336: Revenge Of China Cat +Plus+ Wedding Cards And Presents

~The Revenge Of China Cat~

While drafting my last post of my wedding to Natascha I missed adding someone to our family.  Kate so kindly reminded me.


Oooops !  I’m in BIG trouble now !

I’m so sorry China Cat.  You are our family door STEP Cat and you are now known as >>>

China Cat “doorstop” Whillier

~Wedding Presents And Cards~

Both Natascha and I would like to thank everyone who Liked and made such wonderful Comments (200 approx.  Whew !) in my wedding post,  plus,  thank you to >>>

~All My Friends In Spain~

Your emails were lovely.  Thank you !


Talking of emails,  Al sent us this lovely poem >>>


“Hi Ralph and Natascha! I just wanted to say again how happy I am that all turned out well for you, in spite of all the roadblocks you encountered. You look like a very happy couple and I wish you much love and happiness in the coming years. I didn’t get a chance to send you anything, but I thought maybe a little poem would help convey my sincere best wishes to you both. It has been a pleasure blogging with both of you. Here it is:

Natascha and Ralph were in love, and fit like a hand in a glove
The quest was then started, to be married, not parted
In the ceremony required thereof.

With so much at stake, they were required to partake
Filling out so many forms, which came at them in swarms
That they hardly had time for a break.

With red tape galore, much angst was in store
For quite soon they found, that mistakes would abound
But they always kept up “esprit de corps.”

After much tribulation, there was cause for elation
For approval arrived, and their spirits revived
Henceforth, it would be all celebration.

City Hall now awaited, as their marriage was slated
And it happened were glad, to this sweet lass and lad
And thus, here’s this rhyme, though belated!

Awesome !  Thanks Al !


Thank you so much Amanda for the lovely electronic candles.  So realistic !


Of course,  Samantha found a use for the box the electronic candles came in.

~David & Hilda~

Thank you so much for your lovely card dear friends in Spain. 


Your e-card made our day.  Thank you.


~Einar & Jenny~

Thanks for your wonderful thought my friends in Spain.

~Jim & Louise~

A very special hand painted 3D fold out card by Jim, of where you live in Spain.  A card to treasure.  Thank you so much !

~Natascha’s Dad~

A Lovely card Dad ! Thank you so much for the card and the awesome gift.

~Ralph to Natascha~

Love you to bits ! xx


Thank you so much for the lovely card dear friend and ….


… thank you for the beautifully packed special mugs dear Ute.  

Oh, and Murli loves the box !

That is everyone.  If I have missed you, please tell me in comments.

Are You Happy For China Cat ?

Ralph xox ❤

Photographs taken by Natascha.

53 Comments on “336: Revenge Of China Cat +Plus+ Wedding Cards And Presents

  1. I think China cat needs a companion ! What about offering him a Chinese lucky charm cat that lifts his leg ?!!! Congrats again to all of you guys ; )

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    • China Cat does have a companion, Coo Coo, but the cuckoo clock is still wrapped up in bubble wrap as we still have not found a general handyman locally to put up the pictures and cuckoo clock. I tried, but my hands are totally useless. Natascha has volunteered, but she has enough to do at the moment.
      Thank you so much for your congratulations dear LouFox.
      Take care. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Yes, thinking about it, it was worth the wait, wasn’t it GP ? Take care my friend. Ralph 🙂

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    • Merci beaucoup pour vos félicitations Georges et j’espère que vous passerez une excellente semaine à venir. Prends soin. Ralph 🙂


    • Thank you so much Wolfgang and may I return the compliment with best regards from Austria. Ralph 🙂


  2. So very glad you enjoyed it. Seems like you have many friends and supporters that were behind you all the way. How great to have such friends!

    P.S. Also glad that all is forgiven by China Cat.

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    • Yes, we both enjoyed reading your poem Al and it is lovely to share it with the rest of my readers. I hope they enjoy it too.
      Thank you for your wonderful comment my friend. Ralph 🙂

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  3. i am so happy for china cat, and happy for the bunch of you. you bring so much happiness and energy to the world.

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    • Thank you so much for all your happy words dear Beth. That reminds of a song from Graz. Big hug. Ralph xox ❤


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    • Yay ! China Cat rules okay !
      We were wondering about your card Lynette. We didn’t say anything as we thought that you sent it by Husky over the North Pole to Austria. Anyway, thank you so much for your kind thought my friend and we are looking forward to seeing the card when it arrives.
      Thank you so much. Love Ralph xox ❤

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    • Oh no ! Sorry that you missed the big event dear Carolyn. Still, you are here in time to help clear up 🙄
      Thank you so much for your lovely words my friend. Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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  4. It is great to hear from you again Ralph and see how Natasha, you and your beloved cats are settling in.
    Phew! How lucky you found China cat and gave him a warm welcome, he could have caused no end of trouble otherwise. 😊 .

