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Murphy the Airedale’s Summer Cut

Taken just as the sun was slipping below the horizon.

 

Wednesday night was the swim banquet and I came home in one car with Jack and Maura.  Jack opened the door and Murphy came out to greet us.  Such excitement and welcoming greetings.   He had been to the groomer’s earlier in the day.   He was so happy to see us come home.  Erika told me that he was feeling left out since I don’t photograph him like I used to. I asked her how she knew. She said he had texted her.

So there he was sitting so nicely on the driveway and the sun was setting and I had my camera from the swim banquet right there and I called him and he looked right at me.

He is a sweet dog.  I know everyone has their breeds they are loyal to and Rob has his OPD’s as his favorite breed( other peoples’ dogs) Murphy adores his family and they adore him.  He is affectionate and patient and likes to be near people.  I don’t have my own dog but enjoy Murphy when I visit.  Sometimes he comes to stay at my house when the family goes on vacation.

Since the temperature was 99 degrees plus humidity factor today and it felt like 110 I’m sure it felt good to have his hair cut.

As far as photographs go this is not my best as he looks like a bit like a cardboard cutout against the concrete but I think it captures his personality. Don’t think I have a future in pet portraits.

8 responses

  1. Marlene

    He is the cutest boy.

    July 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

  2. Laura

    Penny said she feels left out

    July 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

  3. Kristin

    I’m seeing therapy for all these “left out” dogs. Cute photo!

    July 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

  4. Great dog!

    July 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

  5. Janice

    Adorable – I love the photo. Ruth I disagree – you are great with pet photos – remember the great shots you got of Peter and Ollie in Melon Park a few years ago??

    July 21, 2011 at 10:37 am

  6. There’s nothing like a dogs love – lucky family, lucky dog

    July 21, 2011 at 10:39 am

  7. Aw, he’s such a cutie! And he seems like a little person… such expression in his face.

    July 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

  8. Cj Coleman

    I want a mini Murphy!

    July 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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