All About Us!!!!


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




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

    Posted by dogsleder | July 25, 2011, 9:48 PM
  2. How can I be a quest on your blog?

    Posted by jimmie chew | August 29, 2011, 8:54 PM
  3. Hi Rumpydog,
    Bruno and Jigs want to follow you (around), is that ok? 🙂

    Posted by tita buds | September 4, 2011, 12:53 AM
  4. Hey Rumpydog I get the feeling my Shanna would have loved to have playdates with you!

    Posted by ramonadepares | September 7, 2011, 6:42 AM
  5. I was just sittin’ here thinking bout you Rumpy, and your name. Did Jenny call you Rumpy cause you have a big butt??? *sniggers*

    Posted by Gordon | September 7, 2011, 3:22 PM
  6. Hi Rumpy. I have given you two blogger awards – you fully deserve them!

    Posted by Bassas Blog | September 14, 2011, 5:59 AM
  7. Wow!!! Thanks so much Bassa!!!

    Posted by rumpydog | September 14, 2011, 4:05 PM
  8. 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.

    Posted by lisa s | September 17, 2011, 3:35 AM
  9. I like this blog! >^..^<

    Posted by EvilPoet | September 19, 2011, 7:09 PM
  10. 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!

    Posted by lovedreamcelebrate | September 20, 2011, 10:13 AM
  11. You are pretty smart so I guess you figured out I meant dogs and not daogs!

    Posted by lovedreamcelebrate | September 20, 2011, 10:15 AM
    • 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!

      Posted by rumpydog | September 20, 2011, 1:34 PM
  12. 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.

    Posted by ofthehighest | September 20, 2011, 12:08 PM
  13. 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.

    Posted by Fish & Bicycles | September 20, 2011, 6:33 PM
  14. 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/.

    Posted by Sony Fugaban | September 20, 2011, 11:45 PM
  15. 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!

    Posted by kathryningrid | September 21, 2011, 1:19 PM
  16. I sure hope you’ve read, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. I loved the canine narrator, Enzo.

    Posted by Cheryl | September 21, 2011, 3:34 PM
  17. I’m loving all the doggie frinds here!!! It’s like doggie daycare! 🙂 Chuck the bulldog may have to check it out as well!

    Posted by missumerica | September 23, 2011, 10:26 PM
  18. Hi there Rumpydog, thanks for stopping by and saying hello! I’m enjoying catching up on your posts, my you are a worldly dog!! From Mr Darcy, Sookie and their kittymum!

    Posted by Kitcaboodles | September 24, 2011, 8:36 AM
  19. haha 🙂
    Hey Rumpy 🙂
    If I had a dog, it sure would be your kind, cuz your too sweet 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by my page 🙂

    Posted by Loud Mind | September 26, 2011, 6:29 PM
  20. Rumpydog– how clever! My Rubydog now has inspiration!

    Posted by lolabees | September 26, 2011, 10:06 PM
  21. 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

    Posted by angrymanspeaks | September 28, 2011, 7:05 PM
  22. 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…………..

    Posted by angrymanspeaks | September 28, 2011, 8:32 PM
  23. Love, Love, LOVE this blog!!!

    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | September 29, 2011, 5:31 PM
  24. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! 😀

    Posted by Marie Nagle Photography | September 29, 2011, 10:14 PM
  25. Hi Rumpydog! Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂 I’m glad I came to your blog, your pics are sooo cute. I love doggies and cats.

    Posted by Bites Of Sweet And Spice | September 30, 2011, 9:38 AM
  26. 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?

    Posted by teachlearnlaugh | October 2, 2011, 7:46 PM
    • 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.

      Posted by rumpydog | October 2, 2011, 8:10 PM
  27. Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

    Posted by exhaleursoul | October 2, 2011, 11:01 PM
  28. 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? 😀
    PS I really enjoyed your blog.

    Posted by AnitaZ | October 3, 2011, 12:57 PM
  29. 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!

    Posted by bardessdmdenton | October 4, 2011, 11:17 AM
  30. Happy World Animal Day, Rumpydog! 🙂


    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | October 4, 2011, 1:02 PM
  31. 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.

