Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Doggy Cousin ~ Murphy Forever 2002 ~ 2017

Today Dog-Guy said he wanted to have a blog post all about his doggy Cousin, Murphy. So we the WBS contingent of kitties in this blogging furmily agreed, cause we knew Murphy a bit too, he having visited here a few times.
So therefur this Sunday Selfie post is dedicated to our dear doggy Cousin, Murphy.

Sorry its kind of long...but the memories are so precious.


Murphy was a Cairn terrier...aka terrierist...he was born about a week before MrJackFreckles, hence not only were they cousins, they were kind of like twin brofurs from other mothers, BOL! (Almost like us kitties, who are only a few days apart too!)

MJF visited Murphy at his own den a few times, starting when they were both very small puppies of about two months old. Murphy came to visit here, too, starting from when he was about 3 or 4 months old. The last time they saw each other was here in Michigan, a few years ago.
Due to various circumstances they were not able to visit and have play dates after that, Murphy was not a good traveler, and MJF couldn't go to Murphy's den because after his Auntie got new floors they were very slippery and petcretary was scared he would fall and break a leg or worse. Esp now that he has this trouble with balance, and sometimes staggers very 'drunkedly'. MJF will not tolerate those kind of doggy slippers made to prevent such sliding on bare floors...sigh...

Anypaws, petcretary did see Murphy back in November 2016, when she was there visiting her own Aunt and her sister; our Auntie. He was definitely aging...poor pup. But he still perked up when he felt good.

On Jan 12, 2017, petcretary got this message, which speaks for itself:

"Sadly I have to tell you that I had to help Murphy to the Rainbow Bridge today.  Monday I took him to the vet for dental work...we had been there on Dec. 22nd for a torn off nail on his paw, and had discussed this.  I thought that this would help his appetite but the situation was far worse.  He had blood work done just prior to the surgery which revealed thrombocytopenia, and he could therefore not have the surgery.  Prednisone was started along with stomach stuff...but still no appetite.  This morning he could not pee...but could poop.  We went to the vet again and Dr. Ball suggested blood work again...but gave me little hope when he saw Murphy’s almost white gums and eyes.  The bloodwork confirmed that his red cells had dropped dramatically.  It also revealed that his kidney and liver functions were ‘crashing’ as the vet put it.  I received a call from the other vet we had seen and she said she was very sorry but there was nothing to be done, she also thought he had cancer somewhere.
Here at home he could barely stand and when I took him outside he was very lethargic.  Inside he could not find a comfortable spot....therefore the time had come.
Remember in November you said it seemed that he was depressed...perhaps this was already the beginning of the end. It had been a struggle to feed matter what I tried, and he had lost weight too."
Rest in peace, dear little Murphy, you were a great cousin pup and I loved you. I will miss smelling you on petcretary's clothes after she visits your mommy's den, and when she comes here to visit s well.

Here are some pictorial memories of Murphy and some of us together as well.

Murphy, Nov, 2016

Murphy begging for a treat!
Murphy practicing his singing skills

Now he wants a treat for his performance!

He isn't sure where to go...

 Murphy's last selfie...Nov, 2016

At my den, fall, 2002..."Chewing is so relaxing."
Fall, 2002
Fall, My den...."I can see your chew..."
"About to destroy the ball. Murphy seems to be thinking what kind of guest destroys the host's toys?"
"Prepare to see your ball destroyed, I kill balls for a living...even when they're not mine..."
Summer, 2010
Freckles and Murphy: Wanna kiss?!
Summer, 2009


Summer, 2010
A nice selfie...summer 2009 or 2010??
"June 5th, 2013 There he is...he is sitting in petcretary's jungle of irises."
"Murphy and I have spied something in the neighbor's yard..." (Nov 2011, at  Murphy's den)
"We found a kitty!! GRRR!"

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Selfies ~ Plus ~ Our Christmas Cards As We have Gotten Them, Mostly E-Cards. Thanks!

These first two images of us ore the cards we sent either by snail mail or Email, after those we have posted our Cards that all of you sent to us, mostly emailed
. We did not have a good place to lay out or display the snail mailed cards...but they are all beautiful, and we were happy and honored to receive them. Thanks to all who did!
This is the card we mailed if we had your address, but feel free to snag it now if you wish!
Our E-card to ALL of you!
Sorry we are so late in showing them off, MOL/BOL! Sometimes its a wonder we post each week at all! But we do have to keep the petcretary out of mischief you know:)
From Basil and his Furmily
From 15andmeowing
Phoebe's card (from 15andmeowing)
From Charlie Down Under
From Peaches and Paprika
From Caren G, with Dakota and Cody
From Dezi, Raena And Miss Audra
From The Island Cats
From Mario @ Mario's Meowsings
From Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza and Marley)
From Jan's Funny Farm
From Alasandra & Furmily
From ManxMnews
From Flynn
From Timmy Tomcat and furmily
From A Tonk's Tail
From Binky & Granny
From Summer
From The Cat On My Head
From Da Tabbies oTT

From Jo Jo
From the beloved Nellie
From Mickey's Musings
A second card from Mickey's Musings!!
From Annabelle
From some good Catster furends

This is from a retail store, but we just thought it was cute so we included it:)

We sure hope we didn't forget or miss anyone who sent us a card:)
Now of course you want to see us, right??!

OK, here we are...
I think I will just do some box sitting today.

This is a nice box!

Those two rascal brofurs of mine...sheesh...

Yup, I'm just thinking:)
Pipo: Sometimes I does great selfies!

Hanging my head in shame fur what me and dog-guy plotted against Pipo...
Looking kind of coy...
Minko in the shadows...
Maybe this can be a good selfie today.
Minko is thoughtfur about things...

Sunny times have happened this week, but not too many...or long enough.

I am just going to watch some burd TV...that way I can't get into (too) much monkeybusiness
You need to have a chat with me?
Well, um...maybe I can scratch this guily feeling away...
Ok, I was naughty with Minko towards Pipo...sigh...
Will this be a good enough selfie to make up fur it?

Pipo is having  a word with Dog-guy about that New Year's Pawrty debacle...MJF Is worried about a smacky paw!
We are hopping along with all the other Sunday Selfies, Hosted by The Cat On My Head