ResQte Of The Week: I Am Basil- Hear Me ROAR!

Oh, you might be wondering how little Basil got his name. Well, there’s a reason for that!

Grace M. writes, “Congrats on 10 years! That’s bananatown! Loyal reader, but never sent in a submission! Here is Basil, rescued from a grocery store in (Washington) D.C. last month where he was hiding under a display of fresh basil.” [*Note: Glad he wasn’t hiding under, say, the Clorox display. -Ed.]

“He is now starring in a very cute and very useful PSA from The Humane Society of the United States. It’s so important to be prepared to evacuate with your pets in times of danger, but who says it can’t be cute?! Those are my hoomin hands in the vid.”




  1. Basil you are a cutie pie! You’ve got the eye of the tiger and the batman head. 🙂

  2. Too cute to compute!!!

  3. Just another reason to love pesto. What an adorable little guy.

  4. Well, now I have proof that all cats named Basil are cute! We have a brown tabby with white paws whose name is also Basil, though ours uses the British pronunciation (rhymes with dazzle). Ours is a goofball, so he’s named after John Cleese’s character in Fawlty Towers.

  5. OMG those little socks. SRSLY

  6. Good lord,look at that the size of that head!How does he keep his head up with a giant cranium like that?He’s like a furry bobblehead!

  7. Thank you for giving this little doll a furrever home.

  8. Great little video on pet preparedness. And little Basil is just a sweetie. Can’t wait to see him as a bigger kitty.

  9. What a sad little face? I wouldn’t be able to resist anything Basil wants and asks for.

  10. Aww that ‘sad’ little face (just his resting face, not actually sad!)… The video is soooo well done. 😀 The vet notes when they gently shoved him into the shot, and the “Basil is a very goofy cat” note… Haha. The suitcase is hilarious. Gone with the Wind and The New York Times? And a cable knit sweater and pants? The peeps who made this had a gas.

  11. Todd Gorrell ---- Wisconsin Whisperer says:

    A purrrrfect spokes kitteh !!! Wonderful story !!!