A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘cats’

The Unmotivation Update

Well, I’m here to report that we’re still unmotivated to work on any house projects. The custom bi-fold doors for the master bedroom and utility closets are still lying on the floor, the pull-out shelves in the pantry are still falling apart, and I’ve done nothing about painting the kitchen cabinets besides buying the primer.…

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Günter’s Progress

So far, so good. I brought Günter home from the vet a week ago last Friday, and he has been much, much better. He has been playing, eating and acting normal. I decided against surgery, so the only course of treatment is prednisone, which hopefully will keep his appetite strong for a while. How long…

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Wash, Move, Chop, Adjust, Relax.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the Historic Chicago Bungalow and Green Home Expo over the weekend. Of course, our washer and dryer were delivered in the middle of the day, preventing me from straying far from home. I had plenty of other things to do around the house, so I guess it’s just as…

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Steam Bath

While the temperatures soared in the attic… …Günter enjoyed himself a little bath in the oppressive heat. The AC unit hasn’t been hooked up to the attic yet, so the contractor’s guys were suffering up there today (we have central air on the main floor and are adding a second unit for the attic). The…

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Fighting the Good Fight

As some of you may have suspected by my absence this week, I do not have good news to report about Axel. While his appetite improved slightly after the vet increased his prednisone last week, it was still a struggle to get him to eat enough. I went through can after can of cat food,…

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Axel’s Progress

Just wanted to give a little update on Axel, the best kitty ever. He’s doing fairly well, but has lost even more weight and is very weak. His appetite decreased earlier in the week, so the vet upped his prednisone and he has been eating a little more. I’ve been trying to get him to…

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Now, the Bad News

My three-week hiatus from blogging was mainly due to a tight deadline with a big client of mine. The good news is that we met the deadline and the client was very happy with the results. During this heavy workload, almost three weeks ago, I took Axel to the vet for a much-needed teeth cleaning.…

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Getting Loopy

The area rug that I bought from Anthropologie back in early April unfortunately didn’t work out. The cats may have been a factor, although I know they weren’t using it as a scratching post and they’re locked out of the living room when we’re not home. But they did like to play with their toys…

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Smells Like Spring

Spring has finally arrived, at least for the weekend. It’s nice to be able to open the windows, hear the birds chirping and get some fresh air in the house. Hope you have a good, productive weekend!

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