Murray is our youngest furkid. He joined us in 2007 as an 8 week old pup and immediately bonded to my husband and I as well as his 3 year old golden retriever brother, but it wasn't long before the bond between he and I was like none other. I have had dogs in my life since the day I was born, but none like Murray. Each day he has truly motivated me to become a better person. He inspires me to research and question what is best in dog health and through my bond with him I am moved to look for ways to help other dogs in need as well. I am striving to be a voice, through this blog, for others trying to take the best care of their dogs.
Being Murray's Mom
It's a strange and wonderful feeling being
adored by a dog like I am by Murray. I had never been the center of an
animal's world before. I always had dogs who loved me, but they loved
me like they loved the rest of the family. With Murray, it's different.
He looks to me for everything. He's nervous if I'm mad, he's upset
when I'm sad and he's happy when I'm happy. It certainly makes me think
twice before overreacting, knowing my mood will directly affect him.
This is yet another way Murray has changed me through our bond. He helps me to stay
calm, happy and upbeat (as much as possible), and for that I love him to pieces. After all,
it's impossible not to love a dog who loves me so very much.
My Dog Shaped Shadow
I think it's safe to say Murray loves me. While I have no doubt he loves his older brother and my husband very much as well, he has a very strong connection with me. He always must know where I am and most often needs to be right under my feet. As I type this post from the back of our living room right now, Murray climbed off his comfy spot snuggled on the couch (where we were sitting together just before) to lay under my desk chair. When I do the dreaded dishes each night after dinner, Murray is my loyal watch dog making sure everything is spic and span. When I exercise upstairs in our spare, cluttered bedroom, Murray is there, toy in mouth, resting on the dog bed we placed in there for him, being my spotter. If I go outside, he waits by the door. If I'm in the shower he's outside the bathroom door. When I'm getting ready for work in the morning, he is by my side feeling sad that I will soon be leaving. He even sleeps in late with me on the weekends. He is absolutely a true companion in every sense of the word. It's these "all day, everyday" moments that are most special and I'm thankful for each of them.