Run !!

Before I start this post, here are a few photos of Liam, my Spanish neighbours’ new boy.  He was one year old a couple of weeks ago, just before Christmas 2015;  he is walking and into EVERYTHING !!


~Toddler Liam~





Liam with his brother Eidan and sister Ariadne.



And now onto the post.  If I was you, RUN !!


~Run !!~

The other day I looked over my rear balcony in southern Spain and watched two egrets wandering around the field singing ……


….. that famous egret song …..


…. stolen by Edith Piaf.




On walking up the hill near my home I came across a couple of local Spanish residents.

I said, “hi !” to Don Key who has a small ass called Little Butt, his sister.






Walking up and over to the other side of the hill I joined Hilda and Alfie (her dog), who live on top of the hill.  They escorted me down the steep road to the bottom where the wild cats hang out.

Wonky, the cat, tagged along with us to see his family down below.



And there they are coming to greet us.



Both Hilda and David, her husband, are real lovers of cats and hate to see them starving or ill.

They look after 11 cats in their home, inc. Wonky (who was found with a broken leg when young, thus his name). And they daily feed & water another 10 shown here at the bottom of the hill.

They also take cats to the vet, it seems almost every other day.

Great people !






Okay Wonky.  Off you go home.


It’s getting late now.  My cats don’t like me out after dark.

Got to run !! wander aimlessly in the general direction of home.

I’m sure that some gentle soul will find me and say soothingly,

“You are wandering aimlessly in the wrong direction Ralph.  Keep going !”

Oh boy !



Do you have to run ?

Do stay, so I can take a photo of you.


Ralph xox ❤


89 Comments on “Run !!

  1. Hmmm I am like the cat, Wonky, so I can’t run very well, that said I might not pose either. Should I fart however I will offer a trout pout….is that acceptable? 🙂

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    • Hi Juls 😀 Whatever you do would be your trademark my friend. Why not send me an eejit photo to
      and I’ll put it in a post with any others and link to your blog.
      Ralph xox ❤


      • Ah no can do I am afraid, the cartoons are as good as it gets for me, I prefer to remain an international woman of mystery, simple because it makes me seem much more exciting than I actually am 🙂

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      • That’s okay Juls. You’ve always been a mystery to me. Why change ? 😉 lol


  2. I love little Liam, I’ll take two please. Then they can play with each other.
    Do have to run though. I’m going to get more memory. I’m using it all up on music and videos.
    If you take my photo will you put me in your post?

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    • Liam is so sweet, isn’t he Leslie 😀
      Tell you what. You send me a photo, normal, wacky, photoshopped, whatever, to
      and I will create a post with your photo and others with links to your blogs. Okay ?
      Have a fun week my friend.
      Ralph xox ❤


      • Thank you so much for your email with a photograph Leslie. Yours is the only one so far 😀 ❤


      • @ Yvonne
        Of course you may hop on my friend. It’s no freight train at the moment as it’s more like Thomas the tank engine. One entry so far 😀

        I’ll make an official request on my next post and publish what I receive soon after that …… a couple of weeks or so, to give friends time to photoshop etc. 😀

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    • He is, isn’t he Beth 😀
      Hey ! They’re playing your tune !

      A walking hug. Ralph xox ❤


  3. Many mini funny stories here 😀 I like those names you created for the local friends there. I am wondering you do not bring your two cats along too. They may also run!!!

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    • Thanks YC 😀
      I had a lot of fun with this post. Hilda, Alfie & Wonky are real names though.
      My two cats run down to the street door sometimes and frighten themselves silly when they do go out into the street and are back in and up the stairs in a flash when a car goes by.
      Have a great day my friend. Ralph 😀

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    • He is, isn’t he ? Quite a handful though 😀
      I hope that you are having a wonderful 2016 Ren my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤


    • Thank you so much Shamira. I had a lot of fun with those photos. The boy is very photogenic isn’t he ? Have a lovely day. Ralph xox ❤

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  4. Oh my Gato! I loved this post. I’m using that phrase. I might come up with a cookie recipe to match. Oh my gateaux? 😱👯😱

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    • lol. It is great, isn’t it LB ? All that’s needed is someone to look after a feral Ralph 😉 Ralph xox ❤


    • Hi Alice 😀
      Yes, I agree. Where am I ?
      I do too. Both David & Hilda have very kind hearts towards animals ….. and people !
      Have a lovely day Alice. Ralph xox ❤


  5. Liam is a sweetie and has a cheeky smile, I bet he is fun! Deary me Hilda feeding 11 cats… that is quite something, so good of them to look after them!

