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How We’re Doing

We are doing OK. Me and June Buggie have called a truce.

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Bubba is getting used to not having his friend around.

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Jen says it feels weird not having to dole out medicines twice a day and to not have that sweet face watching her. She didn’t realize it would be so hard to let her go.

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About Rumpy Drummond

I am a malamute that was rescued by Jen. I live with June Buggie the cat. I blog about animal welfare and responsible care of companion animals at rumpydog.com. You can follow me on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page! Thanks!

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53 thoughts on “How We’re Doing

  1. It will get better with time Rumpydog .:(

    Posted by dianaroggenbuckebrown | January 22, 2014, 3:37 AM
  2. Fortune smiled on DeDe the day Jen found her and brought her home. She had a wonderful family and a wonderful well-loved life. Now she and Sage are running together in a sunlit meadow at the Bridge and whenever you look up at the night sky, they’ll be two of the brightest stars twinkling at you. Gentle hugs from me and soft purring from RainbowCatsx8+2

    Posted by Diana Essert | January 22, 2014, 3:53 AM
  3. Yes Jen it is hard but take comfort in the fact that you gave her the best years of her life. Thinking of you all.xxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | January 22, 2014, 4:23 AM
  4. will be better in time dear Rumpy, you are all in my thoughts. Love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | January 22, 2014, 4:26 AM
  5. We’ve been thinking about you and how strange it must be to not have her there…..I like to think of her running through meadows and chasing cats and squirrels and being happy and healthy…..But I bet she misses you as much as you miss her……….

    Hugs, Pam and Sam

    Posted by onespoiledcat | January 22, 2014, 4:59 AM
  6. Thinking of you, Jen. Letting a dear friend go is certainly hard.

    Posted by Renée de Bruin | January 22, 2014, 5:13 AM
  7. It is always so so hard. Remember that over time each day will get a tiny bit easier

    Posted by retro rover | January 22, 2014, 5:15 AM
  8. Our thoughts are with you///

    Posted by Mrs Bushranger | January 22, 2014, 5:21 AM
  9. I know my ol Cissy will one day leave us I can not imagine how that will feel

    Posted by fredrieka | January 22, 2014, 5:43 AM
  10. Always sad :,(

    Posted by Emy Will | January 22, 2014, 5:56 AM
  11. Thinking of you! We know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved pet. DeDe will be running and playing Over Rainbow Bridge now, knowing you did the hardest and most kindest thing you could do. Sending love and hugs to you, Rumpy and June Buggie

    Posted by Fiona (@Fizza09) | January 22, 2014, 5:57 AM
  12. So sad…brings tears to my eyes.

    Posted by derrycats | January 22, 2014, 6:24 AM
  13. I know, now nothing is like before and to see the empty place hurts like hell…..

    Posted by easyweimaraner | January 22, 2014, 6:35 AM
  14. Hugs and love from all of us.

    Posted by Brian | January 22, 2014, 6:40 AM
  15. I’m very sorry that Jen had to go through this sad hard experience…….It must have been so painful to let DeDe go……
    If I think of it now, I can’t stop tears coming down from my eyes….
    Bubba….so sorry you lost your best friend….
    Please remember that we are all here for you….

    Posted by eripanwkevin | January 22, 2014, 7:40 AM
  16. Sending hugs, it will take an awful lot of time just enjoy being with each other x

    Posted by 25castleson25clouds | January 22, 2014, 7:52 AM
  17. Pawpats again and again and forever.

    Posted by nadbugs | January 22, 2014, 7:57 AM
  18. hugs to you all xxx

    Posted by Misaki | January 22, 2014, 8:14 AM
  19. Stay strong~

    Posted by Gator Woman | January 22, 2014, 8:22 AM
  20. I am so very sorry, you are not alone as I lost my 13 year old chessie last november to osteosarcoma. She will be in your heart and memories forever. Hugs.

    Posted by Sand Spring Chesapeakes | January 22, 2014, 8:25 AM
  21. {{{gentle hugs, woofs & head bumps}}}

    Posted by Amy Shojai | January 22, 2014, 8:46 AM
  22. Rumpy, I am so sorry for you and your family. xo

    Posted by Moxie Reviews | January 22, 2014, 9:08 AM
  23. At least you are comforting each other. We are sending out love

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

    Posted by Kari | January 22, 2014, 9:39 AM
  24. Reblogged this on Cats & All That ™ and commented:
    Peace.

    Posted by Azeena | January 22, 2014, 9:42 AM
  25. Nuzzles and purrs. Time will heal, and the depth of loss is only measured by the depth of your love.

    Posted by Bernadette | January 22, 2014, 9:49 AM
  26. Sometimes shocking how we survive the very most difficult, but loving, acts of kindness…

    Posted by Lindy Lee | January 22, 2014, 9:56 AM
  27. I know we all truly appreciate the update on how your all doing. I can say I have never lost a pet to the rainbow bridge so I cant say i understand. But I do know what its like to lose a family member though, so as i said my thoughts and prayers are with you all. And I know you will get through this slowly but surely
    ((husky hugz))

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | January 22, 2014, 9:59 AM
  28. Thoughts and prayers for you all, been through it several times and it is never easey. Take comfort in the fact that she was happy, loved and left with dignity.
    Juneau, Sunny and Mom

    Posted by Juneau and Sunny | January 22, 2014, 10:42 AM
  29. Oh Jen and the rest of the crew, I’m so sorry, I wish there was something I could say or do to help, instead I’ll just keep you in my thoughts.

