badgers, for sure! The pond looks very nice, a little tranquility in the countryside. How well the boys looked after their property.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Rabbits AND mice? MOUSES! All we have here are squirrels and birds and a gang of rocky raccoons. purrs

Marv Marvelous said...

The rambles through the field are most excellent Mum and Queen Nellie LOVED them and Mum was quite excited to see one today! (Purrsonally, I think you made her weekend, she has been a little stressed and needes a beautiful tramp through the fields to take her mind off of things)
Purrs and Love
Marv and Mum

Kari said...

What a beautiful, idyllic life you gave the boys. It’s every cats fantasy and quite a few of their moms too.
We always loved going along with the boys on their walks around the farm. Ah, those were the days, weren’t they. Never forgotten.

meowmeowmans said...

What a treat to see Eric and Flynn on patrol in the field again. Thank you, Jackie, for this wonderful flashback. :)

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Boys, I remember all your adventures and loved coming over to see what you two were doing. Admiral loved you and so does Katie and me, the mom.

The Menagerie Mom said...

We just love these memories you share with us. You two had such fun adventures, Angel Eric and Angel Flynn. We bet you're having lots of adventures together now, too.

The Church Cat Family said...

What heaven they had!