In Honor of Murphy (fna Drako)

Murphy Murphy

Seven years ago, I adopted a 4 year old retriever mix from your organization. You all called him Drako, however, I renamed him Murphy. Murphy spent 7 wonderful years with me, but was diagnosed with Lymphoma and Liver Disease this summer causing him to go Rainbow Bridge on Friday, August 22nd (2014). I am devastated beyond all belief, as he was the best dog I have ever had. Below is the tribute that I posted for him on Facebook.

Dear Murphy,

Thank you for loving me, unconditionally, every single day.
I will miss your warm breath on the back of my legs as you followed me around the house.
I will miss your soft snore as you laid at the foot of my bed each night.
I will miss your wet nose on my arm in the morning and your cry as the alarm went off for fear I might oversleep.
I will miss you slamming your body into my legs (your way of giving me a hug) when I returned home from work each day.
I will miss the way you "purred" when I rubbed your head and chest. I will miss all of these things and so much more.
But, above all else, I will miss this signature smile.
You will ALWAYS and FOREVER be in my heart.
Rest in peace my dear sweet, good boy.

With all the love only one could give,
Your momma




To have loved and then said farewell, is better than to have never loved at all.
For all of the times that you have stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you.
For the care that you gave to me so unselfishly.
For all of these things I am grateful and thankful.

I ask that you not grieve for the loss, but rejoice in the fact that we lived, loved and touched each others lives. My life was fuller because you were there, not as a master/owner, but as my FRIEND.

Today I am as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among the flowers and the Sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures.
I can run, jump, play and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints and no regrets and no aging.

We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know that togetherness is forever.
You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such as you are so rare and unique.
Don't hold the love that you have within yourself. Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.

Your Pets In Heaven