6-2-10 – The Rescuees & the Bookworms.

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Up close and personal with Franco!

“Hello, I am gorgeous.”

Slurping at the water fountain (they LOVE this thing).



You make kitty scared.

“I can SEE the food, I can SMELL the food, but I cannot GET to the food.”

Inspector Franco inspects.

Franco just kills me with what a sweet little cuddlebug he is. I wondered, when we threw him in with Gavin and Garrity and Sheila, if he’d develop a bond with them. Within a day, he was best friends with Gavin and he spends lots of time snuggling with all three of them. Gavin, Garrity, and Sheila are the fighters, Franco’s the lover.

(Which is not to say that the rest of them don’t enjoy a good snuggle, because they certainly do.)

Sometimes I worry that I’m going to squeeze the stuffing out of Franco, because he just lays there and purrs and purrs when you’re holding him, and he’s so soft and smushy and squeezable. Pardon me while I go grab him up and give him a quick cuddle, would you?


The Bookworms illustrate just how terribly difficult and grueling their sad little lives are.

Honestly, should anyone have to live a horrible existence like this? Save the Bookworms from their torturous lives!


And videos!

First, the Bookworms at almost two months and then at almost three months, playing. If I’d had some footage of them playing now at almost four months, it would have made the movie complete. Oh well.

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And secondly, Bolitar likes water; he doesn’t care where it comes from!

Edited to add: That’s actually Reacher. I don’t know where my brain was – I even called him Bolitar in the video title. Duh!

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Tommy, keeping an eye on the back yard.


2009: But Phyllis just sits there.
2008: River has decided that he’d rather kinda like to be out of that thar kitten room.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.



6-2-10 – The Rescuees & the Bookworms. — 13 Comments

  1. In the first video is Bolitar dipping his nose in the water then licking it off? That sure is an interesting way to get a drink!

    One of my cats splashes in the water bowl, so we walk through the kitchen and end up with wet socks!

    What a difference a month makes to the size of a kitten!

  2. JessCa: Yes, he’s dipping his nose/ mouth into the water, lifting up his head, and then licking the water off. He was little and still figuring it out. He’s gotten better at it in the past few months. πŸ™‚

  3. Yes, yes, yes..Franco is gorgeous!! And being that gorgeous and cuddly just means he is going to get the stuffing squeezed out of him..not that he minds anyway πŸ™‚

    Love the video of Reacher and his water, they are so cute figuring out how to drink..our girl Roxie was learning to drink from the tap and would let the water run down the side of face and lick it as it went by πŸ™‚ She will drink out of anything..glass..bowl..sink..tub..toilet (ewwwwww!) the lids are always down in our house now. Our boy, Kasey will only drink out of one bowl in the bathroom, no other bowl and nothing else and he drinks from the side of the bowl so when it is full the water runs over the side onto the floor..wet feet too!!

    I really wish the Bookworms would learn to relax!! They are toooooooo stressed out !! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Oh wow.
    First I am in love with Franco! Isn’t he just adorable??? Awww. Secondly his furblings are just as sweet!! Awwww again.
    Third, the Bookworms are growing into the loveliest littlest little fur family ever! Awwww again and again.

    And the clips are just magic. πŸ™‚

    Oh I just revel in their furry fuzzy world!

    Tommy is doing a grand job keeping an eye on the backyard!
    Take care

  5. Franco is simply squishably adorable! Just send him my way please and I will cuddle him all day long πŸ™‚

    Those poor little Bookworms…can’t you do something to make their lives a bit less stressful? Seriously, look at them…they’ve passed out from all the stress and anxiety πŸ™‚

  6. Seeing the orange Rescuee reminded me of a kitten I saw today at my local Pet Smart. She was also an orange tabby but some of her stripes (especially on her hind end and tail) were black! Such a unique little baby, I almost brought her home with me. I’m wondering if anyone has seen such a odd coloration before…

  7. Becca, that sounds really neat! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

  8. Geez. Is there a social services version for animals we can call on you? Seriously, I can’t believe those Bookworms have to live such a horrible life. It’s almost inhumane… πŸ˜‰


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  10. goodness, who is purring so loudly? I had to replay it a couple times just for the purrs! πŸ™‚