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | January 22, 2014, 12:02 PM
  30. Such a big hole in your lives. Hugs to you guys!

    Posted by wigglebuttryker | January 22, 2014, 12:26 PM
  31. Sincere condolences. It is terribly hard to have the big hole in your life.

    Posted by Marilyn Armstrong | January 22, 2014, 12:40 PM
  32. I’m not going to like this post because it is hard letting go, especially when it’s someone you fought with to get better and things just didn’t work out. I had that initial guilt with our cat Miss Bitty, she was on meds twice a day for a while and then down to once a day. Please know that I am here if you need to talk, need an e-hug *hugs* or just want to yell at someone for how unfair the world is. Please know that you and the family are in my thoughts. Sending love & purrs. ~Chris

    Posted by peacelovenwhiskers | January 22, 2014, 12:45 PM
  33. This must be so hard! Our thoughts are with you. Hugs and love, Roxy & Tigerlino

    Posted by purrfectkitties | January 22, 2014, 12:46 PM
  34. It is so hard to lose a beloved friend. Someday you will only smile when you think of DeDe. “Don’t cry because it’s over – smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss (((hugs)))

    Posted by Linda Trunell | January 22, 2014, 1:38 PM
  35. I have posted this a couple times on my blog, and they are words that I live by… Grief is the price we pay for love.

    It doesn’t make it easier though.

    Posted by OhMelvin | January 22, 2014, 2:07 PM
  36. So, so sorry to hear this. ::::::hugs:::::: to all of you.

    Posted by batpoopcrazy | January 22, 2014, 2:28 PM
  37. So sorry for your loss. Hugs from all of us. We are glad you wrote a note today.

    Posted by Lenore | January 22, 2014, 4:40 PM
  38. Comforting purrs to you all….

    Posted by The Island Cats | January 22, 2014, 9:34 PM
  39. I’m tearing up and only knew sweet Dede from your posts. She always looked like she was smiling! Glad she had such a good life with all of you.

    Posted by 2 Punk Dogs | January 22, 2014, 10:19 PM
  40. I’m so sorry, you must miss her terribly.

    Posted by Clowie | January 23, 2014, 1:54 AM
  41. I can’t stop crying every time I think of DeDe, but it’s not about me! She was the dearest, sweetest dog and you gave her the best life ever, Jen! I’m thinking of you, Rumpy and your gorgeous cats every day and wish I could do more to help you through. xoxoxoxoxoxox

    Posted by teddyandtottie | January 23, 2014, 4:29 AM
  42. Sam, Linus, Oregano and me send you hugs and purrs. We know how difficult this is for all of you. DeDe had a wonderful life thanks to all of you. Hang in there.

    Posted by Paprika Furstenburg | January 23, 2014, 7:00 AM
  43. Hugs and thinking of you.

    Posted by Pix Under the Oaks | January 23, 2014, 7:01 AM
  44. HOw are you able to call a truce so easily? Cats and I are not friends!

    Posted by Ruckus the Eskie | January 23, 2014, 12:39 PM
  45. Losing any family member is hard, but especially losing one who has given you unlimited and unmitigated love. Just know that that love doesn’t stop just because the physical body is no longer there.

    *hugs from Sandra, Oreo, Ling Ling & Tilly Tot*

    Posted by Sandra Bell Kirchman | January 24, 2014, 1:18 PM
  46. We wish there was something we could say or do to make things all better, but we know there just isn’t. We are so sorry. Please know that we love you guys, and that we send purrs, prayers and gentle healing thoughts…

    Posted by meowmeowmans | January 24, 2014, 1:59 PM
  47. its always hard this bit,snuggles and hugs Rachel and Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | January 25, 2014, 1:43 AM
  48. We are so sorry for your loss! We are sending hugs. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S) and Mom Judy

    Posted by Judy & C.A.T.S | January 25, 2014, 7:42 PM
  49. Our heart aches for you. And we miss DeDe too. Luke, Daisy Mae and Trooper send their love. Beau greeted her at the Bridge and is enjoying getting to know her. Peace be with you and the gang.

    Posted by coddlecreekpetservices | January 25, 2014, 9:40 PM

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Hi! My name is Rumpy, and I am an Alaskan Malamute. I used to live in Middle Tennessee, but now my family and I reside in southeast Alabama. I have this cool blog that I started in 2011. Here at rumpydog.com we talk about all things animal, with a focus on animal welfare and responsible animal companion guardianship. But we also like to throw in a heaping helping of cute! cute! cute! I mean, how could you look at me and not melt, right?

My story? Well, I was found on the side of a busy street. Jenny thought she would help me find my home, but nobody claimed me. So now I live with her. She's a pretty good ole' gal, but she is mighty stingy with the dog cookies. *sigh*

There are also some cats- they each have their own story. June Buggie is their chief spokesperson. He is 16 years old, crotchety, and not afraid to say what's on his mind.

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