Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Russell - 2000-2014


It's with great sadness that I announce the passing of our dearly beloved ginger boy, Russell.
Russell was part of Mom's menagerie (only because she wouldn't let me take him when I moved out) and came to us as a kitten 14 years ago.

Mom found him along her mail route, a tiny orange fluff ball. We already had three cats and when I got home from work that day, the first words out of her mouth were, "He's not staying."
Clearly, Russell had other ideas.
He got his name because of his rusty orange nose. I said we should call him Rusty, and Dad immediately dubbed him Russell - and it just stuck.

We frequently referred to him as Mr. Relaxo.
 
I think it's clear why.

He was your typical orange goof ball cat.
Always purring. Always up for belly rubs.
Just a sweet, good-natured feline. He will be sadly missed.

13 comments:

Frieda said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss Valerie . He certainly was a handsome fella ! I can't say I blame mom for wanting to keep him . He looked to be quite a character . Cherish the memories and hug the rest of the menagerie tight . Hugs to you and your mom ...

Sue said...

Oh isnt he a gorgeous boy. So sad when you lose a loved pet.

lexa said...

He looks like he was quite a ham! Sorry for your loss, :(

Araignee said...

Oh noooooo........losing a pet is so hard. My deepest sympathies.

Delusional Knitter said...

Heart breaking. He reminds me of my Riley (not in color - but personality from the photos). So sad, but 14 ain't so bad. What a sweetie, so sorry to hear this.

Bridget said...

God bless all of you, and Russell. I am glad that he had a happy life and was loved beyond loving.

Everyone at our house (furry an otherwise) will say a special prayer for your family and Russell.

Take care.

Chrisknits said...

What a sad time for your family. He does look like he was the perfect cat.

Dee said...

Looks like Russell had quite the personality! I'm so sorry for your loss.

kathy b said...

Im am so very sorry. Mr Relaxo is perfectly named. "He's not staying" are our favorite words.
He looks like a wonderful being. BLess you as you miss him

Monika said...

Sorry to hear that. I love his face! And you've got awesome photos of him. I'm sure he'll never be forgotten.

Nancy Kay said...

My sympathies! He looks like such an easy-going fella...a great pet. You've got wonderful photos that capture his personality! I know he'll be missed.

Rachelle said...

That's about the age our ginger fella got to, ours wasn't as easy going as Russell though. It's always hard when a loved pet leaves us; I still miss my Smokey Cat.

heideho said...

It looks to me like Russell enjoyed the most comfortable and happy life possible. I'm so very sorry for your loss.