    Posted by BrainRants | October 5, 2011, 8:18 PM
  32. hey rumpydog, i am changing my blog link. will update you further.

    Posted by vickiiegoh0422 | October 9, 2011, 8:47 AM
  33. 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

    Posted by onespoiledcat | October 13, 2011, 6:55 AM
  34. 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!


    Posted by Sandra Bell Kirchman | October 16, 2011, 12:07 PM
  35. Can we join in following you? 🙂 Greetings from Nano, Misio, and Fuku!

    Posted by Pnyks | October 17, 2011, 5:08 AM
  36. 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!

    Posted by Sunshine | October 22, 2011, 3:01 PM
  37. 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!

    Posted by bardessdmdenton | October 25, 2011, 3:20 PM
  38. 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

    Posted by niasunset | October 28, 2011, 11:36 AM
  39. I love your blog, it’s great to hear sth about dogs and cats on your blog!
    Very nice one 🙂

    Posted by xandimusic | October 30, 2011, 6:43 AM
  40. Wow Rumpydog, what a wicked concept for a blog! Genius. And thank you so much for your comments, really appreciated. x

    Posted by youarenotlostyouarehere | November 5, 2011, 11:21 AM
  41. I subscribe to a service that plops a poem into my inbox every morning! I thought of you, Rumpydog, when “Dogs” by Aaron Kramer arrived today. If this feels like spam to leave the link here, then please feel comfortable deleting it … after you read the wonderful poem … Cheryl http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/11/08

    Posted by Cheryl | November 9, 2011, 3:24 PM
  42. 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)

    Posted by Jamie Dedes | November 10, 2011, 7:18 AM
  43. Nice blog! 🙂

    Posted by Dianda | November 11, 2011, 7:40 AM
  44. I have nominated you for the award please have a look as given below; http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/the-liebster-blog-award/
    Thank you

    Posted by ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡ | November 19, 2011, 12:59 AM
  45. Rumpy – are you a husky? You like a lot like my neighbour’s beautiful puppy!

    Posted by l0ve0utl0ud | November 21, 2011, 12:20 PM
  46. Hi! I see you everywhere among my friends, I thought it was past time I said hello! 🙂

    Posted by heretherebespiders | November 25, 2011, 6:52 PM
  47. Aloha and Congrats, Rump! I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please go to http://pedrothecat.com/2011/11/28/versatile-blogger-kreativ-blogger-award-acceptance-nominations/ for more information.

    Posted by marucankissmyfurry... | November 30, 2011, 12:40 AM
  48. 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…


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

    Posted by lscotthoughts | November 30, 2011, 9:12 PM
  49. I love reading your dog blog and I’ve nominated you for an award! Check it out here: http://deannamelanie.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/our-first-award/

    Posted by For the Love of My Dogs | December 1, 2011, 9:02 PM
  50. Rumpy, I’ve nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. http://bongodogblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/rejected-or-accepted/

    Posted by Bongo | December 6, 2011, 12:59 PM
  51. I am presenting you with the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out at http://wp.me/p1gpNV-dg

    Posted by A Pakistani Boy | December 10, 2011, 1:27 AM
  52. hey there! love finding other dogs who blog! i only have 3 legs. how many do you have?

    Posted by adamaecompton | December 10, 2011, 9:26 AM
  53. Hello Rumpydog! Thank you for all of your wonderful posts. You are on my top favourite 15 blogs listed here: http://everedwater.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/versatile-blogger-award/ Keep up the good work, and I look forward to reading more!

    Best wishes,

    Posted by Eve Redwater | December 12, 2011, 11:43 AM
  54. Hey Rumpy,
    You probably have this award already but I wanted to give something for all your great posts and guests.
    You have been nominated for the Versatile Award!

