All About Us!!!!

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Hi. My name is Jen. I started this blog in 2011 with my dog Rumpy taking the lead voice. 

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Rumpy was an Alaskan Malamute who lived in a perpetual state of joy and helped me maneuver through life as a depressed woman. Though he left this plane of existence in 2017, I still think of him often and miss his cute and furry little self. 

The blog has evolved and now is a place where I write about my furry family and about me. Here I’ve been honest about my struggles with depression and how I finally found a treatment that put my depression into remission. Now I am learning how to live in a not depressed state.

All writings and photos are the copyright property of DogpaddlingThroughLife.com blog (unless the writer is a guest blogger, in which case it is the property of that guest blogger) and may not be used without permission.

You can contact us at rumpydog@hotmail.com.

297 thoughts on “All About Us!!!!

  1. Hey, lil’ Rumpkin! (Does Jenny ever call you that?) We’re so glad that Jenny found you and decided to share her home with you. You’re a really lucky dog!! We and our people used to have a very special grey tabby cat who lived with us. Her name was Jenny, too. And one of our favorite vets is called Jenny. That’s a lot of Jennys. We love that name and we love you, too. ❤

    Loud purring from RainbowCatsx8

  2. I was just sittin’ here thinking bout you Rumpy, and your name. Did Jenny call you Rumpy cause you have a big butt??? *sniggers*

  3. I thank you so much for stopping by to read my blog and hope you enjoyed it as Much as I am enjoying reading your blog. Your blog is inspired me. I loved every moment of the read. I will be following you and I will send you the recipe soon. I “think” I know who this is, and I love it….. Enjoy your time off…..Look forward to the next read.

  4. Hi Rumpy Dog! My husband had a dog just like you named Buck. He says he was the best dog he ever had. He didn’t like other daogs but loved cats. He would have loved to have a “Little Girl” all of his own. I’ll be back to visit again!

    1. Oh wow! A dog like me? I bet he was just as awesome as I am. But I do like other dogs. I used to go to doggie daycare until my human took a big pay cut from her employer. Hopefully she will soon fine alternate employment so I can go again!

  5. I took my best friend, Lad, with me to Alaska and we had many adventures there together. After 16 years he could not walk any more, and it was one of the worst days in my life to have the vet come to our house to put him to sleep. His going is one reason I left Alaska. The place was not the same without him.

  6. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blogging and “Liking” several of my posts!

    I think I can say with absolute confidence that yours was the first comment I’ve received from canine…first non-human, actually.

    Anyway, love the photo. Reminds me of a malamute I had as a pet for many wonderful years. Sigh. I miss him.

  7. Your blog and “about” is as cute as you, Rumpy! Send my regards to your mom, Jenny. Tell her that I so admire her good heart.

    I’ll be keeping an eye on you from now on … and I just recommended you to a my friend/blogger whom you should meet. She loves animals as much as I do and she really fights for your rights.

    Here’s here link just in case you want to take a peek at her stories with regard protecting and loving the animals: http://wordswithpurpose.wordpress.com/.

  8. Rumpy, you look like you could be a cousin to my sister’s boss Tristan. He came and rescued her (his human) when his previous human forgot how to have a proper interspecies relationship and has brought as much joy and wisdom to her life and, by extension, all of the family’s, as I gather you bring to your circle.
    Keep up the good work!

  9. Heeeey, Who’s a pretty dog? Huh? Who’s a pretty dog? Oh; What? Right then Mic; I’ll get right to it. Love your blog Rumpy Dog. My Polydactile cat “Mic” also known as “Mic the Un-cooperative” was cruising the net a few minutes ago and came on your picture. Now you might think that Mic might have been startled by that but not a bit………What? Oh, well alright. You talk and I’ll type. Would that suit better? (Sorry, first he said I should do the talking but I guess his Royal Highness has had a good belch or something and now wants to talk.)

    So, go on then.

    “My name is Mic
    I like to sneak past.
    Then jump from the shadows and bite Mark’s big a…..”

    Now hold on there Gov, you can’t use that kind of language in front of the ladies you know.You’re going to have to keep it nice………..and clean…………and nice. Get it? (He’s not really so bad but he does tend to throw in the ocassional a-s or poop now and again. He’s only about 18 mos. old and you know how precocious boys can be at that age.) So are you going to talk to Rumpy Dog or are you just going to sit there primping all evening?

