The Unexpected Stop

Animals not only bring love to our lives, but also unexpected twists. You never know when a furry creature will pass your way, and possibly change your life forever.

For today’s “Animal Delight”, we have our very first guest blogger. Animal Culture would like to introduce a fellow animal rights activist and lover, Jenny!

Jenny and Rumpy.

Jenny and Rumpy. Photo © Jenny Threet

Running the cute, witty, and educational blog, Rumpydog, Jenny is passionate about animal welfare and her own brood of cats and dogs. Her contribution today takes us to the moment when her life changed, and the day Rumpy, the star of Rumpydog, was welcomed into her furry family.

So, without further ado, it is an honor to present the short and sweet “Animal Delight” story by Jenny!

Joy comes in the most unexpected places.

For instance, on the day I was driving down the road and almost hit a dog. I had no idea this experience would lead to a long-term adventure!

He was an Alaskan Malamute pup. He was happy and stunk to high heaven. When I stopped, he came right to me. I asked him to get in the car and he got in. We drove around looking for his owner, but didn’t find one. I called around to the vets and the local humane society, and told him he could stay in the back yard until his humans claimed him.

Except no one ever did.

And then there I was, stuck with a dog that was smarter than I was.

He decided that if the other dogs got to live inside, he should also, so he followed their lead and learned to not pee inside.

He didn’t bother the inside cats, though he had no qualms about chasing cats outdoors.

He has never met a stranger, though he’s met plenty of people who were afraid of him.

The most amazing thing is that he has been my muse for the three years I’ve been a blogger. I use his voice. I use his photogenic face. I tap into his energy and enthusiasm to find my voice. It is a gift he’s given that I could never repay.

And all this just because I chose to stop my car that day.

Rumpy. Now, that's definitely a puppy to "luv"! Photo  © Jenny Threet

Rumpy – that’s definitely a puppy to “luv”! Photo © Jenny Threet

Make sure to check out Jenny and Rumpy’s blog, Rumpydog, and learn some more about animal welfare, all while being entertained!

Interested in being a guest blogger, and contributing a story about the pets in your life? Email us at:

*Note: Today’s “Animal Delight” story was provided by Jenny Threet © 2014.*

10 responses to “The Unexpected Stop

  1. It was an honor to be your guest!


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  3. Gotta love Rumpy and the gang!


  4. What a happy moment for both of you, Jen. I’ve enjoyed your stories about Rumpy and his furry companions. Happy Easter.


  5. I’m so glad Rumpy and I have become blogging buddies.


  6. We’re fans of Rumpy and gang. ❤ Paulette and her gang


  7. We adore Rumpy poochie!!
    Nylableu n Sherriellen Mum too ❤ ❤
    Pee ess: Grrrreat story Miss Jen about how ya met Rumpy 😉


  8. I’m a big fan of Rumpy and his family! He and Jen teach me so many things about animals and I’m glad to learning it! Always beautiful story about how Jen and Rumpy met! I’m moved! 🙂


  9. Even though we already knew his story, we loved reading about it again. Jenny and Rumpy are a great team…sweet, funny and educational…and we love them dearly. And we love the kitty housemates, too! Don’t forget the kitties!! Happy purring from all of us.


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