    Posted by Sunshine | December 16, 2011, 12:57 AM
  55. Hi Rumpy! What a story you have. And what a family you now have, too. Sounds like a perfect match. 😉

    Posted by Happy.Bark.Days | December 22, 2011, 9:00 AM
  56. http://photographyofnia.com/2011/12/26/it-is-great-honor/
    Dear Rumpy and Dear Jenny, you are one of my beautiful blogger friends. A Candle Lighter in my world. Thank you for being YOU and for being There. Blessing and Happiness, with my love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | December 26, 2011, 6:40 AM
  57. Wish you Happy Christmas and wonderful years ahead 🙂

    Posted by ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡ | December 26, 2011, 9:41 AM
  58. Rumpydog, Happy New Year! All the best in 2012!:)

    Posted by aRVee | December 30, 2011, 7:44 PM
  59. Hello Rumpydog and Jenny – I saw you stopped by my blog a few days ago…thank you for visiting and letting me know you were there!

    Posted by seekraz | January 2, 2012, 2:31 PM
  60. Hi rumpydog,

    Thank you for visiting my blog!!
    I will be back very shortly to read more from you.

    My life would be empty without my wonderful animals!!


    Posted by Christine Moran | January 3, 2012, 5:27 AM
  61. 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 🙂

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | January 4, 2012, 5:11 AM
  62. As a dog (our boys) owner and animal lover – I absolutely love your blog! Very clever! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the comment! Have a great day! 🙂

    Posted by Pasta Princess | January 10, 2012, 8:45 AM
  63. http://photographyofnia.com/2012/01/10/8872/
    Thank you dear Jenny, you are one of my nominated names for Versatile Blogger Award. With my love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | January 10, 2012, 11:09 AM
  64. Hi, I’ve just come across from Nia’s blog. And I’ve found a wonderful blog !

    Posted by promenadeplantings | January 11, 2012, 6:42 AM
  65. this is superb blog !!
    show hw mch love u have fa u pets ,and why not the are the best of all !!
    i’l keep visiting ur blog now thanks a lot pal !:D

    Posted by taimurwali | January 16, 2012, 5:17 AM
  66. Hi Rumpy, I’ve got an award for you!
    Now don’t go burying it in the back yard! 🙂
    Peace & grace, you lovable pooch,

    Posted by Warrior Poet Wisdom | January 16, 2012, 2:48 PM
  67. 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……

    Posted by Cowboy | January 25, 2012, 5:19 PM
  68. Hi, Rumpy! (It’s me from Lemony Squeezes 🙂

    Thanks so much for stopping by and following my photography blog! It’s great to have you there! Big HUGS to you and Jenny!

    Posted by Lemony(Gr)Egghead | January 27, 2012, 6:41 PM
  69. 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

    Posted by loniduek | January 29, 2012, 7:39 PM
  70. HI, I am here visiting from Celi 🙂 We have a rescue pup who is too cute and was ours from the minute we saw her 🙂

    Posted by Tandy | January 31, 2012, 2:05 AM
  71. 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!

    Posted by She speaks.... | January 31, 2012, 7:59 AM
  72. 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,

    Posted by suitablefish | February 4, 2012, 12:01 PM
  73. 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:)

    Posted by essaybee2012 | February 6, 2012, 9:41 PM
  74. Wanted to thank you for coming by! really ‘preciate it 🙂

    Posted by andy1076 | February 7, 2012, 7:23 PM
  75. Your beautiful Rumpy! You remind me of my own husky Chimo, before she passed away. I look forward to reading more of your posts, thanks! 🙂

    Posted by Rachel Pawluk | February 7, 2012, 9:07 PM
  76. Hello dear, you are loved, congratulations! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, check it out here:
    Enjoy and have fun 🙂

    Posted by adollyciousirony | February 12, 2012, 12:33 PM
  77. Thank you for following – I love dogs and wish I could give you a tummy rub or at least a nice long scratch on the head!

    Posted by Sheila Hurst | February 13, 2012, 11:20 AM
  78. Hi Rumpydog
    Thanks for following our blog. We love yours too. Also check out a pet blog written with the help of my Mum. Its all about Samson a Norwiegen Forest Cat living in Filey a beautiful seaside town up in Yorkshire, UK

    Posted by TheBigForest | February 18, 2012, 1:30 AM
  79. omg! didn’t know where to say this I lovee the lion stuffed pillow in the header 🙂
    and thanks for all the likes 🙂

    have a nice day!