    Hi Rumpy Dog. I’m Mic and I’ve got thumbs. I’m all black except for the white smiley face on my belly. I’ll send a picture soon so you can see how smart I look. I’m a Polydactile. That’s a genetic mutation of sorts that just pops up out the DNA pool and makes a great cat like me. My Mum was a Gray Tabby and my Dad was a fellow she met out on the stoop one night and invited in to sniff some Nip. She says he left shortly after and she hasn’t seen him since. Anyway, I can balance on the edge of a knife and I can use my thumbs like a human when I’m motivated. I’m usually pretty nice and I love my Dad. We have lots of fun together watching movies and eating his food, and chewing on his arm and when it’s real quiet at night, I like to pounce from the top of the door and land right on his belly and then bounce off and jump up on the head board where he can’ t see me. I’m telling you, the look on the poor guy’s face iiiiis priceless. Well, let’s see. We also live with my Mum, whose name is “Monkers”, my big brother, “Little”, my three big sisters, “Gert, Turtle and Lunchbox”, my little sister “Nu-Nu”, My Aunt Rosie, who is a giant red Pitbull who weighs about 100 pounds and our bestest old friend, Uncle “Buddy” who is a dog too. He’s all black just like me and Nu-Nu and he has long warm hair and he let’s us curl up and sleep with him….when he’s not too grumpy. H’s not so big as Rosie. About Cocker sized I guess and he and Rosie have been here since we were born. As soon as mum had us she let Rosie and Buddy into the box with us cause she knew they would love us like she did and boy was she right. They give us kisses and Rosie trys to keep us out of trouble by chasing us away from stuff she knows we’re not supposed to touch. She’s really funny and I know just what to do to get coming after me like I just set the house on fire or took a nugget of her prescious food or something really serious……………Usually I just sneak over near her bowl and pretend I’m going to steal a nugget of her prescious food. She snarls and growls and we run. then when she catches us she runs up behind us and nudges us with her big,and I do mean big wet nose.
    Well, my mouth is tired and I see one of my sisters trying to take a nap soooo…….I better get over there and bite her head or jump on her or…….or…….maybe I’ll just lay down here against my dads leg and go….to….slee….p.
    Mic! Hey Mic!……………………….Oh well. We’ll stop by again soon.Seems the lad’s down for the count. Oh yeh, I’m Mark. But….I’m just a human so you can’t expect much out of me. What? Rub the belly. Yeh Mic, I know.
    Well so long

  10. Yeh, but he’s not a typist. Just an old hippie with a couple of extra thumbs he doesn’t know what to do with and a phobia of Spell Check. Yeh, just about the time his pointer hits the icon he starts “shakin’ and whinin’ like a dog passin’ peach seeds”. But he hsn’t been at this blogging thing for too long so. “God willin and the crik don’t rise he should get better Huh. And he talks about me. Always saying how I have the attenspanof gna….Hey. Look. a cricket…………..

  11. Love misplaced dog stories with happy endings. I’m one of those myself. Trying to convince my human that I want a puppy. I need someone to teach me how to play and my canine friend is old and not that interested in teaching me. Any advice for me on how I can learn to play?

    1. Anyone can learn to play! But can I tell you a secret? Humans like puppies because they’re cute but they’re also ALOT of work. Your human seems to have a pretty full plate and may not have time for training. But there are lots of rescue organizations out there that have dogs living in foster homes. These dogs are house-trained, socialized, and some even live with children!

      AND these are animals that you know have had regular medical care and all vaccinations are up-to-date. It might be a better argument than a puppy.

  12. Hey Rumpy,
    Thanks for the Like on my Horn-Bad Meinberg blog post.
    Was it the thought of rolling around in the mud that appealed to you? 😀
    Cheerio,
    Anita
    PS I really enjoyed your blog.

  13. Hi Rumpydog!

    Thanks so much for subscribing to my blog! I’m really enjoying looking at yours. You are a clever dog alright! I have kitties…five of them..also “rescued” to a loving fun home…and smarter than a lot of people I know!

