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An Online Intervention!

We have a big problem here at the Rumpydog household.

We have a big problem here at the Rumpydog household.

How do I say this? I think Rumpy is a cat food addict.

How do I say this? I think Rumpy is a cat food addict.

Last night he tipped over the trash again, to get at ONE empty can.

Last night he tipped over the trash again, to get at ONE empty can.

Dude, you got a problem!

Dude, you got a problem!

Who? Me? I can quit anytime I want to- I just don't want to.

Who? Me? I can quit anytime I want to- I just don’t want to.

Anybody got some advice for helping Rumpy overcome his addiction?

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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

51 thoughts on “An Online Intervention!

  1. Oh dear, that’s not good. Don’t you know that cat food makes dogs really naughty πŸ™‚

    Posted by shacklefordlb | April 11, 2013, 6:31 AM
  2. First you have to admit you have a problem and that your life has become unmanageable. You must get Rumpy to the 12-Step rooms so he can at least see there is a better way and that recovery is possible and must get a sponsor.

    Posted by Carl D'Agostino | April 11, 2013, 6:38 AM
  3. Just say “no” Rumpy!!! Take care
    x

    Posted by Old Kitty | April 11, 2013, 6:54 AM
  4. Do they have cat food aholics anonymous meetings near you?

    Posted by Emmadog | April 11, 2013, 7:01 AM
  5. When I was taking care of my neighbors dog and cat I noticed Petie, the dog ate whatever MaMa didn’t finish. When I caught him, he looked at me as if saying, “I’m allowed!”

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    Posted by fgassette | April 11, 2013, 7:02 AM
  6. I know where the probleme is: Rumpy doesn’t get enough cookies. Get him more cookies, I’m sure it’ll help!
    (Rumpy: that advice will cost you kitty greenies, you realize that?)
    Purrs

    Posted by Texas, a cat in New York | April 11, 2013, 7:07 AM
  7. It’d be nice to see Rumpy on that show “My Strange Addiction”

    Posted by Doggy's Style | April 11, 2013, 7:12 AM
  8. With due respect to the Cat community…i think you got it all wrong…Rumpy is a sweet sweet Dog and the only reason he is even looking or tasting Cat food is to show solidarity with the cats inthe house plus as he says he can quit any time he wants But Ladies and Gentlemen and Cats ..RUMPY IS NO QUITTER .

    Posted by Soma Mukherjee | April 11, 2013, 7:18 AM
  9. I’ve nominated your blog for an award πŸ˜€ check it out here… http://natashaharmeryear1.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/epically-awesome-award-of-epic-awesomeness/

    your dog is gorgeous and I love your blog πŸ˜€

    Posted by Natasha Harmer | April 11, 2013, 7:33 AM
  10. Oh Rumpy, you have to learn to hide the evidence so the mom doesn’t know about your addiction. Bottom of the laundry basket works well!

    Posted by SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) | April 11, 2013, 7:39 AM
  11. OH! the shame of it !!

    Posted by willowdot21 | April 11, 2013, 7:58 AM
  12. Cat food is the reward for living with cats. You earned it, Rumpy!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | April 11, 2013, 8:23 AM
  13. I’m with Rumpy… What’s wrong with a little cat char occasionally…!?!

    Posted by carolynpageabc | April 11, 2013, 8:32 AM
  14. I have never seen a dog that did not like cat food.

    Posted by Lynn Gaulding Delage | April 11, 2013, 9:17 AM
  15. Guess it is better to eat the Cat stuffs… BEFORE it goes into “THE PAN”. RIGHT?

    Posted by Frankie Furter and Ernie | April 11, 2013, 9:24 AM
  16. I understand you, Rumpy! I love fish and wet cat food smells really yum! πŸ™‚
    Besides, I love their bonito stick….*drools* so what’s wrong with us having cat food? *pretending innocent face*

    Posted by eripanwkevin | April 11, 2013, 9:43 AM
  17. Dear Rumpy,
    I’m sure we can find a nice group you can join that will help you curb your addictions. I mean I’m sure the cats are addicted to weirder things.

    Posted by ilovecats | April 11, 2013, 10:15 AM
  18. Rumpy may have to start going to some Cat Food Anonymous meetings!

    Posted by Will and Eko | April 11, 2013, 10:22 AM
  19. You have taken the biggest step Rumpy you have bought your problem out in the open. Personally as long as the cat aren’t going hungry I can’t see that it is such a be problem. Am more concerned about you and possible weight gain? Can you still fit in your collar or has hit had to be loosened a notch. Don’ despair we all love you xxx’s

    Posted by Jessie & Jane | April 11, 2013, 1:47 PM
  20. LOL! If I could stop Rumpy from being addicted to cat food, I would have stopped Pierson from being addicted to Maya’s poop a long time ago. Just when I think the issue is solved, he comes inside with poop breath!!!

