Congratulations, Murphy Carpenter, Bark-A-Bout’s April, 2021 “Bark of the Month”!
Eleven-year-old Murphy is a Yorkie mix puppy mill rescue who was adopted from “Homeward Bound Rescue” at only 12 weeks old. His foster mom said he was the sweetest boy…and he totally is!!
Murphy has been attending Bark-A-Bout regularly for the past 10+ years. Murphy is a well-behaved and happy-go-lucky boy who loves posing for photos and playing in the bone-shaped wade pool with his best Tiny Town fur’ends.
Murphy’s favorite thing is snuggling.
Sleeping is a close second and he has several sleepy spots throughout the house.
One of his favorite sleepy spots is his great-grandpa’s chair where he can watch over Mom while she is working out. While at Bark-A-Bout, Murphy loves to cuddle with his favorite furry fur’ends, 10-year old Terrier Mix, “Andy V.” and 8-year old Papillon, “Rusty P.”
Murphy also likes going to Grampie’s house where he can go on long walks and visit the lake to watch the fish.
He also likes being photographed and will often photobomb if he is not the object of attention. Murphy’s best trick is smiling from ear-to-ear, which he learned from the Bark-A-Bout staff. Nothing is better than when he rolls over and gives you a big toothy grin!
Murphy loves traveling to see family up North and in Tennessee. He likes to spend the first day exploring the house to see if anything has changed since his last visit, but then settles into snuggling and begging his human family members for food.
Murphy’s favorite food is anything that he cannot have, but he will settle for dog-friendly cookies and pretzel bites.
Murphy is most definitely an indoor dog – he does not like being wet, muddy, too cold or too hot. When he is outside at Bark-A-Bout, Murphy likes to sunbathe and keep his fur toasty in the sunshine.
Murphy is very opinioned and will often let you know his feelings through sighs and grunts. He is most definitely not a morning-dog.
Murphy always comes to Bark-A-Bout sporting a stylish wardrobe which includes a leather jacket or Run DMC shirt. Though, often times Murphy visits Bark-A-Bout looking like he should be sporting a t-shirt that says “Needs coffee and a nap”.
He normally gets the zoomies later in the evening, and then he is ready for more snuggling and sleeping.
Murphy’s favorite toy is “Cameron the Camouflage Alligator”,
named “Al”. He will beg to play with “Al” every day. His loving Grampie even bought back-up “Als” for Murphy for Christmas gifts so that he will always be within reach of his favorite toy and have a lifetime supply of Alligators.