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Late night post ;-) and update about Ralph’s blog

First off… Ralph deleted his blog. He felt better that way, because it was wearing on him that his blog is online, but he can’t blog anything himself.

Although I saved his complete blog. I exported the whole blog through WordPress and imported it into a new private blog on my WordPress account. It’s there, 100% complete with all the comments and everything in a fully functional blog, just private. It could be posted on again if Ralph and I find something that reduces or cures the shaking of his hands due to Essential Tremor.

Just wanted you all to know that we’re fine and everything is alright. You can always reach Ralph through my blog and email address, or his email address. Ralph also always reads the comments on my blog posts.

It’s in the middle of the night

It’s past 2am and it’s raining. We’ve had a thunderstorm come in every afternoon since Monday. The rain that started this afternoon is of the ‘constant nonstop rain’ variety. It’s nice to fall asleep to, but not so nice when the kitties want to hang out on our balcony catio all day in the sun and warm weather.

Earlier, Ralph and I were watching a movie and sweet Sonic joined us, cuddling up between us on the couch.

Now, the kitties are all asleep. They were really tired, after playing all evening.

Hero and Lisa started to party early in the day, by getting into a valerian root pouch that they ripped to bits. Then they rolled around in the mess of strewn about valerian root bits on the carpet 🀣 They were all silly and happy from it and having a really great time!

There’s always so much to post about… countless pictures and updates on how we’re all doing. Since that’s accumulating all the time and makes it a huge post in the end, I’ll just try to post often from now on. Just our every day life sure keeps me busy… Ralph could tell you about that and all my silly shenanigans when I am absent minded because I get distracted by cute cats…

So for now I will go to sleep, and post again tomorrow.

I hope you all are well! Stay safe and cuddle your kitties and loved ones πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½β£οΈ

29 thoughts on “Late night post ;-) and update about Ralph’s blog

  1. I hope Ralph is well. Getting distracted by cute kitties is one of the best parts of social media. Are you following Ginny Weasley kitten watch? It is wonderful!! Tiny baby kittens!! Always good.

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    1. Aww thank you so much for visiting the blog!😊😽😽😽😽❣️ Yes Ralph is well, thanks!
      Lol I’m getting distracted by all if them, my own 4 babies and each kitty pal and each kitty I see on the Internet! 🀣
      No, I really need to look them up! Would love to see the baby kittens πŸ₯° Happy Caturday to you, Denise and the babies!❣️


  2. Dearest Natascha and Ralph, it is sort of sad to have Ralph’s blog deleted. Glad you could download and save it all though. It is part of history. πŸ™‚ Miss Ralph, his blog and fun, I do know he is safe with you in Austria and keeps up through your blog. The kitties are always the cutest and bring such fun into your home. Wonder how Chinacat is these days??? Ralph, enjoy life with Natascha and the cats, that is the most important bit. Sending lots of love over to both of you! β™₯

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    1. Yes it’s definitely sad. But that’s why it was so important to me to archive the whole of Ralph’s blog on my account and I’m so glad it worked. It’s part of history for sure!

      Awww you’re sweet. Even I miss Ralph’s blogging. But thankfully he’s my husband and just as smart and funny and creative as in his writings 😊
      The kitties say thanks and they are happy you enjoy seeing them 😸😸😸😸❣️

      Oh Chinacat! She’s got a little friend since I got some things from my Dad’s apartment. She’s now in the company of my Chinakitten! Chinakitten was with me all my life. They are happy and well 😺😸I’ll post a picture of them in my next post 😊
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Ralph and I and the kitties send lots of love to you! Take care and stay safe πŸ’•

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  3. ralph and natascha – good to hear from your little family, and i’m always happy to see how you are all doing. i miss your blog, ralph, but happy to hear that it is archived, by the loving natascha, and we can always talk to you both right here. now you have more time to spend with your family and read notes from us just for fun and not worry about getting the ‘busy work’ of blogging done. happy summer to all of you and wish you well and see you soon – beth

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    1. Hello beth! πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Yes! I just had to make sure that Ralph’s blog would be archived in full! I am also going to find a way to download the whole blog, so that it will be available offline. Just in case WordPress breaks down or something😱

      It’s awesome how perfectly the whole blog was transferred to my account!

      Ralph receives an email notification as soon as a comment has been posted on my blog 😊 Since you can subscribe by email alone, without the need for a WordPress account.

      He absolutely loves reading all your sweet comments!

      I will also happily update a lot more often from now on. The migraines are a lot less frequent now thanks to the high dosed Vitamin B2. The constant background migraine that was always there is now gone! Now it’s the weather changes, usually from nice and sunny to rain, that gives me migraines every time. But I can get rid of these rather easily with the Triptan. Though like this week, I got a migraine every day, as soon as a thunderstorm came in the afternoon. Got rid of it every time with the meds.

