Remembering Rusty. One-year anniversary

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA), Jul 14, 2019 at 7:47 AM.

  1. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Hi Everyone,
    It was a year ago today that Rusty headed to the Bridge to join so many of his old pals and to take up his position in the Bridge Kitchen. It must have been a joyous welcome at the Bridge, but here we consoled each other in our grief. Since that day Rusty has sent us many signs of his love, the most recent last week at Camp, when another perfectly round little pine cone appeared perfectly centered at the beginning of the path to the cabin. Like the pine cone he sent us last summer, this one is just the size of his favorite bell balls. How wonderful!

    In appreciation of Rusty and the 8 years of his long life that he shared with us, I would like to post this link to the Remembering Rusty slide show I made last fall: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Outq2v26tyCC-ZnjGvdNstrmnctHcRhQ/view?usp=sharing

    We love you, Mr. Cat--our fine big cat, our excellent Chef, our LagoonMeister. Always in our hearts.

    Ella & Edward
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 12:02 PM
  2. Krystina & Nelli

    Krystina & Nelli Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2018
    :cat: :bighug: :cat:
     
  3. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Even if they're gone, they're always with us! :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Thanks Ella for sharing this!

    I'd love to watch Rusty's slide show but I need permission; probably not shared!
     
  4. Chubba (GA)

    Chubba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2017
    Gizmo has been at the bridge a little over a month longer than Rusty and like your family, we still very much sense his presence with us. I pray that they always stay near to us and that we stay open to their signs. :bighug:
     
  5. Osha

    Osha Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2016
    Ella, wow, I can't believe it has been a year. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    How sweet that Rusty left you another pinecone. :cat:
     
  6. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    It is listed as "anyone with the link can view". I'll see if I can tweak it.
     
  7. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    It's hard to believe it's been a year. Rusty was a special kitty and is truly missed. I'm glad you're getting signs.

    I can't see the slideshow either.
     
  8. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    I think it works now!
     
    Osha likes this.
  9. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2016
    The antics of the big imp must be honoured. Put another dollar in the jar. :bighug:
     
  10. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2014
    I can't believe it's been a year. Nice that Rusty continues to send you signs of his love for you.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  11. Ti-Mousse

    Ti-Mousse Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    It works beautifully.... all those precious souvenirs !! :bighug: He's so cute when watching TV and drinking in his glass and all the others !!
     
  12. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Thought it was about that time. I remember the pine cone gift last year.:bighug::bighug:

    I still swoon over that tail, jealous that Neko sees it all the time now. She also ate from that same dish. We remember the love, that keeps us strong.
     
  13. Randi & Max (GA)

    Randi & Max (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    (((Ella) and I just posted a condo after 9 years. See we all come back full circle as I just mentioned how most of Max's friends are at the bridge with him. Many hugs. I am sure Rusty, Stu, Max, Moonie, Gabby, Scrabble, Bearman, ... and so so many more are enjoying themselves.
     
  14. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Rusty was a big beautiful kitteh. He has some great regal poses in many of those pictures. I went through the slideshow again today. He was lucky to have such a great home living with you. He looks so happy in all of the pictures.:bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  15. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    I miss that big wegie, too. His tail and paws are very much like Gizmo's.
     
  16. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    I always thought Rusty had a bit more Maine Coon than NFC. Our new kitty, Gus, is, I think, almost pure NFC. He even goes down trees head-first!
     
    Krystina & Nelli and HWright like this.
  17. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    For a NFC, Gizmo really doesn't climb. He has no interest in the trees in the courtyard (and it's a good thing because I don't want him on the roof!).
     
  18. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Here's a pic of Gus, in case you missed it. IMG_2757.jpg
     
  19. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    He's a very handsome guy. If he's at all like Gizmo, if you tell him he's handsome or better yet, gorgeous, he preens and purrs and lets me know that he deserves the compliment.
     
  20. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Yup, that's Gus. I'll tell him what you said.
     
  21. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    (((Ella and Edward))))

    I can’t believe it’s been a year since your very special boy passed. He is greatly missed here (as are you all) but I’m certain you are correct that the Kitchen Krewe is all happy to be reunited.

    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  22. Bron and Sheba

    Bron and Sheba Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Dear Ella and Edward
    I can’t believe it has been a year.
    I’m sure all our kitties at the bridge are enjoying the master chef’s wonderful array of dishes.
    Hugs :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  23. Ann & Maggie11 (GA)

    Ann & Maggie11 (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    I miss your sweet boy! So many wonderful parties and sweet memories. :bighug::bighug:
     
  24. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Thank you, dear friends, for helping us remember our boy. There are so many happy memories that we share here on the Board. Our kitties are precious--the extra-sweet ones who bring us new challenges every day, and our wonderful GAs, watching over us all.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:s and scritches!
     
  25. Bronx's dad

    Bronx's dad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2016
    Hi Ella,

    Can't believe it has been a year already.

    Rusty was such a special kitty and a real trooper reversing the odds so many times. He must have a huge following over that bridge and I told Bronx to seek him out right away, I picture Rusty on top of a large rock sharing his wisdom & welcoming the newcomers.

    It's so awesome that he shows his presence in a way only he could do. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  26. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2016
    {{{Ella and Edward)))
    Hard to believe it’s been a year. Your photo tribute is as beautiful today as it was when you first shared it. I’m glad that Rusty is still giving you signs and that he guided you to Gus who is a truly magnificent fellow.

    Hope you all are staying cool.
    With lots of :bighug: ❤️ and thanks from Steve,me and Sootie’s Tribe of the here and now and of the Spirit. :bighug:❤️
     
  27. Linda and Bear Man

    Linda and Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    (((Ella and Edward))) I miss your precious boy so much. It has been a few months since Lucy went to the Bridge and James has pretty much adjusted now and found his own new routines, but I have started looking around a bit for a new little brother or sister for him. I hope you are enjoying life with Gus and that he has settled into all of your routines. Hugs to all of you!
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019 at 5:24 AM
  28. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2017
    I had the date written in my calendar, and Felix and I have been having conversations about Rusty all week (with a few tears and mews). Rusty has a very special place in our hearts. It was good to watch Rusty's slide show again, and I love to hear about the pinecones. The full moon is tonight, and Felix is eager for the Circle of Remembrance so that he can see Rusty and be shown again what a safe, happy place the Bridge is.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  29. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Wow - a whole year. Such a comfort that you are still getting some signs. Love that!!
     
  30. Carol in Chicago

    Carol in Chicago Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2017
    I miss him too! I recently took a pic of my civie Ella sitting on a green pillow and thought of you both. :bighug:
     

Share This Page