    Posted by javeriyasayeedsiddiqui | February 19, 2012, 2:02 PM
  80. 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!

    Posted by katia68 | February 21, 2012, 8:37 AM
  81. 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 🙂

    Posted by europasicewolf | February 23, 2012, 5:53 PM
  82. hi rumpy dog…my lil sweetu says hi “friends!! ” …. 🙂 🙂



    Posted by 10eveningflowers | February 23, 2012, 11:59 PM
  83. Hi Rumpy Dog, I love your blog site! You are so cute and all your animal friends too. I love dogs, cats, horses you name it.
    Best of luck to you!
    Caroline “Celticsoulgirl”

    Posted by celticsoulgirl | February 25, 2012, 9:42 PM
  84. hi Rumpy, thanks for liking my post. i didn’t know that you can read Vietnamese.

    Posted by E. | February 27, 2012, 8:12 AM
    • No, but Google translate does!

      Posted by rumpydog | February 27, 2012, 8:30 AM
      • oh dear! just tried google translate. it completely ruined my writing.

        Posted by E. | February 27, 2012, 8:51 AM
      • Oh no!! Then maybe I should reconsider my like?

        Posted by rumpydog | February 27, 2012, 9:20 AM
      • 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.

        Posted by E. | February 27, 2012, 10:23 AM
  85. You look like my Akita I used to have 🙂

    Posted by originalapplejunkie | February 28, 2012, 2:18 PM
  86. Hi there, Rumpy! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve awarded you the HUG Award. You can see the nomination on my blog at http://wp.me/p1J8Wa-E1 and learn more about the award at http://wp.me/p1MMZi-FU . Congrats, and thanks for being the only dog I’ve ever wanted to HUG!

    Posted by marucankissmyfurry... | March 3, 2012, 2:50 AM
  87. Hi, I’ve nominated you for the ABC award. Check for details here: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-H2
    Hope you like it. Have a nice day.

    Posted by lostupabove | March 7, 2012, 3:37 AM
  88. What an adorable fur family you have there! Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Posted by crweatherford | March 21, 2012, 5:53 PM
  89. 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.

    Posted by Chito L. Aguilar | March 24, 2012, 9:29 AM
  90. Jenny, you blog is clever and interesting. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out: http://monahoward.com/2012/03/25/and-were-versatile/

    Posted by Mona | March 25, 2012, 5:12 AM
  91. Little Miss Obsessive and her little boy Snowy says
    Hi Rumpy and hey Jenny…
    love the blog…and Rumpy i like your perception of humans…
    Jenny thankyou for keeping Rumpy, DeDe and others…. 🙂

    Posted by littlemissobsessivesanatomy | March 25, 2012, 2:12 PM
  92. You’re so smart rumpy!!

    Posted by Nishanth gowda | March 29, 2012, 10:47 PM
  93. Hi Rumpy! Nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! Click here to see the rules http://yashikibuta.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/versatile-blogger-award/

    Posted by yashikibuta | April 4, 2012, 11:06 AM
  94. hey there,
    i have nominated you for the versatile blogger award! CONGRATS!


    Posted by javeriyasayeedsiddiqui | April 7, 2012, 10:05 AM
  95. 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 🙂

    Posted by wightrabbit | April 7, 2012, 11:01 AM
  96. 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 😀

    Posted by shacklefordlb | April 11, 2012, 3:07 AM
  97. 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

    Posted by DyingNote | April 11, 2012, 10:18 PM
  98. Hey Rumpy Dog I just wanted to pop in and say thank you for taking the time to pop in and read my posts. I really appreciate it. Thank you.

    Posted by maturestudenthanginginthere | April 12, 2012, 6:23 AM
  99. Hi Jess..i have just nominated you for the Sunshine Award..
    please check..

    Posted by littlemissobsessivesanatomy | April 15, 2012, 7:29 AM
  100. Hi Rumpy..i have just nominated you for the Sunshine Award..
    please check..

