6-22-10 – The Bookworms & the Rescuees.

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Someone asked yesterday if the Bookworms are ready for adoption yet. The answer is that while they’re certainly big enough to be neutered (Corbett, the smallest of the litter, is over 4 pounds), they still have to be retested before that can happen. (Those of you who are new to the site, the Bookworms came up FIV positive two months ago.) I’m going on vacation in a couple of weeks, and once I get back I’ll be taking them for that. I have no doubt at all that all four of them will test negative and can then be neutered, id-chipped, and go off to the adoption center to be adopted.

(Unless one – or some – of you nice people are interested in adopting them and want to save them from the sad fate of sitting in a cage for 10 seconds before someone comes along and falls immediately in love with them, that is.)

So that’s why they’re still around even though they’ve moved from their tiny cute kitten stage to their long and lanky teenage stage. If it wasn’t for the positive FIV result, they would have gone off to be adopted two months ago.

“C’mere, Elweird, you have shmutz on your head.”

The Bookworms in the sun.

Happy Corbett.

“I can’t help it. I don’t like those little bitty kittens. I’m the baby around here!”

Rhyme and Corbett.


Garrity jumps! He misses! But he certainly looks amused by the fact that he missed, doesn’t he?

Sheila does love the feather teaser…






She smacks! She misses! (Note Gavin and Garrity over there in that basket egging her on.)

Got it!


I hear tell there’s a magical place where the cats do NOT take over all the furniture in the house. Is this a real place, or just something they made up to make me jealous?


2009: These guys were like β€œHey! More room to explore!”
2008: No entry.
2007: Maxi does love her some Booger.
2006: No entry.
2005: “I haff come to suck yoor blooood.”



6-22-10 – The Bookworms & the Rescuees. — 12 Comments

  1. What are Jake and Elwood going to do without their snoozing buddies. Those two seem like the most agreeable cats on the planet. Glad the Bookworms will have good memories of them. Who is going to take care of the cats when you go on vacation? That must be a major undertaking.

  2. I was the one who askedt the question….because I totally FORGOT about that. I KNOW they are negative so that small tidbit of info just fell out of my head! Thanks for the reminder. As for Gavin and Garrity, they look like they are the judges and are scoring her jumps! LOL

  3. Gerri: Fred’s not going on vacation with me (I’m visiting my family in Maine and Fred DOES NOT fly), so he’ll be here to care for them. πŸ™‚

    GD: I’m sure you’re not the only one who was wondering, though, so I’m glad you asked! πŸ™‚

  4. Nope, that place does not exist and is completely made up.

    I can’t get over how well Jake and Elwood do with the fosters. They seem like the perfect cats to have around new kittens!

  5. I am totally biased about stripy boys, having one myself, so I would find it very hard to resist those boys!

  6. Gavin and Garrity in the basket is the cutest thing ever!

    Elwood chilling out with the fosters is the cutest thing ever!

    Jumpin’ Sheila is the cutest thing ever!

  7. No, that place would be a home with no cats… Remember that dogs have “owners” and cats have “staff.”

  8. Oh, c’mon – you wouldn’t know what to do with yourself if you didn’t have cats in every nook and cranny! We love th photo of Gavin and Garrity cheering Sheila on – hilarious! AND, where you goin’ on holidy? You coming to Australia? Wanna stay with mum and us? What will Jake (or is it Elwood) do without bookworms to fill in the time..?

  9. Gavin & Garrity are yelling, “Strike? You call that a strike? C’mon UMP!”

    I just hope that when those handsome Bookworms go home that they make sure their new families start their own blogs or something. I don’t know what I’d do without my daily dose of vitamin B’s.

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