Our New Feature: Dear DeDe

Oh Dog! DeDe has been bugging me to let her help write my blog! I didn’t want her to but Jen says I should let her. So after Top Secret negotiations (that I’d rather not discuss here, but rest assured no blood was drawn) we agreed that DeDe could have a regular spot here with a segment we’re calling, “Dear DeDe.”

But since DeDe doesn’t yet have her own Street Cred, today I will introduce her segment to you, MY adoring public. I hope you enjoy it…. but not TOO much.


DeDe: Oh Dog! I am so excited! Who would have ever thought that there would be a world of people interested in me! Me! A dog from the trash heap! But here I am, and I’m the happiest dog in the whole world!

Rumpy: Yeah, so DeDe, since we’re just starting out, I thought I’d just give you a couple of questions to get you started. OK?

DeDe: Yeah! Yeah! I’m ready! Let me at ’em!

Rumpy: *rolls eyes* No DeDe! You’re gonna answer questions…. for the advice column. Remember?

DeDe: Oh! Sure! Let ‘er rip!

Rumpy: OK, so question one…… Dear DeDe:

DeDe: Hey, that’s me!

Rumpy: Well of COURSE it’s you! *sigh* As I was saying…. Dear DeDe: I have this really cool bone, but I’m afraid it’s gonna get stolen! I don’t have anywhere to bury it because we live in the city. I was wondering if I should get some of that insurance like I saw on TV. What do you think? Signed, Sad in the City.

DeDe: Hmmmmm… let’s see. Dear Sad in the City: I hear your dilemma. You wanna know where to get some insurance.

Rumpy: No DeDe! He wants to know how to keep his bone safe!

DeDe: But if he had insurance, he wouldn’t have to keep his bone safe!

Rumpy: Huh? Why not?

DeDe: Duh! If a dog can afford insurance, he can afford to replace a stolen bone.

Rumpy: *shaking head* Oh brother! Well, never mind that question then. Let’s try this one. Dear DeDe:

DeDe: Yep, that’s me!

Rumpy: I am a large dog with an embarrassing problem. There’s this cat that likes to boss me around. He is always trying to tell me what to do, and when he gets mad he gives me the thunderpaw. I can’t hurt him because my human will be mad. What do I do? Signed, Hiding in the Shadows.

DeDe: Oooh, that’s a hard one.

Rumpy: Yeah, I know. Dealing with cats is always so touchy.

DeDe: So anyway I think Hiding should steal that other dog’s bone!

Rumpy: *stares* Huh? What on earth for?

DeDe: Well, he could then blame it on the cat and let that other dog take care of him. AND he could have a nice bone to keep him busy.

Rumpy: Hmmmmm…. *thinks* that might work.

DeDe: See? I told ya I could do this!

Rumpy: Yeah *looks unsure* Well anyway faithful readers, DeDe will be imparting her wisdom on you each week, so send in all your questions care of yours truly.


I just want to take a moment to tell you about my friend Tiny Timmy. He is cat that suffers from neurological damage that was caused by over-the-counter flea/tick products. He is raising money to get to Washington D.C. to talk to folks at the EPA and in Congress about the dangers of these products. For more information please visit his web site tinytimmy.org

17 thoughts on “Our New Feature: Dear DeDe

  1. You and DeDe make a fine team Rumpy.
    May I offer a piece of advice to “Hiding in the shadows”. What if the bossy cat is offered another toy – like a large bone for example – wouldn’t that keep him busy and away from “Hiding” ? xxx

  2. Oooooo Chab yous gots mes thinking… I coulds takes mai goggie, Fiona,’s bone and brings it overs to Rumpy’s house!!! *headbonks* Rumpy for sharing THE WAVE!

  3. Dear Rumpy and DeDe…We’re very confused by this edition of your blog, especially the part about Tiny Timmy! We watched his video. It was long and didn’t really tell what happened to him. He’s very cute and looks like our friend, Oliver Twist. We went to his page and could tell he had writing on it, but it was too dark to read. He got some bad medicine? We’re very sorry and we hope his life is as good as can be for him! We would like to know more about him and wish him luck in D.C.!

    You’re very kind to share your space with DeDe and she’s very winsome and enthusiastic! We can tell she’s a sweet girl! We’re thinking Sad could hide his bone under the bed or in the bottom of the dirty clothes basket. No one would think to look there.

    And maybe DeDe could tell Hiding that bossing pups around is in a cat’s job description, at least that’s what we believe, since we are cats! Maybe he could just pretend to obey and keep his distance from the thunderpaw. We don’t have any pups around right now, but when our people get more, we’re planning to be bossy.

    Do you know LocksleyDog? There’s a cat named Charles who is mean to him most of the time. Maybe he could help DeDe with advice for Hiding? We think she’s got a great future for giving advice. She just needs more practice! If there’s other questions about cats, maybe Bubba, Little Girl and Hissy Fit Jones could help out.

    Oh! Our person just came in and scolded us for being long-winded, whatever that is. She says we’ve hogged the comments. So Goodbye!!

      1. Hi Rumpy! We tried again, but the background is still dark brown w/leafs and black print. Maybe something is wrong w/our computer? We hope Timmy is doing better now and we send him love & loud purring! RainbowCats

      2. I don’t know what to tell you. If you are on Facebook Timmy has a page called Tiny Timmy’s Healing Journey that shares information about him.

  4. Oh, oh, Rumpy. Now you’ve done it. DeDe is going to get a taste for fame and want to blog all the time. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya. I’m not letting Tyna near my blog. Who knows what she might write about? *shudders*

    Hmmm, DeDe has an advice column, eh? *Ponders what alias to use to send anonymous letter on how to deal with Tyrannical Tanner*

    I think it’s great you’re letting DeDe have her fifteen minutes of fame but don’t let it go to her head. And another word of warning. Don’t let the cats blog. Could spell total disaster.

    Love your pal, Loup

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