  14. Hey thanks for the subscription to my blog. I like the animals here. I’m not an “animal person” per se, but we have two cats that are… odd. We love on ’em anyway. And vaccuum a lot.

  15. Hi Rumpydog! Thanks for visiting my blog – How way cool that you share your house with bunches of animals…..I’m an only-cat but I suppose that’s one of the BIGGEST reasons I’m so spoiled so who’s complaining?! I’ll make sure my human visits here often and it’s nice to meet you!

    Sammy, One Spoiled Cat

  16. What a great blog! Thanks for stopping by and “liking” one of my posts. I have three beautiful little dogs – Shih Tzus – named Ling Ling, Oreo, and Tilly Tot. I will be emailing a pic of them for your GOTCHA day (cute name).

    Barbara Key’s story gave me an idea, which is to donate part of the money of the sales of my next e-book to rescue sites. I never thought of that. I am an ardent animal lover and would love to see all these little pet angels in distress get the help they need.

    You sound like a great dog yourself and a good representative of rescue pets. Good boy!

    *hug*

  17. rumpydoggy you are too cute and Oh, I love your smiling face! Thanks for following me and I am looking forward to reading about your adventures…ta ta for now!

  18. Hi Rumpy Dog and Gang!

    Thanks for liking my latest post! I appreciate your visiting my blog. Just want you to know that I have got a little behind (unlike you Rumpy) and will be catching up on your great posts very soon!

  19. Nice to meet you, dear Jenny! Thank you for visiting my blog, and also for your nice comment. Your blog is amazing, how much I love cats and dogs (yes I am a cat lover but this doesn’t mean that I don’t love dogs… I am crazy with them too.) Your Rumpy’s story is so nice and impressed me too. You are so nice and Rumpy is a lucky one. I loved this background they are all together on the bed… This is so beautiful. I can see there is a peace in your home Not a usual thing between dogs and cats… Blessing for all of them. Thank you once again, with my love, nia

  20. Hi, Rumpy!

    I’m sorry you lost Sage. Always so sad to loose a friend.

    Along with my grandkitty, Gypsy, I have been rooting around in your blog and must say we’re delighted.

    Blog on Rumpy!
    Jamie and Gypsy
    (Gypsy blogs too)

  21. Hi Rumpydog!

    Thanks so much for your visit today and for subscribing! I’m going to do the same! I’m so glad Jenny brought you into her home. We lost our beloved Lucky Girl 3 weeks ago; she also went to the Rainbow Bridge…I’m including links of some therapeutic poems/writing I posted. You might enjoy them…

    http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/11/09/saying-good-bye-to-our-beloved-dog-today/
    http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/11/09/gentle-whisper/
    http://lscotthoughts.com/2011/11/10/lucky-for-us/

    It was nice to meet you and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better! 🙂
    Lauren

  22. It sounds as if you have found a Good Heart in that Human Jenny Rumpy.. There are some really amazing People out there.. I am so Happy you have found a really wonderful Human companion and friend… they can be house trained to do amazing things too.. If you know how to wrap them around your little paws… Love to a Furry Friend.. ~Dreamwalker 🙂

  23. Howdy –

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’m glad you did. I enjoy visiting animal blogs and especially blogs about spoiled rotten animals……

  24. Thank you so much for like-ing my blog and following it!
    It’s my passion to paint and create.I do also photography
    You can see many photos of dogs, specially mine, and my adopted kitty lili
    😉
    menotspeakenglish.wordpress.com
    loniduekart.wordpress.com
    Thanks

  25. You clicked “like” on one of my posts (the zebras and shadows one) so I always check out new sites. I come here and see Huskies all over the background. That’s an immediate follow without even checking your posts. I LOVE HUSKIES! I used to breed them years ago and adore them all!

  26. Oh Dog,
    Rumpy your posts bring me both joy and tears. My RainDog died some months ago and she did not have her own cat. Your Jenny is an angel. I think it’s no coincidence you found each other.

    yummy bones,
    sue

  27. Thanks for liking my post today, and for following my site now. I have two cats, Jazzie (a fat, long-haired grumpasaurus) and Kitty-Kitty (a skin-and-bones short hair who eats like a pig but never shows it. Never a grump, like Jazzie is:)

  28. Ciao Rumpy!
    Just looking at your pics and reading about your family makes my heart smile!
    You look like a cuddler. I am going to follow your blog. You are a sunshine!

