Thursday, June 22, 2017

Memories - Togetherness and a "Vishus Deer".

These photos are all from 2007. We had been to Norway and brought back a reindeer skin otherwise known as a vishus deer*  for the boys, and they loved to sleep on it together.








* The late and great Skeezix the cat called deer vishus deer, and he and his brother Mao invented Vishus Deer Repellant to save young cats from them. The name has stuck ever since.

52 comments:

Sweet Purrfections said...

They were always the best of buddies.

Lone Star Cats said...

Such sweet photos!

Brian said...

That was a whole lot of snuggly goodness!

The Island Cats said...

We always love seeing these two together. Great pics.

The Whiskeratti said...

They were so comfy. And that sleeping on back pose? Seriously advanced! Don't try that at home, kittens.

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

We call them "vishus deer" too, and probably got that from Eric and Flynn!

Summer said...

They are so cozy and adorable on that reindeer skin!

John Bellen said...

What a series of photos! Maybe the boys were dreaming of bringing down a huge Norwegian deer, like they would a mouse. In any case, it was certainly conducive to some good snoozing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, they did love it, didn't they! It is so beautiful and looks so comfy... we want one, too! How cool!
Love,
Lily and Tommy

Mickey's Musings said...

That is the best way to conquer vishus deer :)
Those are the best pics of brotherly love too.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

onespoiledcat said...

What wonderful photos....the boys were closer than close! They are the epitome of best buddy brothers and it warms my heart knowing they are together again. That deer skin sure was a BIG HIT - I can imagine they really did love it as it would be snuggly and cozy for naps. What a lovely way to start off my Friday.

Hugs, Pam

Mary McNeil said...

What beautiful pictures ! Obviously the boys loved each other, as well as the "vishus deer' pelt !

Katie Isabella said...

I always wondered where the term came from, and I have used it too since I first saw it.

This series of the boys sleeping on their vishus deer hide just makes my heart smile! Dear dear boys. I miss them so much and those are not just words.

Punapippuri said...

Oh yes, vishus deer - after being made unvishus - are most excellent to sleep on. And soooo tasty to eat too! wonderful memories.

Three Chatty Cats said...

These photos are adorable and I love that last one.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love all of these photos. Eric and Flynn were such good brothers to one another. XO

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These photos are precious! Two handsome and sweet boys.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Such a bond is so evident in these photos of your two beautiful boys.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

doodz !!!! "vizshuz deer" shuld bee entered inta all thoz bookz with werdz N ther meeningz; they call em diction arreez we think !!! we likes fotoz two de best... like ♥♥♥♥♥ iz how yur sleepin ☺☺♥♥

Caren Gittleman said...

oh I miss those boys, they were soooo precious together xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Kari said...

The boys certainly loved their deer skin. They look so happy and comfy smuggled together. Each photo is cuter than the next. For some reason, I don't seem to recall this so this post is an extra special treat. I miss them so and think of the boys every day.

Marg said...

Oh goodness, those two boys sure did enjoy their deer skin. Such great photos of the boys. We are so glad you are doing this memories. We sure are enjoying it.

When the Cat is Away said...

I've finally made me open your blog for the first time in a long time. Although I've been offline, I've heard about Flynn passing away from Punapippuri's Äiti. I'm very sorry that I didn't condolence in time.

I was upset about Flynn's death, and by not reading your blog, I kind of pretended that this didn't happen. (Uff. I'm sorry that I'm so immature).

Thank you for your memories posts, we really enjoyed scrolling through your blog today. I also hope that the Mum is doing good, and that she gets all the healthcare she needs in fighting her disease.

<3

colibri said...

Oh, Jackie, these photos remind me a very sad dong "Bookends theme (Paul Simon and Art Garkunfel) "Time it was, and what a time it was, it was a time of innocence, a time of confidences Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph Preserve your memories, they're all that's left you...". Your boys were closed in life, now they are closed for an neverending time. That's a consolation...

Roby Sweet said...

What beautiful pictures. Vishus deer--that's great! :)

Just Ducky said...

That must have been a nice soft blankie to nap on.

meowmeowmans said...

Such beautiful pictures of Eric and Flynn. They did love that vizhuz deerskin rug. I love seeing these memories of them.

Just Mags said...

What precious pictures of those sweet, handsome boys. Hugs

Anonymous said...

I've had eye problems and haven't been able to read much lately. Today I thought to peek in as you had promised memories of the Flynn and Eric. The stories and pictures so capture their distinct personalities. I'm so glad you're going to continue them. They and you and Ivor will remain with us always. Thanks so much.

Lizzie, Max & Tuck

The Swiss Cats said...

Sweet photos ! Purrs

Nellie Kowalik said...

What great photos of Eric and Flynn (and the Vishus Deer). They were such cuddle bugs!
Thanks for sharing!
Love Barb

Cathy Keisha said...

OMC! That poor nekkid vishus deer! You buys look cute.

Cathy Keisha said...

That should read BOYS!

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

oh wow! Those are some of the cutest photos I've seen!

The Florida Furkids said...

Such great photos of the boys! That Vishus Deer must have been a great snoozing spot.

The Florida Furkids

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

That vishus deer skin was like a kitty magnet! Such sweet pictures of your two precious angels.

Little Binky and Granny said...

So adorable, Angel Flynn and Angel Eric. That must feel very soft on the deer :D Pawkisses for an Easy Sunday :) <3

Gattina said...

That's so cute how they sleep together ! Once Rosie and Arthur used to do that, but not anymore, Rosie hisses and Arthur wants peace, so they sleep each one in a corner !

The Menagerie Mom said...

Aw, how cute you two angels were, Eric and Flynn, having a warm and cozy snooze together.

Laila and Minchie said...

What luxury! Eric and Flynn really had it made living with you!

Marie Symeou said...

They look so sweet together.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Anonymous said...

Outstanding story there. What happened after? Take care!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Awww, the boys look so sweet!

Photo Cache said...

What sweet ginger boys now angels these two are. We regret we didn't get to know them when they were alive.

Emma and Buster

Timmy Tomcat said...

It is so nice to see the boys enjoying that deer and each other. We love these photos you share

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhhhhhhh we always love how Eric and Flynn were touching each other.
Hugs madi and mom

Leigh said...

Oh, those sweethearts certainly look like they're enjoying the time together! At least they're not battling for it, like my cat likes to do sometimes!

Kitties Blue said...

Two ginger peas in a pod and so precious. These photos warmed our hearts and made us sad at the same time knowing they are both gone now. Sending love to all and prayers to Mom Jackie. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

nylabluesmum said...

Mee-yow so that iss how thee 'vishuss deer' gotted itss' name Lady Jackie!! Eric an Flynn looked purrty comfy on their 'vishuss deer' mew mew mew....
**nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

Poppy Q said...

That last photo is a classic.

Maggie said...

These are such dear and beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing your boys.
xxoo

Erin the Cat said...

Oooh I say, that looks the finest of throws on a throne for the finest of brothers.
Purrs. Erin