    Amazing to watch all your presents and cards, you must be glowing with so much love showered over you. I was glad to see your Spanish friends there too, they had become so much of a family.

    May happiness continue to reside in your home.
    Varmaste lyckönskningar

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    • Thank you so much for your wonderful long comment dear Miriam. China Cat is a happy bunny …ummm…cat now. No trouble at all for now.
      Yes, my friends in Spain were almost family to me as I was living on my own and they were a lot of fun, kind and helpful when I needed it. I will miss them.
      Tack så mycket för dina snälla ord kära Miriam.
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Ahh, that would be telling 🙂 Let’s say I am a multi-linguist Google Translate operations expert, self taught and can type with one finger. Swedish was a new one for me. I picked it up really quickly, didn’t I Miriam ? 🙄 ❤

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  5. So good to hear China Cat has finally been rescued. Thank you for sharing the lovely international best wishes from your blogging friends. May you and Natascha continue to experience many blessings as you continue down the pathway of marital bliss. Natascha, I hope your migraines subside. It must be frustrating to have to be close to a pharmacy all the time.
    Wishing you both a wonderful week,
    Your wifi,

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    • Yes, China Cat was really happy to get out of the bubblewrap after so many months.
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment dear wifi Linda. Natascha will probably read your comment and reply for me.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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  6. Hi Ralph and Natasha, Yes, I’m very happy to see that China Cat is back and has been properly named within the newly formed Whillier clan.Thank you so much for your wonderful official blog mention of my wedding gift to you both. And I’m happy to hear that the box was such a hit with your babies.Keep on happying! ( a new word I just created for you guys! LOL) Hugs, Amanda

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    • Hello Amanda 🙂
      Yes, we are all happy that China Cat has been accepted into our family.
      It is us who must thank you my friend for your lovely wedding present. It is really cool especially as it is a candle group. Thank you again. We really do appreciate your kind thought.
      With lots of love and happying. Ralph xox ❤

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  7. 9 well known sayings made famous by China Cat

    1. When the going gets tough, hold the door open!
    2. That’s the way the China Cat crumbles.
    3. A rolling stone gathers no China Cats.
    4. You made your bed, now lie China Cat in it!
    5. O what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to decieve the China Cat.
    6. Every cloud has a China Cat lining.
    7. Great minds think like a China Cat
    8. Birds of a feather flock to China Cat.
    9. Get busy living, or get busy holding the door open!

    Love and hugs to all!!! xoxoxoxo

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    • Awesome ! Did China Cat put you up to writing these sayings dear Resa ? It’s the sort of thing that she would do. Please don’t give up the day job dear friend. Art Gowns are definitely your forte my friend. 🙂
      A lovely week beckons you. Big hug. Ralph xoxoxo ❤

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      • Yes, China Cat said you’d pay me 5,000 Euro.
        I’m supposed to be getting a check in the mail.
        Well, so, my new Art Gown is finally finished! I start shooting her on Wednesday. She took 6 months to make. Sigh! Lol! xoxoxo

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      • lol. Wheelbarrows of 500,000 pennies on the way IF I can afford the courier. 🙄
        Brilliant ! A NEW GOWN ! Yay ! xoxoxo ❤



  8. Aw, thanks for sharing a thank you Ralph. You are truly special. just look at the lavished attention,. goodwill and gifts. I hope you stay this happy everyday for the rest of your marriage. And oh, poor China Cat. I wonder if she knows she’s been demoted after her 15 minutes of fame. LOL HUGS! xoxo ❤

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  9. Thank you so much for being so nice dear Debby. Lovely comment ! Hugs. Ralph xox ❤


    • Definitely ! China Cat is now a fully subscribed member of our family.
      Thank you again for your wonderful present. The mugs are really lovely. Thank you.
      The weather is really changeable here in Graz, sun, rain, sun, rain…… did I mention rain, sun 😉
      Love your little garden. Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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  10. I am glad China Cat has been mollified. A vengeful, irate China Cat would not be a good start to married life; imagine the mischief China Cat could get up to….doors slammed, or getting under your feet, or smashing your keyboard.

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    • So funny ! Thank you for all the warnings about what China Cat may get up to if upset. I will be careful around her.
      A big hug for you Gallivanta my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  11. I laughed and laughed seeing me AND China Cat at the top of this post. So glad you’ve been forgiven, Ralph. 😉

    It was such fun to look through your cards and presents. Those candles are extraordinary. Who would’ve known they were faux? Was the pop up card really a hand painted one off? It is wonderful. You must be feeling so loved. I’m so happy for you and Natascha!

    X x x Kate

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    • I loved your comment Kate about China Cat which was a wonderful trigger for this post and I just had to add what you said.. Thank you.
      We were very grateful to receive such nice cards and gifts. Yes, the candles are so realistic and I think that Jim’s card is a copy as he does sell them. Even so, it is a great card.
      Thank you for being so lovely my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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