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The Latest on Rumpy

Rumpy continues to amaze me with his recovery.

He’d just eaten 3 cans of food and was getting ready to go outside. 


Don’t get me wrong, he’s not well. Right now he’s lying at my feet panting. His breathing is no longer labored, but it’s still heavy.

Last week I was begging him to eat anything. This morning he ate his regular dry food mixed with canned!

Last week we walked into the yard for him to potty and he’d want to immediately come back in. This morning he drug me around the yard.

We’re headed to the vet Monday morning for a follow-up. I guess another set of X-rays to check on that lymph node. And there’s still that tumor on his hind leg to think about, yet with the recovery he’s making, could he recover from these as well?

Who knows. But today, he’s showing marked improvement. Today I am hopeful.

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?


45 thoughts on “The Latest on Rumpy

  1. Dear Jenny, I am glad to hear this, you are in my thoughts. I do wish, hope and pray Rumpy to get well soon. Love you all so much, Love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | February 17, 2017, 6:10 AM
  2. A big big big big hug your way and more healing thoughts! Mouah!

    Posted by marina kanavaki | February 17, 2017, 6:15 AM
  3. Rumpy I hope with such good news you can even chase that tumor away… it’s great that you ate 3 cans of food and I hope hope hope for more good news… all paws and fingers and even my tail is crossed for you dear cookie saurus…

    Posted by easyweimaraner | February 17, 2017, 6:16 AM
  4. Yay for today 😻

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | February 17, 2017, 6:23 AM
  5. I’m glad to hear that. I hope Rumpy continues to improve.

    Posted by Charles Huss | February 17, 2017, 6:26 AM
  6. 3 cans of food! Wow! *hugs*

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | February 17, 2017, 6:40 AM
    • I know! I first gave him the chicken and rice and he didn’t really want it. So I opened a can of food and he licked the bowl clean. Gave him a second and he cleaned that one too, so I gave him a third and he ate most of that one.

      Posted by rumpydog | February 17, 2017, 6:50 AM
  7. YAY Rumpy!
    Dakota sends Woo woo woo your way as well.

    Posted by Chris M Anderson | February 17, 2017, 6:56 AM
  8. Glad to know about such good news, and Bongo and I are hoping for Rumpy ‘s going on in the direction of getting better an better.

    Posted by puzzleblume | February 17, 2017, 7:15 AM
  9. Glad to know you’re feeling better sweet Rumpy! We’re crossing our paws and saying prayers you’ll be back to yourself in no time at all.

    Molly and my Mom

    Posted by Molly and my Mom @ The Fast and the Furriest | February 17, 2017, 7:33 AM
  10. Now that is great news to hear. Rumpy is one tough fella and we are keeping all fingers and paws crossed that he recovers from the rest too!Super Pup Rumpy! xxx Rachel and Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | February 17, 2017, 8:24 AM
  11. That’s great news! Sometimes a series of treatments can slow a condition down or put it into remission for a period of time, sometimes months or even years. I hope that’s the case. In any case, Rumpy’s feeling good and that makes you both happy, which can only contribute to the wellness of both of you.

    Posted by Bernadette | February 17, 2017, 8:49 AM
  12. Oh that’s great news. Fingers and paws crossed this end he stays perky with good quality. That’s such a sweet video and he looks really good licking his chops. My Tazzie had similar symptoms like you’re describing with some modifications in presentation (she had orbital cancer among other things). This started when she was 12+. She lived to be 15+ with good quality. Rumpy has a lot of love and good thoughts coming his way but he has you and the other fur babies taking great care of him. Again holding out good healing thoughts and happy for the relief of this good news.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | February 17, 2017, 9:08 AM
  13. That’s wonderful news! Rumpy looks great in the photo. Best wishes that he will continue to improve.

    Posted by Debbie D. | February 17, 2017, 9:27 AM
  14. Enjoy and love him wholeheartedly today, Jen. No one has tomorrow. 😉 xoM

    Posted by Margarita | February 17, 2017, 9:43 AM
  15. Yay for Rumpy! He is getting all better. Good boy. Keep eating for Mommy. Love you! Granma.

