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Seven Years Ago…

Seven years ago I started this blog. That’s the longest I’ve stuck with anything.

I had hoped to monetize it to support my animal rescue habit. Things didn’t quite work out that way. Instead I found an avenue of expression that I enjoyed and was pretty good at, if I do say so myself.


Graybie and Yella from 2011

The best part? I got to meet you.

Writing has always given me an outlet. I hesitated to share it because it was so special to me, and I didn’t want it taken away. If you’ve ever suffered with low self-esteem, you know what I mean.


Hissy Fit Jones 2011


Writing prose and poetry is one thing that makes me feel good. Feel proud of myself. I am determined that no one will take that away from me.

The blog has helped me to open up and share myself to others through my writing. It’s sometimes not pretty, but it is always me… even when in the voice of Rumpy or June Buggie. I have a story to tell, and I am working up my courage to tell it.


June Buggie, DeDe and Rumpy, and if you look behind Rumpy lounging on the dog bed, you’ll see Little Girl 2011

I am not the horrible, worthless person that I was led to believe while growing up. I am pretty darn fantastic, and no one will ever again tell me any different.

Thanks for stopping by to share my anniversary, and thanks for supporting me as I grow into the healthy, beautiful woman I deserve to be.



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 “Seven Years Ago…

  1. I couldn’t live this post more! Happy blogiversary you amazing woman. X

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | July 11, 2018, 5:20 PM
  2. ^^ *love this post 😉

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | July 11, 2018, 5:21 PM
  3. Happy Blogaversary! Seven years is a long time of learning and teaching and growing.

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | July 11, 2018, 5:24 PM
  4. Con-cat-ulations on your anniversary. I’m glad you found this part of yourself through blogging, and shared it with us.

    Posted by Bernadette | July 11, 2018, 5:24 PM
  5. Congratulations ! And “keep on keeping on.”

    Posted by catladymac | July 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
  6. Your post made me smile 😊. Happy blogging Anniversary! Thank you for being brave and sharing

    Posted by Christine | July 11, 2018, 5:30 PM
  7. Happy blogiversary! That is indeed a long time to keep with something and I’m glad you have gotten something out of it. We readers certainly have!

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | July 11, 2018, 5:46 PM
  8. Happy Blogoversary! You are a wonderful woman. XO

    Posted by 15andmeowing | July 11, 2018, 5:48 PM
  9. Congratulations on keeping on during the good and bad days … and may you live long and prosper.

    Posted by Marilyn Armstrong | July 11, 2018, 5:56 PM
  10. Happy Blogiversary. So glad you stuck with it. So many people who started around the time we did have not (I’m at 8 1/2 years). You are a wonderful writer and I love that your blog is what you want it to be for you and not what anyone else would tell you to do. It’s a good example to everyone who has ever been bullied by their blog.

    Posted by Pamela | July 11, 2018, 6:52 PM
  11. I love this post. It made me feel good. ❤️

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | July 11, 2018, 7:04 PM
  12. Happy Blogging Anniversary!! I always enjoy your posts and I’m glad you have kept writing and I’m hoping you continue. It’s great to know you enjoy it!

    Posted by Catwoods | July 11, 2018, 7:11 PM
  13. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! i have enjoyed your blog over the years and hope to continue.

    Posted by corkscot | July 11, 2018, 7:18 PM
  14. You assuredly have value and an important voice. Thank you for your honesty and your heart

    Posted by Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) | July 11, 2018, 8:32 PM
  15. Congratulations. I’m late to the party, but I like what I’ve read so far. All the animals suckered me in! Thanks for sharing them and yourself with the rest of us.

    Posted by justdrivewillyou | July 11, 2018, 8:49 PM
  16. We love this post! Congratulations on seven years (wow!) of blogging … we are happy you’ve stuck with it, because we think you’re pretty darn great. : )

    Posted by meowmeowmans | July 11, 2018, 10:30 PM
  17. happy blogoversary… it’s unbelievable what happened since we started blogging… I think with writing and with sharing so much things they became more real…. and more intensive … sadly that counts for the sad things too… sigh…

    Posted by easyweimaraner | July 12, 2018, 12:25 AM
  18. You are a beautiful human/woman! It’s all I’ve known you to be. Cheers,H

    Posted by helentastic67 | July 12, 2018, 5:23 AM
  19. Wow, I must have found your blog the same year you started it. So many moves & jobs over that time – to meet the needs of all your fur family. I love watching your journey, your strength & your resilience.

    Posted by clingycat | July 12, 2018, 5:36 AM
  20. Yeah! happy blogoversary!

    NukNuk & Family

    Posted by Ra Husquiberian | July 12, 2018, 8:49 AM
  21. Happy anniversary and proud of you 💓

    Posted by TheFeatheredSleep | July 12, 2018, 1:13 PM
  22. Well done and happy anniversary 🍾🍸💜💜🎆🎆 so lovely to see a photo of Rumpy and DeDe 💜💜

    Posted by willowdot21 | July 12, 2018, 1:48 PM
  23. Happy Blogoversary!!! We love reading your posts and you do a great job everytime. We love that writing makes you feel good and that you really enjoy it. Hope we get to read and see many more of your posts in the near future. Thanks for sharing the photos. and thank you for all your hard work. Have a great day.

    Posted by World Of Animals, Inc. | July 12, 2018, 3:06 PM
  24. Happy blogversary! I miss seeing these cuties.

    Posted by Shira | July 12, 2018, 5:16 PM
  25. Happy Blogversary to you!! Love the photos!

    Posted by DailyMusings | July 12, 2018, 6:00 PM
  26. No matter what anyone said, you’re cool. …if you weren’t a good solid person, dogs and cats wouldn’t bother to hang out with you. They know truth.
    Cheers and blog on!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | July 12, 2018, 8:41 PM
  27. Thank you for sharing your life and your furbabies with us!!

    Posted by Andrea Kenner | July 13, 2018, 6:02 PM
  28. Thank you for being here Jen! Your posts give me something to think about, a new perspective sometimes, and and brighten my day. Love seeing all your furry friends! Keep blogging!

    Posted by bigdogmom2013 | July 13, 2018, 8:05 PM
  29. So grateful to have met you through blogging. Your voice and advocacy reflect just how ‘fur-bulous’ of an upright you are. Happy blogoversary!

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | July 14, 2018, 12:54 PM
  30. Yay, you!

    Posted by Patricia | July 18, 2018, 8:15 PM
  31. So glad you stuck with it! I have enjoyed your blog for several years now, and hope to continue to see your posts. Congratulations!

    Posted by KDKH | July 31, 2018, 10:33 AM

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