Spanish Baby Liam & The Californian Bear









Oh, come on cats ! They are good kids. And Sonic, stop ripping up my pants !


Some of you, dear commenters, have asked how Liam is. Liam is Toni & Pedro’s baby. The stork bought him to my neighbour’s house in our Spanish village late last December.

Liam and Ralph. December 2014


And then, out of the blue, Marsha …..


…..sent a lovely soft toy which happens to be Manny’s big brother…….


…… all the way from California, USA, to Liam in the mountains of Andalucia, Spain.

Lammy was cooped up in the parcel for 24 days with no air holes. Poor bear !


Lammy is Liam’s first and only soft toy.

Liam and Lammy. April 2015



Her husband Pedro away for the day, Toni brought her children up to my apartment for a photo shoot with Lammy for this post and to send to Marsha.

Eidan, Toni, Lammy, Liam and Ariadne
Ralph with baby and bear



Everyone was thrilled how well these photos came out.

Toni says thank you so much Marsha for your kind gift all the way from the USA πŸ˜€




Sonic ! Stop it ! It’s the nurses, isn’t it ?


Do you get jealous ?

of me with the nurses ? πŸ˜€


My final session of The Drip is tomorrow. Then we’ll see what happens over the next six months. Maybe I can publish a semi-reasonable post during that time πŸ˜€


Ralph xox ❀


130 Comments on “Spanish Baby Liam & The Californian Bear

    • Awwww ! I just knew you had a crush on me Ren, “Kiddie pies” is so endearing πŸ˜‰ ….. or perhaps I am in error. Dream on Ralph !
      Ralph xox ❀


    • So sweet ! Thank you Georgia. Hugs from Otherwise Ralph xox ❀


  1. Liam, Lammy and the rest of you are gorgeous. Although Toni is the most gorgeous.
    Don’t worry about the ripped-up pants! They can be stuffed into another soft toy, a cuddly-wuddly puddy cat. I’m sure this is what Sonic has had in mind all along.
    Best to you tomorrow!
    Much love
    Resa xox ❀ #< #< ## ># >#

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    • Ah ha ! I am getting to know you better my friend. You definitely have a mind of a puddy cat. I am not sure whether it’s crafty or craft work πŸ˜‰ Time will tell.
      Thank you Resa.
      Love Ralph xox ❀ ~~#~~ #< #< #<

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    • I agree Lottie. That was such a kind thing for Marsha to do. The young Spanish family are so thrilled !
      What happened to the hot weather ? I have just put on the AC/Heater !
      Ralph xox ❀


    • They are happy family pics, aren’t they Sylvia ? Liam says you can’t have the bear, but may swap for your hammock πŸ˜‰ Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  2. best of luck tomorrow, ralph. and use these darling pics of these dolls to get you through -and the nurses, are a bonus )

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    • Wow ! You are so spot on to what I am thinking Beth. Thank you ! Ralph xox ❀


    • He has grown, hasn’t he Amy ? And we are sweet ….. ummm …. if you say so πŸ˜‰ Hugs on hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  3. Awwww such adorable pictures, MFR! Baby Liam is growing so big! He’s almost as big as Lammy. πŸ™‚ Manny sends his love, too. He was so jealous when he saw that Lammy was getting into the box to go bye bye. He would have crawled in there, too, but there wasn’t enough room for him. He didn’t know it would take so long to get to Spain, though. When he reads this, he is going to be a happy bear to be staying home. πŸ™‚ Good luck dripping tomorrow – or today by the time you get this. Drip well. πŸ™‚

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    • Heehee ! Please tell Manny that the cats and I miss him MVBFM. I dripped well for 6 hours. Ugh ! Ralph xox ❀


  4. Reblogged this on Marsha Lee and commented:
    Manny’s brother and counterpart in crime, Lammy, has gone to live in Spain with baby Liam. I had to use Kalev’s dog leash on Manny to keep him at home when he saw Lammy getting into his travel box.

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  5. This was a delighful post, Ralph. Best of luck for tomorrow, I want to see you in super good health. Hugs. xoxo. Stefy.

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    • Wow ! Thanks Stefy ! I am in total agreement about my health. Happy Thursday my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  6. Loved them all πŸ™‚ Blessing and Happiness to you ALL and kisses for baby and cats πŸ™‚
    Thank you dear Ralph, always so nice to hear you, love, nia

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    • What a lovely comment with kisses all round ! Thank you so much dear Nia. Love and hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  7. Oh, Ralph, I (and all your other groupies) will be thinking of you tomorrow, and hoping so hard that this drip stuff will do its work for you.

