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.
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.
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.
Although Flynn was always the active brother and had to run everywhere, he still knew how to take it easy.
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 do so. 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.
~~~and St. Francis said, "Come little one, there is nothing more I can do for you here. don't be afraid", and St. Francis gently picked Flynn up and carried him into the Kingdom of Heaven.
When Flynn looked around he realised that everything that St. Francis had told him on the journey was true; Heaven was beautiful beyond what mere words could express
~~~and Flynn saw there was no pain, suffering, fear, sickness, hunger, thirst or sorrow until he looked down and saw the family and friends he had left behind, and for a very brief moment the little cat too was filled with sorrow.
Then St. Francis bestowed Flynn with a set of wings and said, "Use them to return to your family when their need is greatest, as nothing can separate your bond of love. Hold each other in your hearts and your memories until you are reunited again at Heaven's door."
~~~and when Flynn tried on his wings he knew nothing was impossible~~ where there is ...love ❤️❤️
This was from Tuna who became best friends with Flynn after Eric and Sauce left within 2 days of each other.
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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.