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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!
Rumpy's Kitty Siblings has written 1489 posts for Dogpaddling Through Life

When You’re Smiling, the Whole World Smiles With You

There is nothing more beautiful to me than a sincere smile. I’ll never forget a story my friend Lynn once told me of the most beautiful woman she’d ever met in her life. Lynn said that when she first met the woman, all she saw was a scarred and weathered old face, but then the … Continue reading

Seven Years Ago…

Seven years ago I started this blog. That’s the longest I’ve stuck with anything. I had hoped to monetize it to support my animal rescue habit. Things didn’t quite work out that way. Instead I found an avenue of expression that I enjoyed and was pretty good at, if I do say so myself. The best … Continue reading

Why Do I Keep Talking About Gun Violence? Good Question.

Saturday I went to a Pride/ Family Togetherness Rally. Everywhere I looked I saw the happy, smiling faces of people who were enjoying each other’s company while celebrating who they truly are. And I looked everywhere, too, because I was watching for people who appeared out of place. People like the 30-something white guy (a former … Continue reading

Walking Toward the Light

When wading hip-deep through the Swamp of Depression, I thought I was just hurting on the inside. Now that I’m exiting the swamp, I can see a panoramic view of my depression. This morning I saw a photo of me during a recent volunteer activity for a political candidate, and I saw my physical size … Continue reading

My Constant Companion

Last Saturday I took my car through the car wash. Afterward I vacuumed and wiped down the interior. So what? So that’s the first time I’d done that in several months, even though I’d wanted to. I’ve wanted to write blog posts. Clean my apartment. Do laundry. I’ve wanted to feel better. Depression is insidious … Continue reading

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

I want to end it with Facebook, but I can’t bring myself to say good-bye. I have my reasons for wanting to stay, the most obvious being my desire to stay connected to people I wouldn’t otherwise connect with. Let’s face it, things have changed. When I first met Facebook, it was a cool place … Continue reading

Gun Safety and Lots of Dogs

Yesterday I helped man an outreach booth for a group that promotes sensible gun legislation. I enjoyed speaking with people about their ideas of how we can put an end to the gun violence epidemic that is ravaging our country and terrorizing its’ citizens. I also interacted with a lot of dogs. There were dogs … Continue reading

Finally! A Relaxing App for Cat Lovers!

Let me start by saying I was not asked to promote this app and I was not compensated in any way. One day I stumbled upon the app, Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. I downloaded the free app on my phone and have enjoyed it ever since.   This app is not so much a game … Continue reading

Some Kitty Photos

Here are some kitty photos.    

Then Came the Last Days of May…

Parched land no desert sand, sun was just a dot, And a little bit of water goes a long way, ’cause it’s hot. Three good buddies were laughing and smoking in the back Of a rented Ford. They couldn’t know they weren’t going far. from Then Came the Last Days of May  by Donald “Buck Dharma” … Continue reading

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