Spotlight Thursday – Meet Rusty

28 Jul

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  My name is Russet, but everyone knows me as Rusty.

Age:  I was born on March 1, 2004, so I am  twelve years young.

Location:  Thomaston, Georgia, USA.

Web/Blog Page:

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Hey, thanks for getting me out of jail, but if I’m going to live here, would you please have the taxi driver (Jan) buy a bigger traveling crate!  (She did.)  Jan must have scraped off three pounds of floof and skin stuffing me into the original one.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I have actually had three forever homes.  I lost my first one because my mom was elderly and I liked to rub against her legs and she was terrified one of us would get hurt.  She took me to the shelter but she was prepared to take me back if no one adopted me.  Jan saw my picture in the paper.  I am front declawed, so she called the shelter to tell them she was on her way and to not adopt me out to anyone because I was going to be her mother’s Thanksgiving dinner!  I wasn’t the meal.  Jan paid my fees with their Thanksgiving dinner money because Miss Mother (I’m a polite Southern kitty!) had lost her two dog companions and was lonely.  Miss Mother was elderly but in a wheelchair, so rubbing against her legs was not a problem.  Then Miss Mother went away and never returned.  Jan was sad and I was lonely.  One day Jan brought me home and made me an official Funny Farmer.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   Oh, that’s easy.  I like to go outside and lounge in the yard.  I was safe in the dog pen.  One day Jan realized I was missing.  She panicked, ran in the back door, put Merci on a leash and took out the front door to search.  As she ran past the back corner of the house, there I was on the back steps, looking up and yelling for her to let me in, she’d locked me out.  A few days later I went missing again.  That time Jan didn’t stop to put Merci on a leash.  The dog pen gates were locked, so she ran in the back door and out the front.  As she ran around the side of the house, she saw me race from the flower bed next door, through an opening between the house and the pen, and start screaming at the back door she’d locked me out again.  She cut off my Houdini route with a cinder block.

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? There’s no mom or dad around here, just Jan.  She’s ancient and poor, but she does her best to take care of all of us.  When she rearranged the living room, she moved a big bookcase to the corner near a window.  She put lots of books on top.  I’m a big guy.  I need room.  I  rolled over in my sleep and fell off the bookcase a few times.  Guess who has the whole top of the bookcase to himself now? 

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I’m such a big guy, humans assume I’m slow and clumsy, but I’m agile and light on my feet.

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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21 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Rusty

  1. charlie Downunder

    07/28/2016 at 1:25 am

    Crikey Rusty …… it’s nice to meet you. You sound like my kind of bloke for a CAT!! You wouldn’t hiss and spit at me would you?? Thanks Houdini for spotlighting Rusty. That was very nice of you.

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 9:55 am

      Thanks sweet Charlie! Rusty is cool for cat – very nice! XOXO – Bacon

  2. Photofinland by Rantasalot

    07/28/2016 at 3:13 am

    Hi Rusty, nice to meet you, you are a handsome cat (like me).
    a cat in faraway Finland.

  3. angelswhisper2011

    07/28/2016 at 3:15 am

    You are a special cat, Rusty, and you have that lion look…very handsome, lightpawed fellow. Jan must love you very much. Hey, Rusty, just between us, that must have been a great adventure, wasn’t it 😀

    Great interview again, Bacon and Houdini. It’s great to learn more about furriends, old and new…and a little known…well, you know what I mean 😉
    Pawkisses for a wonderful day to all of you 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 9:58 am

      Thanks my sweet friend. That’s the entire point of this series. There are so many anipals out there. We gotta share our love and get to know more. Right? ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  4. Skyler Braveheart

    07/28/2016 at 5:05 am

    Boy Rusty, you have quite a story! You and Jan are quite a team. Ya gotta stop scaring her when you go out to lounge! Xxxx Skyler

  5. Cupcake

    07/28/2016 at 5:14 am

    Good job, B. I’m sure Jan appreciates you calling her “ancient and poor,” Rusty! Sheesh. Maybe next time say she’s “100years young and careful with our money…”

    Love and licks,

  6. katsrus

    07/28/2016 at 7:30 am

    Very nice to meet you. We love orange kitties. Glad you have a wonderful home.
    Sue B

  7. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    07/28/2016 at 8:00 am

    Rusty sounds like a nice guy – for a cat 🙂

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 9:59 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  8. jansfunnyfarm

    07/28/2016 at 10:23 am

    Rusty is so easy going he fit right in when he moved in. Well, there was a little hissing, but not on his part. He’s too modest tso we’ll all speak for him and say thank you for interviewing him.

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 11:28 am

      aaww thank YOU for participating in our Spotlight Thursday my sweet friend. Much love – XOXO – Bacon

  9. lexitheschnauzer

    07/28/2016 at 10:49 am

    Hi Rusty, nice to meetcha. Hope you’re staying cool in this ungawdly summer heat – I’m just up the road in TN. I will have to visit your blog to see just how big you are!

  10. Tails Around the Ranch

    07/28/2016 at 12:15 pm

    Hi’ya…Rusty. You be one good looking feline! Blessings to your ‘Jan’ for taking such good care of you. 😉

  11. The Canadian Cats

    07/28/2016 at 2:23 pm

    Rusty, you sound like a great friend. I must ask, did you get your name Russet, from the potato? We grow those by the way. You can always come visit and we’ll plant you. MOL


  12. Nylabluesmum

    07/28/2016 at 2:35 pm

    Iss a pleasure to make yur acquaintance Rusty Kat!
    You sure have had an innterestin Life…..soundss like you have landed on yur pawss now!
    An well dun on thee Houdini movess; sumfing mee werkss at a lot all so 😉
    Sinseerlee Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

  13. databbiesotrouttowne

    07/28/2016 at 4:21 pm

    dood !!! total lee awesum two see ewe over heer two day…ya, noe, we iz knot sure we ever hurd yur ezcape storee bee for….high paws buddy ….ewe buddy …knot buddy buddy tho high paws two him two…we N joyed yur interviews !!! grate job bacon ♥♥♥☺☺☺

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon

  14. pilch92

    07/28/2016 at 4:31 pm

    I love Rusty, but never knew how he came to live with Jan. Thank you for interviewing him.

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 5:54 pm

      You are so welcomed my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  15. gentlestitches

    07/28/2016 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Rusty , you are a big impressive boy! I bet your purr sounds like thunder, you look like a happy cat. 😄


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