    Posted by littlemissobsessivesanatomy | April 15, 2012, 7:41 AM
  101. Hi ,
    Just to let you know, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The details are here: http://elladeewords.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/the-versatile-blogger-award-ii-and-an-open-letter-to-mercury-retrograde/
    All the best, EllaDee 🙂

    Posted by EllaDee | April 17, 2012, 1:03 AM
  102. Rumpy thanks for following our blog. We love reading yours.

    Bella and DiDi

    Posted by Paws To Talk | April 17, 2012, 3:15 PM
  103. 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.


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

    Posted by loungelassie | April 19, 2012, 1:23 AM
  104. Rumpy, have you ever taken the time to count how many of each award you have received. THAT would be interesting!

    Posted by Sandra Bell Kirchman | April 19, 2012, 3:15 PM
    • No I haven’t! I know I should return the favor to my friends. Hopefully I’ll he to it one day. 😦

      Posted by rumpydog | April 19, 2012, 6:56 PM
      • 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. 🙂

        Posted by Sandra Bell Kirchman | April 20, 2012, 10:06 AM
  105. 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

    Posted by cindimichealle | April 20, 2012, 12:55 AM
  106. Hey Rumpy! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here! http://originalapplejunkie.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/day-114-versatile-blogger-award/

    Posted by originalapplejunkie | April 23, 2012, 5:44 PM
  107. Rumpy, Just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Keep up the good work.



    Posted by Lee | April 23, 2012, 10:50 PM
  108. I notice that you added ajmithra twice. I nominated both of you and he recopied my letter. Here is the link in case I forgot to send it to you.
    Versatile Blogger Award at http://leesbird.com/2012/04/23/versatile-blogger-award/
    Keep up the great work, Rumpy!

    Posted by Lee | May 2, 2012, 12:19 PM
  109. 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,

    Posted by EllaDee | May 2, 2012, 9:27 PM
  110. nice point of view for a pet/doggie blog…
    I love it.

    Posted by Nin | May 7, 2012, 5:56 AM
  111. Hello
    It is a pleasure for me to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Please go to my post of May 7 for more information, and also visit http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
    I look forward to reading more on your blog.

    Posted by Worldly Winds | May 7, 2012, 11:12 AM
  112. 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! 🙂

    Posted by Sonel | May 9, 2012, 12:50 AM
  113. 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!


    Posted by robpixaday | May 12, 2012, 5:05 PM
  114. Rumpydog looks a wee bit like my very 1st dog (a Siberian Husky)… maybe related? http://wp.me/pXX8J-5z Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Posted by Gunta | May 15, 2012, 9:20 PM
  115. 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.

    Posted by The Wanderlust Gene | May 20, 2012, 2:02 AM
    • Oh I dunno Maggie…. what’s fun about being a human? Ya gotta to go work and all that other boring stuff! Pffffftttt!

      Posted by rumpydog | May 20, 2012, 7:23 AM
      • 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 …

        Posted by The Wanderlust Gene | May 20, 2012, 7:52 AM
      • 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.

        Posted by rumpydog | May 20, 2012, 8:43 AM
  116. I have nominated you for the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award. You have a beautiful blog that I very much enjoy reading 🙂
    To find the information for the award

    Alex 🙂

    Posted by Worldly Winds | June 4, 2012, 7:38 AM
  117. I love hearing about other rescue cats and dogs and you have a great blog so I would like to nominate you for The Versatile Blogger award – http://tillerstale.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/tillers-red-carpet-moment/

    Posted by Tiller's Tale | June 4, 2012, 1:08 PM
  118. Hi Rumpy, I have passed on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to you 🙂 This is the link to the award post: http://bassasblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/the-meaning-of-joy/

    Posted by Bassas Blog | June 5, 2012, 7:09 AM
  119. You’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award! 🙂 http://woodandrope.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/one-lovely-blog-award/

    Posted by woodandrope | June 10, 2012, 6:11 AM
  120. Great page you have here my friend , I update my about page too LOL,
    More power to your blog 🙂

    Posted by jakesprinter | June 12, 2012, 5:06 PM
  121. This is such an amazing blog!! Thanks for writing rumpy!! Its cool to see things from your perspective! 🙂

    Posted by Sumithra Sriram | June 17, 2012, 7:06 AM
  122. hey Mr. Rumpy. I know you’ve got so many awards already but here are 4 more from one of your fans http://yashikibuta.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/sunshine-award-and-some/

    Posted by yashikibuta | June 19, 2012, 10:32 AM
  123. 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 🙂

    Posted by bakearama | June 21, 2012, 11:16 AM
  124. Hilarious! Love it.

