Monday, November 28, 2011


What a perfect name for this young man that I had the pleasure of meeting at our rescue meeting about a month ago. He is long legged, goofy, loving, confused, high energy and gorgeous. There he was in a crate for at least 5 minutes before one of us took him out. He was drownding out the lunch and sure to do the same during the meeting. Once out of the crate, he was long as someone either had him in their lap or in what I call the "dangle". The dangle is particularly easy on long legged dogs for some reason. Place dog on your strong side hip with your arm encircling his middle, go about your business. As long as your shoulder and arm hold up, you can do most anything while the hyper ones are in a dangle. My vet actually clips, toenails, examines teeth and ears, and gives shots while Riley is in the dangle.

Is Murphy a handfull? Yes. Does he need to learn some more manners such as not confusing your hand for a rubber teething toy? Yes. Will he keep you entertained wit his antics? Yes. Will your time and effort be worth it? Most Definitely.

Murphy is as cute as he is fired up. He loves other dogs, and although we do not know about cats, my suspicion based on nothing other than experience with long legged wild bostons is that he would chase but do no harm. He was just a puppy when he was abandoned and left behind by whoever owned him briefly or at least owned his mother. He was very underweight when we got him and his putting on weight slowly. We suspect that he may not have had the full 8 weeks with his Mom and may therefore not have learned all that she had to teach him about the world. When this happens, and it happens too often, it falls to humans to fill in the gaps. Perhaps this is why we first had to teach him that he has to walk on the floor, not the walls or the ceiling and that he cold not reach a light fixture hanging from the ceiling.

Murphy does sleep ocassionally. I see his foster family has learned the vice grip tactic as well. Hold a wild one this way long enough and they will, I promise, eventually go to sleep!

Handsome boy even has the hagerty spot on top of his head. We need to disclose, however, that this perfect button should not be construed to be an on/off switch. BTRNC assumes no responsiblity for the failure of any perceived off swith to actually work.

If you are the type of person that wants a fun loving, wildly energetic, always entertaining, walking, running, hiking, playing buddy and/or who has other dogs which you would like to tire out... Murphy may be your man. If you are laid back and want to rest and watch TV after a long day at work, alas, Murphy would probably not be your best choice, at least for another 10 years. Please check him out on our Available Dogs page. We say thank you!


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