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The Story of How I Rescued Jen

One thing I am often asked is how Jen and I came to be together.



So ya wanna know how I found Jen?

I was 9 months old. I was running down the road, minding my own business, and smelling of the dead thing I’d just rolled in. Life was good.

Suddenly, this car stopped nearby and called to me. The woman asked me who I was and where I lived. I should have been scared, but I wasn’t. She told me it was dangerous out here, and I should get in her car with her. So I did.

We rode around and she asked people if they knew where i lived. Nobody did. The woman then took me to her house and I hung out in her back yard.

The woman kept looking for my home, but I could have told her it was a waste of time. I’d found my home with her.


Has it really been 8 years?

Eventually I got tired of living in the yard, and I told her I wanted to live inside with the other dogs. And I did.

Hard to believe that was 8 years ago….. and that I’ve put up with her as long as I have.

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


65 thoughts on “The Story of How I Rescued Jen

  1. What a great story! Congrats to both of you!

    Posted by Emmadog | October 21, 2013, 6:09 AM
  2. Awwww lovely Rumpy!! It was truly fate! Take care

    Posted by Old Kitty | October 21, 2013, 6:11 AM
  3. Ohhh Rumpy what a lovely story! You were both obviously meant to be together! HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!

    Posted by Dakota/Caren/Cody | October 21, 2013, 6:16 AM
  4. You found each other this is great… I know how much she loves you dear Rumpy, but you too. and I love you too. Give a big kiss and hugs to dear Jenny, Thanks and Love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | October 21, 2013, 6:18 AM
  5. What a sweet story! Whee are so glad you found each other ^_^

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | October 21, 2013, 6:20 AM
  6. Oh Rumpy that was the best day of your life and you know it!!!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | October 21, 2013, 6:25 AM
  7. What a good job you rescued Jen! Who knows where she might have ended up. Hope you had a fabulous birthday Rumpy – lots of love from Jazz, Daisy, Milly, Poppy and Coco and of course my two current foster kits: Rosie and Violet.

    Posted by Jill Spain (@JillSpain) | October 21, 2013, 6:35 AM
  8. Do you always get in cars with strangers? Normally I would not recommend that but it looks like you made the right choice that time.

    Posted by Charles Huss | October 21, 2013, 6:36 AM
  9. That’s a wonderful story, Rumpy. I think it was something like kharma that you and your Jen found each other.

    Posted by easyweimaraner | October 21, 2013, 6:43 AM
  10. You deserve a medal pal! It’s brilliant that you rescued her!

    Posted by Basil | October 21, 2013, 6:54 AM
  11. Jen is so lucky you found her!
    You have the sweetest face ever, Rumpydog.

    Posted by Angeline M | October 21, 2013, 6:56 AM
  12. That’s a great story Rumpy..so glad you found each other..it is a dangerous world out there! I have given a lift to many souls over the years and all happily reunited eventually with their people…no pup should be out and about by themselves..hugs Fozziemum xx

    Posted by fozziemum | October 21, 2013, 7:00 AM
  13. Hi Rumpy !
    What a great Gotcha story !
    Sure glad you two found each other πŸ™‚

    P.S Thoose dogtreats you saw in my box is for catΒ΄s too. You see it is chick-hen wrapped small fishes πŸ™‚

    Posted by Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal | October 21, 2013, 7:51 AM
  14. Lovely story. It almost made me cry.

    Posted by Russell Smith | October 21, 2013, 7:52 AM
  15. Getting into that car was a very wise decision!!!


    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | October 21, 2013, 8:12 AM
  16. What a lovely and touching story this is!!!!! Athough I’ve heard it before, I still almost cry when I listen to this beautiful story. If you hadn’t rescued Jen, we hadn’t have been able to meet you here, so we so glad you and Jen rescued each other!!! πŸ™‚

    Posted by eripanwkevin | October 21, 2013, 8:20 AM
  17. You were wearing eau de roadkill. How could she not fall in love!

    Posted by katecrimmins | October 21, 2013, 9:00 AM
  18. It was kind of you to rescue her, Rumpy!

    Posted by Clowie | October 21, 2013, 9:24 AM
  19. What a beautiful story pal. i’m so happy you rescued Jen. How could she resist you anyway cuz of your sweet face.

    Posted by mariodacat | October 21, 2013, 9:28 AM
  20. Life is good, my friend. Happy gotcha day to you. May you have more gotcha days to come.

    Posted by haopee | October 21, 2013, 9:35 AM
  21. What a great story Rumpy! Happy rescue day to Jen:)


    Posted by RAHUSKY | October 21, 2013, 9:36 AM
  22. A dog of adventure and good sense – wonderful combination. Jen is lucky to have you looking after her

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | October 21, 2013, 9:40 AM
  23. What a sweet story! I’m glad you found Jen there on the road when you did!

    Posted by peggyspetplace | October 21, 2013, 9:46 AM
  24. Oh Rumpy, it was so good of you to rescue your Mama from wandering the streets in her car! Woooooowooooooooo!

    Posted by Kuruk | October 21, 2013, 9:54 AM
  25. Hooray for your momma. SO nice of her to rescue you from the streets. <3333

    Posted by Pup | October 21, 2013, 10:00 AM
  26. A wonderful story and it shows you were both very smart. How long did it take Jen to give you a bath? Rumpy, we all know that dogs know exactly the right person for them to adopt. You certainly did.

    Posted by whydowepaythem | October 21, 2013, 10:35 AM
  27. I love your line about putting up with Jen for 8 years! What a patient dog you are, Rumpy.

    Posted by morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer | October 21, 2013, 11:15 AM
  28. Lucky Jen to have found you!

