Eight years ago, when it was time for one of our Seeing Eye puppies to be returned and my older son was leaving for boot camp, I decided it was time for another fulltime dog. I suppose I was suffering from “empty nest syndrome.” Furthermore, Orlando needed a friend. I wanted a female yellow Labrador, went to the shelter to look at a collie and came home with Murf!
Murphy is our “middle child,” and displays all the symptoms: he has to fight for attention and often feels ignored. He is the best babysitter for all of puppies. He has the silliest ears. In addition, he is the mellowest dog you will ever meet. He is, indeed, one handsome boy. And his striking markings, frequently inspire the question: “what kind of dog is that?” I generally respond with, “a good one.”