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My Remarkable Murray #RecipeForMoments

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.


  1. Aww, this was such an incredibly sweet post. Sounds like Murray is your heart dog :)

  2. What a wonderful post about a super sweetheart of a pup!! Definitely a heart dog post!! xo Chloe and LadyBug

  3. That is so sweet and yes he really is your fur-baby. Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hi Y'all!

    Murry you are truly a Golden Boy!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. Murray you are really the BFF of your mom. That's just great! I wish all would have such a soulmate :o)

  6. That's so special! The two of you are lucky to have such a unique and special bond. I imagine that this post doesn't even begin to capture in words the relationship you and Murray have. It's so hard to describe, but what an amazing feeling it is! Thank you for sharing about it.

  7. What a great post and what a beautiful bond you share with Murray, it reminded me of things that I've taken a little for granted, thanks for reminding me not too!

  8. A very special bond like you have is awesome. A thing to cherish and enjoy.
    Ernie,Chica,Lucas,Rosie, mom

  9. Special pup bonds are the bestest there is, the Motto of a pal is "Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are"

    The Mad Scots

  10. That was a wonderful tribute to your relationship! This is how it is with our mom 'cept we go in the bathroom with her in case she wants to pet us or something.

    Your Pals Who Turn 2-yrs. old Tomorrow,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Such a sweet post. I love this.

  12. I love your relationship with Murray. Stella and I have a similar one. She naps in the bedroom and if I am doing something very quiet like writing a letter or reading, she will wake up and come and find me. I talk to her a little and then she goes back to her nap!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  13. Murray is lovely I think it's very intersting how a relationship with each dog is different. Weasley is the 7th dog I've brought home and my youngest now but he is my total shadow

  14. Very cute! Kayo also helps keep me calm and grounded!


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