    Posted by ILoveDogs | April 11, 2013, 2:12 PM
  21. Oh Rumpy. You be careful with that addiction, addiction makes pups do some crazy things. And the cats might have to take their intervention to another level!

    Posted by DogMama | April 11, 2013, 2:54 PM
  22. Not sure what cat food tastes like as we are two Bernese Mountain Dogs, and there no cats in the house. That cat food must be delicious if Rumpy is now an addict.

    Posted by Moxie Reviewsβ„’ (@MoxieReviews) | April 11, 2013, 3:19 PM
  23. I always love your captions, they make me laugh.

    Posted by Boomdeeadda | April 11, 2013, 3:58 PM
  24. I don’t think you have a problem at all, Rumpy! There’s nothing wrong with eating a little cat food now and then – it’s much tastier than dog food.

    Posted by Clowie | April 11, 2013, 4:07 PM
  25. Definitely needs an intervention!!! πŸ˜‰

    Posted by CATachresis | April 11, 2013, 4:53 PM
  26. Cat food gobbles? Only an attempt to show the cats you mean no harm and are showing willingness to share car food breath. All together now!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | April 11, 2013, 5:01 PM
  27. Dude, you let those cats “help” with your “addiction” and you’re whupped. Be strong! You da man!

    Posted by FleaByte | April 11, 2013, 5:15 PM
  28. Dogs love cat food because of the high protein content (higher than dog food) but it is bad for them. I suggest rinsing out the can of cat food before putting in the trash.

    Posted by Marie | April 11, 2013, 6:11 PM
  29. Tell him he has to use the litter box if he eats kitty food???

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning | April 11, 2013, 6:39 PM
  30. You are not alone, Rumpy. Our dog, Jet, much prefers to eat his five cat brothers’ food over his own! I’ve tried to break his habit but so far nothing has worked! Just a small warning, though, I do think Jet has started to act more like a cat since he’s been eating cat food! Food for thought Rumpster! Love your blog B T W!!! Dani xxx

    Posted by teddyandtottie | April 11, 2013, 6:59 PM
  31. These look like they were really talking to each other.

    Posted by YellowCable | April 11, 2013, 7:23 PM
  32. Well, we think our foods are really yummy, so we can unnerstand why Rumpy would want them.

    Posted by theislandcats | April 11, 2013, 8:40 PM
  33. You tell ’em Rumpy! You’d give up cat food but you’re no quitter!

    Posted by gracie2801 | April 11, 2013, 9:56 PM
  34. We actually just got done writing an article about can dogs eat car food! You should send Rumpy to take a look, haha!

    Posted by BunkThePug | April 11, 2013, 10:06 PM
  35. Wow! That happens here too! Me has steps so me can gets to my food easily and my hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon has tried to climb them to eats our foods!
    Kisses
    Nellie
    PS me steals the dogs crunchies…..

    Posted by catfromhell | April 11, 2013, 10:46 PM
  36. Sounds a bit like Shiner, Rumpy. Except she hasn’t done that in quite some time thankfully! Maybe she can give you some tips on overcoming your trash addiction πŸ˜‰

    Posted by Ann "Paws" Staub | April 11, 2013, 11:56 PM
  37. Who can refuse catfood anyway.. pawkiss πŸ™‚

    Posted by angelswhisper2011 | April 12, 2013, 2:01 AM
  38. Rumpy, you have to be strong! We all love and support you but cat food is for cats!

    Posted by Basil | April 12, 2013, 3:08 AM
  39. one of our dawgz (the oldest) has a similar problem. same dog also gets into the recycle bin and pulls out the PIZZA BOXES and chews them up all over the yard!

    Posted by betunada | April 12, 2013, 11:59 AM
  40. Hmmm you just love being naughty thats all and cheeky!hehehe

    Posted by speedyrabbit | April 14, 2013, 2:35 AM
  41. Rumpy, it could be worse. Our two old shepherds have taken to eating — God, I can barely type this out loud — from the kitty litter box. Eeeeeewwww.

    Posted by CharlieDog and Friends | April 14, 2013, 5:31 AM
  42. Oh its okay to try something for a change. πŸ™‚

    Posted by panoramaofthoughts | April 14, 2013, 2:01 PM

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