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Happy Blogaversary to Me!

So I checked my account and saw that today marks 6 years since I published my first blog post at Rumpydog. Yay me!

Back then there were three dogs and 6 cats sharing blogging credits with me. Today there are 5 cats blogging. No dogs are still here.

Recently Helen at Hell on Wheels/ Life One Handed asked me to introduce the family in a blog post. So to update Helen, and the rest of you, on who’s presently blogging in this family, I present a post of Who’s Who.



This is Little Girl (with Yella in the background). Little Girl is 8 years old. She was born to a feral mom and has lived with me since she was about 6 months old. As the only female feline of the bunch, she often finds herself having to put these fellas in their place. Little Girl is a lap cat and likes to cuddle close to me at night.



The other house panther is Graybow, who goes by Graybie Baby. Graybie was born to a feral mama in my back yard and Sage (the Weimaraner who died soon after this blog’s inception) found the mama and newborn babies. Mama abandoned the kittens, which I found a day later cold and crying. I bottle-fed them and two of the four lived. Graybie’s name came from the fact he was gray as a little kitty. Only after he was named did his fur change color. Typical. Graybie is also 8 years old. He is a bit of a bully and has decided he rules the roost.


Yella Fella is Graybie’s litter mate and was the other surviving bottle-fed kitty. Like Graybie, he was named before his color came in good, as he is really more red than yellow. Yella is on a diet because his vet said he really needed to lose some weight. He’s not happy about it, but I remind him it’s for the best.


Bubba, on the other hand, needs to eat as much as possible. At 17, he’s the elder gentleman of the household. Bubba has arthritis, hyperthyroidism, and kidney issues. I’ve been told he’s near the end for the past 4 years, and yet, here he is. Bubba is doing better in the eating department, but I’d be happy if he’d eat just a little bit more. He’s lived with me since approximately 10 weeks old, when a co-worker captured him and June Buggie on the campus of the training academy where I worked. He was best friends with Lucky Dog. When he died, Bubba took up with DeDe Dog, and when she died, he teamed up with Rumpy. Now he only has me, and he’s not exactly happy about it.

And last, but by no means least, is Hissy Fit Jones. Hissy was also born to a feral mama who brought him up to my house as a kitten because he was very sick. I doctored him up as best I could and made sure he ate regular, and eventually brought him in. Hissy has remained true to his feral roots, but he does enjoy snuggling with me when I am sitting on the couch or lying in bed, and he is never too far away when I’m eating.

The gang wants to thank you for sharing with us our blogaversary, and they assure you they will continue to spur me to blog for many years to come.

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?


43 thoughts on “Happy Blogaversary to Me!

  1. Happy Blogaversary! And we wish you many more to come. Not sure about all those cats though. I think you need to get a couple more dogs.

    Posted by Bongo | July 11, 2017, 7:29 PM
  2. Wow, 6 years! Congratulations!

    Thanks for reintroducing your family to us. I really liked reading about how each one came into your life.

    Posted by somethingwagging | July 11, 2017, 7:45 PM
  3. Happy Blogaversary to you! Your family pictures are precious!

    Posted by Sheila Morris | July 11, 2017, 8:10 PM
  4. Congrats! And thanks for all you do! You have a beautiful family!

    Posted by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) | July 11, 2017, 8:17 PM
  5. Congratulations, Jen! And, as always, thanks for everything you do!

    Posted by Alejandro De La Garza | July 11, 2017, 8:36 PM
  6. Congrats on 6 years blogging.

    Posted by The Island Cats | July 11, 2017, 8:37 PM
  7. Happy Blogaversary!!

    Posted by Sylvia Rogers | July 11, 2017, 9:11 PM
  8. Happy Blogaversary! Nice to see all your cuties in one post.

    Posted by 15andmeowing | July 11, 2017, 9:32 PM
  9. Happy 6-concatulations. And thank you for introducing the cat-brigade. Having a 17 year old cat is quite amazing. Kudos for rescuing so many and sharing love with them all.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | July 11, 2017, 10:49 PM
  10. Happy blogoversary, Jen! We are so thankful for you, and glad your feline crew will be keeping on you to keep up the (awesome) blogging for years to come. 🙂

    Posted by meowmeowmans | July 11, 2017, 11:09 PM
  11. Congratulations on six years of blogging.

