The Bookworms – Story of Four Rescue Kittens

cute rescue tabby kitten wave maneki neko

Bolitar the Maneki Neko

cute rescue tabby kitten snooze sleepy

Bolitar Zzzzz....

Four tabby kittens were found under a bush near the office where Fred Anderson works. “They came to us on March 16th (2010) at about 5 weeks old,” said Robyn Anderson, a rescuer and foster parent for Challenger’s House in Toney, Alabama

The next morning Fred set up a trap and baited it, hoping to catch all the kittens and bring them to safety. Those squirmy little ones wouldn’t stay under the bushes. Afraid that they would wander out into the parking lot, Fred snatched them up and brought them home. Eventually the cat mother was found and taken to the vet. Unfortunately she was very sick and was not able to make it, but all her babies survived.

All four kittens were named after literary characters from books Fred and Robyn enjoy. They are Reacher, Bolitar, Rhyme and Corbett – the Bookworms.

The kittens had the time of their lives at their foster home.  They loved to eat, never stopped to amaze people with their antics and always slept like champs. Several months after they were rescued, they were put up for adoption. In just a month, Bolitar was adopted. After a long wait, Ryhme and Reacher also found their forever home in February (2011). Edit: Corbett finally found his loving home on March 30 (2011). Yay!

You can read more about the Bookworms at Robyn’s blog Love and Hisses.

Photos courtesy of Robyn Anderson (flickr: RobynAnderson).

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Bolitar trying to catch the hand monster

cute rescue grey tabby kitten innocent face


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Reacher - The water fountain is an endless source of fascination.

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Bolitar and Reacher

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Reacher didn't see that coming

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Corbett - triple high 5

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Corbett is very amused

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Corbett is giving Bolitar quite a stare!

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Rhyme the cuddly one

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Rhyme is checking out what mom is up to.

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Rhyme - "Hey! This belly's not going to rub itself, you know!"

cute rescue tabby kittens sleeping group nap

The Bookworms

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29 Responses to “The Bookworms – Story of Four Rescue Kittens”

  1. avril says:

    They are just adorable who in ther right mind would discard such cuties.

  2. Jo says:

    that is too cute! they're so close, just like a lot of literary characters that come in 4s (the Pickwick Society, Little Women, etc.) are.

  3. AG says:

    very cute little group

  4. Katie says:

    4 adorable babies!!!

  5. Ingrid and the 4 fur says:

    they are adorable.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bookworks! And Love and Hisses. :)

    This is one of her cutest bunches of all time.

  7. Norm says:


  8. Marilyn says:

    So adorable. The four little sweeties!

  9. Sherry says:

    can you say ADORABLE!!??? they are "paw"some!!

  10. Jaide says:

    How adorable are they? I would have loved to adopted one of those little nippers! So glad that found their furr-ever homes!!!

  11. Marsha says:

    too cute – everyone of them!!!!

  12. Miz Robyn says:

    Awww, my babies! :) Just a note, we ended up adopting Corbett ourselves because we love him so much! :) (Um, not that we didn't love the other three, too, but you know what I mean!)

  13. Debbie says:

    how absolutely adorable!!! ♥

  14. Lashantina says:

    hey rhyme, I would rub your belly anyday :)

  15. Khalidah says:

    They are just the cutest!!!

  16. alan says:

    I wish those kittens were sitting in my lap right now. SO CUTE

  17. Starla says:

    I love them all!

  18. Ellie says:

    Omg. These guys are just sooooooo cute. I have no words to describe the cuteness. Love the lucky cat shot

  19. Angela says:

    Precious babies!

  20. pumbie says:

    Lucky you!, the ones who have these "bookworms", it is, "ratoncitos de

    biblioteca". My cat is also surrounded by books..Congratulations!.

  21. 24paws says:

    Hooray for Fred!!!! Snagging those wild little critters can be hard..even when they are itty bitty babies LOL :). I am a foster failure too Robyn :) I found my calico in a yard cornered by a dog and she fit in the palm of my hand. Had to teach that kitten how to drink [and this was before I knew anything about little kittens-yikes!]. She lived to be 16 and was queen of her domain. These little babies are simply adorable and dripping with sweetness. Thanks for the GREAT pics!

  22. Jubilee says:

    Wow, this is adorable!!!!!

  23. Patrizia says:

    Adorable cute kittens!!!

  24. awww theyre so adorable! i just want to sqush their cute little paws! >w<

  25. Liza says:

    I agree with all of the previous posts. They are all adorable! Love the "triple high 5" and the photo of the three asleep.

  26. Sara says:

    Squeee! Kitty toes, kitty bellies, little pink tongues!

  27. azazazaz says:

    Corbett is the perfect tabby kitten. Pure spotted tummy love.

  28. azazazaz says:

    Corbett is the perfect tabby kitty. Spotted bellies ftw!

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