Murphy could be in your yard today
Melissa Choate, The Hennessey Clipper
My dog's name is Murphy, and he's the cutest little white Shih Tzu. Unfortunately, he is more often than not the bane of my existence.
That pooch has been arrested four times, gotten into the grocery store more times than I know about, and has been puppynapped twice.
He waltzes across the street and waits for some poor unsuspecting person to allow him entrance into 4-T's, then runs through the aisles. As far as I know, there have been no casualties due to his hunger, yet I always get my weekly call to retrieve him.
He has been delivered to me at my job at Taggart's with a police escort.
I've had to have others place Facebook ads, and have put up posters around stores myself to find him after a night of his gallivanting.
I've now resorted to locking him in and taking him on many potty walks.
He also has a shiny new collar and tag so that the poor, unknowing people who might get taken in by his big brown eyes, can return him.
You might be asking why I try so hard to find him and continue to put myself through the aggravation. I could say that it's due to the love that my children lavish upon him, but that's only partially the reason.
Throughout Murphy's great escapes,I've discovered that my husband and I are more worried than our children. That little poochhas become another child to us, and we can't sleep unless we knowthat all our babies are safe.
My husband has gotten a new fence so maybe that will keep the neighborhood pet in the safety of his own backyard. I'm sure that it will only be a temporary fix because he's such a crafty fur ball.
Be on the lookout for Murphy- LP the-Menace, a wanted fugitive. He stands about 12 inches tall, has brown eyes, and is wearing a white coat.
Wed, August 17, 2011