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It’s summer here! Cats all flopped out all day.

Just look at them!

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It’s been lovely, but hot and unfortunately very humid, which is the actual problem. The temperature itself would not be so hard on them. The apartment is nice and comfortably cool. During the worst heat of the day, the cats don’t even want to go out, not even Murli, which says a lot.

Murli spends most of the afternoon up on the fridge…

She enjoys when the fan is on too!

Samantha and Sonic like to hang out in the bedroom when the window is open with just the cat safety net on. It’s impossible to make the bed in the morning like that. If you try, they will help, but with their help, it will take longer than to just wait until they are somewhere else (which will be about midday or even later).

Sonic and Samantha
Samantha telling me she’ll love to help make the bed
Sonic – He’s not going to move… He’s enjoying the breeze from the window

But in the evening they like to hang out on the balcony again.

Murli, and she even took a bit of string to play and later fell asleep on it
Samantha on the other chair (I replaced the previous image with this one from the same evening, because I realised I already had the photo with Samantha on the blankie in my slideshow at the top of the post lol)

In other things…

There is a forecast for thunderstorm and heavy rain for the afternoon today. Since my Dad is on vacation for two weeks, I take care of the flowers on the grave of my Mum and my grandparents. I usually go there in the morning, before it gets too hot. I love to take care of them and it’s a lovely bicycle ride, which I record on my GoPro. I was even able to keep my hat on without it flying off!

It’s this hat, that Ralph found in Ronda, Spain

But with the forecast predicting so much rain, I’ll take a gamble and hope the rain will take care of the flowers today. I’ve been a bit exhausted these days from doing a lot and need a day of not having to go out (which would be today). But if no rain comes, I’ll go to the cemetery in the early evening.

Also, after having migraines every single day for more than a week, I finally got a bit of a break. Didn’t have one yesterday and as of right now, I feel fine too!

Ralph, the cats and myself, wish all the awesome Dad’s (which includes Cat Dad’s too of course) out there a happy Father’s Day! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Love, Murli, Samantha, Sonic and me ❀

PS: The cats told me to help them make a Father’s Day card for Ralph, their Daddy. So I used one of my apps on my phone and they told me what to do. Happy Cat Daddy Day!

16-06-2019 Happy Daddy Day Card
The Father’s Day card the cats made for Ralph (with my help)



29 thoughts on “It’s summer here! Cats all flopped out all day.

    1. haha so true! The fridge pic is the perfect expression of how everyone felt lol! We’ve had some rain come through on Sunday, and now the temperatures are perfect. Been feeling good today so far 😊 Hope you’re doing fine and have a lovely day! Hugs πŸ€—πŸ˜½πŸ˜ΊπŸ±πŸ’•β€οΈοΈ

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  1. That picture of Sonic and Samantha just shouts: “You may make the bed when we say you can make the bed!”

    Lovely picture of Natascha!

    You should become a hatter, Ralph. Just don’t become a mad hatter!

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    1. You are exactly right! That’s how it goes. I need their permission to make the bed! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Aww thank you! It’s a photo from last summer. I absolutely love that hat. I don’t get hot underneath at all, and it prevents migraines because the sun can’t heat up my head and it even shields from the glare of the sun. It was a perfect find back in Ronda. We went into a shop, looking for a hat for me and Ralph looked around for a moment and then went directly for it. It was perfect! lol.

      Thank you for your nice comment! Hope you have a wonderful day 😊😺🐱😺

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  2. Cat Daddys count on this holiday as well! Cats here flop around as well though they seem to prefer lying in front of the several fans I have around the house. Your fenced in patio or porch looks like a good place to lie down when the sun is not shining upon it. We are in drought conditions again. I am more cautious about bicycling as I always am afraid someone will be on their mobile phone and run me off the road or worse! No bicycle roads by me! Have a good upcoming week!

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    1. I totally agree! Cat Daddys totally count!
      Yes, that sounds familiar… Especially Murli enjoys the fans as well πŸ˜„

      Yes, our balcony is wonderful when it’s not like an oven out there. I have a big umbrella and I put some mats for shade onto the fencing and things for the cats to lie on. It’s lovely in the morning and the evening when it’s very hot. In the later afternoon, a big tree shields us from the sun as well, and then it starts being great.

      Aww no, that’s not good. Hope you’ll get some much-needed rain soon!

      I hope nothing ever will happen to you! I’m sure you’re careful.
      I am always worried about some cyclist with their mobile phone will run me off the bicycle path… The worst ones are those with BOTH hands off the handlebars so they can hold their phone and text at the same time, looking at the screen of their phone… There’s no way they could ever react in time for anything, or see it coming in time. I see it a lot, even though the fines for doing so are high.
      But I do love going everywhere on my bicycle. We are really lucky to have so many cycling paths all over the city.

      Stay safe! Thank you for your nice comment! Have a pleasant week too!

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    1. Haha I’m happy that fridge photo turned out well and you like it! 😊
      Thank you! I’m so glad I have that hat. It’s such a big help in the summer.

