Friday, January 10, 2020

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.

I have now updated my Christmas Cards 2019 Page with all my E cards and snail mail cards. Thanks to all who sent.
The boys still get more cards than we do, 39 for them and 32 for us!

This post was originally published on January 2007, and once again I have left it in the original catspeak.

Growing Up.


This is me, Eric when I fink I wuz abowt 8 weeks old. I am wiv Kitty Yum Bum hoo wuz the old lady cat hoo wuz lonely cuz she wuz the only one left furrom all her brofurrs an sisfurrs an cuzzins. Me an Flynn came to our furrefurr home when we wuz  5 1/2 weeks old to look after her. She didn't like us at furrst, but I allus slept beside her efun though she told me she didn't want me theer. In the end she reely luvved us, an yoosed to go efurry where wiv us.



I wuz 8 munfs old heer, see I wuz a big boy alreddy. She only weighed 6lbs, an wuz a dainty lil girl.



Heer we all are togevver when we wuz about 6 munfs old. Kitty YB wuz 13 when we arrived an only lived furr anuvver 2 yeers. We wuz efurr so sad when she went to the Bridge, an mum still talks abowt her to us. Mum sez she wuz her speshull girl, cuz when dad's Beans died, owr Beans adopted theer 9 kitties and the two ladycats must haf been broken becuz they had to get fixed. When she took them in, the V E T sed one wuz going to haf kittens, so she took her home again an a couple of weeks later she had 7 babies. Mum fownd good homes furr 6 of them, but no-one wanted the last one cuz she wuz so small, so she kept her. She alreddy had one kitty of her own, so that meant the Beans had 11 kitties then. Mum sez she wuz speshull cuz the ladycat wuz only just pregnant, an if the V E T hadn't notissed, then she wud nefurr haf been born. She yoosed to ride round on mum's shoulder and didn't like ennyone at all except mum. She wudn't efun let dad pet her until we came along.

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


I started with Landscape at 55% then added Flow at 30%

And of course the puzzle.
preview96 pieceCaturday Art 11.01.20
I am also joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the Feline Friday blog hop.


40 comments:

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

Ah! Bless!xx
Just gone seven, over here in Dorset..! :)
Lovely post to wake up to, with my morning
green tea and lemon..! :).

easyweimaraner said...

oh the cat art is beautiful... like the picture in a wonderful childrens book...

stevebethere said...

Aww! loved the artwork too they always catch my eye :-)

Have a memorytastic weekend :-)

Pam and Teddy said...

What precious photos and memories.....Yum Bum looks as if she could have been Eric and Flynn's Mum! SWEET.

Hugs, Pam

Little Binky and Granny said...

Awwdorable pictures and story of all your Angels, Jackie. The last picture is purriceless...well...in fact they all are💗😸Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞

Marg said...

That sure was fun hearing about the boys when they were kittens. Thanks for that story. Have a great day.

Brian said...

We enjoyed the photos and the really sweet story too!

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely photos and nice to read the young days story.

The Creative Cat said...

How sweet of you boys to love on your senior fur sister! That young energy really keeps them going.

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful Flashback...I don't recall having seen one of your senior sis Kitty Yum Bum
Hugs Cecilia

The Florida Furkids said...

That photo is so wonderful!! Thanks for the puzzle too.

The Florida Furkids

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

You were very cute when you were little ones! 😺😺😺

Sandee said...

What a great flashback when they were kittens. Lovely.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

The Whiskeratti said...

Such sweet memories.

Eastside Cats said...

Oh, I didn't know about any other kitties, so this was a good post for me...well, and a puzzle too. I don't see where I can email you directly; may I add you to my address list? Please reach out to me on Eastside Blog contact form, thanks!

Unknown said...

This is so precious! Blessings, Deborah

Kathe W. said...

sweet kitties and sweet memories

messymimi said...

Older cats, we have noticed, tend to hiss at babies, and then decide the babies are great at keeping them warm!

These are lovely memories, i am glad you shared them.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Loving all the orange in today's flashback! Squee!

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

Such a precious little fur family!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

How sweet! We don't think we knew the boys had a little big sister.

Cathy Keisha said...

You totally lost me but I love the art.

pilch92 said...

Kitty Yum Bun was a beautiful girl. I love these photos of Eric and Flynn cuddling with her. Thank you for the puzzle. And thank you for the kind words you left for me on my blog for Prancie's passing. XO

Catscue Cat Mom said...

What precious babies and a lovely story - thanks for bringing us down memory lane with you.

The Indulged Furries said...

What a wonderful collection of Christmas cards. I don't think I've ever seen that many. The art filters you used are pretty. I like that you can still see all the details from the photo, even the bunnies in the background.

World of Animals, Inc said...

We are just in love with these cute flashback photos and the lovely story. The artwork is just beautiful the three of them. Thanks for the share. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
World of Animals

Catlady Natascha said...

Such precious memories. I really feel it all reading your memories. Made me tear up! It was lovely that kitty YB wasn't alone anymore when you came and you all had at least the two years together. I wish everypawdy would live much much longer. Sending love from us all <3 Natascha and the kitties Samantha, Sonic, Hero and Lisa <3

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

those baby photos are just precious!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hi from the colds of Idaho and stop in from Brain. My Aunt and Uncle had a yellow and white cat, name Sam and he loved to travel.
If you have time stop by for coffee and treats

Clooney said...

Love that art picture and the first photo with Eric and Kitty Yum Bum, interesting story with the three of them. I enjoyed looking at the collection of your Christmas cards, so wonderful. Wishing you a 2020 filled with fun travel adventures, joy, peace & vitality! Thanks for stopping by!

Katie Isabella said...
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Katie Isabella said...


OH my, I did not know the boys had a sisfur. Mom and I loved reading all about this and seeing everyone. They all look as precious as they are.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Aww... such a lovely flashback! You were all so adorable and the art is beautiful!

The J-Cats said...

What purrecious memories! The pictures are adorable - especially the one of all three of you together.

John Bellen said...

Kitty Yum Bum was indeed special; she was a cat-mum to the boys and no doubt showed them so much about being a cat. What love there is in those pictures.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Squee! Kitten photos! What a fun flashback.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

That was wonderful! I loved the photos and learning the history of your cat family!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I'd totally missed this story in the past! Now I understand a little better. Gingers rule. Just saying.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Great flashback! Housekeeper says we're missing out by not having our own ginger kitty. I say not..but I can be convinced, I think! - Tom x

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Loved this flashback...it reminded me of our old Mancat Groucho who was a fatherly(grandfatherly) figure to three wee ones over the span of his life with us.He would shun and hiss them for about three days, then invite them to play by chirping at them...then they would curl up together,.