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    • I totally agree with you Ute. Liam is quite a character !
      Hilda & David look after 21 cats all together. So, I agree, it is quite something !
      Have a lovely day dear friend.
      Ralph xox ❤

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  6. Think it’s a bad idea runing when the camera man show up coz the result would be a photo of ones rump – which many people see, their own back on photo… 😀 😀 😀

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    • So true Drake ! There are probably more rear view photos out there than front ones.
      I hope you are having an up-front, great 2016 my friend.
      Ralph 😀

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    • Thank you and you are very welcome Adele 😀
      I agree with you. They are wonderful, aren’t they ?
      Have a beautiful day my friend.
      Ralph xox ❤

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  7. Run… only run to where are you dear Ralph 🙂 Thank you, you know I love cats so much. Have a nice day, love, nia

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    • Awww ! That is really sweet of you dear Nia.
      (I edited your comments btw).
      I know you love cats as your blog is full of lovely pictures of them.
      Thank you and have a brilliant day yourself my friend.
      Love & hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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  8. Thank you so much 🙂 but needs one step too for edit 🙂 run to where you are…
    You are welcome dear Ralph, you are so nice, as always. Love, nia

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  9. Run? All the time in order to stand still. Must run over and se you sometime ! Then you might have egrets about it. What a lovely wee boy Liam is. Sure he keeps you on your toes when he visits. xx

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  10. Liam and his siblings are mighty cute people! Oh, your neighbours who care for stray cats (and you), deserve a medal, or some money to pay for the cat food. ❤

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    • They are lovely kids Yvonne, I am lucky to have them as neighbours.
      My other cat neighbours do need a bit of a hand, so I give them some cash sometimes to help them a bit.
      Ralph xox ❤

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  11. Dear friend Ralph,

    It’s too bad you don’t have chipmunks where you live because then you could post pictures of them on your blog. But wait, I think all the cats would make a meal out of them so scratch that. 😉


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    • Hi Nancy 😀
      Oooh ! My cats would be in cat heaven with chipmunks scampering around the apartment. There would be mass destruction of my flat and my mind. So, yes, scratch that ….. pleeeease !
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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  12. You mean ! You mean ! *typing in a shocked manner* You mean you are not a Lego Supercomic character in a pig suit ? I don’t believe it ! I’m speechless Holly ! I suppose Santa is not real as well. 😥 Ralph xox ❤


  13. Entertaining as always. I can remember when little Liam was born last year. Where does the time go? ❤ 🙂

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  14. Looove this post and love the folks that feed the ferals. I hope they are trapping and getting them “fixed” to prevent the cats from populating like rabbits.

    PS: It is raining cats and dogs here in Waco. Really hard. I can hear the rain beating on the roof and in the live oak trees.

    XOX yvonne

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    • I wouldn’t know about the cats Yvonne, but I know that I’ve been “fixed”. Does that help ? 😉
      Uh oh ! I hope that you are not near those floods my friend.
      Ralph xox ❤

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    • Hi Viki 😀 Or shall I call you Sandy (avatar photo) 😀 🙄

      Thank you so much for visiting and commenting my friend. It’s wonderful to meet you too 😀

      That makes two of us. I also love cats too.

      Have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Good morning to you Sandy. I hope you are having a great day. Warm and sunny today here in southern Spain 😀 xoxox


  15. Hello! Ralph! Thanks for stopping by my place. You seem like a really nice guy, so I’ll return the favour! I do have to ask – why does a Spanish boy have an Irish name? I’d love to hear the story of why they chose that name 🙂

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    • Hello Heretherebespiders (lovely name for a girl 😉 )

      You are so welcome and thank you for commenting here. You are in my best books for thinking that I am “a really nice guy” 😀

      Toni & Pedro didn’t want a Spanish name. Shout, “Paco !” and half the village comes running. So, probably after a pop star, Liam was named.

      Have a lovely week. Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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      • You can call me Spiders – it’s much shorter!
        Ah, named after one of the Gallagher boys! Well if that is the case, tell them that my husband has met them (Ireland is awfully small).

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  16. Pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant! Whew! That was close! Oops, did I go the wrong way? Hi, MFR. BTW your pics of Liam are adorable, and your neighbors are the best! 🙂 Lots of love. Hope you take lots more photos. 🙂 xox

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    • Whew ! Reading that has worn me out MVBFM 😀
      Lovely comment though my friend. Oooh, my heart ! 😉
      Love back Marsha. Ralph xox ❤

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  17. Liam is adorable! I’m in the mood to… RUN!!! Hehehe 😀 Happy New Year, Ralph, and thanks for another fun post! I look forward to more, complete with the photos!

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    • Run Christy, run ! Wonderful comment as usual my friend. More photos coming tonight in just over 2 hours. That should give you time to get your breath back. Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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  18. Sorry I didn’t comment last time I was here, but I was busy and had to run. 😉
    Came back to say that Liam is absolutely adorable. Much love _Resa xoxo ❤ #<

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    • That’s okay my friend. Please don’t leave little holes in my blog from your spiked running shoes next time you run as bits leak out of my laptop 😉 lol
      He is adorable isn’t he ? (Just like his older neighbour upstairs)
      Love and hugs. Ralph xoxox ❤ #<


    • Thank you so much Binky for loving this post. Got to run as well, as Daddy has just cleaned our litter tray and it’s time we paddled bits of stone all over our apartment. Got to keep him busy. Love S&S and s ❤ ❤ ❤


  19. I’m already running Ralph ……………..:) ! The kids are beautiful and I loved this story, have a very lovely evening Ralph 🙂 !!

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    • Thank you so much my friend for such a lovely comment. Got to run…..not really. Ralph xox ❤

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