Yesterday we lost one of our Elderstatesmancats. Rusty was born around March 10, 1991 and lived a long and happy life with his family. Rusty had been with his family since he was about 2 months old. Our heart goes out to Rusty’s family during this most difficult time. Rusty was truly an inspiration to all of us and we know his journey to the Bridge was a peaceful one. That does not ease the pain and heartbreak his family is experiencing. If you have not already, please click on Rusty’s picture and go leave a note for his family.
It’s funny that we can feel so very close to someone we’ve never met. I always looked forward to seeing the posts about Rusty. Even though I never met him there is a hole in my heart as well. I will miss you my friend and will remember you always. Until we meet again. Purrs.
We already visited Rusty's fambly. We were very sad he had to leave them.
We are feeling a bit sad for Rusty's family and are purring loudly for them.
I'm so sorry for the family's loss, and for you, too. We needn't be physically nearby to become familiar, even close. (((hugs)))
We're deeply sorry at Rusty's passing; we saw it yesterday and left purrs and Light for his family.
So sorry to hear this – will go and visit Rusty's family now…
purrs to Rustys family
Warmest wishes and thoughts,
xo Catherine & Banjo
Sad news -off to express our sympathies:( purr
His family must be so sad! I'll head over now to leave a comment.
We are so sad that our cousin Rusty went to the Bridge. We know he is playing with his brother Grady once again, but we will miss him.
This is so sad. We have visited Rusty's family and left purrs.
our prayers go out to Rusty's family, he lived a long and good life!
Sad week here too…my father-in-law passed on Nov 4, funeral is today at 4
I am so sorry to hear about your good friend, Rusty. My thoughts and purrrs go to his family and friends. It does make the heart heavy with sadness when we hear that a furrie has gone to the bridge.
Me and Mommy did go see Rusty's family. My mommy (and all of the other beans) knows how terribly sad it is when their babies leave for the Bridge. Rusty had all those years of love though and he had all those times of giving his love to his beans.
Me and mommy send love and soft hugs to Rusty's family.
Mum read about Rusty yesterday and went over to leave a message – he lived a long and good life with his loving family.
We are very sad about Rusty. We always enjoyed his post and will miss them a great deal.
Oh no!!! 🙁 Oh no!!!!! How sad!
Me and Charlie will go over to Rusty's now. How awful. Thanks for the info, Brian. Take care
RIP Rusty :'(
Have fun at the bridge, beautiful.
Our Mom was saying the other day, how funny it is when someone on the internet has to go to bridge, how sad we all get. Mom cried her eyes out over Rusty. Take care and have a great Sunday.
Very sorry to hear about your friend. 🙁
What a nice tribute to Rusty, Brian!
Mom and I are sorry for the loss of your friend…..Kassey
RIP Sweet Rusty.
We felt close to Rusty too cuz we have an elder cat at our house – Chica who did have a crush on Rusty. He lived a long happy life and will be waiting for his family at the Bridge.
We will miss Rusty, too. You are right about being co close to those we have never actually met!
Aw, Sweet Rusty…how sad, but what a grand cat he was!! 19 years of a wonderful life…what more could a cat ask for. Our hearts go out to his family. We will go give our condolences now. Purrs, Lautrec, Tiny and Ellwood
We will miss Rusty. Such a hole in our hearts.
You can be sure I'm going over there right now. RIP Rusty.
We are so sad about Rusty, we loved him.
We are so very sorry to hear about Rusty. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and you too for the loss of your friend. Lots of love, Holly and mom
RIP dear Rusty. You will surely be missed.
Rest in peace, little Rusty
We are very sorry
Lots of love
Xixo and Pepi
We're sad about Rusty too. We know Sniffie was waiting to greet him at the Bridge.
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
So sad to read about Rusty. Sleep well beautiful guy. 🙁
So sorry to hear of this loss….
Oh so sorry to hear about sweet Rusty and we are sending our love and purrs to his family…we know how heartbreaking it is to lose a beloved friend.
Aww, RIP Rusty…
I heard it is beautiful and fun over that bridge, I am sure he will be well taken care of & loved until he is reunited with his family. ~hugs~
I saw Rusty's human's post yesterday and sent her lots of purrs. One of the magical things about the internet is that we get to meet kitties we wouldn't know otherwise, but it's also one of the saddest things because we also miss them terribly when they are gone.
We are sorry to hear about your friend Rusty. It is always hard to loose a good friend.
We are so sorry about your friend..Rusty
We send purrs and hugs for their difficult time
Purrs and Hugs
Puddy and Boom
We are so sorry about Rusty.
Big comforting hugs from all of us !
Rusty surely will meet now Olli at the bridge !!They are not alone…
We are very sad for Rusty's Mom & Dad, and we will miss him a ton. But we are happy he's whole and can run once again with his beloved Grady, without pain.
I am so sorry to hear this. You're right, it's amazing how attached you can become to someone you have never met.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Rusty's family.
I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Rusty had a long, happy life. I am sending prayers to his family.
Brian,that was a lovely post!!!
We know that the longer you spend with a kitty,the harder it is when they go. Purrs to Rusty's family.
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie
We are always sad when anyone has to say goodbye to their loved pets. We didn't know Rusty but for those of us who love all furry animals don't have to have known or met the lost one, we still feel the sadness.
We are very, very sad too. It just amazes us how close we can get to all of our CB friends without ever having met them. We are very glad you are our friends too!
I am sorry to hear about Rusty. We will go visit his family.
We didn't meet Rusty. He looks sweet. Yes, it's odd how people bond online.
Just commented over on Rusty's families page. This was really sad. Purrs for Rusty and his family.
Aww, I'm sorry. I know Rusty's family and friends will miss him.
Almost 20 years! What a great long kitteh life he had.
🙂 Rusty lived his life to the fullest …
Be happy over at the bridge, Rusty!
Sorry to hear about Rusty. I know what you mean Brian…My heart aches when I hear this kind of news for any family.
RIP Rusty — your family is in my thoughts…a good friend had to put two of her cats down this weekend!! It is just so unfair our little ones do not live as long as people…
W also feel a connection with Rusty even if we just met him now online. We've been backreading his blog. He seems like a very nice fellow. We feel sad, too.
Qish, Rue and our Hooman Momma Jonna
Yes…we are hoping, too, that Rusty is flying free now, with a silky shiny coat and lots of energy to once again chase flutterbys around…