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 HandedΒ 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.

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.

  2. 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. πŸ™‚

  3. 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😍

    1. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. Yes, I lost Lucky several months before the blog started, then Sage soon after. DeDe almost 3 years ago now. Malachi last year. And then Rumpy and June Buggie.

  5. 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!

    1. Thank you! Bubba is in no hurry to go anywhere, so don’t worry about that. Yella is at risk of diabetes if he doesn’t lose weight, so we have to try.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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