Sunday, May 11, 2014

Progress in a month...slow, but showing

Hey, this is Valentina...

Coming' at you on a Sunday. Mother's Day Sunday to be exact.

This has been an interesting month.

As you know, we are in the process of a re-decorating project and NOTHING is going as quickly as I would like.

The kitchen was painted and I must say, it does look nice. I hear there is one more wall before everything is complete; it's below the breakfast bar and it will be a charcoal grey.  The black and white stripes have been successfully converted back to all white baseboards.

The couch was moved and some other furniture arranged along with it and that has taken some getting used to, for us kitties. All in all, we approve.

Red Chair Status: It's still here. Z-Girl says that until the replacements come, she wants to keep this for us, since we like to climb and perch on it, and it also is the only barrier now between the living area and the bedroom space.

Integration Status: We still have some hissing and chasing that goes on between Coco/Manhattan/Me and Bessie/Lulu, but Z-Girl says that she is happy with how much progress Bessie and Lulu are making. I'm not so sure I agree with the "happy" status, but alas. I suppose I can't keep them sequestered by the bed forever. Lulu came to sit on Z-Girl's desk the other day, and you would have thought Robert Downey Jr. walked into the apartment, what with all the squeeing...

Catification Status: Two weeks ago, Z-Girl went on a shopping expedition with Ms. Andrea. They saw lots of great things, but not so many options for catification. Since then, Ms. Andrea has found some reclaimed wood and they are both looking into options found on some of our favorite blogs, like Zee and Zoey and Glogirly and Hauspanther. There's more to come but honestly, it's not happening fast enough for me.

Since we last blogged, I turned 5. That's right, I had a birthday and so now we are coming up on my 5th Gotcha Day, which is somewhere near Memorial Day.

I was adorable. I know. This is me, pre Z-Girl...2009

Z-Girl also had a birthday. And a party, so we had to endure lots of people in our apartment and of course everyone wanted to see me so I would come out and then run and hide, but then come back out. It was great fun to watch people look for us.

I think Z-Girl wants to share some thoughts with you, so the next post may be straight up from her.

I'll be back when I can. Maybe I'll have some catification progress to share by then.

Valentina, Over and Out.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and human guardians of animals.


  1. Wow, so much going on there, and lots of good progress! Happy belated birthday to you and Z-Girl, Valentina. :)

    Happy Mother's Day to all moms everywhere!

    1. Thanks, Mr. Kevin. It's nice to hear from our friends at birthday times!

  2. We're so excited to see what you come up with for your certification project!
    Hope your bday celebrations were grand!!!

    We SO missed seeing you at BlogPaws.
    Sending BIG vitrual hugs and purrs,
    GG, Katie & Waffles

    1. GG and Waff, You ave NO idea how much I missed seeing you both at BlogPaws. ConCATulations on your awards!
      We hope to have some details next week on the next steps for Catification. It's a big space we are working with (well for us) and so I want to do it right. Very exciting!


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