It's no secret that puppies (and grown dogs too) age quickly. It's one of the most difficult parts of the canine/human relationship, but it reminds us that each moment we share with our furry friends is precious. I thought I'd take a look back at the life (so far) of my favorite "fuzzy face" Murphy the Boston Terrier!
Murphy was a gift from my husband. He came in one day and handed me a tiny black and white puppy with a gold bow around its neck! It was instant love. I'd wanted a puppy for so long and he was just perfect. These pics are of the first time I held him and our first walk! What a sweet, tiny little pup he was! We decided on the name Murphy almost immediately; a name inspired by his Boston origin and the Boston Irish band, The Dropkick Murphys.
Murphy was so tiny that we had to create a small step for him to climb up on the couch! Please excuse my unpainted toes in the background...
This was his first "binkie," given to him by his Grandma Deb. Murphy LOVES "binkies" AKA tiny bone-shaped stuffed toys that squeak!
He's always been a HUGE fan of tug-o-war!
This is one of my absolute favorite photos of Murphy. Those eyes, those lips, the ears = cuteness overload!
He was a lake dog from the start!
He absolutely adores sniffing flowers and plants. I call him "Mama's little botanist."
Then one day I turned around and he was this 4-year-old handsome, funny, and all-around wonderful dog! He adds nothing but light to our lives and I'm so thankful to have him as a best friend. Here's to many more years of slobbery kisses, puppy paws tapping down the hallway, and big smiles and stubby tail wags every time we walk through the door!