    Posted by burlesquebaker | June 24, 2012, 10:53 AM
  125. 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!

    Posted by stephenedwards425 | June 25, 2012, 11:30 AM
  126. 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! 🙂

    Posted by The Barkshire Post | June 30, 2012, 7:33 AM
  127. I nominated you for an illuminating blogger award. You can check it out at this link:

    Posted by Drew Kail | July 4, 2012, 2:17 PM
  128. We hope you win your category in The Petties – so we’ve told everyone who reads our post today to vote for you! Mumma, Bubba, Bella & Beary xx

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | July 11, 2012, 6:41 PM
  129. 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 🙂

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | July 12, 2012, 3:16 PM
  130. Hey! I’ve tagged you in a game of blog tag. Here is the link to my blog if you would like to have some fun answering the questions.

    Posted by Shalvika P | July 16, 2012, 7:55 AM
  131. We think your blog is wonderful, and have mentioned you today (a little thank you and another plug for people to vote for you!) – http://wp.me/p1m5Gv-D5. Thanks for sharing our story! Mumma, Bubba, Bella & Beary x

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | July 17, 2012, 7:19 PM
  132. 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.

    Posted by mountainmae | July 21, 2012, 9:45 AM
  133. Thanks for the like, Rumpy – we think you and DeDe are pretty cool, too. And we also love Dog in the City!

    Posted by pickleslp | July 23, 2012, 8:20 AM
  134. Great blog, great concept. Kudos!

    Posted by elizabethmerrittabbott | July 23, 2012, 6:43 PM
  135. Hi Rumpydog!

    I just wanted to thank you for following me! Woof! 🙂


    Posted by lscotthoughts | July 23, 2012, 9:50 PM
  136. Congratulations, I’ve nominated RumpyDog.com to receive the Sunshine Award. Please go to http://anotherboomerblog.wordpress.com/awards/ to accept your award (download the graphic) and get the rules for acceptance. This is a wonderful way to network with fellow bloggers you admire and to expand the horizons of your readers. Job well done, nominee!

    Posted by anotherboomerblog | July 28, 2012, 1:11 PM
  137. Thanks for stopping by Envisioning the American Dream….Glad you did as it gave me a chance to stop by your blog and be delighted

    Posted by sallyedelstein | July 31, 2012, 8:20 AM
  138. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Since nomination and awarding seem to be, in this context, identical, I could just as easily say I’ve given you the Liebster Award. Okay, I’ll say it. You got it.
    Check it out here. http://teepee12.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/liebster-blog-award/
    You deserve it.

    Posted by Teepee12 | August 22, 2012, 12:34 PM
  139. I hope you don’t mind getting another award! You ARE a beautiful blogger and all my dogs are very big fans of your site. They howl your praises, as do I. Please drop by and accept a Beautiful Blogger award and my congratulations. I thank you, my husband thanks you, and all my fur children thank you.



    Posted by Teepee12 | August 28, 2012, 10:48 PM
  140. Hello,

    I have nominated you for The sunshine Award & One Lovely Blog Award.
    Read more here: http://wp.me/1OTI7

    ~ Sirenia ~

    Posted by Sirenia | September 5, 2012, 5:57 AM
  141. Hi Rumpy & family
    I’ve accepted the ‘One Lovely Blogger Award’ and included you in my list of Bloggers to check out. You can read it here:
    (no pressure, just wanted to acknowledge how much I enjoy your posts-Boomdee)

    Posted by Boomdeeadda | September 21, 2012, 8:27 AM
  142. 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.

    Posted by Dakota Blaze | September 24, 2012, 10:16 AM
  143. 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

    Posted by mariodacat | October 4, 2012, 6:23 AM
  144. Perfect, clear and precise, what else could you ask for?

