Bumpas, the emotional support bunny

Marlene Sharp
2 min readJul 3, 2023

by: Blanche DuBois Sharp and Marlene Sharp

Blanche DuBois Sharp and Marlene Sharp unbox a Bumpas!

Hello, and holy smokes! It’s the smell of fireworks out there, and it’s also me Blanche with something to calm those of you who hate the season but not the reason. In the good ol’ USA, around this time every year, we celebrate independence, but it’s loud and terrifying. That’s why Mama and me are very glad that Bumpas came into our lives!

Bumpas is a bunch of heavy-weighted bunny blanket-like, drape-y, pillow-y, squishy toys that sort of look like my bed but are much sturdier and more flexible. They are supposed to be for humans, which means that dogs love them a lot. The inventor of Bumpas is a smart dude named Drew Matilsky, who is also co-founder of Uglydolls. His company is named GOOD SOUL BRANDS, which makes Mama and me wanna dance. So we did.

Our beboppin’ Bumpas arrived in the mail, so Mama and I unboxed it in a video. It’s our first time filming this kind of event, so please do not judge us harshly or hardly at all. In short, we love our Bumpas, and we will share the giant rabbit until Mama springs for another one just for me Blanche on Amazon or someplace like that.

Here’s some heartfelt stuff that Drew Matilsky wants folks to know about Bumpas. He says, “Giving and getting hugs is a sign of trust and love. I created Bumpas to give people of all ages a product that can love, hug, and protect.”

Mama is curious about whether she could produce a cartoon TV show or movie about Bumpas and me. I need to know, because I tend to star in all of Mama’s movies, even if they are not about fluffy white dogs. Here’s what Mr. Drew says about that: “Each character has a unique personality and story that helps children better identify with them, and helps stimulate imaginative play. These quirky characteristics would make it fun to explore other content, but we haven’t made any decisions regarding that at this point.”

Conclusion: Mama, we’re in the running!

Now, please excuse us while we go back to snuggling with our emotional support stuffed animal and forgetting the pyrotechnics. We pledge allegiance to Bumpas!

Watch the epic mother-dog daughter video review here:

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Marlene Sharp

Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who originally hails from New Orleans but is now a (San Fernando) Valley girl.