Says foster mom, Cathy:
So, folks (especially in MD)... spread the word, OK??
Meanwhile, back at the Casa~
With the hiatus in blogging while Winnie was ill, you haven't seen much of the girls. The Casa only has Sophie as a foster right now. You might remember that Valerie was heartbroken that Soph was so nervous around young Isaiah and we decided it was best if Sophie came back to us. Do you think she's fitting in??
Sophie and Peggy Sue snuggling
The girls are on the new love seat. Yes, I'll give you all a grand tour of the renovated first floor... it was finished while Win was so sick... just as soon as a few spare minutes and a sunny day for filming coincide... LOL!
And, yes, that is a white couch. I like the white - it's light and bright and makes the small Casa look bigger. Why would someone with so many cats risk white? Slip covers, my friends, slip covers!! Gloriously machine washable slip covers! After lots and lots of looking, that became the primary criteria for the new furniture. I toyed with some pieces I liked better but, in the end, decided on kitteh friendly.
And here's a shot of Bitty and Sophie on the "company" slip covers. I'll be keeping these in reserve for company occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas so I'll always have a good set to put on. If the others become pulled or stained beyond my ability to lauder them, I'm not going to worry about it. Actually I have 2 sets of "everyday" covers because, while washable, they need to be line dried - this has already come in handy because Win did soil them during her illness. Once I get a few more green papers together I may just get another set of the striped covers for regular use... I like 'em! Or maybe red!
Hmmm... pictures reveal what I missed in real life... looks like I should have steamed them a bit more, but I don't think anyone noticed.
I went with IKEA, after long debate, because they were (1) relatively inexpensive, a real plus after the renovation, (2) I liked them well enough... actually more in my house than in the store... (3) they sat "upright" enough for me, since I'm one of those rare folks who does not like to sink into furniture, and (4) they had a good selection of washable slip covers, in case I get bored with the white.
So there's a little catchin' up for you. More later on the Casa Crew and, tomorrow, another PPVA foster!