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It’s Rumpy’s Birthday Month But I’m Not Celebrating

This morning I woke the same way I have for the past few days: clutching one of Rumpy’s old stuffed toys. October is Rumpy’s Gotcha month. He’s been gone for 6 months, but the hurt is as acute as the day he died. In some ways things have improved. Now that I no longer care … Continue reading

Life Goes On…

Bubba is home. He had stopped eating and was back to hiding in the bathroom closet sleeping all day. He was in a lot of pain. My sweet boy. I have taken his death particularly hard. Or maybe it’s the grieving the loss of four companions within the past 16 months. I feel incredibly guilty, and … Continue reading

Rest In Peace Bubba 

I have just said goodbye to Bubba. I can’t talk about it now. I will offer my eulogy when I am able.

Another Vet Visit for Bubba

Bubba and I visited the vet. His thyroid levels are good, but he hasn’t gained any more weight. He does look a lot better. The lesion in his mouth has healed. But there is swelling. So what does that mean? Well, we’re not sure. The vet is concerned. When she removed those teeth, he had … Continue reading

Oh My Gravy! is ‘People Food for Cats’

NOTE: I was given free cat food in return for this review/post for Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! ‘People Food for Cats.’  September is Happy Healthy Cat Month, so Weruva asked me to review their Oh My Gravy! cat food, which they bill as people food for cats. Here’s some of the copy I was … Continue reading

The Bubba Saga Continues…

The Bubba Saga continues. Taking care of Bubba is a full-time job. Fortunately I have been doing a lot of working from home lately so I could be here to take care of him. There was a flea issue. I had applied Revolution to each cat. But the vet found fleas on Bubba two weeks … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Doctors

Bubba wasn’t eating. Again. So this morning I loaded him up and back to the vet we go.   Dr. M. looked him over, then checked his teeth. Yes, he had a bad one. So she did a blood panel to make sure he was OK for surgery, then I left him there for her … Continue reading

Happy Blogaversary to Me!

So I checked my account and saw that today marks 6 years since I published my first blog post at Rumpydog. Yay me! Back then there were three dogs and 6 cats sharing blogging credits with me. Today there are 5 cats blogging. No dogs are still here. Recently Helen at Hell on Wheels/ Life … Continue reading

So, America… How Ya Doin?

As we Americans prepare to celebrate our independence, we are reminded of the rights afforded us by our Constitution, and how we support those freedoms above all else. Yeah, that’s what we say, but….   The Newseum Institution– a think tank devoted to promoting the rights of our first amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly and … Continue reading

Repeal and Replace and a Big Dose of Reality

I feel despondent. Congress is determined to pass a bill that impacts health care availability. My health care availability. Oh, the impact to me won’t be so obvious. I have health insurance now through my current employer, and said employer is unlikely to discontinue health insurance coverage. I won’t be needing maternity care. I don’t … Continue reading

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