Welcome Murphy

Everyone say hello to the latest addition to the trailrunning community. I give you my new dog – Murphy!

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First day I walked him

Murphy is the reason I was down West Wales last week and why I’ve been doing a little less running – I’ve been driving a 3 hour round trip every day to walk and bond with him and finally I brought him home yesterday.Β  The scary thing is that completely by accident he looks like a Soaky copy – Purely unintentional I orignially inquired about a different dog which had been rehomed and they mentioned Murphy.

Hes had a bit of a rough start to life and is very nervous but already he’s starting to improve.Β  We’ve been to the beach already and he’s settling in nicely. Him and the cat basically ignore each other – I think Trouble just assumes Soak has been missing for a few years and now returned.Β  At the moment Murph is like a shadow but slept hapily in his crate last night and we’ve just had a short run at the beach as he is going to have little choice but be a training companion – And thankfully he seems to love to run, he gets a goofy grin on his face and just lopes alongside with no effort while I puff and pant.

So if you dont like dogs I’d stop reading the blog now cos it’s likely to include a lot of Murphy from here on in. Oh and Mawil – the rope is for him to chew on and play with πŸ˜‰

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Day two and off lead already – Im being very cautious and no fields with livestock but he’s sticking like glue to be fair and at 6 in the morning he’s safe enough as there’s no-one about
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We have a few issues with stiles – Not sure he’s ever had to climb one before – He’s getting there though
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Beach dog!
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Getting up to speed
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Good look Murph
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I had a shower and thought i’d lost him already then I realised he was on the sofa in my middle room which has a black throw on it – His eyes gave him away after I’d searched every room for him

 

Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

12 thoughts on “Welcome Murphy”

  1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Id have needed an awful lot of guesses and probably still wouldn’t have got it right!!!!! (Re why you were picking up rope!) wishing you and Murphy a long and happy life together!

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  2. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    Happiness now has a name! MURPHY!

    I am so so happy for you. Enjoy your life together. And I wish you many happy miles. Or is he a metric dog? πŸ˜‚
    Cannot wait for more pics of him. Does he have an instagram?

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  3. OMG OMG OMG!!!! A FURBABY!!!!! Congrats!!!! Oh I’m so stoked I shed a tear!!!!! Fuckit I’m in a meeting all day… can’t wait to get home and read all about it!!!!! ❀️❀️❀️

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