Playing, Dancing & Posing

I just wanted to show you this comment from the Spanish nurse Ana in the previous post. It came in towards the end, so many of you would have missed it. Isn’t she sweet !



And now on to the post.


Last Thursday.



Come on cats ! This was my third session of having my arm filled with medication ! Just because you went flying out of bed when the alarm clock clattered away at 5am doesn’t mean that you have to get your own back and tell everyone !


By 8am it was time to play with the nurses in Ronda hospital.

Ralph and Paqui ( Head shift nurse )
Maria, Miriam & Ralph
Mariam, Ralph & Maria

Maria, under the supervision of Paqui, did very well in putting the needle in, drawing my blue English blood. I didn’t feel a thing. Just a prick ! Oh, that’s me !


Later that day.



Are you psychic Samantha ?

I sat in that chair for over 5 hours. Once the drip bags were empty and my arm restored to a bandaged normality, I just had to run to the loo. My legs wanted to do something else as I stood up.

They danced !

The Spanish nurses gasped in either delight or panic with hands over their mouths as I danced a new mix of Swan Lake, Break Dancing and The Moon Walk in about 4 steps. I promptly sat back down amazed at what just happened ! Boy ! That drip was something else !

Fred Don’tstare eat your heart out !


An hour or so later.






Right again Samantha.

I had my photo taken in a little park, more like a small public concrete patio by a cliff !

Cortes de la Frontera, Spain. I live way, way, way down in the valley behind the church ….. I think ! (Click for the big picture)

I tried my best poses as the sun was setting. I should have got a stand-in !



Cortes de la Frontera


Eventually, 12 hours after leaving for the hospital I arrived back home to the welcoming scratches of Sonic climbing up my leg in his happiness of my return.

Well, I think they were welcoming scratches !



Do you get told off for getting home late ?

I do. I am always in trouble !


Ralph xox ❀


122 Comments on “Playing, Dancing & Posing

  1. My cat will wait by the door and then stomp down the hall to the kitchen to show me I have been late with her dinner. Her look of scorn is enough to curl my hair.

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    • Wow ! That’s some puss cat you have Lynne ! It’s lucky we don’t keep tigers as pets πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀

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  2. Ana is so sweet!! I love your striped shirt, you have good taste!
    Dancing is always good πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
    S & s seems lovely πŸ’ŸπŸ’ž

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    • I agree with you Chantal. Ana is great !
      Ah. My shirt ! You can’t have it ! It’s in the wash πŸ˜‰
      Well you’re good at dancing my friend. Ralph xox ❀


    • Tubeless indeed Bill ! They got to try to to put some sense into me !
      No, don’t mention them as they raise the heart beat πŸ˜‰
      Nice you commented my friend. Ralph πŸ˜€

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  3. I’m glad to hear you got the drip again, Ralph. Give it some time and you might be dancing yet!

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  4. You had very nice time at the hospital with the beautiful nurses around you. The picture of Cortes de la Frontera looks very nice.

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    • They are lovely people YC, very caring. Cortes is a great place to live. Lovely villagers. Ralph πŸ˜€

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  5. Ralph, another drip toward better health! The nurses are amazing! Your cats are amazing, and you are amazing! Have a wonder-filled week! Christine

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    • Yes. I am well cared for my friend and your nice comment enhances that. Thank you Diahann. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  6. i’m so happy you are keeping your positive spirit through all of these treatments and that you charm everyone you come in contact with )

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    • Yay ! That’s exactly how I feel Beth. Positive. You charm me my friend πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀


  7. Glad it went well, Ralph. I thought of you as we went through Cortes on the train yesterday, on our way to Jimera πŸ™‚

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  8. Ana’s message is so sweet. I think she likes you. So glad you got home before your poor cats died of starvation. They wouldn’t really care about what you’d been though during that 12 hours, only about the fact that you weren’t there to cater to their every need. πŸ™‚