  29. HoooOOOOOOWWWwwwwwwWWWLLLLLLLLoooooooooo Rumpydog! Greetings from the Europa Pack! And what a handsome creature you are too 😉
    I think I might be falling for you Rumpydog 😉 🙂 OH WOLF!!!!! 😉 What am I saying! Me! 🙂 The Alpha Female of the Europa Pack falling tail over paw for an Alaskan Malamute!!! OH WOLF!! OH WOLF!! Well…it was Wolflightful to see you on my icy world of Europa…and it was good to see that you have Jenny under control 😉 You know what these human mum’s are like for thinking they’re in charge! The easiest solution is to take them to obedience training classes…lol…though amongst the pack we just give insubordinates a good hard shake and a full-fanged bite then floor them if they still don’t get the message lol 😉 but I think human mums need a slightly more gentle and subtle approach!! 😉
    Tail wagging Wolfie licks and nuzzles 🙂

      1. i think you should.

        i’ll give you a brief understanding of what i wrote. i can’t do any decent translation of my Vietnamese writings into English. my English and my Vietnamese just don’t work that way.

        in the post i wrote about how food can bring me such simple yet strong joy. the mud-like thing in the picture is a kind of dessert — chè — made from sesame and is one of my favourites. my friend brought back for me some from his trip to Hội An. receiving it reminded me of the snacks that my grandmother used to give me after she had been to the traditional medicine shop.

        the title means “like in the old days with a flower dress and messy hair”.

        now you can decide for yourself.

  30. Hi Jenny,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post, “Bamboo, revisited!”;
    which led me to discover your unique, interesting blog.

    See you around. I now follow you.

  31. Hi rumpydog, loving your work! Just wanted to let you know that you were first to find The Artist’s logo in my Virtual Open Studio post on ‘Tao of Scrumble’. I congratulated you in this week’s VOS, adding a link to this site – hope you get some new visitors. Thanks for taking part 🙂

  32. Hi rumpydog, this is my first visit to your blog – what a great place you have here.

    The Boxers are very excited this morning, no idea why! Perhaps they read about June Buggie 😀

  33. You’re (were) a street dog??? Can’t say that looking at you now 🙂 I’ve enjoyed going through this blog. We have 2 cats at home. We love dogs too – to have 4 dogs and 7 cats running around the house has been a dream (nightmare???). Unfortunately, they’ve not taken too kindly to having to share attention with other dogs or cats whenever we’ve brought friends’ puppies ot kittens home. It’s good to see you guys don’t seem to have any such problem

  34. hi there! i know i haven’t commented much, but i do follow your blog and i find your stories wonderful. i know you are no stranger to this Award, but I want to nominate you regardless of how many awards you may already have. hopefully, i can contribute even more traffic to your site.

    please visit http://loungelassie.wordpress.com for the rules, if you are so inclined. i really don’t think you need to do this again. i mean, not unless you want to. if i could, i would give you an award without any rules.

    best,

    Madeleine and Gingersnap! (the dogs)
    and Linda (Mama L.)

      1. Oh, I didn’t mean anything that time-consuming. I just meant counting all the awards you’d received and how many of each award. I just thought it would be interesting. From what I’ve seen, if you tried to follow each award’s instructions, you would not have time for anything else. I think everyone knows that’s just not possible and they understand. I do, and I was one of your award givers. 🙂

  35. Hello Rumpydog. I want to nominate you for a Beautiful Blogger award. I love your post and I love animals.

    Instructions for the award:
    1. Thank the person who gave you the award
    2. Paste the award on your blog
    3. Link the person who nominated you for the award
    4. Nominate 7 bloggers or less
    5.. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

  36. Hi! I nominated you for the ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award. I was moved to do so because I am delighted whenever I see an email from you in my in-box. You can read about the award at http://elladeewords.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/a-community-garden-and-abc-awards/ .
    Accepting awards to enable you to nominate other worthy recipients isn’t for the faint hearted or time poor, so please accept if you choose and there’s no timeframe on responding, or obligation to do so if it’s not right for you.
    Best wishes,
    EllaDee

