Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Salon- New Cat Edition

So yesterday my husband Jeff and I went to the airport and picked up the newest members of our family, Tanya and Pandora. They are littermates, 2 year old Siberian females who are retired breeding cats. They flew in all the way from Montana yesterday; as of this writing they are hiding under a chair in our living room. If I lie down on my stomach I can just see Tanya's paw.

Now, I know everyone wants to see pictures. Sadly I haven't been able to get a good enough look at them since we got them home so the best I can do is share this photo of Tanya taken by her original owner:
Tanya is the mother cat in this photo; the kitten is not Pandora; it's a kitten of Tanya's. They were supposed to have arrived on Friday but they had a little mishap on the way to the airport and missed their flight, but they arrived safe and sound Saturday evening. Now they're home!!!

Reading? Yeah, I'm doing that. Since the cats are still acclimating, I have plenty of time to read today. I'm working on Penelope Lively's Moon Tiger, a Booker Prize winner, and The Oracle of Stamboul, by Michael David Lukas, a historical-fiction 2011 release that appealed to me about a young girl who becomes an advisor to the Sultan. I'm enjoying both very much, but the Lively is extraordinary. It's about a dying historian reflecting on her great love, as well as her tangled family and friends. It's so beautifully written and just amazes me every time I turn the page.

I'm going to go back to staring under my chair now and talk to my cats some more. What are you up to today? I heard there's some sporting event on today. *Shakes head.* Have a great Sunday!

More Sunday Salon here.