Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Murphee James...






Yep my dogs all have "human" names.... maybe because they are each like my children :)






Today I want to share with you Murphee (Murph) ~ Murphee came to live with me when he was just 6 weeks old. He was in poor health and I quickly got him back to good health and by the next summer he was starting to get bad skin... I called the vet and they said come get some pills he's probably allergic to fleas.... so I put him on the meds and he lost all his hair and had pus pockets all over him..... turns out he had demodectic mange.... the first vet told me to put him down ... NOT acceptable.



So, I took him in for a second opinion and started on a very long journey of getting him healthy ... which included toxic dips given to him.... I would sleep on the floor with him the night of the dips with towels and extra nightgowns b/c it made him so sick.... but I stayed with him and loved him through each step. Finally I got what I was hoping for .... 2 negative skin scrapings he MADE it !!!






He was very picky about dogs he would be around ... he had "Great Dane" syndrome and thought he could take on the world... a couple of times he got into fights that I thought would kill him yet he bounced back time and time again ...He did however love Shilah and after she died he started a slow decline himself.... she was just over a year when he came to live with us and he died a year and half after her.... and he was 6 months shy of being 15 years old.






They truly were best friends. Murph was my cuddle bunny he loved to lay on my lap and sleep and get attention ~ and like Shi stood by me through all of my ups and downs... even having children .. he loved the kids from the get go and I had to keep an eye on him to make sure he didn't lick their faces constantly when they would be on the floor playing....






He died one year ago yesterday ~ and like Shi I haven't been able to scrap a memorial page for him just b/c it's still so hard.... you don't share that much of life with your best friends and get over it so easy. I will grieve for them for years I imagine ..... I remember like it was yesterday I went into the bathroom to get ready for my afternoon route and he was laying on his blanket with his heating pad... he cried out and I walked in and laid down beside him....he licked me layed his head on my arm and took his last breath .... it's like he knew and was calling me to be with him..... again to the end we were together. I miss my Murph so very much but am so thankful for the many years of friendship, laughter, fun and tears we shared.



Please don't forget to purchase our charity kit... so close to my heart and for such a good cause !!!



Here is the preview for my 2nd Day's freebie I hope you enjoy it (image is linked)





7 comments:

Digi Free said...

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coddinam said...

Thank you Ronda! It's beautiful and your pets are sweet! Ann

Lori Crouch said...

Thank you for today's and yesterday's freebies. I still grieve for my 4-legged children that have passed, so please accept my condolences on yours.

Tammy Gary said...

I am a teacher so I was thinking about Skippy John Jones, LOL! I am glad he liked the kids, my furbaby is kinda jealous of the grand!

Tammy Gary said...

Oh, I am sorry! THANKS!

Sandy said...

What a sweetheart Murphee was. I'm glad you didn't listen to the first vet. Thanks for today's freebies!

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