Hijacked Interview.

WARNING :  This is a very long post.

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As most of you know …..

Ralph

….. I live in Spain.

Spain

Today, I am honoured to interview Resa …..

Resa

….. who lives in Canada.

Canada

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Resa designs and creates fabulous art gowns …..

Resa Arts & Gowns

…… which you can marvel at in her Art Gowns blog.

Autumn Orchid (Art Gowns Com)

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Hello Resa.  Thank you so much for letting me interview you today-yy-yyyy

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I would never wear a gown, now, would I ?

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Do you get walked all over ?

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Ralph xox ❤

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141 Comments on “Hijacked Interview.

  1. Thanks for introducing another Canadian, Ralph. I love Resa’s designs. I love to sew too.
    Is she ever talented! I’m following her now.
    Leslie

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  2. I was just about to leave a comment when… Jeep & Johnny intercepted. It seems they would like to respond. They think it’s all about them & Sonic & Samantha!
    Well… as they can only plick & shred, not type, I will be back after dinner (it’s 7 pm in Canada) Unless, of course, I drink, too, much wine and fall asleep, whereupon Johnny can Liverdance on me. Nonetheless, I will be back in the AM with Jeep & Johnny’s responses to Sonic & Samantha.
    F*%$i>% Liverdances!!!
    xoxo ❤ #< HUGS!!! (to you.. hugs…pets only to the cats!)
    OUCH.. Yes, I promise to reply to Sonic & Samantha tomorrow! Boy, that Jeep is bossy!

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    • Oh dear ! Your kitties have hijacked your comment ! I absolutely love what you have managed to say dear Resa. Heehee, Liverdances ! Hugs back to you my friend. Ralph xoxox ❤ #< #<

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      • BTW Thank you so much for the cat photos (inc. a post photo) and answers, all of which fitted seamlessly (fashion talk) into this fun post which I loved doing. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed it. Big hug to you my dear friend. ❤

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  3. What are you talking about? I’m pretty sure Canada is in the field with the chickens! i had a pet chicken, once…. and it was in the field!

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  4. I don’t have any comments that could top that post, MFR. You are too cute in a pink gown! The cats are totally in charge of both households, which seems pretty normal to me. I haven’t seen a cat house that was any other way. So hats off to you, MFR, but keep the veil – too foxy! 🙂 (or am I being catty?) Nah, that was real. xox

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    • How wonderful Wendy. A re-modelled sofa ! Samantha says that she is so pleased that you loved her work on the bar stool. She is allowed 3 rugs to work on, anything else I clap my hands and shoo them away. I am so sure that cats are trained by furniture companies so that eventually we have to go out and buy new sofas as our originals are a pile of tattered fabric and wood. 😀 Ralph xox ❤

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  5. Love the chair. I have several that would match. The gown is lovely…the cats are lovely. You are a little goofy.

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    • Oh no ! Chairs and cats are not a good mix ! Luckily a relative of my Spanish neighbour re-strung the breakfast bar stools for €15. I now have cushions on them and the stools have lasted over two years now without cat damage 😀
      Thank you for your great comment Alice. Hugs from Goofy Ralph xox ❤
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  6. Amazing interview, your cats are so clever. The bar stool well, it`s cat chiq, maybe. anyways have a wonderful day as your posts always make me smile.

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    • Thank you so much Adele, your comments are always amazing. I love your expression “cat chiq” 😀 I am so pleased that you smiled and do have a wonderful weekend yourself. Ralph xox ❤

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  7. So many things to love about this post, Ralph. You look amazing in that dress, and Resa’s gowns are fabulous too. And I love the kitty interview! And the redesigned furniture! Happy Saturday to you! ❤

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    • You are so sweet Mary in writing such a wonderful comment. Thank you so much my friend. Resa’s art gowns are brilliant, aren’t they ?
      Thank you and have a lovely weekend yourself.
      Ralph xox ❤

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    • Heehee. Why, thank you dear Beth, you are so kind. I do have a red rug here at home on which my cats do their nails and where they practice tripping me up. 🙄
      I’d walk the real red carpet with you any day my friend 😀
      Ralph xox ❤

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  8. Ralpha I want to se the cats Riverdancing in Resa gowns. I mean, I see from you in the pink gown you are already doin that x. Great post. AS ALWAYS x

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    • Hahaha. I would also like to see the cats Riverdancing in Resa’s art gowns ! Maybe she could reduce the sizes a bit to fit.
      Yep, I’m at it ! 😀
      Thanks for your great comment Shey. AS ALWAYS !
      Happy Sunday my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  9. Hilarious as always. Love the newly designed chair by Samantha. Perhaps you and Resa need to keep the kitties away from furntiure and clothing? Just a thought. And maybe you’re just giving those kitties too much free reign as they seem to now be taking over your blog, LOL. 🙂 xo

