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I Am Sad….

I am a sad dog.

I am upset!

I am upset!

I have been blogging for close to two years now, and I have posted something most every day. But I have never been chosen for Freshly Pressed.

All this time I have been consoling myself that it was because I am a dog, and they never choose dog posts for Freshly Pressed.

But last night I was checking out the latest, and there it was.

A post.

About a dog.

Written by a dog.

.

.

.

I am devastated.

Really? Nothing I've written was good enough for Freshly Pressed?

Really? Nothing I’ve written was good enough for Freshly Pressed?

That’s a hard pill to swallow.

Excuse me while I go cuddle with my stuffies.

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About rumpydog

I am a malamute that was rescued by her. 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!

Discussion

112 thoughts on “I Am Sad….

  1. Oh rumpy. I’m sorry sweetie. Wow two years, you have a lot to say. You are such a beautiful dog, I don’t know how they can resist you. *hugs*

    Posted by ilovecats | January 18, 2013, 3:06 AM
  2. Sends my stuffies in the hope that they will console you Rumpy and a tight *squeezy hug* … walks away with *sad ears*

    Posted by Jessie & Jane | January 18, 2013, 3:08 AM
  3. Rumpy, I am confused. I think the posts you see in Freshly Pressed are the newest posts on blogs that you subscribe to. When I click on Freshly Pressed, I see Rumpy Dog. 🙂 But I do not see my Up on the Woof posts. ever.

    Posted by yelodoggie | January 18, 2013, 3:09 AM
  4. oh wait…maybe not. I think I was doing it wrong.

    Posted by yelodoggie | January 18, 2013, 3:11 AM
  5. For us you are always freshly pressed, Rumpy. Here’s a big cuddle for you and a big smile 🙂

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | January 18, 2013, 3:14 AM
  6. Oh buddy
    Don’t be. You’ll get yourself pressed when the right time comes.
    Huggies and Cheese,
    Haopee

    Posted by haopee2 | January 18, 2013, 3:14 AM
  7. Don’t feel bad. We’ve never heard of Freshly Pressed, but we HAVE heard of YOU! So you’re more famous than whatever that other thing is. They should be BEGGING you to honor them with your photo.

    Posted by d'Artagnan Rumblepurr | January 18, 2013, 3:30 AM
  8. Rumpy, those Freshly Pressed peeps are c-razy! Seriously. You are wonderful, and funny, and thought provoking and caring and super special. We love you guys and your blog and will come back every day as long as you (and Jen and June Buggie and DeDe and whoever else feels like writing from your computer) keep writing. Bubba sends you an extra special bubba girl love. xox

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | January 18, 2013, 3:33 AM
  9. Rumpy – you are superior to FP!

    Posted by jmgoyder | January 18, 2013, 3:41 AM
  10. Rumpy, you are way beyond Freshly Pressed, whoever they are!!! xx

    Posted by CATachresis | January 18, 2013, 3:50 AM
  11. Huh – what’s Freshly Pressed? I’ve never heard of it, but I have heard of Rumpy Dog and it’s Rumpy Dog that we like. I don’t know what Freshly Pressed, but it can’t be anything that special. Now you are “special” and we love you as you are!

    Posted by mariodacat | January 18, 2013, 4:11 AM
  12. Guess what, Rumpy, freshly pressed would just get you a whole lot of people wanting to ride on your fame, not the true friends that you’ve got already. Don’t look so sad, you have great friends who will be loyal to you forever and that’s a lot more than almost anything else out there can say. We love you Rumpy

    Posted by Long Life Cats and Dogs | January 18, 2013, 4:26 AM
  13. but your true friends love you, and know how amazing you are and that’s what matters!

    Posted by Basil | January 18, 2013, 4:35 AM
  14. Ah, but you’re at the top of our list of must reads. Keep calm and carry on, please 😀

    Posted by Animalcouriers | January 18, 2013, 4:41 AM
  15. They couldn’t be that great because I have never heard of them either…and…Mom and Cody have been blogging since 2009 and have no clue who they are so if THEY don’t know them, they don’t rate 🙂

    Posted by catchatcaren | January 18, 2013, 4:44 AM
  16. My poor sweetheart, your time will come, I’m sure!

