Welsh Terrier
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Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Murph, Little Man, Scooter

Quick Bio:

playing with the h-o-s-e (water streams are TOO FUN!), watching the Animal Planet, kayaking (he has his own deck built on front of Mom's kayak), frolicking on the beach, bicycling (has deck built on back of Mom's bike), harassing lizards in his yard

turning the channel from the Animal Planet, feet moving under the covers when he's trying to sleep (or otherwise disturbing his sleep - grrr...), squirrels who taunt him from atop his own fence

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed monkey named Bob. Loves all toys, especially stuffed animals (he names them all and will retrieve any upon request).

Favorite Food:
chicken, steak, Purina Pro Plan, the cat's food, popcorn, apples

Favorite Walk:
Any nice trail through the woods (especially at the Ichetucknee River and San Felasco Preserve)

Best Tricks:
catching fish from shallow tidal pools, catching frogs and lizards from the swimming pool

Arrival Story:
After losing our 13 year old Airedale, we were desperate for a Welsh Terrier (same look and temperment, smaller stature for easier kayaking and traveling). There was incredible serendipity involved in finally finding Murph with a wonderful breeder who had one pup available (he was an only pup - no littermates). We traveled all day the following day to pick up our sweet boy.

He loves to entertain and play, play, play...has the happiest disposition of any dog we've ever known - loves all people and all other animals (though he does pick on the cat - just like a brother). He is the smartest dog we've ever had, and we've had a long line of many breeds.

Forums Motto:
"Let's play with the H-O-S-E!!!!"

The Groups I'm In:
Terriers Rock!, The Welsh Terrier Group!, Wayward Welshies

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 1st 2004 More than 13 years!

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Murphy's Adventures

Sago Palms are BAD!!!

February 26th 2008 11:28 am
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Just a quick warning to my doggie pals...I just got out of the hospital where the doctors poked and prodded me constantly for days after I ate a teeny little piece of bark from a Sago Palm tree (actually I was just playing with a baby from the Sago (my mom called it a bulb) and must have swallowed a little piece. Anyway, I was sooooo sick! My Mom did not know they were so toxic - neither did I! The doctor told my Mom I might die but eventually I got better. I'm still eating Rx food (I love it - but it's not worth the hospital visit so don't eat a Sago just tyo get the yummy food) and taking liver supplements so I'll stay healthy and my Mom says I hafta go back and get more blood work (yuck! more needles! :-( next week and every month for a few months, but I'm feeling like my old self again and hoping that I'll stay healthy for a long time. I definitely won't eat any more Sago Palms...and you should spread the word to all our other pals to stay away from them - those things are BAD!


My new doggles

June 19th 2005 5:00 pm
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Just got some really cool new Doggles shades since my Mom and Dad worry about my eyes being exposed to the sun so much. I have both a pair of wire rims and black horn rims ("red baron" style goggles). We just got home from a really fun weekend at the beach. There were lots of other kids there and I played and ran and chased little fishies and surfed some really radical waves. I got to hang out with both my Daddy and my Pop-Pop for Father's Day (Mom and Gram too). Now I'm really tired, so I think I'll (you guessed it) take a long nap. And for my next big adventure I'll be even MORE of a stud AND my eyes will be protected! (wag-wag) Aren't they cool?! (tip for furry faces - I like the wire rims better for practical use b/c the goggles push my hair into my eyes too much - I think they'd be better for shorter hair dog-kids. Get 'em at


My recent vacation adventures

May 17th 2005 8:34 am
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I just got back from a really fun vacation at Fort DeSoto park, an island off the southern tip of St. Pete, FL. It has a cool dog beach and dog parks where I met several friends that I ran and swam and rolled and splashed around with. It was so much fun. We went bicycling and kayaking every day. I let Mom ride my bike so she can pedal me around in my special deck seat. I like running along with Dad's bike too. Mom also paddles me all over on the front of her kayak. I surfed some big rolling waves all around the big island in beautiful crystal clear water. I'm an awesome surfer...I can hang 20 better than any dog I know! I like just chillin' as we cruise calm waters too. I fished and fished when Mom and Dad stopped to rest. I am good at chasing minnows. I catch them sometimes, but they're really fast. I'm soooooo tired now that I must go take a nap. I think I'll sleep all week after my really big adventure.

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