Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Salon


 
Meet Rae


(My new 3-legged grand cat; Isn't she the sweetest thing?)

I just knew when my daughter lost her (15) year old cat last week, that she needed to get another cat. She has been very sad since the loss of Stella. The other cat Buddy has been a bit depressed as well, looking around for his pal Stella.  My daughter was, I am convinced,put on this earth to help those in need. Her past actions have proven that. So I knew when she got a new pet from the shelter, it would be one that needed a bit more than just a home. 

Rae, the kitten was born with a deformed leg, so when she was spayed, they amputated it, feeling that since she was so young she could easily get use to life with just (3) functioning legs.  So out of more than 50, perfectly normal and healthy cats and kittens to choose from -- Rae won out.  And, to tell you the truth - I think it was a win-win for both of them.


This weekend there were a few fall festivals going on within (15 - 20) minutes of us. Why are they always on the same weekend?  Both of the festivals had book sales, as well as craft booths, food booths and loads of fun and games for kids as well. 

The weather was picture-perfect, low to mid 70's, an it was great fun to just walk around and browse.  After getting rid of about (80) books last week and another (15) went bye bye this week, I was much more cautious with what I picked up. I only spent $3.50 for: Of Mice and Men; John Steinbeck,  The Russian Debutant's Handbook; Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel (2010) and I also got John Grisham's Ford County: Stories (unabridged audio version).  I also got (2) pairs of gorgeous handmade earrings. My husband got himself a homemade apple pie for $6.00 -- see how our priorities differ...LOL

I just started the MOST AMAZING debut novel, I gasp as I read each word of this marvelous book. I plan to read this one in short spurts, as I do not want this one to end. It might very well end up being my favorite book of 2010 (based on the first 50 pages). Does anyone know the book I am referring to?
It's The Bells, by Richard Harvell.

Enjoy your day everyone!

46 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun. I love harvest festivals. I will have to see if there are any coming up in our area.
    Kat

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  2. Rae is one lucky kitty! Enjoy your Sunday.

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  3. Hooray for Rae, that is the most wonderful thing.

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  4. What a gorgeous kitty! Rae and your daughter are blessed to have each other.

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  5. Rae is gorgeous!
    I've also rescued from the local shelter; I took the one that was least likely to be adopted :)
    I hope that this little 3 legged blessing will help heal your daughters heart ♥

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  6. That book by Richard Harvell sounds good! I'm currently devouring MOCKINGJAY.

    Your daughter has a heart of gold. And Rae is such a special kitten! Hello Rae...

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  7. We have a country fair about a mile from our house, one day only... today. It's pouring this morning. This will make for a messy, dirty fair and I don't think we will attend (it's cold too).

    Rae: Oh my goodness, what an adorable kitty. I love that your daughter saw beyond the 3 legs - I bet I would have chosen Rae as well, just look at her!

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  8. Look at that precious face! Congratulations to your family and Rae for finding each other.

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  9. In my post, I was also celebrating the idea of fall. I love this season! Harvest festivals, etc.

    Rae is precious! I love the look in her eyes.

    The Bells sounds familiar, but now I'm intrigued.

    Have a great day.

    My salon:

    http://accidentalmoments.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/the-sunday-salon-sept-12/

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  10. Diane, sound like you had a wonderful day! I love Harvest Festivals! Rae is really cute, that was nice of your daughter to adopt her.

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  11. Rae is absolutely beautiful! My sister's cat Claudius was born with just a stump for his right front leg. He gets along absolutely fine without that leg, but he often thinks it's still there and will try to swat someone with it!

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  12. Festivals are so much fun! And that kitten is adorable, I hope she fits in to your family wonderfully.

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  13. Awwwww, I am in love with Rae (and her name). I also have a tortie and she's the coolest cat ever!! Congrats! And sorry to hear about Stella, it's so hard to lose a pet.

    I've seen The Bells, but never really gave it a second glance. Looking forward to your review since you said it's your fave solely based on the first 50 pages. That sounds like some awesome book! Adding it to my wishlist!

    Have a good week!

    HERE is my Suddenly Sunday post.

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  14. Rae is adorable! Your daughter has a very good heart!

    The Fall Festivals sound like a lot of fun. I haven't read of Mice and Men in years, but you can't go wrong there (and I love your hubby's choice too -- homemade apple pie sounds delish).

    I am going to look up the book you are reading as I have never heard of it (and your praise makes me want to check it out).

