May 23, 1998 – June 28, 2011


Rest in Peace my friend. You touched our lives and the lives of everyone you met in ways that none of us knew that a dog could. We will never forget you.


June 30, 2011

If Teardrops Formed a Ladder and Memories a Lane, I’d Climb Right Up To Heaven and Bring You Home Again

I love you, Murphy boy — It has been 2 days since you last closed your eyes and went to sleep, I still can’t believe that you are gone. I look for you around every corner, on your bed, or just wait for you to walk up to greet me.

I miss your sweet, sweet eyes, your smile and those big rabbit ears! My heart is just so broken and so is daddy’s.

I am so very thankful that you are no longer so tired or in pain. That is really the only thing that is helping to get me through this.

I thank God that he gifted us with you, your total trust, unconditional love & endless loyalty, for better than 13 years. You were the total package, our Murphy, and you will be missed forever!

These days, my tears still flow freely, but I look forward to the days when the anguish we feel about losing you slowly begins to give way to joy of our memories of you.

I miss you so very much, my sweet boy, and I know we did the very best we could, for you. After all you gave to us, so selflessly, for your entire life; it would have been selfish for us to have kept you here with us, when life was just getting increasingly harder for you.

I never knew missing anything could hurt this badly. I long for the times we had together and I wish that I could have you back, strong & healthy, again. You were taken too soon, but a lifetime wouldn’t have been long enough. I know we had to let you go, but I miss you so very much, nothing fills the void I feel in the space that used to be filled with you. No one will ever take your place in my heart.

Oh, what a special boy you were – so smart, so loving, so gentle, so giving – you were such a selfless dog, even when your own suffering increased at the end. I know that you would not want us to stay stuck in grief, but to enjoy life; I know that you are playing in the fields with St. Francis, and that he will watch over you for us, until we meet again. Thank you, sweet boy, for being the wonderful dog you were.

We love You, Murphy, Always and Forever. -Mommy & Daddy


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