    Posted by Judith Gale | October 21, 2013, 11:24 AM
  29. What a great story! I glad you found Jen. Happy Gotcha Day.

    Posted by Cathy Keisha (@CathyKeisha) | October 21, 2013, 11:32 AM
  30. Love this story, Rumpy! Thanks for sharing. Wow – eight years! Time really does fly when you are having fun, doesn’t it? Congrats to you and mom! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

    Posted by ScottieMom | October 21, 2013, 11:38 AM
  31. It was meant to be…

    Posted by kanzensakura | October 21, 2013, 11:41 AM
  32. Well Rumpster you certainly have a way with words! I bet Jenn is glad you found her!

    Posted by Janette Hamilton | October 21, 2013, 11:48 AM
  33. What a great story, thanks for sharing it!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | October 21, 2013, 11:54 AM
  34. It is soooo cuteee πŸ™‚

    Posted by lonelyblogs.com | October 21, 2013, 12:22 PM
  35. RUMPY that is a MARVELOUS story of how you rescued the lady and then just STAYED WITH HER.
    WHAT A FABULOUS Gotcha Story it is!! 8 years in the making and NO REGRETS… GRRRRREAT. BRAVO

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | October 21, 2013, 12:33 PM
  36. Rumpy, be good to Jen – but don’t let her get away with any mischief. I’m always having to get after my person for trying to pull mischief on me.

    Posted by Bongo | October 21, 2013, 12:56 PM
  37. She’s such a lucky girl, that you rescued her. But I think it wasn’t bad for you either to meet her. Have a happy Gotcha Day!

    Posted by stanze | October 21, 2013, 1:05 PM
  38. Bless your furry white paws & those soulful brown eyes & every bit of you in between!!! You are the sweetest poochie for rescuing Jen & giving her the poochie love & guidance she truly needed!
    We love you Rumpy!!! (Jen he must keep you on your toes!!)
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | October 21, 2013, 1:25 PM
  39. Good for you Rumpy. You chose well!

    Posted by Teepee12 | October 21, 2013, 2:13 PM
  40. Thank you for saving Jen from loneliness! Your the best!

    Posted by wigglebuttryker | October 21, 2013, 2:25 PM
  41. Lucky Jen and lucky you, R. You’re perfect together. I’m so happy you rescued each other! xoxo

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | October 21, 2013, 2:42 PM
  42. For sure you and Jen were looking for each other, you just didn’t know it yet and once you met you both knew it was furever

    Posted by Gizmo | October 21, 2013, 3:34 PM
  43. What a heartwarming, sweet story. I’m glad you found each other. πŸ™‚

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | October 21, 2013, 6:09 PM

    Posted by Melanie Kaufman | October 21, 2013, 8:11 PM
  45. Happy Gotcha Day, Rumpy!

    Posted by Texas, a cat in... Austin | October 21, 2013, 8:26 PM
  46. Oh, Rumpy, what a smart pup you were! Jen is very lucky that you have found her. Do you have pics from that old times?

    Posted by kolytyi | October 21, 2013, 11:05 PM
  47. It was so kind and brave of Jen to invite you into her car when you had just enjoyed being a “Primal Pup.” Stinky dead things are really quite grand though, yes? Especially to rowdy puppies out for a romp. It was very smart of you to adopt her like that and to get some doggie and kitty pals in the bargain. And we’re so glad we found you on the Interwebz! Love & loud purring from all of us!

    Posted by Annabelle Essert (@RainbowCatsx8) | October 22, 2013, 4:46 AM
  48. LOL what a great story, but would of loved to know how you got on the streets in the first place Rumpy xxx

    Posted by mythreemoggies | October 22, 2013, 7:12 AM
  49. Rumpy, Jen is NOTHING without you. It’s a good job you rescued her! πŸ™‚

    Posted by Austin Towers | October 22, 2013, 8:06 AM
  50. Oh that’s a cute story, what a kind lady! And you put up with her *snort*

    Posted by Catherine Johnson | October 22, 2013, 8:55 AM
  51. perfect match I would say Rumpy,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | October 22, 2013, 12:05 PM
  52. You did a very good deed, Rumpy. Us people really do need saving. πŸ™‚

    Posted by ILoveDogs | October 22, 2013, 12:20 PM
  53. So nice of you to rescue Jen that way. πŸ™‚

    Posted by wantmorepuppies | October 24, 2013, 2:13 PM
  54. I melt into a puddle of goo when you turn on your big, brown-eyed charm. πŸ™‚

    Posted by lilmisspoutine | October 30, 2013, 6:35 PM
  55. Rumpy, I like that story. I was wondering- how many bones do you have to pay to your owner? Do they take a stipend for editing and printing your blog? If you are typing this out yourself, my apologies and bravo!

    Dogs rule.
    Cats drool.

    Posted by zaphanathpaneah17 | November 9, 2013, 4:35 PM
  56. We love dogs Rosie and I. Rosie got tears out all right reading Rumpy’s story. Thanks for the like on our blog.

    Posted by feralbulb | November 10, 2013, 4:05 AM
  57. Awwwwwwwww this is so sweet! πŸ™‚

    Posted by ioanna aggelidaki | November 14, 2013, 9:09 AM
  58. Thank you for taking action and taking this beautiful furbaby in. You have a good heart and people like you are much need it in this world.

    Posted by buffybuffers | November 15, 2013, 6:28 AM
  59. Hi Jen! Sorry for the delay in saying thank you for visiting my blog. I love your story about gorgeous Rumpy. You are both very lucky to have found each other. πŸ™‚

    Posted by Red | December 31, 2013, 12:28 PM

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