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  15. Yeah actually, i saw this one being offered on NetGalley but because i had soo many book already i didn't want to add another one to the list. I am really glad you're enjoying it though. Let me know how it goes. And frankly, men's priorities are always different form ours...LOL That was a good example of how much they differ...lol lol Have a wonderful day today : )

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  16. Aw, Rae's adorable!

    I wish we had a fall festival or two around here. All the local towns seem to do spring festivals, and by the time fall rolls around there are extremely few festivals to be enjoyed. =/

    Can't wait to read your full review of The Bells!

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  17. I love your daughter and I don't even know her. Rae is adorable!

    I hadn't heard of the Bells. I'll be on the lookout for it now. The best book of 2010, huh? Woot woo!

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  18. While there is no kitty that could replace Stella, it appears that your daughter and Rae are truly meant for one another!

    I have not heard of The Bells before - but now I am anxiously awaiting your review. It sounds fantastic so far!

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  19. Aw, I just want to grab Rae and cuddle her. I'm sure she'll be a special pet.

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  20. Rae is beautiful, Diane! And bless your daughter for taking in a special needs cat! She had a good heart.

    It sounds like it's a beautiful weekend in your part of the country. Two Fall Festivals!

    I hope you have a great week, Diane!

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  21. Oh so adorable! Ooo haven't heard of The Bells but it sounds so amazing. Hmm.

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  22. That's high praise! "May be the best of 2010...." Must look for this one....

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  23. I"m so glad your daughter got that kitten. What a cutie she is!

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  24. She's so adorable!!! I'm sure she'll never realize that she had 4 legs. Your hubby's priorities cracked me up!! I'm very interested in hearing more about the book you're currently reading!

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  25. How wonderful that your daughter got such a special little kitty! I probably would have made the exact same choice :) And I am anxious to read your review of The Bells after such high praise! I hope you have an amazing week!

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  26. Raw is so adorable! I'm so glad she was chosen!

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  27. Rae is beautiful! Her coloring reminds me of my Maggie May. Your daughter is a very special person to give love and a home to such a lucky kitty.

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  28. Rae is SO adorable! How could you pass up that face and those trusting eyes?

    Your fall festival sounds amazing, and those deals you got on the books are even better! I can't wait to hear more about The Bells!

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  29. Rae is beautiful! That's wonderful that your daughter adopts her. You should be so proud of your daughter, Diane! :)

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  30. Rae is adorable! It sounds like she and your daughter were meant to find each other.

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  31. awww - the kitten is just adorable! That little face!

    Congrats on the restraint at the book sales!

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  32. Your daughter has such a kind heart! And Rae is the cutest cat I have ever seen! :)
    80 books **wide-eyed**!

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  33. What a wonderful thing for you daughter to do to adopt Rae. It sounds like a perfect match! I love fall festivals and flea markets also. I hear you on being selective with the books you pick up. I am sifting through mine and got rid of a box of books and another box is ready for donation to the library. I picked up one book, Wicked, for 50 cents when I was at the flea market.

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  34. Gorgeous photos of the kitten! I've got The Bells from NetGalley. Everyone is raving about it - I better hurry up and read it! Thanks for visiting my Mailbox. Happy reading!

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  35. OMG! The face on Rae is precious! What a little darling!

    Your daughter is awesome! Not only does she adopt from a shelter, but a 3-legged cat. She's a kindred spirit. I wish I'd meet some like her here in Brooklyn when trying to find homes for my rescue cats.
    My friend's cat died 3 days ago anda day later she went to a shelter to adopt knowing it would be worse for her to have an empty house.

    It warms my heart when I hear that a shelter kitty got a loving, warm home!

    Sounds like you had a beautiful weekend! Love the Fall Festivals.
    I haven't heard of The Bells, thanks for the recommendation.

    ~ Amy

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  36. Oh ... bless your daughter for adopting Rae. She looks like a real sweetie .. and what a hard way to start her life!

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  37. So cute. I'm so glad that this gorgeous little kitty has found such a good home.

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  38. My friend had a 3-legged cat and named him Tripod :) Rae looks like a little doll.

    Oh... fall festivals. I love them so. I haven't been to any yet. We have to drive a couple of hours to get to the closest one. The fair is in town but it's always so crowded and hot when the fair comes, that it turns me off. I don't feel like eating all that fair food when it's 100 degrees out.

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  39. I just saw a book featured in my Random House newsletter about a cat, that seemed right up your alley. ;) "Homer's Odyssey" Have you heard of it?

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  40. Rae is darling I hope we get to see a lot more of her.

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  41. Well, who could resist a face like that? She's beautiful! I'm sorry your daughter lost her cat, but I hope little Rae helps with her grief.

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