    Posted by Renée de Bruin | January 18, 2013, 4:55 AM
  17. You’ve had a lot of very good things to say in 2that yrs Rumpy, u make us aware of all kinds of things.

    I’m sorry u sad ..but u make a lot of ur fans happy.

    Posted by maggie68d | January 18, 2013, 5:11 AM
  18. I’m sorry, R. I have been dying to be Freshly Pressed, too, and I don’t deserve it a fraction of how much you deserve it!! Your blog has tons of information and social awareness and valuable content. You should’ve been Pressed ages ago. My blog has bacon and fetching and me being afraid of things, so….. Yeah – I don’t stand a chance…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | January 18, 2013, 5:29 AM
  19. I know how he feels. I have been blogging for getting on for two years with similar lack of interest. Perhaps people should vote for other Blogs to be Freshly Pressed, then you would surely be succesful

    Posted by countingducks | January 18, 2013, 5:34 AM
  20. Oh Rumpkin!! We don’t know what Freshly Pressed is…and we don’t care. We l*o*v*e you much, much more!!! Love & loud purring from RainbowCatsx8

    Posted by dogsleder | January 18, 2013, 5:35 AM
  21. Rumpy – I read your posts everyday. Sometimes I comment, but I enjoy them. Hang in there – your day will come. Sending you virtual hugs. I sorry you are sad. But, it is Friday so that should provide a little cheer. Love you all – Joyce and Isaiah

    Posted by Isaiah's Mom | January 18, 2013, 5:46 AM
  22. Reblogged this on delia1979.

    Posted by delia1979 | January 18, 2013, 5:46 AM
  23. Oh, Rumpy! How can you be so sure? Is there a directory or notice sent out? By you and the entire gang’s following, the word is spreading faster than brief spotlight of fresh-pressed! Would a few cookies ease the pain? 😀

    Posted by becca givens | January 18, 2013, 5:57 AM
  24. I think you have to be controversial if you want to get Freshly Pressed. You’re too nice and if I were you I’d keep it that way.

    Posted by ozonenut | January 18, 2013, 5:58 AM
  25. Huh, pure dogism, we should bite back.

    Posted by bonesdiary | January 18, 2013, 6:03 AM
  26. If it makes you feel better, we’ve never been chosen for Freshly Pressed, either! You’re a great writer, whether WordPress notices you or not!

    Bunny

    Posted by houndstooth4 | January 18, 2013, 6:08 AM
  27. Don’t be sad! Mom and I have only been doing this for a little more than a year and we have our up and downs as well. Sometimes we think we should just give up and then something great happens. You will make it to freshly pressed one of these days, you are a great dog blogger!

    Posted by Emmadog | January 18, 2013, 6:22 AM
  28. Aw, Rumpy. Don’t feel sad. Freshly Pressed isn’t everything. Look at all your loyal followers. We love you, buddy! Now pick that head up and be proud!
    Purrs, Sundae

    Posted by Dianna | January 18, 2013, 6:35 AM
  29. I’m sorry, Rumpy, but you have so many fans!! Hope you get extra cookies today from Jen! xo

    Posted by Moxie Reviews™ | January 18, 2013, 6:52 AM
  30. Haven’t heard of Freshly Pressed either so ey reckon yoo ar MOR famus Rumpy! Pfft to Freshly Pressed!! Huuggs xxxxxxxxxx

    Posted by mogsbear (@mogsbear) | January 18, 2013, 6:54 AM
  31. AW Rumpy, you’re freshly pressed to me.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    Posted by fgassette | January 18, 2013, 6:58 AM
  32. We don’t know what Freshly Pressed is but we think you’re terrific!

    The Florida Furkids

    Posted by The Florida Furkids | January 18, 2013, 7:01 AM
  33. Of course you have written many a worthy posts!!! Aw, Rumpy, please don’t be sad…we all LOVE what you have to say!

