Furry Murray 1996 - 2008

Picture of Furry Murray  1996 - 2008, a male Dalmatian

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Sex: Male

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

February 14th 1996

Soft beds

None so far

Favorite Toy:
The humans

Favorite Food:
It's all good

Favorite Walk:
around the farm

Best Tricks:
Keeping his balance

Arrival Story:
Update: Poor Furry Murray left us on Saturday, May 3, 2008. He had an unknown tumor in his heart which started bleeding into his chest during the night. By Saturday morning he was gone. Will will miss his charming face and wonderful personality. // Furry Murray was abandoned by his former family. We aren't really sure why. They told us that they had rescued him and were just trying to find a rescue for him...the funny thing is-they had vet records that went back more than three years, he had three county tags attached to his collar and a very worn name tag with a telephone number [their telephone number] engraved on it. Of course, we don't call him by that other name. If they didn't care enough to even admit this was their dog, they don't have the right to pick his name. Another thing they lied about was his age. They said that he was about 5 years old - try at least 12. They said that he was in good health - he has a progressive neurological condition which is causing him to lose feeling, and therefore function, in his legs. He tottles around trying to keep his balance. He also had infection in both ears and has deminished eyesight and hearing. Poor Murray isn't always sure when he has to poop and if he does so in the house he gets so upset that he rubs his nose raw trying to cover it up. The first morning I found poop and blood all over his bed and I don't mind telling you it was a little disconcerting until I realized that the blood was from his raw nose. The other thing that I find incredibily disturbing is that Murray was emaciated. AFter only one week we are seeing improvement in his weight. He never passes up a bite of food, so I know his weight loss, documented in his vet records, is not because of lack of appetite. I don't know if these people were incredibly dense or monsters, but I have one good thing to say about them: Murray is so grateful that he doesn't have to be tortured by them any more. It only took him one day to become part of Herrin Hound Haven - where the beds are soft and the meals are regular. God bless Linda H for pawning this wonderful boy off on us. I don't know how long he will be with us, but I'm so glad he won't die in her hands. I just hope that she will be able to explain her actions to her maker some day. Can you imagine starving the equivalent of your little old grandfather to death?

Murray is getting along fine. I think his favorite part is the becoming part of a loving family.

Forums Motto:
Furry Murray quite content

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 9th 2008 More than 8 years!

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