Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

This week the flashback comes from February 2013. It was only a month before Eric had to make his journey to the Bridge.

Tree Climbers.
We have had three days of dry weather which means we can go for walks again. We went down to our favourite oak tree.

Flynn:  I sharpened my claws ready so I could climb up it.

Up I go! The big trunk goes two ways here.

You will have to be faster than that with the flashy box mum.

I am on my way back down. It is a long way up so mum had to zoom in to see me. Then we had the biggest surprise....

Eric ran up the tree!

Eric:  I haven't climbed this tree for a long time so I wanted to show mum and Flynn I can still do it.

Here I am back down in the fork of the trunk.

When I got nearly to the bottom I looked up the other side. Flynn doesn't climb up there because it is vertical and hard to get back down. Mum shouted, "Eric! Don't even think about it. You will get stuck."


Well I didn't think about it, I did it, and yes I did get stuck. Mum had to get up to the fork in the tree then reach her arm up to me so I could walk down it and onto her back and then jump the rest of the way down.
Mum was really surprised at how energetic I was as I am spending a lot of time lying around. I have days when I feel better than others and I wanted to show her I can still climb a tree when I want to.

I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop.

I am also joining Athena the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art.


I started with Water 3 at 60% followed by Sunshine, also at 60%.

And of course the puzzle!

preview99 pieceCaturday Art 21.09.19

49 comments:

  1. That was very fancy tree climbing on a really big tree!

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  2. Those were some great trees for climbing!

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  3. As always we loved seeing the boys get their thing on and enjoy life in the trees.

    Shoko, Tyebe and Budd

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  4. That is so awesome that Eric got to have that adventure.

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  5. oooh that is the bestest tree climbing tutorial ever!!! we will start with sharping our claws... and then... watch out pigeons!

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  6. That was a very busy flashback I liked the art too :-)

    Have an artistictastic week

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  7. The Cat Climbers Club! Love the "caturday art" rendition, so purrty ...

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  8. I bet this is one of Eric's favorite stories to talk about on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. It inspires me to take more pictures of my cat children.

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  9. That sure looks like a great tree to climb. Glad the Mom was able to get Eric down. You all have a super day.

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  10. Those boys were up for ANY kind of adventure and that is one GREAT climbing tree. Fun they were both up there exploring together. Not so much fun getting stuck but you DID warn him! The artistic version of the photo is wonderful - what brilliant "ginger" !!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

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  11. What a sweet memory! Thanks for the puzzle too!

    The Florida Furkids

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  12. Such wonderful memories. We all have them and they are most precious.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

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  13. Angel Eric was gathering up memories, by climbing...and getting stuck...in that tree!

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  14. wonderful memories- thanks for sharing these photos!

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  15. Love love that 2nd photo...
    Flynn is saying, "Brudder let me show you how to fly up a tree like greased lightning"
    Hugs Cecilia

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  16. OH yes tree climbing is fun! LOVE love love the artwork so beautiful.

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  17. Just beautiful! I love the Autumn colors in the art! :D Deborah

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  18. So cute! Kitties just love to climb in the trees, don't they! :)

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  19. Someone should've listened to mom! Glad she was there to assist.

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  20. We sure like your climbing work fellas. Really nice indeed

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  21. What a pawsome flashbask!
    It proves that we kitties can do lots of things when we get older.Don't write us off too soon ;)
    Purrs,Georgia,Julie and JJ

    PeeEss: Mum is getting old...wonder if she can still do puzzles! MOL!!!

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  22. Taking the trunk less traveled..and seeing the world in a different light! So nice to see them all the time in your blog <3 Tom

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  23. Whoa! I think TW would have a stroke if I climbed trees.

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  24. Those are great trunks ! Climbing trees is so much fun ! Purrs

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  25. I love seeing Eric head on up there but having mom climb up to help him down...well...have to admit mo and I had to smile. XX

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  26. Beautiful flashback tree artwork. Those boys are something else!

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  27. That was a great climb of Angel Eric and we could picture the climb down very detailed😸 Such a beautiful but heartfelt remembrance, Jackie. Soft Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞

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  28. Just shows, you can't keep a great cat down, Mol
    Love the jigsaw and loved the Tree Side Assistance team you have too.
    Lots of woodland purrs
    ERin

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  29. Those boys sure knew how to tackle that tree!

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  30. That art looks so much like a painting!

    Great flashback.

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  31. Great flashback. Eric was quite the climber. I love the art. Thank you for the puzzle, I am off to do it. XO

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  32. That's such a great memory. We love that Eric got to have that super adventure (and that Mum knew how to help him down)!

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  33. Lovely flashback dudes, there's nothing like getting stuck up a tree and mum having to come to the rescue! The arty farty effect is very cool! XOX

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  34. Lovely flashback. At the end Socks was very frail, but he still enjoyed his outdoor time.

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  35. Such lovely memories. Our cats were never into tree climbing, but one of their Mothers was a tree climber.

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  36. Wow, it looked like those two had A LOT of fun! I'm sure if my kitty tried climbing a tree like that she'd get stuck as well, haha. Such a great memory!

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  37. That sure was a great day for you both! Good thing your Mum was there to rescue Eric:)

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  38. I am glad that Eric was able to climb his tree one more time before he left. That makes a special memory, no doubt - even if he did get stuck.

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  39. Very sweet memories! We think your art is wonderful too.

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  40. doodz.....we hope therz treez a plentee, feeldz oh green grazz N sunnee dayz on end now ~~~~ this post made uz kinda sad ♥♥♥

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  41. Just love that tree! You could spend all day walking all over it. Great flashback!

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  42. We remember. And glad that Eric had a great climb. Even if Mom had to help him get down. Well, Iza doesn't climb trees very often, and has needed sme help getting down. We (Ayla and Marley) have watched her sometimes and she seems to have 2 ways to get down. 1, she yells for DAD. 2, If that doesnt werk, she just sort of falls. She leans over like a dying skwerl and lets go.

    She does land on her feet of course, she IS a cat. But it is pretty embarrassing to watch...

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  43. There's that famous cattitude, "I want to show x that I can y!" That's Bear's motto!

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  44. We loved seeing Eric enjoy one of his last earthly climbs. Doing something we love becomes more important as we age and are no longer as agile. Tight hugs!

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  45. Nice memories ! my cats too loved to climb on our tree, but now it's cut down so no climbing anymore !

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  46. Meow-wow Miss Jackie you musta had kittenss efurry time Eric an Flynn went upss THE tree!!!
    They sure were busy man catss…..
    **purrsss** BellaDharma

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