      So I feel a lot better. Haven’t been that well in 2 decades!

      The other triggers, I can slightly control. As in not doing anything too straining, not stressing with anything, and be mindful about how I’m doing things.

      Have a beautiful Sunday and stay safe dear beth! Love from Ralph, the kitties and me ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

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  4. We are so sorry to hear that Ralph to delete his blog. Glad it’s not completely gone.
    Looks like your cats are having fun partying.
    Stay Safe and Take Care All Of You.
    Crystal And Daisy Mae

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    1. Thank you so much Crystal and Daisy Mae! ❀️
      Yes it really is sad. Ralph feels relieved though, because he doesn’t have to feel bad anymore about not being able to post or reply to comments. It really stressed him out more and more over time.

      Yes, no worries. Ralph’s blog is safe and in my account 😊
      Haha the kitties really had some fun! It’s now their silly spot. Because they can still smell it on the carpet and love to roll around on it😸

      You both stay safe too! Lots of love from us all πŸ’• 😽 😽 😽 😽 πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ£οΈ


  5. Such cute kitties and they are always fun to watch.
    Thanks for the update – I’ve always enjoyed Ralph’s blog posts – so much fun, and different from anyone else’s.
    Good to know all is well with you all. I look forward to your posts, Natascha! Take care. ❀

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    1. Yay! That’s one of the reasons it makes me happy to post all the photos and videos of our kitties, because it makes people smile πŸ˜„
      It’s so true! Ralph’s posts have always been unique and unlike anyone. So fun! But at least his lovely bloy is safe in my account and all these years (7) are preserved in full.

      And I’m looking forward to post much more! Love from Ralph, the kitties and me πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’• You take good care as well my friend! Stay safe!πŸ’–

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  6. Hello Natascha & Ralph & Kitties Four:
    Please let Ralph know we totally understand him shutting down his blog. Essential Tremor makes simple things difficult so we do understand! And we can always say “HELLO” here to both of you…that is nice!
    Well done Natascha saving Ralph’s blog the way you did…I would not know how to do that~~ You are so smart!!
    I hope your Migraines are not too bad with all the rain you’ve been getting. I wish wwe has soem of your rain…we need more altho’ we had a good amount last week,
    Sending ❀ ❀ & (((HUGS))) Sherri-Ellen

    Meow meow Hero an Lisa youss’ look like yore havin ALOT of fun with THE Valerian pouch!! An Samantha mee thinkss you got a bit ‘whoo-hoo’ too! Butt that iss a guud thing!
    Sonic do you not like Valerian? Mee not fussy on it or ‘Nip eether…LadyMew wantss to find Silvervine stickss an try them on mee…. mee iss a purrty mellow kitty girl so mee not need too much calmin down….xcept when mee does a jail brake….(wait til you reed mee new post!)
    All iss well here xcept LadyMew’ss stew-pid knee popped outta socket this mornin…..same old same old….
    paw kissess an ❀ an purrss BellaDharma

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    1. Hello my dear friend & sweet kitty friend BellaDharma πŸ’œ πŸ₯°πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½β£οΈ
      Ralph read your comment ☺️ Thank you so much!
      It’s really unbelievable that there’s not an effective treatment for Essential Tremor or a cure. All the available treatments rarely work, only for a few more lucky ones. The one potential cure is too dangerous to even attempt, because if they only slightly miss the right area in the brain, you could end up worse and on too of it blind, deaf, both or partially paralysed.

      So we still hope there could be something out there, even a herb, that could bring relieve. Even just a bit of a reduction in the hand tremors would make a big difference.

      Until then, we just live our life and are happy anywaysπŸ₯°πŸ˜Š 😺 😺 😺 😺 πŸ’œ

      Yes you can always say hello to us both and the kitties here πŸ’•

      Thank you! The migraines are not too bad. They just started every time a thunderstorm came. But I was able to get rid of them with the migraine medication.

      I’m just absolutely amazed and happy that this awful constant migraine is gone. That migraine was always there, constantly. It was usually mild but then would get worse and last for weeks.
      All because of the high dosed Vitamin B2, combined with Magnesium and Q10. I didn’t even expect it to do anything when I started taking it, only to be utterly baffled at it. And thankful. I noticed that I have to take it very accurately every day at the same time, otherwise the background migraine comes back after a while.

      Anyway, I rather have the migraines that I can get rid of with medication.

      All that to say that I am looking forward to post a lot more!