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    • Thank you so much Debby for your great comment. I love to read your advice, but putting it into practice is like diving into a bowl of blancmange from 100 feet. Whatever the outcome, it’s not pleasant. Cats !!! 😀
      Have a great Sunday evening my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  10. Ralph, this is brilliant! Has me laughing out loud and showing it to the family. The best interview ever and I think Sonic and Samantha are headed for stardom!! But they never asked about the China cat and now they’ve got me wondering about it???? Jeep and Johnny were terrific, the latter rather wild looking at times. As for your poor bar chair – what were you thinking? It’s not a chair – it’s a perfect cat scratching chair!!! I wouldn’t sit on that in just shorts! Ouch! Wishing you a lovely Sunday. 😀

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    • Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Annika. I am so pleased that you and your family enjoyed this post. You seem to have covered all the bases fantastically. 😀
      Talking of shorts, my next post has me wearing them, but I’m not sitting on a cat enhanced breakfast bar stool. Ouch indeed ! Ralph xox ❤

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  11. I so agree about the gowns on Resa’s site….they are incredible! I think maybe, I’m from another era because I can just see you – oops, sorry; I meant me – sat there looking all gorgeous, in such a wonderful piece of finery 😀 ❤

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  12. Thank you for liking “Everlasting.” What a funny post, Ralph! 🙂 It had a lot of unusual elements that kept me laughing all the way to the end– international cat collaboration, cat redecoration, and even a daring OOTD (outfit of the day)! I think Resa’s gowns are beautiful too, and it is kind of her to take in the stray cat and take care of her kittens.

    Luckily for me, my cats do not walk all over me. However, my oldest cat demands some time on my lap nearly every day. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Arlene. I am so pleased that you had a laugh. We all need one !
      I’m sure that Resa will read your fine words and will be so happy with them.
      Yes, it’s a demanding job to be sat on by your oldest cat. Sonic sits on me a lot, but Samantha will only sit beside me or behind me. They are all different, aren’t they ?
      I do hope that this week will be fruitful for you my friend.
      Ralph xox ❤

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      • You are welcome, Ralph. 🙂 Yes, it feels good to laugh again after what I went through last year.

        I do hope Resa will be happy with my comments. 🙂

        Yes, all cats are not the same when it comes to lap time. Some love the attention, while others want affection from a distance. My oldest cat actually calls me and tries to get me to go into the living room where she usually sits on my lap. 😀 She will stay on my lap for about fifteen or twenty minutes.

        Thank you for your kind wishes, Ralph. I hope you are doing well too. It has been awhile since you stopped the acupuncture treatments, so I hope you are okay. Take care, my friend. 🙂

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      • I hope you are settling now and getting lots of freelance work Arlene.
        I am sure Resa will be very happy.
        I’m in trouble with Sonic at the moment. I didn’t want him on my lap while answering comments as he rips my clothes and tries to bury himself in them. I shooed him off. He was promptly sick on the floor and then went straight to his litter tray and missed. Coming back , meowing, saying, “I’ll teach you to shoo me off your lap.” Oh boy ! It would have been easier to let him stay on my lap after all that clean up just now.
        I’m okay, as I hope you are Arlene 😀 ❤

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      • Your wishes for more freelance work for me seem to be working, Ralph. The organization that I did some freelance graphic design work liked my work so much that they gave me a bonus and want me to do some more work for them! I just started a new project today, which is the reason why I was not able to respond to your comments right away. Thank you! 🙂

        Resa did leave a nice reply to my comment. I hope she got mine.

        Sonic is one destructive lap cat! I am glad that my cat does not do that to me while she is on my lap. That is awful that he gave you “revenge messes” to clean up. Fortunately for me, most of my cats do not do that (just one). They do give me messes to clean up, but I think it is because they have an upset stomach or are coughing up hairballs.

        I am glad to hear that you are okay, Ralph. I was not feeling well the other day, but I feel much better today. I am glad because now I have some work to do. 😀

        Take care, Ralph. 🙂

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      • Wow ! I am so, so pleased for you Arlene. You are on your way at last ! I’m not surprised that you were feeling unwell with all the stress and uncertainty that you have been through. I’m so glad that you’re a happy bunny now 😀

        Yes, I’m sure Resa read your reply.

        Ha ! Whenever Sonic doesn’t get his own way or gets upset, he always gives me work !

