Happy 2nd Birthday Murphy!

January 15, 2019

Two years ago today the skies grew dark over Hannibal, Missouri as this crazy knob entered the world.

who needs a nice yard?

In two years he went from this:

The face that destroyed a thousand things.

To this:

The face that still destroys a thousand things.

Lin-Manuel Miranda said this about his dog Tobillo…

To paraphrase:
Murphy had arrived, with all his fearlessness, tenacity & joy.
We made room; he curled right up.

“you want this ball? well you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ well do ya, punk?”

Murphy does everything at 100%. He is HAPPY or he is SAD or he is ANGRY. He likes cold coffee, Sunday morning sausage, evening snuggles, and morning runs. (He runs, we try to get him to walk.) He hates the dark, my guitar, and when people dare walk by our house. He bites my pant legs when I practice yoga. He covers our faces with kisses when we come home. He still thinks the dog in the mirror is his mortal enemy.

And consider this Murphy’s contribution to the 10-year challenge, except this is a 10-minute challenge.

RIP, Barkbox toy.

Murphy brings an inordinate amount of joy to our home every day and he is worth every single sock he’s destroyed x 1000.

Snugging on a winter’s day.

Happy birthday, Murph. Here’s to many more! <3

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  • pat giacabetti January 15, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Happy Birthday Murphy from my Murphy . You have grown into a very handsome young man.

    • Kimberly January 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      Thank you! He has! 🙂

  • Confuzzled Bev January 15, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Awww, that photo from when you got him. So small! Two years on he’s bigger but no less cute.

    • Kimberly January 19, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      Thank you! I love how sometimes grown dogs look completely different from puppies.