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Rumpy's Kitty Siblings

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Rumpy's Kitty Siblings has written 1505 posts for Dogpaddling Through Life

The Spirit of the Season?

Ah, nothing brings out the sense of entitlement in some people like the holidays! From the so-called War on Christmas to the war on Starbucks cups, a good sense of moral outrage can really stir up the spirit of the season in some.  This year, in addition to anger over not being wished a Merry … Continue reading

Christmas Trees and Self-Esteem

I have up a Christmas tree. It’s a 3-foot flimsy job I ordered on Amazon. It came with a bent stem that I broke while trying to fix it, but I was able to fix up the little guy with some wire so it will stand through this holiday season at least.  I savor the … Continue reading

Finally, it’s Time to Vote!

Election Day is almost here! Admit it, you’re glad to be rid of all those horrible election ads, mailers, and phone calls for a few months. If you are still wondering how to vote this Tuesday, that means you have not fallen victim to the partisan drama, in which case I encourage you to ask … Continue reading

An Ordinary Saturday Morning

This morning I woke up around 4:30 AM thinking for some odd reason that it was Tuesday. I got up and went to the bathroom, then started downstairs to feed (and shut up) Yella Fella. Only then did it occur to me that perhaps it wasn’t Tuesday after all. I checked the phone and saw … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Michael

As some of you may know, I lived and worked in Northwest Florida for over 3 years. My former stomping grounds sustained massive damage from Hurricane Michael. I feel so helpless as I see people I know and care about posting photos of the damage to their homes on Facebook. None have power and many lack … Continue reading

The Post-Kavanaugh, PTSD Experience

The Kavanaugh nomination has elicited in me a response that I did not at all expect: Terror. Welcome to the politically-generated mass triggering of survivors who are dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. For me it started during the hearing last Thursday, and has been a week of practicing every skill at my disposal to feel … Continue reading

It Has Been a Rough Week

It has been a rough week for survivors of sexual assault. Listening to those elected to serve us (and their minions) denounce Dr. Blasey has been infuriating and incredibly painful. Seeing the posts of those who support and spread such cruelty has also been painful. I’ve just decided to unfriend folks like that. Life is … Continue reading

What I’ve Learned From Yella’s Diete

Yella Fella’s diet is not going smoothly. You’d think it would be so simple: just give him less food. But no behavior change comes easy, even for a cat. Each morning at 5 am he sings me his Song of Despair until I get up and go downstairs to feed him. I must monitor feedings because … Continue reading

Believe What You Want, but Leave Me Out of It

Sunday I attended a church service with the rest of my family. Now let me start by saying I am an atheist, and while I was raised in this church denomination, I have always taken issue with their teachings, even when I did consider the possibility of God. The topic of the sermon was, Is … Continue reading

An SOS from Yella Fella

Yella Fella here calling out around the world for HELP!!! You see, that mean old vet doctor said I had to lose weight, and now I’m on a diet! Jen feeds me twice a day and watches me like a hawk during both meals so I don’t try to sneak off and eat somebody else’s … Continue reading

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