        Have a lovely day my friend. 😀 ❤

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      • Thanks, Ralph. 🙂 It is a good start, and I hope to keep doing well on these projects so that I will keep getting hired to do more work. Yes, there has been a lot of stress and uncertainty in my life, and there still is. However, I am better off doing freelance work than I am staying at that job. On Thursday, I found out on the radio and many different online news stories that a federal grand jury indicted my former boss on 13 counts of fraud, and he was arrested that day. He is in jail now. He plead not guilty in court today, and he will have another hearing this coming Wednesday. I think the court is trying to decide whether or not to release him because they think he is a flight risk. I am so glad that I got out of there! What was strange was that I received a layoff notice from the company on Wednesday that was effective as of December 23, 2015. I don’t know why they bothered to send me a layoff notice when I quit before that date.

        Sonic is a cat with attitude! My cats are nice and sweet to me most of the time, but they have their bad days, annoying habits, and moments of discontent as well. 😀

        I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Ralph. 🙂 I am sorry that I was not able to respond to you sooner. I have been busy the past two days with my freelance job, and I had to take my dad to physical therapy today. Take care.

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      • Oh boy ! The story of your ex-boss goes on ! That’s handy that you have a layoff notice on paper as you never know if you might need it as it’s better for you than just quitting Arlene.
        That’s great that your cats are general nice. Samantha is the nice one here. 😀
        It’s nice that you do reply, but I know how busy you are with your work and family issues. So don’t worry, write when and if you can.
        I do hope your dad is improving. You know I asked my Neurologist to stop treatment, well, out of the blue she has made an appointment for me to see her in October !
        I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day my friend. 😀 ❤

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      • I know what you mean, Ralph. It is a real-life crime drama! The authorities will probably go after the other people who knowingly helped my former boss in this fraud scheme. According to the news stories, my former boss and his recruiters and other accomplices swindled approximately 500 victims out of more than $500,000! 😦

        I read that it is okay to quit a job if the company you work for is involved in illegal activities. However, the layoff notice might be helpful if I decide to claim unemployment benefits if I am completely out of work.

        I am glad that at least one of your cats is nice to you. 😀 It is not always easy to own pets, but they bring so much joy into your life. 🙂

        Thank you for understanding, Ralph. I am not sure if my dad will improve because he does not want to change his diet, and he does not do the exercises the physical therapists gave to him. It is up to him to do these things for his health.

        Are you going back to see your neurologist? I hope you won’t have to suffer through any more treatments with bad side effects. It must be frustrating for you that the doctors cannot find a treatment that will fix your problems. I hope you will come across something that will work for you soon.

        I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day too, Ralph. Take care. 🙂

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      • That’s what I meant about the layoff papers Arlene. I didn’t expand on what I said as I didn’t want to be negative. You have a sensible head on your shoulders anyway and know what’s what 😀
        I came across this post about a young woman who is freelancing and thought you might like to read it (plus another 2 posts) >>>>
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        I must be like your dad. I do put myself out for others, my cats and the apartment, but when it comes to changing old habits I’m finding it almost impossible living alone. Oh well, I’m happy 😀
        Thank you my friend and have a lovely Valentine’s Day yourself. 😀 ❤

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      • Thank you for trying to stay positive, Ralph. I also appreciate that you think I am sensible. While I would prefer to work rather than collect unemployment benefits, it is good to know that I have that option available. The only problem is that the unemployment office might still try to call my former place of employment to verify that I was laid off, and it might be shut down.

        I will look at those posts about freelancing when I get the chance. Thanks for letting me know about them. 🙂

        Perhaps you are like my dad. I agree that it is difficult to change old habits even if they are not helping you. You get used to a routine that you have done for years and years, and it feels uncomfortable when you suddenly try to do something differently. I am glad that you are still happy despite your old habits.

        I feel sorry for my dad. It is hard to be constantly told what to eat and what not to eat and how much to eat. And then there is that “forbidden fruit” effect: the more you can’t have something, the more you want it.

