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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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)

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  5. 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/

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

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  7. 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

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

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  9. 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.

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

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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🐾😽💞

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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 ! :) ♥♥♥

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

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

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  19. The boys had pawsome climbing skills ! Purrs

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

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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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.

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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.'

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  32. 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.

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