Rumbo was named after a famous racehorse, and was one of the family dogs. His tail wasn't bobbed for fashion. He lost it when he whacked it against something and it broke, They had to cut it off. He was really Jennifer's dog. He came in a long line of family dogs, including Rex, Pal, and Jester. When we lived on 25th Ave NE, dogs eventually went out into the front street and got squished by cars. Pal and Rumbo both lasted a long time, so they represent our fondest dog memories of days gone by.