I’m really excited to bring you a special guest today! I know you’ll enjoy hearing what he has to say. He’s a dog who needs no introduction. I’ve always wanted to say that! But in this case it’s true – most of you already know and love him.
Rumpy: My name is Rumpy!
Clowie: Yeah! Put your paws together and give Rumpy a warm Clowie’s Corner welcome!
Clowie: Thank you for joining me today, Rumpy. Let’s begin with you telling us about yourself.
Rumpy: I am an Alaskan Malamute. We are dogs bred to survive in extreme cold, and we’re bred to work hard. Many people like us because we are so cute when we are babies, but we can be difficult to handle once we reach adolescent stage.
C: Sadly, that’s when lots of dogs end up in rescue.
Rumpy: Jen says that you cannot judge all Malamutes by me, because we typically do NOT get along with cats, and we don’t typically do as we’re told.
C: That’s interesting, we could say that Malamutes tend to have selective hearing – just like Pyrenean Mountain Dogs! Would you like to tell us about your family?
Rumpy: I have been living with Jen for 7 years now. She found me one day when she was driving down a busy street. I has happy because I was running free and had just finished rolling in something dead. She asked me if I’d get in her car and she’d help me find my way back home, and I did.
C: That was kind of her. Humans don’t like smells like that, especially in the car!
Rumpy: But she never did find my home. No one responded to her ad and no one called the vets or Humane Society looking for me. So I stayed with her. At first I stayed outside by myself. But there were two dogs (Lucky and Sage, who have since gone on to the Bridge) and some cats that lived inside, and I wanted to be in there with them. So Jen said I could, provided I learned to not use the bathroom inside. And I did! Jen says best she can figure the other dogs taught me how because she didn’t do much.
C: I’m surprised no one was looking for you, but I’m glad it ended so happily. Would you tell me why you’re so interested in dinosaurs?
Rumpy: Because everybody loves dinosaurs!!! Rawr!!! If you ever spend any time around young children, you find that they are all fascinated with dinosaurs. I like my blog to be a place that makes people feel happy, and most humans remember their childhood as a happy time. So we talk about dinosaurs to make humans smile.
C: I like it when humans smile! What is your favourite game?
Rumpy: I am not much for games, though I do like to play with June Buggie sometimes.
C: I think that will surprise a few people!
Rumpy: I claim I don’t like him, but I really do.
C: Your secret is safe, I won’t tell! Do you have a favourite book?
Rumpy: No, I don’t have much time for reading. But maybe I should write one. What do you think about Rumpy and the Dinosaur?
C: That’s a great title! I think you should write a book.
Thank you for being my guest today, Rumpy.
You can find Rumpy on his blog – Rumpydog
All his other social media links are on his blog, at the side.
See you next Wednesday!