Murphy

I have some sad news I’m afraid. We had to say goodbye to Murphy the B&B dog last week.

He was nearly 16, though he never looked it! This photo was only taken recently, but he’d slowed down a lot over the summer and started going downhill quite quickly a couple of weeks ago.

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He was the most amazing dog. We rescued him 13 years ago and he stole the whole family’s heart within 24 hours. He was very clever, loyal, nearly human, very naughty and very funny.

He was the first dog in his training school to get a Kennel Club gold award in obedience training. Though he never really put all that training into practise – he was just good at passing exams.

Up until a few years ago his very favourite thing in life was playing MurphyBall and going to the woods. As he got a bit older he was only really happy if he was within a few feet of me.

Mitsi, Rob, Jess and I are all missing him terribly, but we’re able to remember him with a smile and a laugh.

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