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Adventures Await Us!

When Rumpy and I walk, there are places he likes to go to check the latest pee-mails.

But he also likes to check on his peeps of all species.

He has to walk up the alley behind our house to make sure all the surveyors came to work. They stand around outside before heading out for the day. In the evening we go and Rumpy sniffs around the area to see what they were up to.

And there is, of course, Bentley the Pitbull. Bentley always barked at us when we walked by, and the Rumpster  would leave a peemail across the street. But then Bentley wasn’t there, and Rumpy seemed forlorn as he hung around waiting for a sign from his friend. We learned last week that Bentley ate some yarn and it blocked his intestine, resulting in his need for surgery. Today, though, Rumpy kept hanging around across the street from where Bentley lives and was rewarded with barks and tail wags from his friend. Rumpy never barked back, but I could feel he was relieved to see Bentley again.

Soon this will all change. We are moving to Nashville, and Rumpy will no longer have sand to leave his paw prints in or Sam the one-eyed cat to whine at. There we will have new smells and new friends to check on.

It is bittersweet, because while this move is in our best interest, I feel guilty uprooting him and Buggie yet again.

Oh brother! Not again!


At any rate, if you don’t hear much from us in the next few weeks, don’t worry. We are here, just very busy as we plan our latest adventure.

Oh, and if you have a lead on a place to rent in the middle TN area, give me a holler!

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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

45 thoughts on “Adventures Await Us!

  1. All Buggie and Rumpy want and need is to be with you…well, maybe a window to look out. YEA and paws up for all that waits to be explored. (We’ll concentrate on having a suitable place to live appear!) Take care and now off to wonder full. We’ll try to sit and stay patient for the first picture)

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | May 11, 2016, 8:39 AM
  2. nashville is lovely. the kids will be fine because they’ll be with you. good luck.

    Posted by bj pup | May 11, 2016, 8:39 AM
  3. Thinking of you guys, hope the move goes well! X

    Posted by 25castleson25clouds (@25cson25cs) | May 11, 2016, 8:43 AM
  4. Home is where the cats (and Rumpy) are. Good luck on your new adventure. I’m sure Rumpy will find new friends. Peemail is universal.

    Posted by Kate Crimmins | May 11, 2016, 8:47 AM
  5. I wish you all the best for the move and I’m sure your furfriends will like the new place… the main thing is they are with their beloved human… but I agree it is bittersweet to leave the place what was yours once…

    Posted by easyweimaraner | May 11, 2016, 8:56 AM
  6. Good luck with the move and the next adventure,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | May 11, 2016, 9:06 AM
  7. How great to have a whole new city to explore. Why feel guilty?

    Posted by Jan | May 11, 2016, 9:16 AM
    • Because they are old and the process of moving is hard on them. We have been through this before and they both were upset. But I do as much as I can to comfort them so hopefully it will go as seamlessly as possible.

      Posted by rumpydog | May 11, 2016, 9:17 AM
  8. Take heart..we will never be able to move our sheep again if we needed to..they unlike cats and dogs ( even older ones) stress terribly from a big move..it took awhile to settle them even 5 years ago..a 3 hour trip to here was enough..so we are faced with the thought that if we had to move what do we do..dogs and cats do find change a bit stressy..but handled the right way adjust well..if you stay relatively relaxed then they will pick up on it..goodluck with the move 🙂

    Posted by Fozziemum | May 11, 2016, 9:33 AM
    • Thank you! I am doing what I can to make this as stress-free as possible, but I know that moving them 8 hours away is going to be hard on them no matter what I do. But we moved down here, and we will move back. If all else fails, I will visit the vet and ask for puppy valium and kitty prozac.

      Posted by rumpydog | May 11, 2016, 9:46 AM
      • That is a big move..they will know the moment you start to pack which i think contributes to unsettling them..yep if needs be get them some meds..better that than a scared dog making a dash mid way on a toilet break…urghhh

        Posted by Fozziemum | May 11, 2016, 9:50 AM
      • Yeah I used Benedryl on the move here and moved Rumpy and DeDe before the big day, boarding them with a vet until the move complete.

        Posted by rumpydog | May 11, 2016, 9:51 AM
      • Yep that’s the way to go..maybe just dope yourself up …;)

        Posted by Fozziemum | May 11, 2016, 9:52 AM
  9. I meant for the dogs, but a nice Xanax might help me too!

    Posted by rumpydog | May 11, 2016, 10:21 AM
  10. Im sure as long as you are with the they will be happy as can be

    Posted by retro rover | May 11, 2016, 10:41 AM
  11. Good luck on the move!

    Posted by paws2smile | May 11, 2016, 10:55 AM
  12. So exciting! Best of luck in your new place. I hope the move goes well. This will be a wonderful adventure, and Rumpy will definitely make new friends.

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | May 11, 2016, 1:03 PM
  13. Good luck on the move, Jen!

    Posted by Alejandro De La Garza | May 11, 2016, 3:24 PM
  14. Best of luck with your move! I’m sure Rumpy will have some new pals in no time.

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | May 11, 2016, 5:40 PM
  15. Moving isn’t easy…and we hope all goes well.

    Posted by The Island Cats | May 11, 2016, 6:35 PM
  16. Good luck with the move. Whee know things like that can be stressful so whee hope it all goes smoothly!

    xxxx

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | May 11, 2016, 6:51 PM
  17. Good luck with the move, Jen! We have our fingers crossed that everything will go smoothly, and be stress-free for you, Rumpy and June Buggie. Hugs to you all.

    Posted by meowmeowmans | May 11, 2016, 10:54 PM
  18. I think I missed something? You’re moving? As long as it’s a great move for you Jen, they will be okay once you are in and have “your stuff”. It might be a little sad leaving the place you arrived at with DeDe. Best of luck finding a new home. X

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | May 12, 2016, 1:54 AM
  19. Good luck with the move! Hard to uproot them but hey, they might like the new place even more.

    Posted by Animalcouriers | May 12, 2016, 5:22 AM
  20. Best wishes for a successful move. I’m sure the critters will be fine, they tend to adapt better than us uprights. Good luck. 😉

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | May 13, 2016, 10:41 PM
  21. Good lucks with your move, Jen!!! I hope that you, Rumpy, June Buggie and gangs would get settled in your new place in Nashville! I’m sorry that Rumpy would might miss Bentley…and Sam cat….but our life has to go on…..You would have lots of lovely adventures in your new place, too! Please take care! Love from angel Kevin, mom and kitties.

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 15, 2016, 4:04 AM
  22. Congratulations on the new job, yet very sorry to read that you have lost Malachi.
    Life hands us so many challenges but moving while grieving the loss of a friend is a lot.
    You and your family will be in my thoughts.

    Posted by savedbydogs | May 16, 2016, 10:33 AM
  23. Here’s hoping your move has been successful and Nashville is a fabulous city – in fact Tenessee is one of our favorite states, we’ll be in Wears Valley for two weeks in July. Nicest people!

    Posted by Spence's Girl | May 28, 2016, 8:45 AM

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