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.

25 comments:

Mystica said...

I just saw another review on The Oracle book. Sounds really good.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

So exciting for your new cats! I'm sure they'll acclimate quickly.

I've got The Oracle of Stamboul and am excited to read that one. I've got The Fifth Servant that I'm reading and need to post this Thursday, but I'm only on page 45 right now. *stressed*

Alexia561 said...

So excited for you that your new cats arrived safe and sound! And I've spent time lying on my stomach before, talking to a frightened cat under the couch, reassuring them that they would be happy here.

Yeah, I heard that rumor that there was some sort of sporting event today...have fun!

Erin said...

Aww, what a striking, beautiful cat! She looks so soft. I hope the new kitties get acclimated soon.

I'll be interested to hear what you think of The Oracle of Stamboul. I started reading it and just couldn't get into it.

JoAnn said...

Congrats on the new kitties... I'm sure they'll settle in and get comfortable soon. I'll look forward to your thoughts on Moon Tiger.

bermudaonion said...

I hope your cats adjust in no time!

Pam said...

Hope the kitties have ventured out from under the chair and are adjusting to their new home.

unfinishedperson.com said...

Pretty kitties. Hope they'll enjoy their new home.

Besides maybe paying a little attention to that sporting event, I plan on finishing up The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, since it's not a long book and I need to finish a book. So I guess this one will do. ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Awww they are so cute! :D

Audrey said...

Oh, they're pretty! Congratulations on your new family members!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

How cute that they arrived by plane! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Charley said...

Hooray for cats!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I'm so glad that your new cats are safely home, especially after their little adventure a few days ago.

I'm nursing a bit of a cold so I'll be taking it easy today, reading and watching that little sporting event.

nanscorner said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm sure Tanya and Pandora are going to love their new home!

Zibilee said...

I am glad to hear that your new kitties have arrives safely, even if they are hiding right now! I also wanted to tell you I just read the most amazing book, and I though if you the whole time I was reading it. It's called The Fifth Servant, and it deals extensively with Judiasm in Prague. It was so, so good, and if you haven't heard of it yet, it's definitely one you must read!

Zibilee said...

Dur, sorry to have spelled Judisam wrong!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats on the new additions to your household. It is hard to believe that people with allergies are not bothered with cats with such long hair --although I do realize that it's the dander that is the issue.

Hope they brings load of happiness to you.

Rayna Eliana said...

The look like cuties.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

See you are excited at their arrival. Get used to them and enjoy their company.

Currently reading Pride and Prejudice.

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on welcoming the newest members of your family to your home!

Vasilly said...

Awww. Glad to hear your cats arrived safe! I've just started The Oracle of Stamboul. I can't wait to read your thoughts. Happy reading.

Amy said...

New kitties, how exciting! All the best with them!

caite said...

awww, the poor little kitties are probably scared out of their wits!

Jeanne said...

The smarter a cat is, the longer it can take her to get used to a new place. I wish you enough patience!

Alayne said...

Cute picture! I hope they're more adjusted now. I got your comment on my review of Alice Hoffman's Red Garden. I am SHOCKED that you haven't read her yet! She seems right up your alley. Give her a shot sometime, I think you'll definitely enjoy her writing. :)