    Posted by fivesibesmom | January 18, 2013, 7:01 AM
  34. Oh Rumypy, your lucky day will come, we’re sure of it.

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

    Posted by katiebblogs | January 18, 2013, 7:02 AM
  35. Awh Rumpy – it only takes ONE dog to break the ice. I am happy he did – and your time is coming. Don’t be sad – you will always be Number 1 to us!

    Love Willow

    Posted by Morgan the Pirate Gato | January 18, 2013, 7:14 AM
  36. Don’t feel bad, Rumpy! I’ve been blogging for almost THREE years and I’ve never been freshly pressed either. And that’s okay cuz between you and me, that sounds kinda painful. Do they use an iron to do it or what? Anyways, just know that you’re LUVED oodles by your fans and dumb ol’ WordPress doesn’t know what it’s missing out on!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

    Posted by Mayzie | January 18, 2013, 7:16 AM
  37. Hi Rumpy! I used to get myself down about NOT being freshly pressed, even after I saw other blogs getting “pressed” more than once. I got over it. I love blogging and I did not start my blog to be famous, I started it because I love to write & wanted to share the life of our puppy Nikita. Just remember Rumpy, we are doing what we love – – being able to tell our stories in such a great medium such as WordPress, only to find LOTS of great friends along the way. With so many new friends now & loving what we do – – we don’t need an award for that! All of this is priceless! 🙂 We LOVE you Rumpy, always have, always will!

    Posted by Nikitaland | January 18, 2013, 7:17 AM
  38. Rumpy, you’re too good to be pressed. Ask your person to explain the phrase “lowest common denominator” to you.

    I’m sure you’ll feel less sad soon.

    Posted by somethingwagging | January 18, 2013, 7:23 AM
  39. Oh dearest friends, I am sorry to hear your sadness but you are all priceless and you are my best always, we all love you. Kisses and hugs for you all… nia

    Posted by niasunset | January 18, 2013, 7:26 AM
  40. It’s probably the neighbour’s cat that selects the posts for freshly pressed. Your posts are great and you are wonderful. *hugs*

    Posted by stanzebla | January 18, 2013, 7:41 AM
  41. I feel you, rumpy.

    Posted by Dianda | January 18, 2013, 7:43 AM
  42. I’m pretty sure that Freshly Pressed isn’t based on worthiness. The only thing that matters is the wonderful and loyal readership that you have. Don’t be disheartened!

    Posted by Drangedinaz | January 18, 2013, 7:56 AM
  43. Rumpy Sweetie. We loves your posts and you’re special and beautiful too. You give me Freshly Pressed’s email and I’ll sort them out. No one upsets my favourite Malamute! Love, Max’s Mum. xxx

    Posted by Max | January 18, 2013, 8:08 AM
  44. Please Rumpy, don’t be sad… your blog is gorgeous and I love it… btw: what’s “freshly pressed”, I saw it but I never noticed what it does or what it is … please don’t laugh about me ;o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | January 18, 2013, 8:20 AM
  45. Outrageous!!!
    Oh, No Rumpy!!!! Don’t be sad!
    You are “Freshly Pressed” and greatly appreciated by your fans, who cares about …them!
    much love
    🙂

    Posted by marina kanavaki | January 18, 2013, 8:24 AM
  46. Don’t know who Freshly Pressed is but they are missing out.
    Blessings,
    Goose

    Posted by Goose | January 18, 2013, 8:51 AM
  47. Awww Rumpy, don’t have a sad. The day will come, I m sure!
    Purrs

    Posted by Texas, a cat in New York | January 18, 2013, 8:53 AM
  48. what can we do to make this happen for you?

    Posted by hillpricejen@aol.com | January 18, 2013, 8:55 AM
  49. I agree with all the above. You are a great dog and we love you. In 5 yrs, only 1 post of mine was selected, hang in there. You never know when you may get Freshly Pressed.

