Murphy the Smurfy

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Murphy made his first blog appearance on my Halloween post. We adopted him from the local pet shelter one Sunday and he has quickly made his way into our hearts. He is between 1 1/2 and 2 years old and is a black lab mix. He has some sort of skin condition that we are treating and hoping to nurse him back to a fantastic coat of fur here soon!

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Murphy is very sweet and loves to be right next to you. He loves to lay his head in your lap and cuddle close. He also has somewhat of a bad habit of grabbing your arm when you come in the door. I'm pretty sure it's his way to greet you and let you know he doesn't want you to leave! He LOVES to carry around his toys in his mouth and the other morning he trotted down the hall with his blankie in  to greet Josh in bed, it was nothing short of precious.

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I have ALWAYS been an animal lover, especially dogs! I've consistently had a pet in my life growing up and I knew that I wanted Josh and I to have a dog. Murphy is still getting adjusted to our home and is not a fan of guests, he acts like such a butt! I think it's because he is starting to feel like our home is his territory and when people come over that he doesn't know, I think he gets scared. We don't know a ton about his life before we adopted him but I can imagine is wasn't all roses...hence him ending up at an adoption center. But we are working diligently with him so that he'll be as sweet with others as he is with us. He loves to sit on the back deck in the morning watching the squirrels run around the yard and every once in a while you'll find him bounding down the steps after one. He has THE cutest yawn in the world...maybe I'll catch it on camera one day. It's so loud and has got to be the cutest thing I've ever heard. He LOVES to run up and down the hall chasing his toys and cries at the door if he knows you're in the room.

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We had quite a time with him escaping our back yard the first week and 1/2 that we had him...poor Josh was out all times of night digging through brush and thorns to fix the fence so Murph man couldn't get out. I believe we have it fixed now and hope to do a more permanent fixture in the Spring.

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Murphy has already been such a joy to have in our home and our lives and I just know he is going to be the perfect pet for our family.

Now if we can get him to quit jumping on the bed and rubbing his body all over our comforter! He literally walks up and down the side of the bed rubbing his body allllllll over it. I swear.

It's nice to come home to a sweet face and wagging tail each day and I hope he knows how much we love him already.
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