We finally got some serious work done on the adoption this weekend.
A messenger had been sent to the Queen Bea, Emeritus, informing her of the upcoming ceremonies, and We received her reply stating that she will be unable to attend or to receive visitors due to increasing infirmities. We are so sorry to hear that, but understand that she has fought her miseries for a long time.
Upon receiving that information, We are able to schedule the adoption ceremony for the spring equinox. We hope the winter will be mild enough to make this possible. It will be a long treck for Our Coco and We do not want to add to the risk by scheduling her journey during bad weather.
It appears the Queen Miss Catt is being most helpful to the Princess. She is purrfectly right in suggesting, for example, that Coco may be most comfortable in the vole coat.
The Royal Chef has begun planning the menu and We will be able to begin reviewing those shortly.
On a timelier note, We have so enjoyed Hannah's visit. She made the viewing of the Hannukah candles cozier just be being in the PM's lap for cuddling. She will have to leave soon, so We are planning special treats over the next few days so that she will be inclined to visit again in the future.