    Posted by Doggy's Style | October 4, 2012, 8:27 AM
  145. Sounds pawfect Rumpy!

    Posted by Lindy | October 4, 2012, 9:05 AM
  146. 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

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | October 5, 2012, 11:16 AM
  147. Hello. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Feel free to accept or decline. No pressure, no worries.

    Posted by onesweetiepea | October 13, 2012, 6:38 AM
  148. Just dropping in to say thank you Rumpy for the like x

    Posted by RobynJgc | October 15, 2012, 2:25 AM
  149. 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 🙂

    Posted by wordswithnannaprawn | October 15, 2012, 10:36 PM
  150. Very creatively constructed! I think I’m in love with June 🙂 very sweet cat/i’ve always been a cat’s person/! Regards to both of you!

    Posted by Broken Sparkles | October 17, 2012, 11:08 AM
  151. 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. 🙂

    Posted by runningonsober | March 20, 2013, 8:23 PM
  152. I have a beagle could we be friends too lol 🙂

    Posted by daniellajoe | June 1, 2013, 9:32 AM
  153. Hello, You have been nominated for the versatile blogger award 🙂 http://carmelasnelbaker.com/?p=1081&preview=true

    Posted by carmelasnelbaker | August 18, 2013, 11:40 AM
  154. 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!

    Posted by mynuttydubai | August 22, 2013, 12:26 AM
  155. cuties. I love dogs!!

    Posted by Jimmy vs. World! | August 27, 2013, 1:09 AM
  156. Hey Rumpy!

    I love you and you’re so cute! So I decided to nominate you for Liebster Award. For more information.


    Posted by gotmeghan | October 17, 2013, 1:49 PM
  157. Dearest Rumpy – you are a gorgeous Alaskan Malamute! You and your other 4-legged family members are fantabulous! :o)

    Posted by bellyro | November 12, 2013, 9:53 PM
  158. Thanks for visiting the Jenn stories! Pleased to meet you. Come back and talk to Oscar and Shemp (the two dogs) and Rosie (the cat) and the nameless fish any time.

    Posted by Jennwith2ns | November 15, 2013, 7:50 AM
  159. Rumpy, I hope you will do me the honour of accepting the Blog of the Year award.. thank you on behalf of all the four legged for all the work you do… Much Love Sue

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | December 7, 2013, 2:27 PM
  160. 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 ❤

    Posted by purrfectkitties | December 12, 2013, 5:55 AM
  161. Congratulations, Rumpy! I have nominated you for an award. If you do not wish to accept it – no problem. Simply interpret this as my admiration and for sharing your wonderful posts with us all. ~ Amelia 🙂 http://mungaiandthegoaconstrictor.me/2014/02/03/thanks-for-the-nominations-part-two/

    Posted by Mungai and the Goa Constrictor | February 3, 2014, 2:24 PM
  162. I love getting e-mails stating that you have written a new blog post, I always look forward to them. For that, I am nominating you with The Sunshine Award! Congrats!

    Posted by paws2smile | February 13, 2014, 2:52 PM
  163. 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!

    Posted by talk2sahil | February 22, 2014, 12:44 PM
  164. we lose one, we adopt one. i would ‘adopt’ more, but betty claims she’s ‘cutting back’ (then SHE adopts somebody!)

    Posted by betunada | March 21, 2014, 2:25 PM
  165. Thanks for the like! Here’s to dogs all around.

    Posted by Otis Goes to School | April 3, 2014, 3:00 PM
  166. just followed you on twitter…couldn’t help myself! 🙂

    Posted by Kev | April 26, 2014, 3:55 PM
  167. 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.

    Posted by joey100 | June 5, 2014, 12:15 PM
  168. Hi Jen, and not forgetting Rumpy..
    Just wanted to pass on a little Gift.. Love to you and all you do for our Four Legged..

    Thank you for being such a wonderful Earth Angel.. There is an Angel Award awaiting you here at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary..
    May you continue to spread your inspiration, Love and Light around the world.. Love and Blessings.. Sue xx

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | June 9, 2014, 2:34 PM
  169. 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


    Posted by alienredqueen | August 5, 2014, 8:41 PM
  170. 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!