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    • Do you really think she likes me Sylvia ? Not as much as you I expect πŸ˜‰
      I was late feeding the cats last night and I’ve not heard the end of it !
      Have a lovely week my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  9. Well, how dare you keep the cats waiting? You know, they are the most important creatures on earth, & you have been blessed with their keeping.
    I’m only happy they don’t know about all of your beautiful nurses. And you can tell them that! Go ahead, tell the nurses how fab they are and how beautiful and goddess-like!
    But don’t tell the cats!
    Ralph, hope this medication & treatment works, because i am a pussy cat waiting for you to come home,,, healthy and happy!
    xoxoxo <# #, #< ## x3

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    • Oh dear Pussy Cat, I hope you are not going to give me as much grief as my two do. If you purr I know I’m safe πŸ˜€
      Your comments always make me smile Resa. Thank you my friend.
      Love back. Ralph xoxox ####<##<


    • Yes the nurses are a good bunch Eejit.

      Eh ? Oi ! Have you been peeking ? πŸ™„

      Ralph xox ❀


  10. I see that you’re very fond of nurses πŸ˜‰
    Spain is a beautiful Country and I hope to visit it as soon as possible!
    Bisous and Good Easter!!

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    • Oh yes ! Nurses are the flavour of the month this month Rosa πŸ˜€
      I hope you do get to see Spain. I love it here.
      Hugs and kisses. Ralph xox ❀

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  11. That’s a really lovely comment from Anna, Ralph. One to cherish, I think. As always, I love your post with the wonderful photos and amazingly insightful cats. At least they forgive you for being late. It’s also marvellous to see the way you’re taking all the medical treatment in your stride and remaining so cheerful and positive. Dance on, Ralph … πŸ™‚

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    • It was a lovely comment from Ana Millie. I’ll be seeing her again after Easter for my final session where I will thank her in person.
      Thank you for another lovely comment my friend.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  12. Mine try to trip me up at the door, in the dark, when I get home late. I hope they realize that if I fall and die they won’t get fed anytime soon. πŸ™‚

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    • Heehee ! So funny and true my friend. Thank you for your story. Ralph xox ❀


  13. Lovely note from Anna and great to see the other nurses caring after your every need Ralph! Wonderful photographs of the vista, wow.

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  14. I hope the dancing means you are feeling better. I don’t have a cat, but if my dog is home alone she goes outside in her pen. When someone comes home to free her she leaps excitedly in the air. Once back in the house she doesn’t need words to say how she feels about getting left behind, the eyes tell all.

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  15. Hmmm.. So you say you go to the hospital for tests & bloodwork & stuff…?
    I think you go to see the beautiful nurses. πŸ˜‰

    So wonderful that there are people who take on that job to care for others.
    God bless them all. And – of course – God bless you too.

    As for the cats being excited to see you – of course they are.
    Who wouldn’t be happy to see you?

    Hope you are feeling better after your visit to the hospital.

    xx Saludos y Abrazos XX

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    • Shush ! Don’t tell the nurses that I only go to hospital just to see them ! My secret’s out now ! πŸ˜‰
      Feeling better ? I am walking around like a drunk, so I am very cheap to buy a round as I don’t need to drink πŸ˜‰
      Lovely comment RoSy my friend. Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  16. Yep! “RoSy” has your number, Kiddo! You go to checck out the nurses!!!! Take care, Little Buddy! As usual, sending healing thoughts and prayers!!!! ❀

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    • I must agree with you about the cats. Thanks for caring Kat. I appreciate it. Ralph xox ❀

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  17. My kitty actually gave me the silent treatment when I moved from my husband (just a few blocks away so I get to see her often). She finally came around and has forgiven me. They don’t like when you leave them…:( Even for a day!

    Guess what Ralph! I’m in SPAIN! My first time…I love it! I’m in Madrid. πŸ™‚ Yay for Southern Europe!

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    • So true ! They don’t like to be left alone.

