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Dear DeDe

Pets Need Friends Too!

Oh Dog! Dear DeDe here! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and are gearing up for an action-packed week at the workplace!

What? What are you laughing at?

Often when humans are asked what they love about sharing their lives with animals, they talk about how much they get from the relationship. But we have needs too, ya know!

We need companionship.

hangin’ with a friend

You know how we love to play with you? We like to play with others too. Like when June Buggie sits in the bedroom and yowls until another cat comes to see what’s wrong, and is rewarded with a WHAP! on the head!

Give us a kiss!

We get jealous too. Rumpy gets really jealous when I leave pee mail for the dog next door.  But I can’t help myself; he’s so dreamy!

So even though you’d really like to think you can meet all your pet’s needs, there is much to be gained from allowing them companionship with others.

Bubba is my best friend!

How about considering introducing another pet into your home?

Pets Add Life is a campaign that educates humans about the joys of pet ownership. Check out their website and learn about the many benefits of introducing animal companions into your life, and into your pet’s life!

Can you believe she’s wearing THAT???

Now why is my nose so itchy? What? RUMPY! I’LL GET YOU FOR THIS!!!!




Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Pets Add Life


About Rumpy's Kitty Siblings

Rumpy has gone on from this plane. We, his kitty siblings,continue to blog about animal welfare- and other things- at rumpydog.com in his stead. You can follow us on Twitter - @RumpyDog. And don't forget to LIKE our Facebook page! Thanks!


49 thoughts on “Pets Need Friends Too!

  1. DeDe you made us smile 🙂

    Posted by mythreemoggies | November 25, 2012, 7:05 AM
  2. Hilarious! 😀

    Posted by adinparadise | November 25, 2012, 7:10 AM
  3. Hey Rumpy, Jet here. Hi Miss Jen.

    We agree. Mom began with one feline. When he crossed over, she adopted Puffy and Fluffy and saw the enjoyment they brought to each other. Mom noticed how I brought out the spunk in Koko when I joined the family and how sad I was as an only K9. Little Miss Happy Happy brought joy back into the pack when she joined us last December…

    Great post.

    Posted by heyitsjethere | November 25, 2012, 7:22 AM
    • When Rumpy came to Jen’s house, he stayed outside while she tried to find his owners. Her inside dogs played with him when they came out to exercise. But Rumpy wanted to be inside with them; he didn’t like being outside alone. And he won!

      Posted by rumpydog | November 25, 2012, 8:14 AM
  4. Interesting! Will totally check the site out!

    Posted by Dianda | November 25, 2012, 7:24 AM
  5. Your mustache looks good – I like bearded girls ;o) Thanks for the link – it’s a great site – we can learn a lot ;o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | November 25, 2012, 7:46 AM
  6. We agree DeDe, that’s the reason we adopted Dottie. We wanted Boomer to have a friend when we had to be gone for work or whatever.

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | November 25, 2012, 7:46 AM
  7. Couldn’t agree more, especially if you can’t be with them yourself for most of the time 😉

    Posted by Animalcouriers | November 25, 2012, 7:49 AM
  8. What a fantastic post!

    Posted by jmgoyder | November 25, 2012, 7:50 AM
  9. Having only one pet in a house is just plain cruel! We have three felines and we are not convinced that is enough. They do entertain each other especially at 3 a.m. when we are trying not to be available!

    Posted by katecrimmins | November 25, 2012, 8:00 AM
    • In some cases, like with people who are retired or are homebound, one pet is all that can be managed. But the human is almost always there. But Jen is gone alot, and for one animal to live with her would be unkind.

      Posted by rumpydog | November 25, 2012, 8:18 AM
  10. PEE MAIL!! OMGoodness DeDe. That’s a naughty name for it! You are so funny!

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | November 25, 2012, 8:23 AM
  11. Where’d you get that glorious mustache, DeDe?

    Posted by crystalwayward | November 25, 2012, 8:40 AM
  12. Hi Dear DeDe! Today’s post educated me and mom very much because now we’re struggling for Shiro and Chibi….they haven’t got along yet but we believe that someday they think that they need each other as cat’s companionship! We believe that! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | November 25, 2012, 8:59 AM
  13. MOL! DeDe you say it as it is!!!