    Thank you for sharing this happy event in your household (not that ripped underwear is a happy event). Hugs to all of you. oxo πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • Thank you so much for thinking of me and my ripped underwear Yvonne. Do you know anyone in Venice/Florence/Wherever that sews ? πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀


    • Thank you my friend. Yep ! My β€œdrawers” are always tidy until Sonic decides to reap havoc πŸ˜€ Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  8. First Happy second Easter-day dear Ralph and I have to say to you that you’re quite good in making little stories with your gorgeous cats !! I enjoyed also the very special pictures of you and Baby Liam and his family, all very precious as memories πŸ™‚ !!

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  9. Photos are really beautiful, such a lovely, smiley baby! Best wishes for tomorrow! See – not jealous at all -:)!

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    • Thank you so much Daniela for your lovely comment and not being jealous at all. I couldn’t handle that if you were πŸ˜‰ heehee. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  10. Ralph,
    I have a question. Why is Lanny Liam’s one and only soft toy? Is it a tradition or something, not to have soft toys for babies there? I’m curious.

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    • I have no idea why he has a one and only soft toy. He has loads of plastic coloured thingies that shake, rattle and roll, but only the one soft toy. Happy Thursday my friend. Ralph xox ❀


  11. Those are really good photos of you all, Ralph. Sonic and Samantha are very photogenic, too – despite Sonic’s desperate need to rip your underwear to shreds. Liam has become a bonny, smiley little boy in so few months. Babies change so quickly at that age. He’ll probably give Sonic and Samantha a bit of a rough time once he starts toddling, mind. so they’ll be wanting to hide in your bed more often.
    Enjoy what’s left of the Easter break, Ralph, and I hope your last session of the drip goes well tomorrow. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Millie. What a wonderful comment ! Thank you so much ! Sorry I am so long in replying, but I am here at last. Ralph xox ❀

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      • It’s me who should be thanking you for the visits you make to my blog! I really enjoy reading your funny posts, anyway. Hope you are well after Tuesday’s treatment.

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  12. Great photos and how nice of Marsha to send that bear all the way for Liam! Good luck with the last drip, Ralph πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Wendy. It’s the first day since the drip that I can get my head around blogging. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. Great day for ducks ! Ralph xox ❀


  13. What lovely pictures of you and your lovely neighbours. Doesn’t Ariadne look as stunning as Toni herself. Please give all my regards and a hug. Lovely to see them all in your post. And what a lovely surprise with beautiful Teddy. All the best for your Drip Day!

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    • Ariadne is growing really tall now. Is taller than her mother already. I’ve already shown Toni your comment and she says hi. Marsha was lovely to send Liam the bear. All the kids love it. It’s nearly Friday ! Yay ! Thanks for your lovely comment Ute. Ralph xox ❀

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  14. Sending you healing vibes and a good session. I didn’t know cats, like dogs, like to eat their human’s underwear. I’m familiar with the cats hiding in the bed scenario. The cleaning lady arrived at our doorstep the other day and all four cats went running single file down to the bedroom and under the covers. I realized that in the event of anyone coming into my house unwelcome there will be no protection from them whatsoever. However, the cats are better than an alarm system for sure- warning of trouble..or even just the delivery guy bringing a package.

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    • No. Sonic rips things up with his claws ! My day wear trousers have thread runs from his antics !
      Thank you so much for the Tail of your 4 Cats Diahann. I bet your bed is wrecked after having 4 cats in there. Mine always is with just 2 cats. They love labels and drag the whole sheet or cover off by the label in the corner. I do make my bed everyday and they unmake it regularly. Oh boy !
      Sorry I am so long in replying my friend as I had a couple of days reaction to the drip and I couldn’t blog. Am okay now ! Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  15. What heartwarming photos. πŸ™‚ he looks very pleased with his new bear!! I hope your last drop went ok, Ralph! ❀

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    • Thanks Jami. Everyone was so happy that day. The drip went okay, but I felt weird (no change there πŸ˜‰ ) for a couple of days after so couldn’t answer your lovely comment straightaway. Hugs to you my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  16. Lol! your kitties give me a good chuckle-onery!! πŸ˜€ Such a delightful baby! ❀

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  17. I agree with Sonic! Though, I tend to think like that…cackles with glee and looks cute…..

    lammy and liam are cute though

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    • Heehee ! Thanks Elisa. You are Sonic’s first fan πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀


  18. Hi Ralph-

    Hope that you had a Happy Easter.

    Awww…So nice of Marsha to send Liam a gift. And – not just a gift – but Manny’s big brother! πŸ˜€
    Such wonderful photos of Toni, her kids & you.
    I hope the kits will get over their feelings about the visit.
    Kids aren’t all that bad… πŸ˜‰
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx

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    • A quiet one RoSy.

