It’s no secret that book lovers are also frequently cat lovers as well and Flights of Fantasy Books and Games was a long-time refuge and home for rescue cats with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
In Memorium – Store Cats:
|Miles (circa 2001-2009)|
(joined store in 2004; d. 2014)
(joined store in 2009;d. 2014)
Miles was our first store cat who joined us in 2001 and passed away in 2009. He was approximately 7 years old when joined our family and despite being FIV positive he lived a good 15 years!
Amber and Bob-Cat weren’t with Flights of Fantasy as long as Miles. Both were lovable and welcomed our customers with a head nug and a purr. They came to us as adults: Amber in 2004 and Bobcat in 2009. Bob-Cat had some injuries and Amber later developed cancer. Bob-Cat passed away at his station overnight near the cash register watching over us until the very end!
|The Zen of being Bob Too Perry|
Then came Bob Too! Bob Too was a feral cat rescued by an FoF customer and joined the store in 2015. In addition to being FIV positive, Bob Too came to us with a broken tail, untreated hematomas in his ears (which caused them to whither), missing teeth, and long hair that was totally matted. Well, he got shaved, neutered, de-wormed, de-flead, and now he is DELIGHTFUL! Taking his station at the register, Bob Too was here to welcome our customers and continue FoF's tradition of providing a special home to cats with special needs.
During the pandemic of 2020-2021, Bob Too was adopted by one of our store employees and is living a very pampered life! He sometimes makes a return visit to Flights2.
|Bob Too is sometimes awake to greet you!|
Deciding that Bob Too needed a furry companion of his own, we worked with the local cat rescue group Kitten Angels to find the most recent member of the Flights of Fantasy family - Harmony!
Harmony, also an FIV-positive cat, joined the store in 2015. We thought Bob Too would enjoy the companionship, but he enjoyed her food more and began to gain weight! So, a loving and loyal Flights of Fantasy customer stepped up and took Harmony in, where she thrives as a cuddler extraordinaire!
Harmony: "Yes, you may kiss my paw."
Harmony all settled in her new home!