  37. There should be more people like Jenny in this world. You both are very blessed to have found each other Rumpy. You are one gorgeous furry kid! 🙂
    *hugs*

  38. Hi!!!
    Oh, my gosh I’m REALLY late arriving to say, Hello!

    You’re most handsome, Rumpydog, and I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

    ::waves::

  39. Rumpy, I’m counting on you to be a good influence on the Misses Kotte. Little Miss Kotte will listen attentively to all you have to say, but will probably want to talk it over with Podi the Cat and her sister Maggie – and it’s Maggie who’s the problem. She thinks she’s a human and I just can’t get it into her head that it’s much cooler to be a dog, but she just won’t understand. I’m sure you’ll be able to sort her out, if only you’d spend a little time with her.

      1. No, no, my human is a retired person and she seems to do just whatever it is she likes, and I don’t see why I can’t have a King Size bed of my own like her, or my own sofa, so I can stretch out so I’m as long as her … She’s always telling me what to do, I don’t see why we always have to do what she wants, though I gladly go along with the lead, because that means an excursion out into the glorious smells of the road …

      2. your own bed? I though I would like my own bed, but how can I protect Jen from another room? Just keep doing what you’re doing.

  40. Great page you have here my friend , I update my about page too LOL,
    More power to your blog 🙂

  41. Hi there! I have just been introduced to your blog through a link from a blog of a blog… you know the story, blogging is addictive!

    Love your posts and especially your photos – but wanted to make a request if you could add some form of archive page to your site? I’d like to look at your old posts but can’t figure out an easy way to do this. Wordless Wednesday’s are my favourite!

    Jen 🙂

  42. Jake the Wonder Dog here…Dad is letting me sit in…he is nice, but Mom is the bomb…looks like you are doing well…I also have my own personal cat…which is okay sometimes…oh yeah, I almost forgot…Dad says thank you for following his blog…geesh, can he be anal…take care.

    Be encouraged!

  43. Hi Rumpy! Thanks for dropping by and following our blog 😀 Loving your blog! Must be great to have your own cat – we’ve heard they’re great to snuggle up with at nap time! 🙂

  44. Rumpydog, thank you so much for stopping by on our blog and for the follow. Granny and I dropped by to check out your blog and we like what we’ve seen so far and we like that you have your own kitten. I think you’re a sweet guy 🙂

  45. Thank you for following my blog. Time seems to be compressed lately. I awake today feeling so grateful for my life and all its’ blessings so I decided to start thanking people. Blog-pals are important to me. Bella and I go the dog park almost everyday.

  46. WOW! I swear Rumpy you could be my doppelganger. I actually had to do a double-take – TWICE! When I have more time I’ll have to go exploring through more of your posts. Glad to know I’m not the only Malamute in the eastern states (I live in South Carolina). as long as my humans have air conditioning and cool shade in the grass, and tile floor by the door, I’m good.
    I do have to live with not just two cats, but three. THREE! That’s just indogane if you ask me. And I also have a younger sister, she’s a German Sheppard. She’s OK, but she gets nippy sometimes and just doesn’t know when to stop. I try to be patient with her, but there are some days when I just don’t want my paws touched.

  47. Hi Pal. Great new looking page. Loved your story too. You are so lucky to have been found by Jenny and now have a wonderful home. M says your eyes melt her into a pool of butter! he he

  48. yup, I’m liking it lots. Good job throwing in the cookie addiction…ooppsss!..guess you did not exactly call it an ‘addiction’ huh?!…oh well, the truth speaks for itself or so the peeps say…meow…Savannah

  49. You look right at home on the couch and the bed Rumpy 🙂 our very own Domino The Wonder Dog is having a hard time this month understanding why she’s still allowed on the bed …. but not on the new leather couch, she’s a Border Collie…..with a very intense gaze, similar to yours……give it a few more weeks or so and I’m sure she’ll wear me down 🙂

  50. I really love your blog–it’s put a big (and much needed) smile on my face tonight!

    I have my own little zoo here in West Texas: a cat, two dogs, eight cows, and two donkeys.

