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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Love, love, love.

All you need is love.

Love is all you need.

I liked the Paris bridge photo with all the locks on it posted on WordPress’ Daily Post that tells what the weekly challenge is.  LOVE!

My thought was some wedding couples. Went to the archives.

As I looked for the pics to post I saw a series I put up last Father’s Day and since it is Murphy’s 11th birthday I decided that he would be the one to  best illustrate the definition of love.

I know Max and Mingus and Coltrane
and Rumpy Dog will agree I made the right choice for today’s challenge.  Not sure how Isobelandcat feel about Murphy.

Happy Birthday Murphy.  With much love from your family.  You exemplify love!  Pure and unconditional love.

Murphy and Anna

Murphy and Michael

Murphy and jack3

Murphy and Maura

Murphy and kids1

52 responses

  1. Adorable!

    January 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

  2. He certainly appears to be loved. A beautiful pooch you have there.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm

  3. So MUCH love in this array … !

    January 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm

  4. Looks like there’s no shortage of love for Murphy. And, wishing the happiest of birthdays to him!

    Thanks for your visit and comment.


    January 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    • …and thanks for following my blog, too! :-)

      January 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm

  5. I’m Coltrane and I approved this message! Murphy is a very, patient good boy. He deserves a Milkbone. No bacon!

    January 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    • Yes, he is one patient boy. All that love can be exhausting.
      Glad you gave Coltrane a chance to type. A good post to shout out to Murphy’s dog pals! Definitely a Milkbone, the bacon would do him in.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:35 pm

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    • Thanks for the pingback Cheryl.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

  7. Awwwwwwww Ruth…you got me feeling all mushy

    January 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    • Love seeing you in your gravatar, Jo! Thanks for the good words.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      • Gilly convinced me to come out of hiding…hehehehe

        January 25, 2013 at 10:40 pm

  8. They are all adorable and that dog is so patient! He must love them all. :)

    January 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    • Love multiplies! Yes, he is the patient and loves them all!

      January 25, 2013 at 10:40 pm

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  10. Max loves the Murphy shots, Ruth. He would have told you himself but I’ve revoked his computer privileges ever since I caught him surfing the net with my charge card in paw. He claims he was looking for “off collar” dog sites but he was looking at “off color” dog sites. When good dogs go bad.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    • One of my favorite NYorker cartoons by Peter Steiner- the two dogs at the computer saying “On the internet, no one knows you’re a dog.” http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/on-the-internet-nobody-knows-youre-a-dog Thanks for your fun comments. Hope you are enjoying your time in Asia.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      • Thanks, Ruth, for the link. The opening cartoon is hilarious and is going to make the rounds with my friends. :)

        January 26, 2013 at 12:47 am

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  12. Nice pictures. The dog is pretty and cute.

    January 26, 2013 at 12:06 am

  13. sweet Airedale love!

    January 26, 2013 at 3:28 am

  14. murphy is a very excellent dog, properly adored!

    January 26, 2013 at 4:25 am

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  16. Toni

    Perfect! Equal opportunity love!!

    January 26, 2013 at 6:41 am

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  18. Amy

    Lot of love! Love beautiful smiles.

    January 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

  19. Gail

    Happy Birthday Murphy. You are one special dog. Photos – priceless

    January 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

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  21. such beautiful photos!

    January 26, 2013 at 9:12 am

  22. Vincie

    Happy Birthday, Murphy! You are one sweet dog — and much loved by all who know you!

    January 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

  23. Sue Reinfeld

    He sure gets a lot of love. Science said that hugs make your blood pressure lower. Maybe I should get a “Murphy”

    January 26, 2013 at 9:49 am

  24. Excellent photos showing unconditional love.


    January 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

  25. Laura

    Happy birthday murph

    January 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

  26. Aww :-) Happy birthday Murphy!

    January 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

  27. I much prefer your photos to the one of padlocks. I do not understand how padlocks symbolise love! and I am appalled that people have started to deface the beautiful Millennium Bridge in Londo by attaching padlocks. I am hoping the authorities will ban them…

    January 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    • I thought the locks were touching- an art form and showed the power of hearts locked in love by the hundreds~

      January 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm

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  31. That is some love!!

    January 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  32. Aw, buddy… He looks like he is genuinely enjoying his first hug in the series; then perhaps not so much by the end. ;) What a phenomenal pup he is. Happy Birthday Murphy!

    January 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm

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  34. Cj

    i love Murhpy : )

    January 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm

  35. Super cute, especially the dog lol.

    January 26, 2013 at 11:15 pm

  36. Zen

    Hahaha.. The dog loves to post for pictures! :D

    January 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm

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  38. What a handsome (and lucky) dog! ;-)

    January 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

  39. Beautiful photos!

    You can totally feel the energy and the love!

    That is one lucky dog indeed ;)

    January 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  40. Aww .. This is priceless. Murphy is blessed to be so loved.

    January 28, 2013 at 5:31 pm

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  42. Comme elles sont belles ces photos pleines de tendresse.
    Merci de ton inscription à mon blog.

    February 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

    • I love your interpretation1 ;-)

      February 17, 2013 at 2:59 am

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