Meet Rusty, an adventurous sailor cat living an incredible life at sea!
Rusty was adopted by his parents, Mileena and Samuel, when he was just nine weeks old.
“We named him Rusty because he’s a flame point siamese mix with a splash of orange on his coat,” said Mileena on TikTok.
Rusty’s new family didn’t waste any time introducing him to boat life.
“We set sail for the Bahamas the day after we adopted him,” said Mileena.
He loves spending time on the boat because it’s a wonderland of exciting smells and places to explore!
“The boat has so many nooks and crannies for him to play in,” said Mileena. “It’s basically his jungle gym.”
This tiny world explorer is living out our childhood dreams through his action-packed adventures.
“Lil’ Rust” even has a shark and sailor costume to strut the boat in style.
When he’s not on the boat keeping an eye out for pirates, Rusty is exploring deserted islands and sparring with lobsters.
He especially loves snacking on the fresh seafood his mom and dad catch.
This kitty can’t get enough quality time with his parents, whether it be on the boat or on the beach.
Rusty isn’t your average cat– he loves water!
When Mileena first posted a video of Rusty on TikTok, many people were shocked that he roams the boat freely.
When asked how he doesn’t fall overboard, Mileena responded, “Cats are super smart and very agile. It’s never even been a close call for him.”
However, Rusty’s parents have put him through overboard training in the event of an accident or emergency.
“If he does fall off, there are lines on the sides of the boat where he can climb right back up,” said Mileena.
Life on a boat has its perks, but it can get a little toasty in hot temperatures.
However, Rusty’s parents make sure he stays healthy and hydrated.
“When it gets hot on board, Rusty likes to be splashed with water,” said Mileena.
After a long day of exploring, he’ll lounge in his favorite position: “the dead cockroach”.
He basically flops over on his back and exposes his belly to relax.
When Mileena first posted a video of her adorable sailor cat on TikTok, she was met with love and support from millions of people all over the world.
Rusty was an instant internet sensation.
This little sailor is breaking the “lazy cat” stereotype with his incredible lifestyle!
Rusty’s parents plan on posting a video about overboard training for anyone interested in taking their cat on boat adventures.
His influence goes beyond entertaining his fans.
This sweet little sailor is inspiring people to get active with their cats and make memories together!
Follow Mileena on Tiktok and Instagram to see more of Rusty!
Friday 16th of September 2022
That's one nice baby!!!! 😸
Thursday 15th of September 2022
Though I love all animals, I have an affinity for cats. My husband and I had two cats that went everywhere with us on our boat. They didn’t care much for water but were very comfortable on the boat. Now we have an RV and they love it just as much. They are delightful. I really like the stories of the rescues you provide. Thank God for people like you. I currently donate on a monthly basis but it never seems to be enough. I wish I could do more. I appreciate everything you do as I’m sure others do. God bless all of you!
Sunday 11th of September 2022
My white cat Smudge had his ears trimmed at age 13 to remove skin cancer caused by sun exposure. I wonder if Rusty ever wesrs a hat or pet friendly sunscreen? I love the fun life and love he expriences with his humans and the overboard training. Thumbs up!
Monday 5th of September 2022
I love cats; so smart and interesting! I feel so happy when the disabled cats are rescued!
Tuesday 30th of August 2022
Well rusty is leading a double life really even for a cat he has to live on the boat till it gets to shore then he can explore other places on land