Rumpy will not stay in the same room with me.
At first I thought it was the temp of the room, because the living room tends to be warmer than the bedroom. But this weekend I noticed when I entered the room where he lay, he’d soon get up and move to the other room. If I tried to engage him in some interaction, he’d leave sooner. I asked him why, but he just looks at me.
Rumpy mostly sleeps, but he does enjoy going outside. He doesn’t have much stamina, and a walk around the yard can wear him out. Mostly we stand and he sniffs the air and listens to what’s happening out there. His appetite is fair. I do get him to eat and take his meds thanks to his love of chicken and peanut butter.
Bubba Cat has quickly gone downhill and I don’t expect him to be with us much longer. He isn’t eating well and mostly sleeps on top of the towels in the bathroom closet. I’m not surprised, really. Bubba and Rumpy have always been close.
I had treats. He was interested enough to stay.
Today I am grateful for time outside, cookies eaten, and photos taken. For a weekend spent together, even if much of it wasn’t spent in the same room.
As long as he knows I love him, that’s all that matters.
48 thoughts on “A Weekend with Rumpy”
Dear Jenny, Rumpy feels you and doesn’t want to see you in sadness, Try to act as before, I know it is not easy. I was same as you with my other cat. They feel inside of our heart and mind… He is so adorable, dear Jenny, My best wishes and love to you all, Thanks, nia
Nia I’m not acting sad. I’m just wanting to be in the same room, even if I’m reading it working no on the computer.
Dear Jenny don’t misunderstand me, maybe you don’t act, but maybe feels … but this is something for me to protect you.
You don’t protect me by accusing me. Please keep your advice to yourself.
no you agan misunderstand me dear Jenny. Sorry if I make you sad, but this wasn’t what I tried to say. Rumpy tries to protect you not want you to make sad. Sorry dear Jenny I felt so sad now.
There’s no way I can ‘like’ this ☹️ Lots of love coming your way x
hugs to you and rumpy… big hugs…
He knows you love him and he knows you’re there for him.
They both know you love them. (((Hugs)))
The Florida Furkids
Sending Loving Energies to Rumpy, Bubba, and you! I understand the challenges and the difficulties of these type of days. It’s the little things to enjoy! ❤
I feel for you, it must be hard. Rumpy knows you love him though and he loves you, no matter what is causing him to go in another room. Sending hugs.
I am so sorry. This must be a very difficult time for you.
He knows… we all know your love for the big guy.
Hugs to you all 🐾
My heart breaks for you. It is such a difficult time. Sending big HUGS!
Dear Jen, Rumpy and knows how much you love him and care about him. I’m sure that he loves you and you are the most important lady in his life. Dogs are very smart animal and they try to stay with their human as long as they can, I believe. We are sending lots of love to Rumpy and to you, Jen.
Warm hugs to everybody.
Maybe Rumpy knows, how much you love him and when he stays with you in your room he is too alert with loving you back and cannot stay calm enough to pace himself.
My thoughts are with you all.
Or maybe the cats bother him and they want to be where I am.
Maybe. Perhaps you could try to give him some “exclusive-time”?
With all due respect I didn’t ask for advice.
Sorry, I did not meant to be obstrusive.
Rumpy knows you love him… you can see it in that sweet face in both pictures. Hugs to you. When Z Cat was so sick before we helped her pass, I had to give her shots for congestion and she started to run from me. Broke my heart and I did worry that she didn’t think I loved her anymore, that she didn’t trust me. Rumpy loves peanut butter? ♥
I hear you sister! And feeling like a stalker! I hear you on that too. Cheers,H
Big hugs, I am so sorry for the sadness, it is devastating losing a loved one.
He knows, Jen. 😉 xoM
Dakota’s been doing that to me too. I went outside to sit with him while I was working… he went inside. Since I didn’t want to be outside by myself in the chill, I went back inside. 30 seconds later Dakota was back outside sleeping on the patio. Malamutes….
Jen,my heart breaks for you. Rumpy is so lucky to have you. Sometimes my Izzy will do the whole avoiding thing too,I call it her,”me time”. When she is done she’ll come and hangout with me again.
As the others have said, he knows! The heartache of these days is worth it for the love there is between you! But oh does I hurt! ❤
He knows, of that there can be no doubt!
Dogs know how we feel about them. Thinking of you all.
Oh sad that both Rumpy and Bubba are slowing down at the same time. Not much I can say other than sending love to you all.
Oh this is so sad! We are sending healing vibes to ALL of you. *ear licks* Noodle
Sending you all lots of love
We all let go in our own way. Maybe he was in a mood. Maybe he is preparing. Whatever it is, he knows you love him. Whatever is happening, he loves you too. Holding you both in the light.
Just one look at Rumpy’s eyes and the expression on his face and it says how much he loves you. I feel so sad for you at this time. I wish you peace for all the time you will spend with Rumpy and Bubba Cat.
Hang in there. He’s such a cool guy.
Both Rumpy and Bubba Cat know how much you love them even when you aren’t in the room with you. Proximity doesn’t have any affect on the depth of love.
Sorry to hear Rumpy is feeling moody. My cat is going through a period of being less affectionate. The only time she pays me any attention is when I’m going to the bathroom and she reaches under the door to try and scratch my feet. I’ve been pretending to go to the bathroom more and more.
Being outside and sniffing the air – always pleasant entertainment.
You’re so astute to let both of them find their spots and their own comforts.
Sending healing ‘cookies’ your way to both.
Oh. You have your hands full. Yes, they know you love them. In their way they want to spare you the pain to come.
So sorry to hear this. I have two fur babies at home and I can’t imagine. Hugs are being sent your way!
He knows – they both do. 💚