    Posted by Clowie | July 12, 2017, 1:31 AM
  12. Loved this so much! I’d love to know how you came up with the names….well the ones you didn’t explain. I love it! Thanks for the mention. Cheers,H😍

    Posted by helentastic67 | July 12, 2017, 5:34 AM
    • Hissy Fit Jones throws a hiss at you when I get too close, and always has.

      Bubba and Junior were typical southern names, and every southern family has a Bubba.

      Little Girl was a feral kitten who’d stand under the bushes when I brought out food, and I’d call her to eat saying, “come here, Little Girl.” It stuck.

      Posted by rumpydog | July 12, 2017, 6:08 AM
  13. Thanks so much for explaining your family. In photos, they are either black or red so sometimes I get confused. I get it though. I have two gray cats that couldn’t be more different but none of my friends can tell them apart. Although I’ve been following you almost from the beginning I didn’t remember the third dog. So much loss. Congrats on your blogiversary and may there be many more!

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | July 12, 2017, 8:37 AM
  14. Happy Blogaversary to you!!! Thank you very much for the story about your family memberand these cute pictures!!! It was so interesting because I knew how Jen and Rumpy, Jen and DeDe and Jen and Junior and Bubba met each other, but didn’t know that how the rest of your family met Jen. It’s very sad to miss Sage, Rumpy, DeDe, Malachi and Junior……..really sad for me, too……but still we can see those lovely faces on FB, Instagram, and Twitte, I’m very worried of Bubba though……..
    I don’t think that Yella Fella should lose his weight at all….but as long as his vet says because of his health condition, it can’t be helped….poor Yella Fella….
    I hope that these five kitties will be well for a long time, because we don’t want to lose any one of you any more….
    Thanks again for being a wonderful blogger for us! I love you, Rumpy and June Buggie!

    Posted by eripanwkevin | July 12, 2017, 9:14 AM
  15. my wonderful cat has not eaten for an entire week…and I am at my wit’s end and totally wondering about veterinary “science” at this point? help???

    Posted by murphysmission | July 12, 2017, 2:45 PM
  16. Happy 6th bloggieversary Lady Jen!!!
    An may mee say it iss a pleasure to meet all of youss’!! Iss grate to meet you Yella Fella an Graybie an Littul Gurl….An bubba yur a wise mankat an mee ~~~play bowsss~~~ to you inn reespect!
    An Hissy Fit Joness mee LUVSS yur bloggie postss!!
    Mee wishess mee could have known Rumpdog. LadyMum told mee lotss about him an that shee luvved him a lot all so…
    Have a grate day Lady Jen ❤
    **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx an {{{hugs}}} LadyMum

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | July 12, 2017, 2:49 PM
  17. Well done and thanks for the intro to the ‘gang.’ 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈

    Posted by colettebytes | July 12, 2017, 4:18 PM
  18. Happy Blogiversary to you, I was just a fortnight ahead of you 6yrs too. 💜💗

    Posted by willowdot21 | July 12, 2017, 5:54 PM
  19. You have a beautiful family. Happy Blogiversary.

    Posted by corkscot | July 12, 2017, 6:09 PM
  20. Happy Happy 6th Blogaversary!! I could have sworn you have been around MUCH longer than that!! This was great learning about some of the other kitties that I don’t recall ever hearing about. (((hugs))) to you!

    Posted by caren gittleman | July 12, 2017, 10:14 PM
  21. Thank you for sharing your family with us. Congrats on your blogaversary – and many more !

    Posted by Mary McNeil | July 13, 2017, 9:30 AM
  22. Happy anniversary!

    Posted by jowensauthor | July 13, 2017, 7:35 PM
  23. Paws up for you and your Realm!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | July 17, 2017, 3:48 PM
  24. Happy blogaversary! Haven’t been as active but I love you rumpy!!!!

    Posted by apunkwithms | July 17, 2017, 10:13 PM
  25. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation however I find this topic to be really something which I feel I would never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very huge for me. I am having a look ahead to your subsequent post, I’ll try to get the hold of it!

    Posted by Alex | January 21, 2018, 2:16 AM

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