in words, sights and sounds

Dreamy Saul

Hjordis chilling in the sunMe-wowww! I am impressed by the number of creative cat-loving bloggers out there! In some cases, the feline gods and goddesses even seem to administer their blogs themselves. Very impurrrrsive!

Meet the furballs

As we all know from Tweety & Sylvester, canaries have a special relationship with ‘putty tats’ which is why I wanted to take the opportunity to solemnly introduce to you my two fury friends Saul (the ginger-colored and white-chested gentleman) and Hjordis (pitch-black and named after a Norwegian warrior princess but soft and gentle as it gets).

This is not a cat blog but the two might make occasional appearances on this platform as the Canary observes them quite a lot.

Related articles



Post a comment
  1. November 25, 2013

    How could I not fall in love ?…
    Superb portraits, you caught their expressions !

  2. July 26, 2013

    Indeed they are beautiful! And what a vivid description of the two! Love the photos, I do! I am of course, incredibly proud of Hjordis (or Hjördís, as her lovely little name would be written in Icelandic). The name actually means “The Guarding Mistress of the Sword in Battle” — or even yeah. I am not improvising, you know. Pagans simply were that dramatic. Aasgard and all that … and to add to it all (Icelandic and mad about the old sagas) Hjordis was the mother of a great warrior, named Sigurdur Fafnisbani … you have chosen the name wisely.And now – all of a sudden – after looking at your lovely photos … I want a cat. Just like yours. Preferably two also.

    • July 27, 2013

      Thanks, Klara, for giving me this background on the name of my furry version of the ‘Guarding Mistress of the Sword in the Battle’. Very cool. I better not tell Hjordis, otherwise she will develop a major cattitude and insist on a daily ration of Norwegian salmon. Plus, I can only recommend having a cat. Btw, Saul and Hjordis are rescue cats, adopted 13 years ago. Saul was reportedly found as a three-weeks old kitten in a dumpster in Harlem, and Hjordis was left pregnant (probably with lil Sigurdur) in a box outside an animal shelter in NY. They have since traveled the world and are pretty happy campers. I am sure there is a Norwegian god(dess) of felinity stuck in an Oslo shelter that would be an equally perfect match for you; yeah, or maybe even two.

  3. July 25, 2013

    They are purrfectly beautiful puddytats! 🙂

  4. Überfeff #
    July 24, 2013

    Your cats are beautiful!

  5. Herman #
    July 24, 2013

    Thank you for mentioning a post of HoB. Much appreciated!

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Pet Nursery for Sale | observations of a canary
  2. Pet Nursery on Sale | observations of a canary
  3. The Versatile Blogger Award | observations of a canary

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS