Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Remembering Flynn

It is a year since you had to leave us. How can that possibly be?
It seems like only yesterday that you were lying on your back with your curled toes in the air.
Rolling around on the concrete enjoying the sun.
Twelve months, 365 days, and yet at other times it seems so long ago.
But truly it seems impossible that we haven't been able to cuddle you, or tickle that adorable tummy for a year.
We love you so much and always will do so, just as we do with your brother Eric.
We are grateful for all the love and companionship you have given us. Nothing can take that away.
It is unfair that so much love leads to heartbreak which never goes.
Life goes on for us but it will never be the same.

You were always there when I was on the computer. Maybe not helping, but you were there.

You always found the best sunspots even if it meant perching on my shoulders when I was trying to read the newspaper.

Unlike Eric who never really liked having his photo taken, you were always ready to pose for the camera.



You loved to be out in your fields keeping the mousie population down.
You would be kept busy now as there has been a population explosion with no ginger brothers to keep it under control.
Love you forever our darling boy.


45 comments:

The Whiskeratti said...

What a beautiful tribute to an amazing mancat.

Kea said...

Our thoughts and purrs to you as you remember Flynn. It doesn't matter how much time passes, those holes in our hearts remain. I read somewhere, long ago, that those holes were to let the Light shine through.

Hugs and peace,
Kim, Nicki and Derry

William’s Kith & Kin said...

We still miss Flynn too. Purrs to you on this day of memories.

Katie Isabella said...

A beautiful loving and heart filled tribute to a precious boy. Both boyar and were. I truly love them. I miss them. Your description of life without our loved ones is spot on. Life does go on but no, it's never the same. XXX

Summer said...

Purrs to you as you remember Flynn. And thank you for sharing your memories of him with us.

The Island Cats said...

We miss him too. Sending you many purrs....

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

Loss-time moves both so fast and so slowly...

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Time meanders along in speed-zones we sometimes find hard to fathom...
Sending big hugs and lots of purrs as you remember your dear Flynn and all the wonderful memories he gave you to treasure forever.

Catio Tales said...

Our purrs to you. We cannot believe it is a year - that year has been full of loss and grief. Flynn was such a huge part of everything, including our routine. We often think how it is now for you as you walk through the fields. We know he's up at the Bridge with Eric, and all the others, and will always look for them there. Love to you.

Mark Muller said...

yes... it is unfair... and it hurts and hurts... but probably that is true love... hugs to you and a hug to your angel...

Mickey's Musings said...

We send lots of comforting purrs as you remember sweet Flynn.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
and mum Nancy

Anonymous said...

A year....time flies by but when your heart aches at losing a beloved kitty, time slows down and lets us remember every moment clearly. Flynn was so very special for you and all of us. We miss him too. We're glad he's with his brother now and Angel Sammy and so many others....but we must go on until one day we will all be together again. Sending you big hugs.....

Love, Teddy and Pam

Brian said...

Hugs from all of us. We know how much you miss those boys and they were both very special to all of us.

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

Goodness! Is a year!
What a fine looking fella, he and
brother Eric were a wonderful pair!
Lovely reading about them, and, l
enjoy going back to some of the older
posts, and, enjoying a cup of tea in the
afternoon...Bless!xx

Roby Sweet said...

What a beautiful tribute to your special boy. We're sending purrs...

Marie Symeou said...

Sending you hugs and purrs xx

Athena and Marie

Herman Tattlecat said...

Please know that Eric and Flynn are with you still. Their tired bodies may pass to the land of sunshine and grassy fields, but their hearts will always remain with you. Your tribute is beautiful. Soft paws. Herman and his mom

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Little Binky and Granny said...

Tears in our eyes :'( We still miss him too, miss Jackie. Angel Flynn was a wonderful boy <3 Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

Jans Funny Farm said...

They sure do leave a hole in life when hey have to leave. :(

The Swiss Cats said...