    Posted by Lee | January 18, 2013, 9:34 AM
  50. I’ve never read a Freshly Pressed blog. But I ALWAYS read Rumpydog!
    Love your pal,
    Stella the Great Newfenees (via my scribe, of course)

    Posted by canadianbooklady | January 18, 2013, 10:45 AM
  51. Rumpy I love you no matter what and that you are loyal in your posts – keep it up buddy:) Happy Friday!

    Posted by cravesadventure | January 18, 2013, 10:49 AM
  52. Keep on keeping on, Rumpy! One paw in front of the other!
    God bless
    susie

    Posted by Stumbling into GRACE | January 18, 2013, 10:59 AM
  53. Rumpy, you are one of the most handsome dogs I have ever seen. If they don’t press you because of your cuteness, good humor, and your ever impressive efforts to let people know about animal issues, then you lift a leg and pee.

    Posted by cindimichealle | January 18, 2013, 11:08 AM
  54. Don’t know how they decide, but you been robbed. I protest…glad your getting a ‘stuffy fix’

    Posted by Boomdeeadda | January 18, 2013, 11:32 AM
  55. Awww, well we enjoy your posts Rumpy!

    Posted by All Things Collie | January 18, 2013, 11:38 AM
  56. Keep your chin up! Never let awards be the yardstick for your success. The blog is great, so keep it up and eventually they’ll come around. If not, the blog is still great!

    Posted by Will and Eko | January 18, 2013, 11:40 AM
  57. Rumpy freshly pressed or not…..you rock….everyone loves you 🙂

    Posted by littlemissobsessivesanatomy | January 18, 2013, 1:00 PM
  58. I don’t know about Freshly Pressed but perhaps you should take heart that we all enjoy your blog x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | January 18, 2013, 1:04 PM
  59. Awww Rumpy, Freshly Pressed is only a moment in time. I rarely read those chosen because they are not necessarily topics I am interested in. I think it’s more about developing a following that is faithful, comments and best of all comes back every day for more. You are a very popular blog (that was said by a cat household)! Purrs and ‘nip for your stuffies from all the critters here!

    Posted by katecrimmins | January 18, 2013, 1:46 PM
  60. Oh Rumpster…no bee sad. You know you are da best interviewer..better den Letterman, Leno, Fallon, or O’Brien. We all follow your bloggy and read your posts almost as eagerly as we await our dinner/treats. My bloggy is on WordPress too, and I no want you to worry about dem guys! We lubs you Rumpy, and your stories and posts. Now go ahead and soothe urself by snuggling wif your stuffies. See you later pal…ChazzTheDog

    Posted by adoptedmom | January 18, 2013, 2:08 PM
  61. Rumpy you shouldn’t be sad. Have you seen some of those freshly pressed posts. And often it is the same people again and again…not something you need anyways…look at all your followers and people who comment. Use that to judge how popular you are. Oh and BTW…I heard a woof that your blog has been nominated in the 2013 Bloggies under Pet Blogs. So it seems you are appreciated now doesn’t it ????

    Posted by Jo Bryant | January 18, 2013, 2:21 PM
  62. Well Rumpy don’t feel too bad…Momz didn’t even know what Freshly Pressed was and my blog is on wordpress …doh! she did find this Five Ways to Get Featured on Freshly Pressed http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/five-ways-to-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed/?blogsub=confirmed#subscribe-blog if that helps I think Momz needs to learn more about what she’s doing and you are a super blog pal so don’t worry about those silly FP hoomins

    Posted by Gizmo | January 18, 2013, 3:50 PM
  63. Please don’t be sad, Rumpy. If freshly pressed hasn’t published you, they are missing out! You consistently post well-written, informative and original posts, and WE love you, if that makes you feel even a little bit better.

    Hugs to you, sweet pal.

    Posted by meowmeowmans | January 18, 2013, 3:58 PM
  64. Oh no….Rumpy…I’m very sorry….But please remember that your blog posts are amazing!!! I think that it is the best blog post in the world! You tought me how fun reading blog posts are! Please do not be sad….you have tons of fans all over the world!
    I’m sending you lots of hug and loves Rumpy.