      Oh dear we had so much rain all spring and now in summer this current year! Alone this week the only day without rain was Caturday.
      Today the rain is supposed to come back. It’s cloudy and getting darker, but I haven’t gotten a hint of migraine yet. So maybe the rain will pass us by?

      I would love to send you all the rain you need. We have way too much of it this summer.

      Hey my sweet BellaDharma! The kitties are all having their afternoon nap, so I will reply to everything πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

      Oh yes they had a pawsome pawty with the ripped up valerian root pouch! It was purrfect. This spot on that little carpet under the table is now “the kitties 4 silly spot”🀣 They can all still smell it and keep having fun on it, rolling around and everything!
      Lol lol, Samantha was definitely a bit ‘whoo-hoo’ after hanging out at the silly spot πŸ˜„

      It’s really strange with catnip… Sonic doesn’t care too much about nip. Lisa, Hero and Samantha like it. But they all definitely prefer Valerian root! They absolutely can’t get enough of it.

      I would be so curious about silver vine! We never had it. Would love to find and get it too for the kitties 4 😺😺😺😺
      Hopefully you’ll get your silver vine soon!

      Awww no! Not poor LadyMew’s knee again. We are so sorry to hear that. Poor LadyMew really can’t catch a break 😭😿😿😿😿 The kitties 4 send their healing purrs and we all send our love and purrayers to you both!

      Looking forward to check out your post 😊
      Pawhugs & hooman hugs! Take good care you two! We love you! β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½β£οΈ


      1. I have a friend with Essential Tremor in USA & nothing is done for her. My Cousin in town here has HUGE ET & he has somehow learned to live with it. I’ve read up on the surgery! Not even worth it…far too risky! I am sure Ralph misses blogging but then again, he is with you now & so you do not have to communicate thru PC as you did before…. Yours is a modern day PC love story ❀ ❀
        An your kitties all looked so cute after playing with Valerian Root pouch, especially Samantha!! BellaDharma is fast asleep on my bed on ‘her’ pillow….it is the equivalent of 104 F degrees here today & it is awful….so we are still inside @ 7 p.m. I hope it cools off over nite….I get heat headaches; nothing like a REAL Migraine but what I feel is rough enough. You are so very brave to live with such a condition….I wish that your medicine will work for you forever!
        Sending lots of ❀ ❀ & ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen & purrss from BellaDharma


    1. Thank you so much! I am looking forward to post more! I’m finally feeling much better and really able to do it.

      There’s so many pictures and videos I take. Every month, I have about 800 or more new photos and videos lol. So there will always be plenty of them in my posts for you to enjoy 😊
      Take care and stay safe! Love from Ralph, the kitties and me πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈβ£οΈ


  7. We are sending prayers for Ralph’s health . We enjoy seein the cats and bet they are a comfort to both of you, as our cats are here.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers! We really appreciate it.

      It’s so lovely to see how our sweet cats make others smile 😊 Yes, the cats are everything to us. They really are a comfort through everything, with their unconditional love, friendship, affection. Our little family is definitely a calm island of happiness, comfort and safety amid these uncertain times. But also the little space here with all of you is a huge comfort.
      I just could not imagine a life without cats. Impossible!

      Do you have a blog or social media I could follow you on?

      Big hugs and love & purrs from the kitties 😽 😽 😽 😽 πŸ’–


    1. Ralph agrees! It definitely makes him feel better that way.
      Ralph’s blog will always be safe with me😊
      Big hugs from us all too! Stay safe πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½πŸ˜½β£οΈ

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  8. Oh, so good to get this update. I always feel like I am talking to both of you, Natascha and Ralph. Ralph, I know it must have been a big decision to archive your blog, and you are fortunate to have your smart Natascha who figured out how to do it and back it up. It was an important part of your life for a long time, and I do miss your creative posts and lively sense of humor. I’ll always smile recalling your anecdotes about your crazy Spanish neighbor. I pray that one day a less drastic treatment will be found for ET. Meanwhile, I’m glad you both are happy together with your large family of fur babies to keep you entertained and busy. I’m looking forward to more posts, Natascha, and am so thankful you are doing much better with your headaches.

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  9. Hi Ralph and Natasha, I was thinking of you guys recently and hoping that all of you were doing well. I’m happy to see that happy life is intact with your kitties. πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much for your lovely reply! Ralph just told me that there was a comment I haven’t seen! So so sorry for this very late reply, because I absolutely love and appreciate comments. Happy to hear from you too! Ralph, the cats and I wish you a very happy and blessed Christmas! We hope you are all fine and doing well. I am going to write a few update posts during the holidays and explain what has been going on with us and the cats πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a beautiful Christmas Eve! Big hugs from us!


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