Beautiful tribute and sweet memories. Purrs and hugs to you

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Flynn deserved the very best and you gave that to him. I can't even imagine your sense of loss given the extent of mine and I never even met him. Thank you for sharing your boys - your posts have made my days more often than not.

Kari said...

Of Flynnie, we miss you so. Sometimes it seems like only yesterday you were with us and other times we cant believe you are really gone at all. Maybe because you always kept your “kitty” look, perennially the young, vibrant tooling fellow, right to the end. We never saw the encroaching years..
You were a treasured son to your folks and and honorary son to your loving friends worldwide of which there very legions. You couldn’t be more family than if you came to each of us a a baby,
Love never dies, Flynnie. You live on and you light shines brightly in all of us. When we think of you, the old song “This Little Light of Mine” takes on new meaning. All of our love always.

Caren Gittleman said...

oh my I can't believe it has been a year already. We sure miss that precious boy but we thank you for the memories that you share with us. We love you! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Mary McNeil said...

Flynn was such a special boy - and so was Eric. Thank you for sharing your memories with us !

Three Chatty Cats said...

Oh, what a beautiful tribute to Flynn! What a handsome mancat he was. Sending hugs!

John Bellen said...

Such a handsome fellow. That second last photo shows Flynn so eager and full of life. It was a pleasure to know him through your stories.

Erin the Cat said...

Those were very touching words in deed for a great mancat. We love the image of Flynn resting in a chair, he sure knows how to strike a pose, and I bet he is doing it still, wherever he may be, in between chasing mice that is, with Eric.
Gentle purrs for two wonderful and ever entertaining guys
Erin

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Very beautiful memories--it is hard how much love has to hurt when we lose them!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I miss sweet Flynn. XO

meowmeowmans said...

We miss your sweet Flynn, too. Sending you gentle and loving purrs.

Anonymous said...

What a bittersweet tributte to Flynn...mee missess him so-o much!!!
***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xXXx

Madi and Mom said...

Well blame mom for not getting by on May 1 but one thing I can assure you we never ever NO never will forget Eric and Flynn and their devotion to each other and their peeps and friends.
Hugs madi your bfff and delinquent mom

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

It's true, isn't it? The more we are loved, the harder it is for the peeps who love us when it's time for... You know. But we're loved. Loved to the moon and back, over and over again. I wouldn't have it any other way. purrs

Pam Greer said...

A lovely tribute to Flynn.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

How could we ever forget the beauty, the cuteness, the adventures and all the love? Forever loved and forever missed.

Purrs,
The Chans

Cleo said...

Such a beautiful tribute indeed. This made dad think of old Orbit, not that he's ever stopped thinking about the old guy. We certainly do have quite the effect on you humans, don't we?

Marg said...

Sorry I missed this. We sure miss both of those boys.And we know you do too. They were just the greatest. Hope you are having a good week end.

MargB said...

Flynn was such a special boy (as was Eric). I lost my boy Dip on May 1 a few days ago. I like to think they are all playing together along with King P. Your boys chasing mousies and my boy chasing crickets (mousies just weren't his thing lol). Thank you for sharing them with us! MargaretB and Dot

The Florida Furkids said...

(((hugs))) Somehow we missed this too. Beautiful tribute.

The Florida Furkids

Marv Marvelous said...

Sigh...I left a comment days ago, but I used the tablet and sometimes the comments don't actually post.
We nof Flynn every day. I have a "photo" of him and Nellie that I like and it sits on my bedside table. I do believe they are enjoying the grass and the mouse hunts.
Sending you much love
Barb

The Menagerie Mom said...

Flynn, you are such a handsome angel. We bet you're shining down on your mom and dad right now.

Colehaus Cats said...

Missing you, too, dear Angel friend. Sending kisses and purrs on the winds in hope they reach you and your brother Angel Eric.

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

As we near our anniversary of Merlin otrb, thinking of dear Angel Eric, forever lovely and loved xoxo

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're sending you hugs as you remember Flynn. We're glad we got to know him, even if for a short time.