Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ferocious beautiful spirit

November ? 2007 - June 3, 2017

My Murds. The dog who stole my heart when I wasn't looking.


  1. 😭😢🙏🏻 My heart goes out to you. Thoughts and prayers to you. RIP Murdoch.

  2. As Heather's Husband I spent my life in a transient circle of joy and fear with Murds. He never rested and he never backed down. We struggled for years to find common ground.

    In the beginning Murds had an unknown and most likely dark start to his life. Heather found him abandoned on the side of the road and looking back thankfully life was never the same.

    In these last weeks I found myself as his primary caregiver in a very unexpected turn of (positive) events..that for very important reasons kept Heather away more than she would have liked.

    In these days Murds and his dear friend Ian went to the marina to people watch, ate Starbucks blueberry cobbler. We unabashedly shopped at the grocery store as men on a mission in the meat dept. :)

    We moved our mountains of disconnection into the sweetest days I have ever had..period.

    At one point Murds demanded that we all go for a walk in the bush as a family and balked at the thought of me having to leave. I tried to go but he gave us all the saddest face we had seen in a long long time, and refused to walk at all unless I joined the group again.

    The boy taught me to live and gave me every lesson he learned in these days. He was a gift from the heavens, and we spent every moment we could together..With Heather too

    There is a hole in my heart because that mean mother mucker of a dog stole it from me in plain sight..

    I miss you my boy...and always will

  3. Dogs will steal your heart! You know the true love of a dog. It is so hard to know the end is near and your heart is breaking. Time goes by, your heart scarred forever, and then another scruffy thing comes along stealing your heart again. We can learn so much from our faithful companions. My deepest sympathies.

    1. Thank you so much Vicki for you thoughts and sympathies. Murdoch was such a force of nature and became such a part of me I have found it difficult to write about him now that he is so suddenly, jarringly, gone.

      I am sorry for not responding to your comments sooner, but they have meant a great deal to me, knowing Murds was in your thoughts.

      And thank you for following Murdoch's story, he was so much fun to write about and such a character, I really loved sharing him. He was crazy, but he made people laugh (usually in hindsight) :)

  4. I was so sad to read about Murdoch, although after all this time, I guess I should not have been surprised that his time here had come to an end. But my heart just ached tonight reading your last couple of posts. Gosh it is so hard to lose them. They just don’t live long enough. I love the photo that you chose for your last post. Murdoch with the stick. It’s perfect. :-)