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  1. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Hi L&LL Friends,

    On this date, 28 November, in 2010 Rusty joined our family. It was a wonderful day and made even more wonderful that night, when this beautiful kitty jumped up on the bed and snuggled down between Edward and me. We miss his physical presence tremendously, but his spirit is very much here with us, and both of us have heard his voice and marveled at the little presents he has bestowed upon us.

    Happy Anniversary, Rusty! I know that your pals at the Bridge will celebrate with you. Your beans love you!

    p.s.: If you missed it, or want to see it again, a link to Rusty's slide-show can be found in my signature (click on Rusty's Profile)
  2. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2014
    I love that he snuggled between the two of you on his very first night as a member of your family. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
  3. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Such a bittersweet anniversary.:bighug::bighug::bighug: What an amazing cat, he knew he had the good life right away.
  4. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2015
    He looks like he would be a snuggle bunny! He is no doubt organizing lots of fun things for all the kitties at the Bridge to do. Such a stately boy!

    Hugs to you and Edward. :bighug:
  5. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Rusty knew he found his forever home. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  6. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    Such a beautiful boy:cat:
  7. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    HUGS and hugs and Yard Dance!! Coats and all..... :)
  8. Mandarin'sMom

    Mandarin'sMom Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    He sure knew that he had found his forever home - love that slept on the bed with you right from the beginning.
  9. Linda and Bear Man

    Linda and Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I always look forward to celebrating Rusty’s anniversary every year, but this year is different, of course. There is the sadness mixed in, but still the joy of celebrating a life full of happiness and love. The bond of love is still there between Rusty, Edward, and you. I’m so glad you feel his presence around you. What a majestic kitty he was. I miss him.
  10. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    So regal looking.
  11. Bronx's dad

    Bronx's dad Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    What a beautiful picture. If cats ruled the world, Rusty would be the king.
  12. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2015
  13. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Thank you all! And a special thank you to Rusty's Auntie Linda (@Linda and Bear Man ). She drove the last lap of the DCIN car transport that brought Rusty to his furever home. And she has come to visit him (and us) here every year.

    Hugs to all of you, and scritches to your kitties. You guys are terrific!
  14. Barbara & Uncle (GA)

    Barbara & Uncle (GA) Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    Such a special guy that Rusty'! I just watched the slideshow and loved it so much.
    The bond between you three is such a beautiful gift. Love that he made it known he had found his forever home on the first night.
    I feel like I got to know him here and am happy to remember and honor him with you :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  15. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    Rusty was a lucky kitty to have found his way to your home and you and Edward were blessed to have him join you.

    He was, and still is, a beautiful kitty....both body and soul. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  16. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Beautiful boy and spirit! I remember when Rusty first came into your and Edward's life. I'm glad you feel his presence around you. I'd love to hear about the little presents Rusty leaves you. Love you Rusty!!:bighug::bighug::bighug:
  17. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    He left us a perfectly round little pine cone, just the size of his favorite bell balls. It was next to his toy box at camp one morning in August. It had not been there the previous evening. He left us a penny in his little bed in my study. It was dated 1998. We think he was telling us how old he was (we never knew his age). On several occasions the cap from the toilet bolt has been far from the toilet on the floor of the bathroom: Rusty used to like to play with it. Upon returning from hiking we found one of our ant traps, which had been securely tucked under the ledge of the back door, 12 feet from the house in the exact center of the walkway. There is no way ants or even squirrels could have moved it and placed it so precisely! Occasionally I find a whisker (but house cleaning is not my forte and these may date from before his death).
  18. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2017
    Awwww...that's so precious....

    For those of us who 'believe'....it's just precious... I'm a believer...:bighug::bighug:
  19. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm a believer, too! So precious and so like Rusty. That gave me chills. Thanks for sharing with us. Rusty has left so many signs and will keep doing so I believe. I remember he liked playing with the toilet bolt. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  20. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Will always remember your sweet porch lion....
  21. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    Felix and I talk about Rusty often. :bighug:
  22. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    One of my favorite images of Rusty is his playing with the cap from the toilet bolt, so the fact that you found one that had been moved sent chills down my spine. There is no doubt that Rusty is still with you, watching over you.

    We miss our LagoonMeister, but we rejoice in his freedom and the obvious joy he has in letting you know he's still there.
  23. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    Happy anniversary! Rusty was so special. He is very much missed. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
  24. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2016

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