    Posted by eripanwkevin | January 18, 2013, 4:09 PM
  65. Oh, poor baby! Don’t worry Rumpy, I bet is a machine that picks the FP blogs…We will make it someday 😉
    Cheer up!

    Posted by Bluejellybeans | January 18, 2013, 5:49 PM
  66. Rumpy and June Buggie xxxxxxxxx
    never ever be sad please
    you’ve inspired so many to do wonderful things for animals
    xxxxxxx
    and you have done sooooooooooooooooooooooooo very much GOOD 🙂 XO
    Dinosaur HUGGS AND CATNIP LOVE XOXOXOXO
    C XOXO

    Posted by Cat Forsley | January 18, 2013, 5:59 PM
  67. Rumpy,
    They has NEVER picked me either! Purrhaps wes should start a protest!!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

    Posted by catfromhell | January 18, 2013, 7:44 PM
  68. Well, darling Rumpy, you’re the only dog in the world that I correspond with online, now that my sister’s owner Tristan (a Siberian!) has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. So you get my vote, whether you’re Freshly Pressed or not.

    Posted by kathryningrid | January 18, 2013, 8:47 PM
  69. I’ve never been tapped either … I have no idea why they pick who they pick. Did you notice the award I gave you? Don’t be sad … Just do what you do! You do not only well, but good.

    Posted by Teepee12 | January 18, 2013, 10:33 PM
  70. You don’t need to be Freshly Squashed Rumpy – you are already famous!

    Posted by Bassa's Blog | January 19, 2013, 1:34 AM
  71. Oh Rumpy, pal. You’re posts are great and it’s their loss (well, and the rest of the world, I guess) it they don’t fresh-press you.

    Don’t be sad, we love your posts

    Posted by Jazz Cat Jay | January 19, 2013, 2:18 AM
  72. Yay! Have you ever read Freshly Pressed? It is the epitome of cliché! I’m so proud of you for not being there… Jen, Rumpy, Dede, JB… the lot of you! ♥ Keep writing what matters… not what sells… until what matters finally sells! I love you! ♥

    Posted by Anne Schilde | January 19, 2013, 3:05 AM
  73. It really stinks, none of us can figure out how they determine what’s press worthy. Just hang in there Rumpy!

    Posted by Jodi | January 19, 2013, 7:28 AM
  74. Same here, Rumpy! Our mom not only posts multiple times each day on the blog about us–and has won awards–but she also has three other WordPress blogs where she posts daily or at least twice each week for nearly four years and our images have never shown up on FP.

    Posted by animalartist | January 19, 2013, 9:59 AM
  75. Somehow I don’t think you’re alone in how you feel, Rumpy, so enjoy your toys, maybe go for a long hike to clear your mind! You’ll feel better soon!

    Posted by lscotthoughts | January 19, 2013, 11:31 AM
  76. 😦 They overlook a lot, Rumpy – it’s not just you. I’m not sure how they choose, but I’ve already realised my kind of thing isn’t what they would FP so I don’t expect it.

    I am certain if they noticed you (I reckon it’s only because they haven’t seen you) – they would FP you. Please don’t be sad!

    Posted by WordsFallFromMyEyes | January 19, 2013, 4:06 PM
  77. In time you will be discovered you are a diamond yet to be discovered then they will need shades to view. Keep up the great work..

    Posted by TammyeHoney | January 19, 2013, 5:23 PM
  78. Oh, sweet Rumpy it’s okay. Those Freshly Pressed people and the readers are who is missing out…not you sweet friend. They will find you one day and wonder why it took them so long. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Chancy and Mumsy (Mag) | January 19, 2013, 8:54 PM
  79. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you

    Posted by crazytraintotinkytown | January 20, 2013, 7:45 AM
  80. Don’t worry about it rumpy – judging by the likes here…you are freshly pressed to a lot of us even if it’s not official.