    Posted by CATachresis | November 25, 2012, 9:05 AM
  14. Wishing you all a wonderful coming week also 🙂 Love Sue

    Posted by Sue Dreamwalker | November 25, 2012, 9:12 AM
  15. Mom and Dad have always had a multi furfamily. But I am still pretty scared, and I was afraid of the other cats at my shelter. But, they sure would like me to have a sibling! Thank you Miss DeDe for your post. Paw pats, Savannah

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | November 25, 2012, 9:14 AM
  16. Poor June Buggie – getting a wolloping just for wanting attention. Companions are, however, important. A single pet, left alone all day, would definitely become miserable.

    Posted by Long Life Cats and Dogs | November 25, 2012, 9:27 AM
  17. Great website……..and super information DeDe! You are SO wise (and you look cute in your mustache!!).

    Pam (and Sam)

    Posted by onespoiledcat | November 25, 2012, 10:39 AM
  18. Loved all your family photos especially the stache!

    Posted by Boomdeeadda | November 25, 2012, 12:01 PM
  19. I wish I had a puppy friend to live with all the time! Mom says one day, but not yet. My kitties are so lucky to have each other!

    Posted by onebluedog | November 25, 2012, 12:42 PM
  20. there was a time we had only one “pet” … now (and for many (many) years now) it seems normal to have a few (never less than 3) dogs, and a few more cats (we’re at 6, and holding)

    Posted by betunada | November 25, 2012, 2:06 PM
  21. Mollie would be lost without Alfie, they have a real special friendship. Loving the tash..LOL XX00XX

    Mollie and Alfie

    Posted by mollieandalfie | November 25, 2012, 2:27 PM
  22. We’re not sure yet about adding another furriend to the house (it’s a very small cottage) so Mom & I joined a Doggie Social Club and i get to got to hikes and playdays and stuff with my furriends there…and maybe one day soon Mom will get me a brofur or sisfur

    Posted by Gizmo | November 25, 2012, 2:50 PM
  23. Hahahah… That made me laugh, DeDe…
    Another pet just isn’t a wise thing to do just now…. However, that doesn’t mean that it ‘won’t’ happen..!

    Posted by carolynpageabc | November 25, 2012, 3:06 PM
  24. Thanks for your lead on Pets Add Life and congratulations on your award from Savannah’s Paw Tracks.

    Gypsy and Jamie

    Posted by Jamie Dedes | November 25, 2012, 4:37 PM
  25. I agree with you.
    Reading your post makes me feel even worse for not getting another dog. I want to move and besides the many buildings in NYC that do not allow dogs, there some that will only allow one dog and/or limit the weight. When i find an apartment, I can go from there.

    Posted by Lynda | November 25, 2012, 5:22 PM
  26. It would be boring with no one to play with especially when their humans are out and about somewhere. Years ago, our vet advised us to get another kitten as the one we had just adopted would need the company. I’m glad we did. I do think they enjoyed having someone to play with – besides us.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | November 25, 2012, 5:39 PM
  27. Great post. I love the comment on June Buggie. So made e laugh. Nick used to take on my other cat, Sebastian, even though he knew he would pay for it in the end. Never stopped him from stirring up trouble though. These silly cats of ours.
    Glad you brought attention to Pet’s Add Life.

    Posted by Mel | November 25, 2012, 8:04 PM
  28. Hee, hee, hee! When the Girl went away to collich, the mom got me my very own pet kitty, Mica Minnie Moo, so I would have someone to play with when the Girl was gone.

    Posted by Oui Oui | November 25, 2012, 8:47 PM
  29. Lol…Rumpy! Fancy leaving peemail!! Gnawti gnawti boy 😉 And Jane buggie…well! Whacking concerned kitties over the head is not entirely the kindest way to deal with things now is it? lol

    Posted by europasicewolf | November 26, 2012, 2:31 PM


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