Merging the households of two voracious readers, even if they've already culled their individual collections a bit, results in one BIG pile of books! We finally got them all out of boxes and I started going through them a little this evening. We expect several duplicates, since we have similar--and similarly eclectic--tastes in reading material.
And, yes, that is a set of longhorns on the wall in the photo above right--they hung in our dad's house for years. So my den's a little bit of a "man cave". ;)
The cats seem to be acclimating themselves nicely--see photographic proof below (not a very good shot, I admit). Sammi turned her lasers on me before I could get the shot (flippin' shutter lag...). Minnie's ears are a bit owlish, but that's all--no growling or yelling to get out of the house, even with Sammi so close. That's progress!