Murphys Dog Blog

18. Feb, 2016

Hi everyone,

Did you know........

In ancient times the Chinese would breed Pekingese as a guard dog. The smallest and most ferocious individuals were chosen to be carried and concealed up the sleeves of emperors and courtiers. The emperors and courtiers would then release the Pekingese on anyone who made them feel threatened.

It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "What have you got up your sleeve?"

Bye for now

Murphy

22. Jan, 2016

Hi everyone,

Well I have to tell you all I had a wonderful Christmas. The main problem I encountered was the dilemma of whether to unwrap my presents or eat my brussel sprouts first. Then an additional problem presented itself in the form of doggy mince pies hand baked by my very own Kiri. What I had to consider was how many I could get away with, on one hand they were so tasty and it was Christmas but I do like to watch my waistline you know. Anyway...

Did you know...

There is a breed of dog known as the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog which is able to climb trees! I bet that didn't bode well for all the unsuspecting Christmas trees which shared a home with that breed during the festive season!

Bye for now

Murphy

6. Dec, 2015

Hi everyone,

So Christmas is approaching and I'm pleased to say I'm ahead with my shopping, of course I do it all online. My wrapping isn't going too badly either, I usually outsource it to Kiri because after all as they say why have a human and bark yourself. Anyway onto my fact of the month.

Did you know.....

Dogs can count up to 5 and perform simple mathematical calculations. So FYI all you dogs owners out there you're not fooling any of us when you try to hide that extra treat away in your pocket for later!

Bye for now

Murphy

12. Nov, 2015

Hi everyone,

Did you know....

Spiked dog collars originated in Ancient Greece and were put on dogs in order to protect their throat from an attacking wolf.

Bye for now

Murphy

29. Oct, 2015

Hi everyone,

Did you know.....

The term Greyhound has nothing to do with the colour of the breed but is derived from the Saxon term 'grey' meaning fast.

Bye for now

Murphy