      Yay ! Have a lovely time in Madrid Jami. It’s hot here. I hope it is there for you. Oh. BTW I’ll leave the light on just in case you bang on my door πŸ˜‰ ( Dream on Ralph ! ) πŸ™„
      Ralph xox ❀

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      • It’s hot here too! Loving it. πŸ™‚ I’m getting lost in the city so I don’t know if I’d find your house but I’ll knock if I do!! πŸ˜‰

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      • Oh no ! I hope you know where you are now Jami.
        Hmm ….. you won’t find my house in Madrid, maybe 400km to the South ? heehee ! πŸ˜€


  18. Wow, so many lovely nurses to care for you. Now I know the reason for your big smile. πŸ˜‰ Love all the new photos, you handsome guy, not to mention extremely beautiful cats. Don’t feel too bad about being in trouble for coming home late. That only happens when you are loved and missed. Love you, my darling friend. Take care. πŸ™‚ ❀ xo

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    • You ALWAYS make me blush Elizabeth my friend and this comment tops them all. Thank you. Love & hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  20. Used to. Miss my kitties. Will be getting more in a few weeks when I out of mourning. Love seeing your kitty cats!!!!

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    • It’s so sad. You told me about them before Georgia. It’s nice that you are planning to take new kitties in though. My cats say thanks for looking at them. They’ll want their own blog soon πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


  21. I love your pics! … You , the cats speaking … Awwww ⭐
    Plus, I donΒ΄t blame…. I could even have a crush on Maria, LOL πŸ˜›
    Best to you! And happy Easter Day! Aquileana πŸ˜€

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    • Awww ! Thank you so much Amalia πŸ˜€
      Oh ! You can have Maria as I may have crush on Ana as she wears whites and sticks needles in me. I had a crush on you once as you wear white (see your Gravatar avatar) but you would probably stick a spear in me……perhaps πŸ˜‰ heehee !
      Happy Easter Bunny. Ralph xox ❀

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      • LOL!!!! I will take that as a big compliment and okay, but weΒ΄ll have to invent a pretext to get into the hospital! πŸ˜€ xo Best to you. Aquieana πŸ˜›

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  22. I have missed seeing what you and your cats are up to. Wow, you had to spend 12 hours at the hospital! I am glad that you enjoy the company of your nurses. This last drip does not sound as bad as some of your earlier ones, but I hope it will not make you involuntarily dance long-term.

    I often wonder if my cats have conversations similar to those between Sonic and Samantha when I am out. They definitely miss me if I am gone too long, but I think it is mainly because they are hungry. πŸ™‚ After greeting me, they usually demand food.

    My dad worries about me if I get home late because he thinks something bad might have happened to me. I usually try to let him know ahead of time if I will be coming home late so that he won’t worry so much about me.

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    • Thanks for visiting Arlene and making such a wonderfully long comment. I do appreciate it πŸ˜€
      One more session to go next week. Then a break for 6 months to see what happens. There are 3 options. 1) Nothing changes. 2) I get fixed and can go on vacation. 3) I go to the local doctor with a minor or to Emergency with a really bad side effect. I’m hoping for #2.
      Glad you have cats. Shows that you are a nice, kind person.
      That’s nice to have your dad who cares and worries about you.
      Happy Easter my friend. Ralph xox ❀


      • Good luck with the next drip next week. I am hoping for #2 for you too.

        I started out as a dog lover, but then cats came my way here in California. Now I like both dogs and cats. There must be a big sign near my house that is only visible to wayward strays that says “Sucker for pets lives here.” πŸ™‚

        Yes, my dad does care about me, and I care about him too. πŸ™‚

        Happy Easter to you too, Ralph! πŸ™‚

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  23. Your cats are adorable….hm, I get the feeling they don’t want to share you with the nurses πŸ˜‰
    Hope you are getting better soon Ralph. My thoughts are with you! hugs, Indah

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment my friend. I do appreciate you caring.
      I do love your blog photos and telling us about your life scuba diving. I am so glad I am following.
      Happy Easter Indah. Ralph xox ❀

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  24. Great to see you starring in some of those gorgeous scenic photos. I’m sure all of your nurses are looking forward to the fame you’re going to gain them. πŸ™‚ I hope you are feeling well, and I wish you a Happy Easter. xoxo ❀

