Friday, October 16, 2009
Favorite Felines on Friday
When I came to live with my family six years ago, there was another ginger cat already living there - this is my bro Rusty. As you can see, he had short fur, and he was long and lean in the body, so we were like a Mutt and Jeff team. We were only a match in our coloring. At first, he was not thrilled to see me, but over time we got to be good friends, and would lie together on our favorite blanket. I always let him be the boss. Rusty was allowed to go outside, but I was not. He had a very big desire to be out and was miserable if confined to the house. He had all his claws, whereas I was missing my front ones, and I had no clue about finding my way back to my own porch or deck, even if I was just next door (once when I did escape, I went onto the decks of the neighboring houses, thinking they were my house!).
Sadly, Rusty's love of the outdoors ended up taking him to the Rainbow Bridge when he was about 13 years old. My folks are fairly certain he was taken by a fox or coyote, which made them extremely upset. Even though we live in a fairly populated area, there are deer, and foxes and very occasionally coyotes in the area.
We remember Rusty with great affection. Rusty, we hope you are enjoying the Infinite Outdoors over the Bridge.