Rush Limbaugh insists he’s a “harmless, lovable little fuzz ball,” and that was never more apparent than when he’d take a break from politics to talk about his cat, Punkin. Limbaugh revealed on-air today that 16-year-old Punkin was put to sleep last week, but he’d kept the news to himself in order to get through the week.
It was one of the hardest things that I’ve had to do. Last weekend was really sad and lonely, and I wouldn’t have been able to tell you about this on Monday without breaking up. But a lot of people have been asking because I had mentioned that she was not well, so I wanted to mention it to you and thank all of you for asking. I appreciate it. You all know. Those of you who have animals and lose them, you know what it’s like.
Limbaugh’s listeners do know what it’s like to lose a pet and took to Twitter to share their condolences.
So sorry Rush @rushlimbaugh loss of Punkin your cat. Condolences .. Prayers.
— ☀️USAEnglandBelle☀️ (@England811) August 16, 2013
ahhhhhhhhhhhhh @rushlimbaugh cat died iam sorry bud I love cat too and I know u love yours too
— Rex Mueting (@Rmueting) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh so sorry about Punkin, Rush. Our cat was just like her in terms of love. RIP Punkin.
— Michael Brugh (@MichaelBrughArt) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh Rush, soooo sorry to hear about Punkin!! My prayers are with your family. That's a tough one.
— Julie (@48430fierablue) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh So sorry to hear about Punkin.
— Shirley Widlacki (@patriotmom61) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh sorry for your loss. I have a white cat Goldie and I fear when the time comes for her
— Shaun Daily (@shaundaily) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh Hey Rush…So sorry about your cat ! Hard to loose a member of the family …I've had 2 go the same way . God Bless you Sir !
— Dave Lane (@Minuteman223) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh So sorry to hear about Punkin 🙁 God Bless!
— David Powell (@RSPW_DEP) August 16, 2013
Oh no. @rushlimbaugh So sorry to hear the news about your Punkin. <3
— Elizabeth Angelone (@ER3569) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh sorry about the lose of Pumkin the cat .Lose of a good Animal is always a heart break we never forget or get over.
— Tim Gradous (@tgradous) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh so very sorry to hear of Punkin's passing. I know that heartache all too well.
— KCee (@Elky305) August 16, 2013
— ShelleyMG (@ShelleyMGO) August 16, 2013
@rushlimbaugh Rush, so sorry to hear about Punkin’. But know she had a wonderful life with her human – you.
— Dana (@Grandbulldoggie) August 16, 2013