      Hope you have a lovely day! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜½πŸ˜ΊπŸ±πŸ’•β€οΈοΈ

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    1. Merci pour ton gentil commentaire! Je suis content que tu aimes voir les photos! Nous vous souhaitons une excellente semaine! 😊😺😺😺

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    1. Yes, she really does lol!
      Aww, I’m happy you enjoyed the videos! Bird watching is really fun, especially together with cats πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a wonderful day πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ’•β€οΈοΈ

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  3. Happy Father’s Day Ralph!! Being a Cat Dad counts just as much as being a Human Dad in my books!! It does look pretty warm there. We still have heat on here Natascha! Can you believe it??? Wind from the North….but it is better than humidity. I love your hat & I wanted to say you look beautiful…life with Ralph REALLY agrees with you!!!! Much love & {{hugs}} Sherri-Ellen

    Meow meow Happy PawPaw’ss Day Mistur Ralph….yore Sonic an Samantha are furry lucky an so iss Murli now. They sure made a lovelee card fore you. Murli you look furry ree-laxed on top of fridge….mee must try ourss out sum time! An Sonic yore hansum purr usual an Samantha LadyMew sayss yore so purrty with yore BIG eyess….they ARE so brite….mee hopes tHE humiditee leevess an you have jsu tnice warm tempyture an happy dayss on THE balcony.
    ***purrsss*** an ❀ an **nose rubsss** BellaDharma

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    1. Oh thank you dear Sherri-Ellen and lovely BellaDharma πŸ’•β€οΈοΈ I totally agree! Cat Dads (and Mums) count just as much. They are among the kindest people usually and I’m happy to have so many cat parents as friends!

      Yes, it’s been really warm in the last two week or so, but it became increasingly humid too, which was not very comfy either. But we enjoyed the warm weather as much as possible on the balcony, just not during the worst heat of the day.

      I can relate… We had to have the heat on for a long time last year as well. This year it was till the end of May. I hope the weather is going to be pleasant for you both soon! Not cold and not too hot either.
      Ugh, yeah, humidity is indeed awful in any case. It’s awful when it’s cold and it’s awful when it’s hot…

      How sweet of you! Thank you! The photo is from last summer or so lol, but nothing has changed with me, still looking the same and wearing the hat when it’s sunny. That hat is such a big help!
      Ralph and me, and the kitties are totally happy and enjoy every day together. Even if I’m not well physically often, I’m happy either way 😊

      BellaDharma sweetie! You’re such a kind and sweet kitty girl! We all thank you so much for your lovely comment! All of us, Ralph, Samantha, Murli, Sonic and me, Natascha.
      Murli says the fridge is purrfect! And to have fun when you try it yourself 😽

      So true! Samantha has the biggest eyes ever!

      Yes, we are lucky right now, the temperatures are just right after the big rain we had on Sunday evening. It’s sunny, but not humid and not hot, it’s simply purrfect 😊
      We all hope you’re going to get some nice weather that is just right for you both soon!
      Sending lots of love and the kitties send purrs, paw hugz nd nose rubz! πŸ˜½πŸ˜ΊπŸ±πŸ’•β€οΈοΈ

      Hugs, Natascha! πŸ’•β€οΈοΈ

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      1. Hello Natascha, Ralphy & Kitties 3: I saw on the news about Austria being in some *hot* weather….we have yet to break over 80 F here. In fact, in Alberta (3 provinces west of us) they had 2 feet of SNOW on Thursday & Friday…they can keep it!!! Our weather alternates between rainy & chilly days & perfectly sunny days…..At least neither of us have snow!

        I am so glad you have Ralph…he is a G-D send I am sure….
        Sending Love & {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen

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  4. Dear Natasha, I very well know this making bed event πŸ™‚ You can guess why… Cats are amazing… We live in the home according to their rules, not ours πŸ™‚ But let me tell this, I didn’t know how difficult to have two cats in the home (especially if they are very jealousy) and now I can’t imagine your home with them… But yes we love them so much…. so much and I love your cats too… The weather in here too like yours, high humidity and cloudy sky and very hot… Indoors we live with airconditioners… I loved your photograph and your hat, you are so beautiful and lovely Lady, Thank you, have a nice day and new week, Love, nia

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    1. You’re so right! Cats make the rules! But it’s a happy life with them. Can’t imagine living without cats at all. Had cats all my life, growing up with cats around me. I love them all so much as well. All cats!
      The weather really sounds similar. We don’t have air condition, but our apartment stays comfortable, even if it’s getting very hot. The walls are of stone and very thick and the old type of blinds and shutters keep the heat off from the windows. We are really lucky. Oh, and I have fans in every room as well. But so good for you to have air conditioning! It’s the best!

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! You are so kind πŸ˜‰ My photo is from last summer. Love that hat so much!

      Hope you have a wonderful day πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜½πŸ’•β€οΈοΈ

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  5. Your picture collages are beautiful, Good we have a bit of Summer. I love the heat, however, we have not had it here in London. Still on 19 degrees…. You are a sweet family !

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  6. I’m a bit behind, but I love this post. You look so cute in your hat, Natascha. I have to commiserate with making the bed with cats to help. They know just where to plop to make it hard. I wonder if the humidity makes you more migraine prone. I hope both disappear soon!

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