Friday, May 31, 2019

Friday Flashback - Tree Climbers.

This week I have three posts, a one photo post, a full length post and ending with a baby Flynn post.
Post 1



Eric 25.06.07: Flynn keeps telling me I'm lazy and never do anything exciting .Mum says I can't climb trees for toffees, but why would I want toffees anyway? She says if I climb anything I'm like a camel coming down. Well here's the proof. I CAN CLIMB TREES!!! Nearly as well as Flynn too. I think I look very mancatly on lookout duty.

Post 2

24.09.09  Flynn:  I am a good tree climber and I love to climb all trees. This is an old thorn tree and a lot of the branches are dead so I have to be careful. Eric is not a good tree climber, he usually watches me from the ground. When he does try to climb, mum says he is so awkward, he's like a camel coming back down.

Eric: It doesn't look so far up that tree now I am standing on the hedge. I wonder if I should try.

This isn't so hard, I think I will keep climbing.

Wow! Look how high I am. It looks dark up there with all the leaves and the ivy. I've had to turn my lasers on so I can see where I am going.

Hey Flynn! Look at me up here!

This is easy peasy! What do you mean Flynn, I need to go back? A dead branch? Okay I'm coming back.

It's a good job Flynn was watching, that branch could have broken and I would have crashed to the ground.

Flynn: I'm not taking my eyes off Eric until he's back down. I don't want him landing on my head.

Post 3

26.03.10 (but photos taken around mid August 2000) Flynn:  If you intend to climb trees when you are a big Mancat, it is important to practice while you are a Mancat in Training. This is an Elderberry tree which I started on when I was nearly four months old.


It was good training because now I climb huge Oak trees.


I am joining Athena, the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art and have used the first photo of Eric in the tree.


I started with Landscape at 75% then added Flow at 22%.
There is also a puzzle.
preview99 pieceCaturday Art 1.06.19

34 comments:

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

We're all impressed with the boys' abilities but we are especially tickled seeing baby Flynn!

The Whiskeratti said...

What a cutie he was as a baby. They both got so majestic when they grew up.

Summer said...

How fun to see the both of them in trees - something I've never gotten to do.

easyweimaraner said...

we love your tree photos it always has something from a tiger or another big cat when we see a climbing cat... mother nature gave cats this feature and she did very well ;O)

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

The boys certainly loved climbing trees..
And..from an early age..Bless! Them!xx
Did you see this on the early news yesterday..

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9189681/firemen-bridge-rescue-cat/

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Your boys are so much fun and bring such pleasure to everyone you share them with!

Pam and Teddy said...

Those boys were tree-climbers extraordinaire alright. I showed the photos to Teddy and he said "if they could do it I could too". To date, the highest he has climbed has been about three feet. HAHA Your guys made it look EASY PEASY - they were special in EVERY way. The baby Flynn photos are so adorable....it's like he was playing on a piece of kindergarten playground equipment!

Love, Pam

My Mind's Eye said...

Angel Madi and I always looked at your climbing pictures with awe. Such agile boys
Hugs cecilia

John Bellen said...

Eric looked downright majestic in that first photo, like a lion. He may not have been able to climb as well as Flynn, but both boys looked good among the branches - especially when they were kittens, training to climb.

Sandee said...

Tree climbing is an art and some kitties have it and some don't.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Yep, you boys were the best at climbing those huge trees of yours!

Brian said...

Those were so much fun and we really enjoyed seeing the wee Flynn!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Mancat in Training, how cute!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

now REAL trees certainly surpass the gorgeous fake tree that Cody has! Cody would have loved to have climbed those trees with your boys! xoxo

Little Binky and Granny said...

You two were such good climbers, sweet angels, and so adorable too <3 Great artwork again, and the landscape filter is so you😸Pawkisses for a wonderful weekend, I'm off to do the puzzle🐾😽💞

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Climbing up is easy but climbing down not always so easy. We usually have to be rescued with a ladder so we don't get to go up trees anymore!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

DOODZ !!! ya both did a veree fine job climbin thoz treez.... we often wunder how we wood fare if we could climb a reel tree outside; bee R luck tho we wood chooze a burd infested tree; then what ~~~

flynn me bestie yur wee kitten fotoz total lee rox ! :) ♥♥♥

Eastside Cats said...

The Hubby is sure that if Manny every got outside, he'd race right up the nearest tree! Great puzzle; it wasn't easy!

The Island Cats said...

We always loved seeing Eric and Flynn climbing the trees. We were amazed at how high they would get.

The Swiss Cats said...

The boys had pawsome climbing skills ! Purrs

messymimi said...

Many cats i know are good at getting up, but not so good at getting down.

meowmeowmans said...

We loved seeing baby Flynn! And it was fun watching he and Eric climbing those trees as big and awesome mancats. :)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Those guys knew how to have great fun!

Timmy Tomcat said...

You fellows really climbed like anything. I bet they have really great trees at the bridge. Wow Flynn who knew you were a kitten at one time. Great training my friend

pilch92 said...

I love all these photos of your sweet boys. I would have been out there yelling to get down instead of snapping photos :) Thanks for the puzzle- I am off to do it. XO

Cleo said...

Those boys sure did enjoy their climbing, didn't they? I'm not sure how I'd do up in a tree, but I'm fairly certain dad wouldn't even let me start climbing. I can already hear his comments about my age and weight.

The J-Cats said...

Eric certainly did look furry mancatly on lookout duty. And well done to Flynn for keeping an eye on his brofur.

Katie Isabella said...

Mommy is just laughing at the idea of Eric looking like a camel coming back down. Even I can appreciate the word picture your mom painted for us here with her words. I love seeing you two doing your most excellent climbing!

Sherri-Ellen T-D. said...

Mew mew mew Miss Jackie ERiv an Flynn sure were agile climmerss weren't they?? Mee nevurr was guud at climmin treess; mee iss more of a 'jumpurr' than a climmer….
Furabuluss photoess an yore artwork iss so purrty.
***purrsss*** BellaDharma

Erin the Cat Princess said...

Whoa! That is some serious tree climbing! I love that you started on it young, too. I wish I had but I guess we town cats don't have so much scope and the facilities, MOL
Have a great week you all.
Purrs
ERin

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

man those guys could climb! Not a single one of my can! They are so gorgeous!

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

What GREAT tree-climbing! I'm the only one who used to climb trees (well, Iza tried it a couple times but she is really TOO FAT to manage small branches like I did. And Marley never climbed a tree in his life.

I stopped doing it when I got caught up a tree in a thunderstorm. Backing down the trunk, the rain got in my nosie, and I REALLY HATED that. ~ AYLA

John Bellen said...

I want to add mny appreciation of your kindness on the passing of my friend, Parker. The two of you know well what sadness comes from the passing of a furry family member, so I need only write, 'thank you.'

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We just love seeing flashbacks of the boys! Thank you for visiting our blog today, and we're so sorry we haven't been visiting. We hope Mommy's job will slow down soon.