        You are welcome, Ralph. I hope you enjoy the week ahead. 🙂

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    • @Arlene Thank you for the lovely replies. This has been a very fun post. Ralph sure know how to show a lady a good time…. or at least his cats do! Best Wishes! Resa

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    • Thanks Daniela 😀 The gowns are lovely, aren’t they ? I hope you are having a great week my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  13. We loved the interview, S&S and J&J. That was really an appreciation of love when you gave your mommy 5 kitties, Jeep. I won’t say anything about the chair…it is one reason why Grandpaw doesn’t allow me to have one like that..MOL 😀 Resa’s work is fantastic. we have seen dresses that made Granny fell in love with. She’s a fine lady too. I don’t think your sl… would ever wear a dress…….again 😀 Pawkisses for Happy Week and thanks for the MOL 😀 ❤ ❤

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    • You always write such beautiful comments Binky. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our interview post with Miss Resa’s cats and gorgeous gowns. Got to have our cat naps now. Love Sonic, Samantha, China Cat and him, our slave. xox ❤ ❤

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    • @ Angels Whisper I love my kitties & all kitties! Thank you for the kind words, and Jeep says …it was the least I could do! I’d give Resa more kitties, but I’m retired now, and believe me, that Johnny is a pawful! Pawkisses!

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  14. Oh my. That was so funny, Ralph. Loved the cat interview. The picture of your poor bar stool — Sonic and Samantha don’t know how lucky they are to have such a forgiving daddy 🙂 Resa’s gowns look beautiful too. I’m sure Jeep and Johnny are big helps.

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    • Hi Diana 😀
      Thank you so much for your great comment. Loved it !
      Samantha found the bar stool when I moved house 3 years ago. It was stored in the second bedroom while the builders were renovating the rest of the apartment. She found it and set about improving it to her liking.
      I agree. Resa’s gowns are fantastic. I’m sure her cats entertained her while she was working.
      Ralph xox ❤

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  15. Ralph, Jeep & Johnny want Samantha & Sonic to know they loved the interview & are especially enamored by their decorating skills. The bar stool is outstanding & should fetch a handsome price at this years Home Decorating Show. xoxo ❤ #<

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    • Both my cats loved to interview Jeep & Johnny dear Resa. Samantha would love half a chance to remodel a breakfast bar stool again, but she’s not allowed, so she enhances 3 rugs.
      BTW. China Cat wants to know if J & J have a china cat in their home as she wants a potty pen pal in Canada.
      Big hug & love. Ralph xoxox ❤ #<

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  16. Pretty in Pink!!!
    I think Resa would be very jealous of your creation, Ralph..
    Better not to let her see it, else she tries to copy and claim it as her own…
    Next thing you know; it’ll be on her Art Gowns blog getting all the accolades it deserves….!

    But seriously, Ralph; all those cats talkin’ and Liverdancing – Resa’s tummy must sure feel loved.. ummmmmmm… And you, Ralph; do you ever get a moments peace… 😕

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    • Hi Carolyn 😀 Long time no see ! I do hope you are well, happy and that 2016 is being really kind to you.

      LOL. I don’t think Resa needs my little pink number as her talent is mega compared to the pink thing. 😀

      I don’t think Resa gets much peace from her cats. I know that I don’t. Oh boy !

      Have a lovely day my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    • lol. Thank you so much Loving. I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post and took time to write. Thank you. Ralph xox ❤

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  17. As usual I’m late to the comment stream, so all of the best stuff has already been said. 😉 Although it’s hard to top your posts! I like the “improved” rug. I have “improved” rugs and furniture, too. I’m going to try posting a GIF, so you are my guinea pig. Hopefully this is a kitten high-fiving. If not, it’s a long string of incomprehensible code. //giphy.com/embed/aGVvqGKFOXIvCvia GIPHY

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      • I couldn’t get GIPHY to work in comments either. YouTube is easy. Click “share”. Copy the blue code and paste into a new line in the comment. So I cheated. I saved the gif, uploaded it into my WP media, add a bit of code and voila 😀
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  18. Dear friend Ralph,

    Oh my goodness gracious! While reading this post, I nearly fell of my chair I was laughing so hard. My chair has wheels, so it was quite a feat to keep my balance. Enough said.

    Nancy

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    • Oh boy ! Don’t sue me dear Nancy for nearly falling. I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post with Resa’s and my cats. Big hug for you my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Dear friend Ralph,

        No, I wouldn’t even think of doing that. After all, what would I do for entertainment if you were in jail. 🙂

        Nancy

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  19. You so suit pink, in brings out that lovely flush in your cheeks! Thank goodness you turned around when you did lol
    I know it was really bad of me, and I apologise in advance, but I couldn’t help laughing at the before and after pictures of that poor bar stool, they really did a number on it didn’t they lol

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    • Heehee. Love this comment of yours Juls. Yes, I was in the pink. Noooo, the bar stool pictures are funny now 😀 Ralph xox ❤

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    • Heehee. You caught me in the pink Heila !
      Thank you. My cats redesign rugs now. So much cheaper to replace than furniture.
      Big hug for you my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Hi Sooz 😀 Miss you too. I will explain on one of your posts in your blog. Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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