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    • Thanks Debby. It was a lovely evening in our Spanish mountain main village.
      You should have seen the nurses when they saw Ana (in a previous post) on my blog. They loved the fame πŸ˜€
      I am out on Tuesday for my final session of drips. I am feeling well, but no change, maybe my hands and balance are a little worse.
      Happy Easter to you too my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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    • That’s true Christy ! I have the cats waiting for me, but no-one else *sobs so much that tears fall on the laptop which explodes. Cats pack their bags* πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely Easter yourself my friend. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


    • Somehow I am not following you Sooz. Must be the tablets ! That’s rectified. I’m back !
      So kind. Thank you my friend.
      Happy Easter. Ralph xox ❀


  25. Glad your dad is back, Samantha and Sonic, so you didn’t have to wait to long for your supper πŸ˜‰ Pawkisses for an eggstra Happy and Healthy Easter, Ralphie and hope your Easter Bunny Day is filled with fun in every way πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Hello Binky πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for your eggy comment. I hope Granny doesn’t leave you alone all day so that you get up to something naughty. I bet you sleep. Love as always from Samantha & Sonic and our human slave Ralph xox ❀

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  26. Hello Ralph. Your cat is so cute!
    Your pictures are beautiful and touching!
    Have a Happy Easter, Ralph! ❀ πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Ştefania. Thank you for your lovely comment my friend. I hope you are having a lovely Easter. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


  27. My friend; the place you live in is truly beautiful, nurses look charming and caring and your cats make house a home … what more can a man possibly want!

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  28. What IS your number, MFR? I don’t think RoSy should be the only one to have it!!! That is a nice comment from Anna. You have some really great nurses there! They had better be good to you. Manny taught Lammy some pretty scary tactics before he left that he learned from Justin Beaver. So the nurses had better mind their ps and qs or Lammy will sneak into the car next time you go there and have it out with anyone who gets a little rough with the needles. πŸ™‚ Take care, MFR, and get better. πŸ™‚ xox

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    • That’s really sweet that Lammy was taught all those tricks except for one. Waking up early to leave for the hospital at 7am. He was snoring ! Hugs my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  29. Yes they tell me when I’m getting in very late ……hihihi and your cats are right, always busy with these lovely nurses who care a lot of you, I see that you are in very good hands eh Ralph !! πŸ™‚

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    • Yes ! Good hands my friend and don’t come in late. Cats always win ! Happy Thursday Serach. Ralph xox ❀

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  30. Your cats, the nurses, Anna’s note, the view, and you – are all beautiful! I wish you the best of health always, Ralph! πŸ™‚

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    • Everything is beautiful. Thank you Lilly and thanks for caring. Ralph xox ❀


  31. What a long day, my dear friend. I am sure your cats missed you a lot. I guess they don’t want to share you with Ana, Maria, Paqui and Miriam.
    By the way, your poses are great. πŸ˜‰ Maybe we should post an outfit post together. πŸ˜€
    I’m sure that would be fun.
    XOXO Julia ❀

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    • Hi Julia. My cats are so happy that I’m home without me disappearing for the whole day. I doubt if I will see those nurses again. Shame really ! πŸ˜‰
      You’ve got me thinking ! How would an outfit post together work ? Yes, that could be the seeds of a fun post.
      I hope you are having a lovely holiday weekend dear Julia.
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


      • Dear Ralph,
        we both would wear our favorite outfits. Then we would take some photos with several poses in front of a great background. πŸ˜€ I am sure that would be so fun.
        Maybe Samantha and Sonic would also be part of that photo shooting. πŸ˜€
        I hope you had a great holiday weekend, too. (I am not sure if it was also a holiday weekend in Spain)
        XOXO Julia ❀

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      • Hi Julia πŸ˜€
        That’s a great idea.My next two posts are in the pipeline. I only post once a week now, early Monday morning. So in about 3 weeks time I’ll do a fashion post with you. Actually, my next post on Monday is about fashion, a fun spoof, and I’ll dedicate the post to you. It’s not about me but a couple of local women. That’s all I’m saying !
        It was a holiday weekend, last weekend, with Monday added, but it was quiet in this Spanish village, but, hey, I went to a party !
        Have a lovely week my friend. Ralph xox ❀


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