Flynn came to live with us along with his brother Eric when they were 5 1/2 weeks old in May 2000.
They always did everything together, and when Eric had to leave us in March 2013 Flynn was as heartbroken as we were.
He learned to cope without him but would often lie under the azaleas close to his brother's grave.
About a year after Eric left, Flynn was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. He went on medication and then became seriously ill. We took him to the emergency on call vet who luckily was one of the senior vets at the practice. He thought that he was having an adverse reaction to the medication and was able to bring him back from the brink, which he also managed to do another 3 times.
Flynn had tremendous willpower and did everything possible to stay with us for as long as he could.
He had a good life and loved nothing better than mousie hunting.
There weren't many that would escape him.
He would also catch moles. He would sit silently not moving a muscle for maybe as long as an hour, just waiting for Mr Mole to show his nose.
He was always a good brother though, and once he had finished playing with his prey he would give it to Eric to eat. He showed him the best way to catch mice, but one of the things Eric taught Flynn was to carry on the old tradition, if in doubt, pee on it.
Amongst the other things he loved to do was to climb trees. No tree was ever too big for him. His favourite was the old oak tree.
He even took one of his selfies from between the branches.
If a tree wasn't available, he would make do with a ladder.
Although Flynn was always the active brother and had to run everywhere, he still knew how to take it easy.
Unlike Eric who disliked the camera, Flynn was always ready to pose.
Of course no tribute would be complete without the famous plant pots.
Two days before Flynn had to leave he caught his last mouse. He was so pleased with himself because it was the first one for a few months. I was going to post about it but never got the chance to. Even though he was so weary and ready to go, he still managed one last time to do the thing he had enjoyed so much for all of his life.
We had so many beautiful memorial tributes which I am showing here.
These words are from Laura and the Trout Towne Tabbies which she originally wrote for Boomer when he left.
This was from Tuna who became best friends with Flynn after Eric and Sauce left within 2 days of each other.
|Caren and Cody|
|Layla, Cat Wisdom 101|
|Nellie and Barb|
|Alexandra, Cats and Dogs.|
|Bionic Basil and the Hoard|
|Angel Sammy and Teddy|
|Pipo, Minko and Jack Freckles.|
|Nicki and Derry|
|Peaches and Paprika|
|Peaches and Paprika|
|Shoko and Kali|
|Timmy Tomcat and Family|
Thank you to all of our friends for all of the lovely tributes, cards and messages of sympathy. We are thankful for each and every one of them.
Thank you for following the life of our boys.
We love and miss you so much darling boy, but know you are healthy again and frolicking in the fields with Eric and so many of your friends. We will never forget you or stop missing you. Our love for you both is endless.
Mee-yow wow Miss Jackie what an amazin an sweet tributte to yore mancat Flynn! Hee sure was cat-letick an hansum an simplee gorgeeus when posin. Mee REELLY lovess yore potted plant cat fotoss; they are adoorabell.
Mee sure wishess mee cuud have known Flynn. LadyMew sayss hee was one tuff mancat.....
**purrss** an Love BellaDharma
Dearest Eric & Flynn,
Thank you for paying a visit to our beloved Barty Boy today...
We all understand too well, as our kitties human parents how it hurts when they leave us.
But indeed, they live forever on inside our hearts and I think our kitties have souls too! They can touch you in such a special way...
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