Murphys Dog Blog

16. Mar, 2015

Hi everyone,

Well first thing's first I have to tell you about the very exciting month I've had. I am guessing that you are all intrigued so I won't keep you hanging. This month it was my birthday! I had a wonderful day which I will tell you all about but first of all I know that you are all wondering how old I was......well I'm afraid a gentleman such as myself never reveals his age. Although, to give you a clue I believe that my vet referred to me as senior recently (the cheek!) oh and the candles may give it away a little!

Anyway, you probably already know that Kiri makes homemade treats and on my birthday I get a real treat in the form of a doggy birthday cake! I'm also quite partial to opening parcels (you should see me at Christmas!) so on my birthday I get new toys wrapped up to make things more interesting.

Anyway, onto my fact of the month. I think you will all like this one as it is a bit of a mythbuster.

Did you know.....

Dogs CAN actually see in colour, we just don't see colours as vividly as people. Dogs see mainly in shades of blue and yellow and cannot distinguish between red and green.

Bye for now

Murphy.

18. Feb, 2015

Hi everyone,

Now I just know that you're all going to love my latest fact of the month and I bet it will make a lot of you think "I want one!" So here we go...

Did you know that.....

A farmer decorated his car in false fur to make it look like his border collie (as a tribute to his late companion). He spent £2,000 doing this and it's not doing a bad job of herding his flock it seems.

Talk about travelling in style! I mean obviously I can't drive myself but I would love to be chauffeured around in a car like that!

Bye for now

Murphy

24. Jan, 2015

Hello everyone,

 

Did you know.........

A dogs nose secretes a very thin layer of mucous which helps us to absorb scents. That is why our noses are so wet all the time. Then when we want to sample the scent we lick our noses.

See us dogs are a lot more intelligent than we're given credit for but of course we can 'play dumb' very convincingly, especially when it involves 'forgetting' that we've already had a treat or our dinner. Not that I do that course....no honestly I don't.

Bye for now

Murphy

8. Jan, 2015

Hello everyone,

First of all I hope you all had a good start to 2015! I don't know about anyone else but I certainly had my fill of tasty treats over Christmas, not that I over ate of course.....I like to watch my waistline you know. Even though I'm a little senior now I still have the same physique I had as a youngster.

Secondly I'd like to apologise for my lack of posts lately, I know I missed my November and December fact of the month but I had a good excuse....Christmas shopping! I know you're thinking 'Murphy how did you do Christmas shopping when most shops don't allow dogs' but you see, as an experienced dog blogger I have the power of the internet at my fingertips, or rather paws. Anyway online shopping aside, I made a New Years resolution to make sure I blog regularly and don't miss my facts of the month this year.

So look out for my January fact, which will be coming soon.

Bye for now everyone,

Murphy

P.S I know it's very belated but although I missed my Christmas post I couldn't resist sharing my Christmas card picture with you all.

31. Oct, 2014

Hello everyone,

First thing's first, happy halloween. I was never a fan of halloween to be honest, too many zombies and werewolves for my liking. Anyway this year I've had a special halloween treat, courtesy of The K9 Cafe....pumpkin treats, now I know what you're thinking: 'pumpkin Murphy? Really?' and I must admit that I thought that too but then I tried one and they're actually delicious! They're really good for my stomach too....anyway back to the matter in hand, or paw so to speak. My fact of the month is:

Did you know?

A blind boxer called Baks has a 'guide' goose called Buttons. Buttons, who is four year old, honks to tell Baks in which direction to go or leads him by hanging onto him with her neck.

That's such a sweet story, although I'm not sure I'd ever trust a goose to guide me. They're a bit suspiscious looking, I think it's the eyes.

Bye for now

Murphy