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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Good bye dear friend

Gone but not forgotten. Wed. January 9th 2013. Our sweet boy Murphy went over the rainbow bridge. He had kidney disease.  We tried to keep him as healthy and strong for 6 months from the time he was diagnosed until this past Wed. Then there always comes a time when you can't do enough for them. No matter how much you want to.
Murphy was our 1st anniversary gift to each other. Actually he was a free puppy looking for a forever home. He was 18 months old at the time. Ex-show dog. Too shy to be shown. But beautiful show quality. Luckily for us he came to us instead. We had him for almost 9 1/2 years.
Murphy was our snuggler. Very lovable and free with his love.
Not that he couldn't be a brat....just look at half of Jeff's tools ( custamised grips). Same for hand gardening tools. Don't turn your back on the laundry as he would sneak off with socks. He hardly ever just took one. Most of the time he dug until he had a pair. Never chewed them up. Just got them very wet. The worst one was when he got a black magic marker. It took forever to bath him as the black kept coming out of his ears and paws! Any time you were missing something it was "MURPHY where did you go with that".  He could sneak away something right under your nose.
Wed. was such a sad day. We woke up to a very sick pup. We knew that we couldn't pull him through this time. It is so hard to be there when he is given the shot. But with all that he had given us there was no way that he was going to be there by himself! I have and will never let one of my fur kids go through that by themselves. It is my opinion (and I know that not everyone can do it) that I owe it to them to be there at that time.
The last couple of days have been SO HARD. But I think I am getting better at remembering the good times with him. The first day or so all I could remember is him laying on that table.
It is hartd to type this. I miss him SO MUCH! I did pretty good today (friday) at work...only one break down. A LOT better then yesterday. Of course we stayed home on Wed. Neither one of could stop crying. But thurs we felt that it would be better to go into work and get periods of times where we could concentrate on something else.  I am so glad that I work in a dept. where there aren't a lot of people. I could go into a room and get myself together again.
Tanner is taking this better then we thought he would. We were worried about him. He use to freak out when Murphy had to go to the groomer or vet. He would scream (ever hear a corgi scream like a little girl?) and run around looking for him. This time when we got home he didn't even look for him. Some how he knew that Murphy wasn't coming back. Dogs are so amazing!
Well seeing how this brought on the tears again I will end it here.
Good bye dear friend. Some day we will see each other again. In the mean time go play with Jenna, Tiffy, Gen, and the cats Calley and Ritzy. I am sure they are all waiting until we will be reunited.


  1. It's heartbreaking when you lose a beloved pet who is just like a member of the family. At least you know you've done everything possible for him.
    Be brave.
    A warm hug, Drora

  2. I am so sorry. I am weeping for and with you. They wind their furry paws deep into your heart strings and take a piece of you with them when they go.
    I love that you are remembering the good times and that Tanner is not hurting as you two are. Sending hugs.

  3. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet, it is very hard, they become so much a part of your lives, they give unconditional love and expect nothing back, you in the end gave him the greatest gift, Peace, remember the good times, laugh, smile and cry, mini hugs coming your way x

  4. I'm so sorry to hear your bad new Teresa. It seems so unfair that we have our pets for such a short time. But it is wonderful that there are people like you who give animals the best care and love while they're here.
    Sending you a huge hug x

  5. Oh Teresa, I am so,so sorry. Your beloved Murphy is out of pain now. But I know you miss him so much. My youngest so once said that God mad a mistake when he didn't let animals live long enough. I agree so much. They are so special to us, their love is such a wonderful gift, a gift that gives more to us than we can ever give to them. Funny how other dogs know that it is time, they know their loved one is ill and that it is time.

    Sending you a huge hug,

  6. Oh so sad...and so sorry. Hugs for you and your husband. Diane

  7. Oh- I am bawling right along with you here. I am so so sorry that you lost your sweet Murphy. It is always so hard losing a pet because they depend on us and give us such unconditional love. God bless you- I know that you know he is running and free of pain over the Rainbow Bridge but it doesn't make it any easier, does it. God bless you, Teresa, and heal your broken heart. xo Diana

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  8. Such sweet words. Anyone who has lost a pet is shedding a tear along with you. I miss my little PJ so much!
    A prayer for your heart.

  9. So sorry to hear about Murphy. I hope you and Jeff along with your other doggie remember all the good times. We just adopted a puppy Chester and has already won our hearts. Many hugs and see you in Chicago. Jazzi xx

  10. My deepest sympathies to you and your family for your loss. As an animal lover myself, it never gets easier & I pray it never does. They sure do leave footprints on our hearts. Hugs. tammy


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