Saturday, May 17, 2014

Murphy grows up, sigh.....

I can't believe this was our Murphy just 3 1/2 months ago.

This was Murphy when she came to live with us just 2 1/2 months ago.

She showed Mollie right away that life would never be the same again.

Murphy was curious.....

....about everything.

Cats were to be feared and respected.

Naps were important.

She always loves to meet new people, even those who give shots, as long as they give belly rubs.

Bunny was Murphy's best friend, she slept with her every night in the crate and kept the Boogey Man away. The first thing Murphy did every night when she came in was to get Bunny out of the crate and bring her into the living room. Sometimes she had to shake the tar out of him.

And suddenly one day I woke up and found a nearly grown dog where my darling puppy slept in her kennel. 


Is this how you mothers feel about your children?

Bruce kept dropping hints that it was time for her to live outside, I just wasn't ready. I needed to psych myself up for it but one warm night, I left her out with strict instructions to Mollie to look out for her.

I was up a few times in the night, tiptoeing downstairs and peeking out the kitchen window. Sometimes I saw her on the rug in front of the door and sometimes I didn't see her and assumed she was in the dog house.

All was well in the morning, Murphy didn't seem scarred with her night out, in fact she seemed to relish her new found freedom and never tried to even come in the house.

I was worried about her fear of thunderstorms, she was frightened as a puppy when she was out early one morning and a big thunderboomer hit. We were in an unsettled weather event with some thunderstorms and I was able to be outside and distract Murphy with her ball. I watched her one evening through the kitchen window and she was fine so I decided it was time.

I took down her crate and gave her Bunny.

"Bunny! Where have you been??"
Mollie wanted Bunny also....

....I'm not sure what is in Bunny's future....

...but for now Bunny is still in one piece although one ear is ripped.

Just well loved by both dogs and well traveled around the yard.

1 comment:

  1. AWWWW........what a great way to show how she has changed....puppies are so cute, but she is still cute even though she growing.