      That was nice of Marsha, wasn’t it. Everyone is so pleased with her gift πŸ˜€

      I am sure my cats have forgotten about the children and are planning something else. Oh boy !

      Big hug . Ralph xox ❀

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    • Umm. I hope so Debby. I wondered why it’s chilly πŸ˜‰ Goodness knows what they’ll get up to next πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀

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  20. Lovely photos!! How kind of Marsha to send a cute Teddy Bear!! Everyone needs a Teddy Bear to hug!!

    Hugs to you my friend!!

    ❀ carmen

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    • I totally agree with you my friend. Marsha was very kind to send the baby the bear. Don’t tell anyone, but I have two Teddy Bears, Fanny & Stanley. Shush ! Hugs back to you Carmen. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Everything is great Heila, except medically, but that’s normal for me.
      I am so pleased that you have popped in to this post as you have been on my mind for a while now.
      I hope you and Y have a lovely weekend dear Heila.
      Love Ralph xox ❀


  21. You crack me up with the catΒ΄s pic… Such a character!!!!. πŸ˜›
    Liam is a lovely baby and I love all the pics you included on your post with you, him and the girls… plus the little teddy bear! Best to you, Ralph and Happy weekend! Aquileana πŸ˜€

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    • So true ! Sonic really is a character and I love him to bits πŸ˜€
      I also just love this comment of yours Amalia. Thank you so much my friend. I hope you have a lovely weekend yourself. Lots of hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  22. Haha haha! ! I love Sonic!! 😍😍😍 You better watch out, she’ll rip your pants while wearing it!

    The same thing with Shekin ah , she doesn’t like it when the children come over, at all.

    Ps:Liam is gorgeous and the Teddy bear even so.

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    • Heehee ! Oh boy ! Sonic loves ripping and wrecking. I am still in one piece at the moment πŸ˜€
      I hope Shekinah will change as the kids grow up Chantal.
      Thanks for your lovely comment my friend. Love to you and Shekinah. Ralph xox ❀


  23. How funny! I frequently look after my sister’s 2 little fluffballs (dogs) and they try to hide away from kids down at the park, yet they’re the type that the little rugrats want to continually cuddle πŸ˜€ ❀

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    • Thanks for your fluffball “tail” Julie. I am sure the pets know the difference between a stroke and child armageddon πŸ˜‰ Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


    • Yay ! I just love your comment Christy. Thank you so much my friend πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀

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    • It is great news that I don’t have to spend a whole day in hospital every week. Just have to wait and see if the drips work ! Thank you for caring my friend. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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      • In really care about you. I would be so upset if anything happened to you, you are my friend, and one who is a supportive and precious soul x

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      • Awww ! That is really lovely. Thank you my friend. I care about you too ! πŸ˜€ ❀


  24. Well, I just wrote “Hurray, no more nurses” to your last post, so I guess I must be jealous πŸ˜‰

    Oh my, Liam is so big and beautiful!! He’s really gorgeous! And what a lovely smile he has! Too adorable! πŸ˜€

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    • lol. Thanks for being jealous Julita πŸ˜€
      Liam is lovely isn’t he ? I’ll tell Toni what you say when I next see her. She asks about you and the baby often and so I tell her about you my friend πŸ˜€
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Oh, that’s so nice! Send her my warm greetings!:) Liam’s AMAZING!
        I’m just about to send you a photo of Francesc (because that’s my baby boy’s name). I’ve been trying to do so for the last three months!! :/

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      • Thank you so much for sending them. So sweet ! I’ll reply later. πŸ˜€ ❀


  25. I always hide myself too, when my two feet brothers and sister come over, Samantha and Sonic. I think that’s a good excuse to rip up some furniture and stuff. You have to get the frustration out, right? That little fellow is so cute and he has grown very fast. Take care my furriends πŸ™‚ Pawkisses for the weekend πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • It’s safe to hide Binky. We are not allowed to touch the bare furniture, covers are okay.

      I, Sonic, love to rip up daddy’s clothes and I, Samantha, love to rip up my two favourite rugs.

      The baby is growing and we keep away from him in daddy’s bed.

      Love Samantha & Sonic and our pet human. ❀ ❀

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  26. Great pics! Everybody looks very happy… except for Sonic (of course) :p
    ~ Krys

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    • Heehee ! Yes Sonic is a strange cat πŸ˜€

      Thanks for your lovely comment Krys. I hope you are happy too.

      Ralph xox ❀


    • Obrigado, muito obrigado para o seu cumprimento e abraΓ§os A50. Eu amo o gif! Tenha um lindo semana. Ralph xox ❀


    • They are lovely, aren’t they and they are growing so fast. Must be the sun and fresh air. Have a lovely week AJ. Ralph xox ❀

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