    Posted by Alex Walsh | August 29, 2014, 2:26 AM
  171. 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.

    Posted by Penny Layne | October 12, 2014, 6:45 PM
  172. 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 …)!

    Posted by drewdog2060drewdog2060 | June 27, 2015, 2:22 PM
  173. 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.

    Posted by sydneyru2 | October 9, 2015, 1:14 PM
  174. Hi I am one of the neighbor’s In the “Dogs On Death Row For Barking” case and I would love to get into contact with you. my email is jlr6862@yahoo.com. Thank you.

    Posted by Jody | November 17, 2015, 9:30 PM
  175. I pinged to your website yesterday but I am not sure if it went through so I am also sending individual notices about You being nominated for the Epically Awesome award by me. You can get the details from my post at http://susanscreativewritingandpoetry.com/2015/12/13/another-award/ If you are unable to accept that is okay. Congrats. Susan…

    Posted by Susan | December 14, 2015, 5:42 PM
  176. Congratulations Rumpy Dog! You have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
    To accept, follow this link:

    If you aren’t interested in accepting this award, simply do nothing. Just know that your blog is worthy of an award!

    Posted by Spence's Girl | January 22, 2016, 11:31 AM
  177. Great to read an ‘About’page that actually tells you what you want to know not some marketing spiel. Yet, I’m sold! And I’m not complaining….

    Posted by helentastic67 | November 30, 2016, 9:43 PM
  178. Glad to have found your blog (which I first read as being ‘grumpy dog’ ha 😉
    vegan greets from belgium !

    Posted by trudi_bruges | January 4, 2017, 4:43 AM
  179. I’ve sent you a subscription to Mornings with Jesus, I didn’t have e your address so sent via the website. I hope it gets to you. If not you can write to PO Box 5814, Harlan, IA 51593 or check on http://www.guideposts.org. Praying for you, Susan…

    Posted by Susan Langer | April 28, 2017, 12:21 PM
  180. good morning, my name is Tess Peavy,
    I am a spay neuter veterinarian and I am trying to get affordable spay neuter for ALL animals in the Augusta area.
    I am having trouble getting the word out about our monthly veterinary clinic events. WE offer affordable care for anyone that wants to help an animal. Specifically we are EXCELLENT at addressing the feral pet problem. IF you would like to find out more about what we are doing please give me a call. 707-599-1553 I grew up in Augusta and spent countless days volunteering at the local shelters as a child. I wanted so much to do something to really help the animals, and now I can! I have altered over 200,000 animals all over the US and abroad. I believe the only way to truly change the probelm in Augusta is to make care an option. Too many people can never even think about going to the veterinarian. I want to change that. Veterinary Medicine is a public service industry and we truly take that to heart.

    Below is information about us:

    Public Vet

    Our Goals

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    An Investment in Our Work

    Public Vet was honored to receive a $20,000
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    What does this mean?

    Animals in and around our homes may pose a risk
    to us and our children. Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can infect humans as well as other animals. Some are spread by fleas and other parasites. Pet owners are at increased risk of exposure to these parasites and their diseases. Many pathogens known to affect humans are zoonotic. Public Vet raises awareness of zoonotic disease and collects data to improve the health of people and their animals.

    Bartonella sp. Is a significant cause of disease in humans.

    How Public Vet Can Help

    We provide affordable life saving spay neuter services and veterinary care for all animals. Our clinics are intended to educate and network the communities we serve. Pet overpopulation results
    in unmentionable suffering. It is a problem created by our communities and it requires the cooperation
    of our entire community to solve it. Everyone must work together to stop more unwanted pets and care for the ones that are born. Together we can do it.
    Public Vet is here to help!
    Public Pets Program
    Beyond Our Homes

    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.

    Posted by tesspeavy, D.V.M. | October 1, 2017, 12:41 PM
  181. It’s so good to be back in the fold after such a long hiatus. I am glad you are all doing well. Much love, Russell

    Posted by Russell Smith | August 15, 2019, 9:32 PM


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