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Muphys memoires

Discussion in 'Dog Diaries' started by Mad Murphy, May 22, 2018.

  1. Mad Murphy

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    Its sad... Its wet , its windy, its muddy and so for many dogs this means no adventures , no long walks , no trips to the country, just quick walks on concrete pavements and a sniff at a local park if they are lucky. Murphy is out and about rain or shine. While I realise not all dogs can enjoy this kind of weather its sad that so many get confined to those short walks just because the humans dont want to get dirty or wet. I want to tell them all to buy a raincoat and pull on their welly boots its still wonderful outside!
     
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    I can’t understand people who do this personally. Grab some waterproofs and then enjoy a nice cup of tea when you’re back home :)
    Last winter I was dog walking one day and I remember just being soaked through for 6 hours and cleaning up after lots of dogs wondering why I had chosen todo this. Then I got home, had a shower and a cup of tea and it was all worth it
     
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    Some days I'd quite like to skip a walk (and I did when it was really hot), but given the choice of getting soaked and listening to Jasper whinge for the next few hours, I know what I'd prefer:D

    My mum once said to me as I was heading out the door, 'But what if it rains?' If it rains, I'll get wet. That's OK, I get wet in the shower too, it's not as if I'll shrink or anything!
     
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    lol love this ^ in NL they say...Its not like Im made of sugar ..meaning I wont melt if I get wet.
    I just think its part of life with dog, rain, mud, frozen fingers, it goes with the territory.. My new wellies arrive tomorrow..Im so excited!
     
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    I find it quite empowering - no more 'Oh no, I wanted to do X today but it's raining so I can't,' but 'It's raining - so?' :)

    And yes, after those walks where you threw caution to the wind and didn't take a coat and once home had to change into dry everything, underwear included, there's nothing better than snuggling down in clean dry clothes with a mug of hot coffee.
     
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    Today is exactly two years since Murphy came home... We took him on a special walk to Lauwersoog a Unesco world heritage site where he played a ran about like a mad thing and I put together a slide show of his first two years..
     
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    Happy Gotcha Day, Murphy!
     
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    Just caught up on Murphys thread. you have a wonderful dog.

    Dittoing memory care and pets. i work at a nursing home where most of my residents have some form of dementia or other. They don't know what day of the week it is but you BET they ask every time if "that little dog is in". watching people just light up when they come into the gym and see Bax brightens my day to!

    Also ditto the weather. I wont go out if its TO hot (partially cause i hate the heat and partially cause bax doesnt have boots for the hot concrete) but i will 100% head out in the rain. I dont mind getting wet and i actually enjoy a nice walk in a drizzle. if its TO wet though Bax will mutiny and do an about face back inside.
     
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    We got something special in the post today... Murphy has had his portrait drawn by the artist known as Red and Howling. I think she captured him wonderfully. DSCN1262.JPG DSCN1277.JPG
     
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    Love that pic!
     

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