343: Sun Drenched China Cat

~Our Names (Except China Cat) Are On The Way To The Sun~

Yes, our names (with 1.1 million others) are on a chip aboard the Parker Solar Probe.

On the second try,  the launch was successful.

First way-point around Venus,  then our names are off to the sun on the Probe’s 7 year voyage.  A bit of fun, eh ?

Full story of names on the Probe HERE

~China Cat Wants To Be A Real Cat~

China Cat has had enough of keeping a door open and, like Pinocchio, wants to be real.

Murli has volunteered to take her place while China Cat tries out doing what real cats do.

“I’ll keep the door open while you find out what it’s like to be a real cat, China Cat”, says Murli.
“Okay, thanks Murli !”
“HELP ! I’m scared of heights !”
“Oh dear ! Try our food then !”
“Yuk ! I’d rather have rock cakes !”
“See if you can use our cat litter tray, China Cat.”
“No good ! There’s no way I can drop a boulder in here !”
“You’d like it out on the balcony. Try it !”
“Nice hard floor, but I’m SCARED OF HEIGHTS !  HELP !”
“Okay, OKAY ! You’ve got to love sleeping in my basket !”
“It’s horrible ! Too soft and I can’t close my eyes to sleep. It’s pointless ! I don’t want to be a real cat any more !”
“Thank the cat god for that !  I can’t do your job China Cat as I got so restless trying to keep still while holding this door open !”

And, so China Cat went back to keeping the door open.  Happily realising that her dream of becoming a real cat was really a nightmare.  She now knows that being the awesome, original China Cat she is cannot be improved on and that she is special by holding the door open.

Are you Special ?

You are.  I know it !

Ralph xox ❤

Cat photos were taken by Natascha

55 Comments on “343: Sun Drenched China Cat

    • I agree SC. Lost In Space was a favourite TV show of mine as well. Maybe at the end of the mission the Parker Solar Probe course will be changed and our names will travel the Universe for ever. Who knows. 🙂 Ralph 🙂



    • Indeed they do, dear Annette. It’s amazing how many people are either in Survival Mode or living a Groundhog Day. In fact they are special, if they only realised it.
      Anyway, I know you are special. Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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    • What a great way of putting it, dear Beth. I never thought of what Natascha and I have been through in that way.
      Working with kinders is special which you do brilliantly my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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  1. I think with a little tweaking, “China Cat“ could be a cute children’s story. You’d probably need to drop the “boulder” term, but not the idea. Children love bathroom references! Here are some shades for your solar trip.😎 Blast off!

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    • I think you are right dear wifi. A little bit of tweaking is necessary. Well, you are the reviewing expert, aren’t you ? 🙂
      My philosophy on publishing a post is quite simple. As soon as it is online it’s as if the cage has been opened and the bird has flown. Out there for anyone to use. So if you, or anyone wish to use this storyline you/they are welcome.
      lol. The shades will come in handy, won’t they ?
      Big hug for you Linda. Ralph xox ❤

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  2. What a delightful bit of whiskey for Sunday. Tell China Cat she’s not alone when it comes to being afraid of heights.

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    • Thank heavens that wasn’t a rum comment from you my friend 😉
      Yes, I am sure that many people are afraid of heights.
      Have a lovely week Barb. Ralph xox ❤

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      • I know, I know ! I have to double check everything I write as my voice/typing app usually has a mind of its own and comes up with some real beauties 🙂

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  3. I’m so pleased for China Cat. She found out that being someone else is riddled with problems… Better stay with the problems we know and love, than try to love someone else’s problems…
    Now there’s a great moral to this story….. Isn’t it???
    Well done China Cat 🙂

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    • Spot on dear Carolyn ! You are right. Finding and using the best in ourselves is the way to go. China Cat says thank you my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Je suis tellement contente que tu aimes mes chats, la céramique et le vrai Georges. Merci et bonne semaine à toi aussi mon ami. Ralph 🙂

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  4. I am glad China Cat knows where her happy place is. And I am very glad she didn’t get a ticket to space seeing as she is so frightened of heights. 😉 Special greetings to special friends and special cats. 🙂

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  5. We all are unique and I am happy China cat likes herself for what she is. She did try after all everything. Sometimes we just have to see the other side to appreciate what we are. Good lesson learnt china cat!


    • Awesome comment dear Ute ! I am sure that we can all learn a lot from China Cat’s experience. Love from us all. Ralph xox ❤

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    • lol. Our names should be okay as I have slapped on sun cream factor 243675836. That should do it ! Have a lovely day. Ralph 🙂


  6. Ralph, I understand China Cat’s dilemma. Chances are slim that she would land on her feet if she fell from almost any height. She’s probably better off on the floor!

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    • I am sure that it would be a shattering experience if China Cat had a fall. Not good 😦
      Take care my friend. Ralph 🙂

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    • It would be fun to explore the galaxy for real, wouldn’t it Magick Mermaid ? I suppose sending our names as pathfinders is a good beginning.
      lol. Yes, reality can be over rated, can’t it ?
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Yes, a part of us going to the Sun is really cool, well hot really, but cool anyway or hot, whatever ! lol
      At least exploring her wild side didn’t end up with her in jail 😉
      Have a lovely week Widdershins. Ralph xox ❤

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  7. Wonderful post Ralph. You use your dear China Cat to convey strong truths.
    As usual the cats are fun in their ponderings, but we also learn how we rather stay special our own way than imitating someone else.

    These cats of yours are so wise.


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    • Thank you so much for your lovely words dear Miriam. That’s right, we are all special in our own way. Big hug. Ralph xox ❤


  8. How cool to have your names heading off to the sun, via Venus! I hope you get good pictures from Probe 7 of the adventure, Ralph. And how sweet of Murli to hold the door so China Cat could do her own exploration. Sometimes that’s how we learn that there’s no place like… the doorway. 😀

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    • It is cool, isn’t it Diana ? At least it will be nice and warm travelling around the sun in the winter, won’t it ? lol
      Yes, there is no place like …. the doorway. lol
      Have a lovely week my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  9. I always felt sorry for china cat but now realise that she is happy being her unique self, there’s a lesson in there for us all I think. Great post, hope you are all well and happy. 🙂

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    • Yes, I think we can all learn from China Cat’s experience. And yes, we are well and happy as I hope you are Adele my friend. Hugs. Ralph xox ❤


  10. I think China Cat is doing a great job on the door posting, kitties. Someone has to held it for your peeps when they’re out of space and someone has to have it all under control 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead 🙂 ❤

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    • Do you have a job Binky ? We don’t ! Our Mummy & Daddy slaves do though, working for us ! 🙂 Love Sonic, Samantha & Murli ❤ ❤ ❤

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      • MOL 😀 I don’t have a business either, kitties, but I’m thinking about selling my nip…or better let it sell by my slaves…MOL 😀 Extra Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

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