21 Dec 2007


Yesterday evening at 6 pm the door bell was ringing. That was quite unusual and Mr. Gattino asked me immediately "who is it ?" I told him that I am not yet able to look through the walls and the door. He sighed, grumbled and I heard him open the door. Then : "Are you expecting a parcel from the States ?" I looked at the big parcel and said "No" Ah he said you probably ordered something without knowing ! I told him that so far I had never ordered something on the net. The man from Taxi Post asked me to sign a paper and handed over this parcel to me.

I was really surprised, last time I had got a parcel I had to pick it up myself from the post office and now they have a special delivery service ! Snail mail in progress !

I looked at the sender and it was MELLI !! What a surprise !! I took a knife and worked on the parcel. Mr. Gattino asked me what was in it. I said that I don't have X-ray eyes yet. I cut and cut and cut and then came this :

I digged through and found a smaller parcel wrapped in bubble paper. I cut and cut and cut again and finally found a little parcel. Meanwhile Mr. Gattino was wondering if the parcel had been packed to play football with it (soccer) or if it should go around the world.

and finally I found these two little ceramic cats ! So beautiful and special, I couldn't believe that it was for me that somebody so far away had taken time to choose a present for me, had wrapped it so carefully and send it to me. I really was very touched. And then I thought I had to take pictures and to really point out the beauty of the cats I was looking for a white background. There was none in the whole house.

So I choose Arthur, he is white and anyway he doesn't care what I do when he sleeps. Even behind his back. Aren't they cute ?

and before I will find them a special place in my cat collection I put them on the mantel together with Santa.

Thank, you, thank you Melli !!





Main Course



Natalie said...

That's funny! :) Thanks for your comment about my hair! :)

Forgetfulone said...

That was so sweet of Melli! The ceramic cats are cute. And I loved your cartoons. I'm about to go tour your Christmas, but I haven't posted mine yet. I'm working on it!

MaR said...

Melli is such a generous blog friend! love your cats against the white furry background :)
The FF's special edition is very cute!
Merry Xmas to you and yours!!

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

What a wonderful gift from Melli. That is so nice of her to send you two cats for your collection. I was wondering for awhile if you got the box I'm waiting for. I ordered a box of special teas from Mo at the Wren's Nest and am so scared they won't be here in time to give some away for Christmas gifts... and drink some myself, haha.

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Oh ya, forgot to tell you.... I did a Christmas meme from Logtar. I challenge you to come read it and to do it too. Haha.

Jeanette said...

Hi Gattina. Your Parcel was Well wrapped and worth digging for to find those Gorgeous cats .. Merry Christmas Gattina.

Maribeth said...

What a sweet thing for Melli to do. I love the kitties. They are adorable!

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep, that Melli is ONE SPECIAL friend!!! Love the cats, and love how you have them sitting so sweet by Mr. Santa!!!!

Patti said...

Great feast! And those kitties from Melli are fabulous! Merry Christmas!

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

Yeap that sounds like my friend Melli. She does what she can for everyone in her life!! She is a generous and giving person!! I am not at all surprised but so glad that you were. Sandy

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Melli said...

You are sooooooooo welcome! As I said in email -- I am sO happy that you LOVE them!!!

TorAa said...

Thanks for sharing.
I love your blog due to the diversity and fresh comments. Ja, das ist War.

Freundliche Grüsse

Tor - el Vikingo

Anonymous said...

What?! you don't have xray vision?! I thought you were the superwoman! *giggles*

They are fabulous! Very unique! How fantastic, very sweet of Melli!

Arthur is making a perfect background for them... *giggles*

I have noticed that on others blogs the URL-field has come back in the comment area for us with own domains other than Blogger - example in Mar's and Mellis blog.

But not on your blog unfortunately. You must have some other setting than them.

Anonymous said...

what a nice suprise! When Renny says "internet connect people"! It's so right!
C'est vraiment sympa de la part de Melli! Et un cadeau de si loin! Bravo les bloggers! Ces petits chats sont adorables! Le fond (Arthur) est vraiment approprié pour les mettre en valeur!
Vive le nouveau gouvernement belge!

eastcoastlife said...

What lovely presents! Meili is so thoughtful.