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Monday, March 19, 2018

Five Years

It is 5 years since you had to leave us, Eric.
We love and miss you as much today as we did then and that will never change.
You and your brother will always be our precious boys.

You didn't like to pose, but you should have with your handsome big old fashioned face.

We miss that lovely tummy that you always managed to keep looking so white.

We enjoyed taking you on walks around the fields so you could check out all of the strange smells.



Love you forever Eric.

For those of you who never knew Eric, you can read his tribute from 19.03.13 by clicking on his photo on the sidebar.

52 comments:

The Whiskeratti said...

Has it been so long? We remember them well, so many wonderful stories about their lives out of doors, all their adventures. You were loved by many, Eric, and also, Flynn. We send comforting pawhugs to your parents, too.

Marg said...

I can't believe it has been that long. We so miss you Eric and Flynn too but so glad that the Mom has continued to blog.

LP said...


We can't believe it has already been five years! You did have a wonderfully, "old fashioned" face, Eric. You were such a handsome boy! We miss you too and we are feel fortunate that your pawrents shared you with us. :)
Love to your Mom and Dad.XO

the critters in the cottage xo

The Island Cats said...

We miss Eric too. Hard to believe it’s been 5 years already. Sending you lots of purrs....

Marv Marvelous said...

Eric! You were the man-cat which all other man-cats tried to be!
Purrfect in every way. You are misses
Love Barb

Summer said...

My human and Sparkle knew Eric but he had been gone a year when I was born. Purrs to you today as you remember Eric, and Flynn.

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, five years since our beloved mancatly pal Eric had to go to the Bridge. We miss him very much, too. Purrs and love to you, dear friends.

Kari said...

Wasn’t that face magnificent!! None like it. But then everything about Eric was special, wasn’t it. How we miss him! We love him like family and we, indeed, feel like he is family. Thank you so much for sharing him with us.
We hope he is near today to feel all of the love his friends have for him. All of our love always. Hugs.

Lone Star Cats said...

What a gorgeous boy.

Catio Tales said...

Five years ? Oh Eric - you were indeed the mightiest of mancats and we miss you so much.

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

Ah! Bless!x And..That lovely white tummy...!
God Bless! God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Oh Angel Eric....you've been gone five years today. I know every single one of those days you have been missed so much and even though your brother Flynn has joined you at the Bridge, you and Flynn live on FOREVER in the hearts of all of those who loved you but most especially your Mom and Dad.

Love and Hugs from afar..........
Teddy and Mom Pam

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

It doesn't feel like 5 years since I love seeing his photos. He was a large cat who lived large,fully and happily. btw we're honoring our angels today as part of the big spring post. Sending purrs of fond remembrance xoxo

Poppy Q said...

How can that be? Gosh Jackie - thank you for sharing the time with your lovely boys. Even now the old photos still make us smile. Such cheeky boys with adventures to do every day. Best of all though were two sleepy boys perched in their flower pots. Such special memories.

Love
Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Brian said...

We sure miss you Eric and your brother too. You boys and your adventures always made hearts smile everywhere.

Roby Sweet said...

I didn't know Eric, but what a handsome cat he was. Sending you warm and gentle thoughts as you remember him today.

Kea said...

Five years already? It really doesn't seem that long. We miss both the boys' adventures, it was always so much fun reading about the mouse-catching and tree-climbing, pot-sitting, and so on.

Lots of purrs and hugs!

Nicki and Derry

Cats Herd You said...

How has it been five years? We miss your boys, but nowhere near as much as you must. Sending big purrs and hugs to you as you remember.

The Florida Furkids said...

We can't believe it's five years We miss both of your sweet boys.

The Florida Furkids

Beau Beau & Angie Over the Bridge said...

The missing of them never leaves that's for sure. How I always loved the coloring of his nose furs. Made him look like a person :-) . He was certainly a character and we so miss that personality when they leave. Sending hugs and love and nose kisses,

Mom Brenda and the Ts

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

When you said 5 years I thought no way, but I do know the way as in August it will be 5 years since Abby joined Eric at the Bridge. We never forget no matter if an hour has gone by or a decade, the silence and the emptiness is still there. I know that we all find a way to move forward, well like we had a choice, right? But we do, I still feel for myself that I can't let go of the 'missing' part. I still miss her, so deeply. But I do tell myself as each day passes that I am moving one day closer to our reunion, not in a maudlin way but in a way that I am looking forward to -- one day somewhere in the future. I am so glad that you continue to share Eric and Flynn with all of us. I love reading the stories and seeing them whenever you post. My heart goes to you with deep prayers and purrs.

Cathy Keisha said...

I regret the five years ago, I didn't know Eric or Flynn existed but so wish I had. Sending comforting purrz today as you miss your handsome boy.

Caren Gittleman said...

I remember that day as if it were yesterday and I cannot believe it has been 5 years already. Oh my. We miss that sweet boy too. Sending you both (((hugs))) and much love as you remember and every day catchatwithcarenandcody

Marie Symeou said...

