Sunday, January 31, 2010

Missing the Murphy Man

The Murphy Man is gone for a month, maybe longer. I am not happy about this at all. He left Sunday and I am already missing him. Our house (for better or worse) is not the same without him!!

Todd shipped him off to hunting dog boot camp for some professional hunting training. Personally, I think he is a family dog and doesn't need all this extra training. But, he takes Murphy to a lot of hunting tests and feels he has reached the end of his training abilities. With a professional trainer, Murphy gets several hours of individual training each day, seven days a week.

The house is already cleaner. Murphy sheds everywhere! I vacuum all the time. I was going to have our capers cleaned, but that was a bust (another post for later). Plus, he spills food and water all over. Lucy prefers to eat outside, which rocks! And, Murphy feels the need to drag all of his toys everywhere each night in an effort to get us to play with him! So we'll definitely have less to pick-up for awhile.

Maybe this is what it feels like when your kid stays overnight at a friend's house, but I am lonely without him! I'll take the mess, the drool, and the loud snoring from the dog bed on my side of the room! I need his snuggles and morning wake-up kisses. He is my "baby man" since he is a huge 85-lb puppy!!

I hate to wish time away, especially considering my increasing age, but I can't wait for this month to be over so he can come home!! I think Lucy really misses him too!


Anonymous said...

Exactly what it feels like! I totally go crazy sometimes with Sam but then if I'm gone for an evening, I miss him like crazy! :)

You're a dog mommy!

Von said...

We've noticed it's always weird being home without the dogs there - it's just too quiet. Cannot imagine one of the being gone for a month.