    Posted by jenniferthreet | February 17, 2017, 10:21 AM
  16. So glad there’s been some improvement in Rumpy’s health – may it continue! ❤

    Posted by annabellefranklinauthor | February 17, 2017, 11:39 AM
  17. Very encouraging news! Keep on keeping on, Rumpy!

    Posted by CATachresis | February 17, 2017, 12:03 PM
  18. Good to hear you’re feeling better, Rumpy. Bob and I are keeping you lifted up!

    Posted by Ms. Kathy | February 17, 2017, 12:21 PM
  19. He is hungry, that is a good sign.
    Wishing you all the best, many lovely days together.

    Posted by Photofinland by Rantasalot | February 17, 2017, 1:32 PM
  20. I know only too well what a roller coaster ride it can be when you have a senior dog with health issues. Dogs certainly can amaze us with how strong they can be and how hard they will fight. Enjoy the up times as much as you can, and we will hope for you and Rumpy that they continue!

    Posted by Jan K | February 17, 2017, 2:39 PM
  21. Great news, though obviously still a long way to go. Hugs to you all.

    Posted by pensitivity101 | February 17, 2017, 2:49 PM
  22. We’re glad Rumpy is doing better. We continue to purr for him.

    Posted by The Island Cats | February 17, 2017, 3:53 PM
  23. We love you Jen and Rumpy! And all the other members of your furry family. RainbowCats continue to send love and loud healing, feel better purrs. And since there are 13 of us now (OMC, MEOW!!), that’s a lot of good vibes into the Universe. OurGirl’s heart is filled with gladness. Today’s post has made her whole week. xxx ooo and ^^^ <those are tender nibbles

    Posted by Annabelle Essert (@RainbowCatsx8) | February 17, 2017, 4:24 PM
  24. Thank you very much for this post, Jen. I’m hopeful, too I understand Rumpy has not recovered yet though……Glad to hear that he ate his food and seemed to enjoyed his walk. I really hope that he keeps to continue being better. We’ve been praying for him. We love Rumpy. 🐶❤

    Posted by eripanwkevin | February 17, 2017, 5:19 PM
  25. Sending purrs! It’s so sweet to see Rumpy with his fursib!

    Posted by Andrea Kenner | February 17, 2017, 6:06 PM
  26. Rumpy is as good with his cats as I am with mine! Enjoy the weekend together.

    Posted by Clowie | February 18, 2017, 2:56 AM
  27. Keebler, Linus, Otis, Oregano and Paprika are all sending best wishes.

    Posted by Paprika Furstenburg | February 18, 2017, 12:11 PM
  28. Never give up!!

    Posted by willowdot21 | February 18, 2017, 4:30 PM
  29. I’ve been so busy, I didn’t even know Rumpy was sick. Tell him I’m glad he’s feeling a bit better, and apologize to him for me. Tell him I’m working hard to help RESIST Trump. I’m sure he’ll understand.

    Posted by bitcodavid | February 18, 2017, 8:37 PM
  30. my kindred spirit cat died the day I gave him permission? could not believe it…I truly believe they know we need them, and do not wish to abandon US? he died when I vacated the room…but I believe rumpy will rebound…my rumpy look-alike canine was diabetic and put up with my ham-handed inoculations…two per day for two full years…and I have just completed administering 13 pills per day for two weeks to my black lab/rottie mix to cure a sore spot on her hind leg…I am exhausted…she is healed…I think? my empathetic thoughts are there with you both…

    Posted by murphysmission | February 19, 2017, 1:08 AM
  31. Sending some good energy Rumps way from Jamima and Hellonwheels. 😍😍

    Posted by helentastic67 | February 19, 2017, 7:13 AM
  32. Yeah. Keep it up.

    Posted by dogdaz | February 19, 2017, 10:04 PM
  33. Glad he is feeling somewhat better. Healing is done in baby steps.

    Posted by C.A. | February 20, 2017, 9:29 AM
  34. Always glad for good news like this. Thank you for sharing it. Continued POTP thoughts your way.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | February 21, 2017, 9:14 AM

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