Beautiful boy.

Sending you lots of purrs and hugs xx

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

da tabbies o trout towne said...

eric.....we R sendin de biggest hugs N lovez we haz ta mum N dad; we noe two day iz knot eazee....matterz knot if itz 5 monthz, 5 yeerz ore 500...pleez tell mum we said thanx for sharin yur fotoz two day; ewe R veree handsom in each oh them~~~~~~~~~ say HI ta everee bodee N noe we mizz ewe dood ~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

The Swiss Cats said...

Purrs and hugs to you today. Purrs

The Menagerie Mom said...

May your memories of your sweet Eric fill you with comfort and joy. He will be with you forever, until you meet again.

Robyn Harton said...

Five years already? It seems like just yesterday he was here. Lots of Love to all of you ~Mom Robyn and the Hotties

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

What a sweet, beautiful boy he was.

Debra Taylor said...

I always loved looking at photos of Eric and Flynn cavorting outdoors.

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!

Debby

RescuesAndMore

Laila and Minchie said...

That was one of the saddest days we ever experienced. We still get teary eyed thinking about it. But we so appreciate and thank you for sharing past photos of the boys. It really means a lot to us.

Laila, Minchie and Mum Peggy

Kitties Blue said...

Wow, five years. We know you continue to miss your sweet boy and will always. That was a terrific belly he had. However did he keep it so clean while rolling in the dirt? Sending love and prayers as you remember today. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

William's Kith & Kin said...

Eric will always live in our memories, and Flynn will, too.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Eric was a handsome boy. We never forget those we love. XO

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

I understand how you feel. The end of this year will mark Skeeter's 10th OTB year. Sometimes I feel is is just out of sight in another room. And once in a while, I call Marley "Skeeter". ~ TBT

Colehaus Cats said...

So good to see you again, dear sweet angel Eric. You will never be far from our minds and hearts.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Eric and Flynn were larger than life. That much is obvious from the pictures. I feel the sense of loss too - no new adventures, no complications of brotherhood, no new ways of showing how much they love each other and you. You do an incredible job of sharing them with us - I want to meet them so badly. Thank you for sharing your boys with us. Your pictures always add a smile to my day.

Little Binky and Granny said...

Allthough we never have met you, it feels like we have known you through the writing of your mom, dear angel Eric <3 It's good to have all the pictures and memories, miss Jackie, not that it takes away the pain though... He was a beautiful handsome boy and we have something in common, the always clean belly...MOL :D Soft Pawkisses to comfort you today <3 <3 <3

The Church Cat Family said...

We're glad your mom hasn't stopped blogging and is sharing your photos and memories. That way, you'll be having fun at the Bridge, but part of you stays right here close to all of us. - Tom

Marty the Manx said...

I can't believe it has been 5 years already. Sending extra luvs your way from Me and the gang this week.
Marty's Mom

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

That was beautiful! And that was a lovely perfect description - he did have an old-fashioned face!

John Bellen said...

Five years already, yet so well remembered. Eric and his mancatly face. I recall his passing, and it still makes me sad. But they never leave us, even when they go.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

I never got to know Eric, but what a great mancat he was. Glad that you have all those precious memories to cherish forever.

((((( ♥ )))))

Three Chatty Cats said...

Aww, his face was so precious!

Katie Isabella said...

I remember both boys so strongly... and I miss them just as strongly. I am so glad that Caro came to see you before she went on back to her own home and I asked that she please please take a photo of the boy's gardens. And to tell you I love them. It was a joy to see the both of you and then the selfie with all three.

Remembering Eric on this sad day.

Anonymous said...

Deerest Lady Jackie an Mistur Ivor all tho wee not know Eric wee feel like wee did!! What a marvelluss mankat hee was! Mee understandss how youss; can still luv Eric (an Flynn) even tho' they are gone to Pure Land. LadyMum has NYLABLUE an MingFlower'ss ash boxess here an shee givess them a kiss efurrry nite an askss them to watch over mee. Mee feelss sorta speshell...
Runn free Eric an Flynn <3 <3
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

colibri said...

How can your Humans forget a so lovely boy ! In one, two, seven, tweenty..., and more, years, I think they will never forget your lovely face... The time for memories never end.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Eric was such a handsome mancat. We're sending you hugs as you remember him.

Erin the Cat said...

He sure is and was a great characterful guy, and full of photogenic delight. Time passes too quickly but Eric lives ever strong in your wonderful memories photographs and the stories you share....
Gentle purrs for all
Erin

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

Has it really been five years? Wow. I had no idea. I miss Eric tonnes, too. PURRS

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my word...I cannot believe it has been 5 years since Eric became a heavenly angel.
We have sweet memories of your two boys being 2 or our very first Feline Blogging friends
Hugs madi your bfff

Maggie@shelter-cats said...

Eric had a wonderful life. It shines through every picture, as well as your love for him.
Purrs from Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red