    I too lived in TN for a while in Memphis, and spent a couple of years on the panhandle outside of Ft. Walton Beach–small world!

    Very nice to meet you. 🙂

  51. Hi Rumpy!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post!
    I’m super impressed at your skills on a computer – you can be sure that I’m going to spend a bit of time making my way around your blog 🙂
    I’ll “see” you again soon!

  52. Hey Rumpy Dog, we hope you’re having a great time! Oh and you know what? We have nominated you for the SUNSHINE AWARD! Because you bring the sun into our lives with your beautiful posts and pictures… 😀

    For more info visit: http://purrfectkitties.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/let-the-sun-shine

    Oh, and if you have already received this award, please just take it as a token of our affection and appreciation. You deserve every award there is to be had… because you are truly awesome!! 😀

    Have a PURRFECT day!

    Kitty hugs, Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

  53. Hey Rumpy, wassup dawg?! 😉 U r way too cute and wise too (look at all d suggestions u give us 😉 ).
    Well thank u and ur pal Jenny, for the follow, hope u would love my poems!
    P.S.- Did I mention one of my favorite bands also have d same origin as your previous hometown! Paramore, hell yeah!

  54. hey i just started a blog and was trying to find others who blog about there dog came across yours and some others, i found my dog on the streets and took him in as well glad to hear your having a great life rumpy.

  55. It’s so hard to imagine no one wanting to claim Rumpy. We have a dog in this apartment complex, also a malamute (or maybe a malamute husky mix) who was also wandering around until the guy who lives here rescued him. He hinted he may move soon and have to find a new home for M, and I have been dropping mad hints that we will gladly take him in! Haha.
    I wanted to stop by and let you know about another blog I write for. I am associated with Blessing’s Unleashed, a foundation to train rescue dogs to be service animals for autistic children. Considering your involvement in rescue, thought I’d mention it to you. Here’s the newsletter/blog: blessingsunleashednews.wordpress.com

    ARQ

  56. Jenny (and Rumpy and June Buggie!), you’ve got a really fantastic blog here. I spent some time reading it before work yesterday and it really resonated with me. I admire your courage to speak out for animal welfare and your honesty about how you feel.

    I’ll admit that I set out with a similar mindset to you, I thought if I could lure readers to my site with striking photographs and amazing facts that I could make them see animals the way I see them and in doing so, they would begin to love and care about wildlife the way I do. Reading your blog has motivated me to write more about the important issues, whether it’s what people want to hear or not, because as you said “with enough of us somebodies calling for positive action, change will come”. Thank you for the inspiration, keep up the great work!

  57. Hi Rumpy. Thank you for coming by to read my blog. I’m just starting out, but being just a little puppy, I guess my blog’s not too bad if someone with as many good stories as you have came by. I’ll be back to have my human read me some more of your adventures.

  58. Hi, I am Trigger, a guide dog owned by author Kevin Morris. Well he thinks he owns me, however it is we dogs who own our humans, don’t you agree? I work hard guiding Kevin through the street of London however I must confess to being something of a scavenger (if there is food in the vicinity I will try to get it, those 3 day old burgers on the pavement are very tasty …)!

  59. Hello Rumpy,
    I thought that I would say hi for Sydneyru and to tell you she is no longer with me. Her body did not stop before I stopped it but her blood work was not doing well for a real long time. Thanks for following my dog and I hope things go really well for you.

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    In addition to meeting the needs of pets and their owners, Public Vet strives to help all animals, Public Pets are unowned animals that live in our towns. These animals exist because they have food but no owner to help when they need vet care. We can work with individuals, animal groups, and government organizations to to identify and assess the needs of these animals and devise a plan to best manage the public pets.

    Trap – Neuter – Manage (TNM)

    Abandoned and feral animals are the result of poor pet ownership practices. Our Public Pet Program provides life saving medical care and monitoring to all public pets. Clients using this program are considered guardians and all Public Pets are registered to the client as owner and Public Vet as the veterinarian of record. All animals are clearly tattooed and microchipped. Public Vet maintains the permanent medical record for the life of the animal. This affords the shelter a means of dealing with these public pets instead of euthanasia.

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