    Posted by saymber | January 20, 2013, 8:25 AM
  81. Hey Rumpy my love I have never been picked for freshly pressed either and I am a human!! I love you and your blog and so do hundreds of others you are just so great! Hugs!! xx

    Posted by willowdot21 | January 20, 2013, 9:04 AM
  82. Awwww…..((((((((((hugs)))))))))

    Posted by robpixaday | January 20, 2013, 9:45 AM
  83. Poor Rumpy :(. I think you’re great!

    Posted by Joy | January 20, 2013, 3:02 PM
  84. Don’t be sad Rumpy with a talented dog like you, you will be FP one day! Anyways you are being pressed always by Deedee… hahaha.
    or how about take a new photo showing your sweet grin with your white and shiny canine? That way WP will notice you…. 🙂
    But no worries we are all here for you! xoxo

    Posted by adollyciousirony | January 20, 2013, 4:35 PM
  85. It’s not much of a consolation, I know, but you’re the only dog-authored blog that I read. I love your posts, Rumpy. You and your pals have done so much to shed light on issues and shown the lighter side of many other companions.
    You have my vote.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | January 20, 2013, 9:35 PM
  86. Don’t worry Rumpy, whoever picks this fresh pressed thing obviously does not have very good taste.

    Posted by onebluedog | January 21, 2013, 11:52 AM
  87. Rumpy, don’t be sad, be happy… a while ago I looked at Freshly Pressed to see what the fuss was about… I think your posts and content are beyond what is offered up there. You are special, and you have heaps of fans who adore you, your buddies & Jen 🙂

    Posted by EllaDee | January 21, 2013, 7:53 PM
  88. Two years and you found us 🙂 big fur hugs

    Posted by mythreemoggies | January 23, 2013, 8:44 AM
  89. Oh, Rumpy. I’m so sorry to hear that. I have been following your blog and have enjoyed the posts. What can I do to help you get chosen?

    Posted by BJ Pup | January 28, 2013, 8:24 PM
  90. You are the best! Don’t let these silly people decide anything for you. You are freshly pressed – freshly alive – freshly everything! You are a beauty!!
    Elephant

    Posted by Elephant | February 10, 2013, 12:30 AM
  91. That’s something to growl about. Thanks for the follow.

    Posted by lameadventures | February 10, 2013, 1:41 PM
  92. You deserve to be pressed for so many reasons and so many posts. And, you probably have more fans, admirers and friends who would vote you into office than most of the fresh pressed ones I’ve seen. But then that’s just my silly old humble opinion for what it’s worth.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | February 10, 2013, 2:41 PM
  93. Soldier on, Rumpy. We write for ourselves, ultimately, because when we do, we’re happy. Although in my case I also have 6 Wiener dogs holding me hostage . Anyway, Freshly Pressed is a selection by a few people….you apparently, have a boatload of followers!

    Posted by Ann Sowards | February 10, 2013, 6:42 PM
  94. Your time will come, Rumpy!

    Posted by gita4elamats | February 10, 2013, 7:49 PM
  95. Hang in there, boy!

    Posted by Lori Fontanes | February 12, 2013, 5:40 AM
  96. Surely not! Another blog by a dog! Well, Karla would have been deeply offended on your behalf. Outrageous.

    Posted by dalecooper57 | February 16, 2013, 6:15 AM
  97. If you have any interest in the opinion of a passer by, I would tell you that there is nothing to be sad about. Freshly pressed is mostly about taste… and though it does give you a great amount of publicity for a day or two… afterwards the interests goes back down. If you just keep writing, those that like your style, and what you offer will find you. I was ‘freshly pressed’ some time ago, and it did nothing for me…

    Posted by ShimonZ | February 16, 2013, 2:54 PM
  98. Terrible, I’m so sorry, ol’ Rumpster… but I’m sending along my encouragement, and a sincere hope that at least your belly has been Freshly Scratched recently. : )

    Posted by Mark Armstrong | April 18, 2013, 11:58 AM

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