Murphy cannot live without bananas!
Your name: Heather Thompson
Job title/department: Operations Manager, NCC Main Campus Store
What is your dog’s name? Murphy
How old is your dog? 10
Pure breed or mixed mutt? Pure Breed
What is your dog’s gender? Male
Describe your dog in three words: weird, energetic and playful
What is the thing your dog cannot live without? Murphy cannot live without bananas.
Can your dog do tricks? If so, what? Murphy can be 'shot' by a bullet if you point your hand at him in the shape of a gun and say "bang!"
What is the best trick your dog has taught you? How to make sure a dog has actually done his business and not just faked it so they can go inside and eat breakfast.
Do you have a nickname for your dog? Twinkletoes.
Does your dog enjoy bath time? He LOVES baths.
You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this: Goes to his toy box and brings out every toy for you to see/play with.
Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is: On his bed, in the sun, at the bottom of the stairs watching squirrels.
Favorite toy: Corn
One habit you would love to change: His obsession with water and Frisbees.
Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs? People
Does your dog like children? He doesn't understand they are small humans and need to be treated with more care.
If you could ask your dog one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be? Why do you bark every time a truck and trailer goes by and try to chase it down?
Can your dog read your emotions? Yes.
Funniest moment you’ve had with your dog: When we first got him, he was a stray and not house trained - which was a long battle. One evening he started to pee in the house and I picked him up and ran downstairs and outside with him. My husband trailed behind with a leash yelling "The weeing dog!".
What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog? He puts a smile on everyone's face that he comes into contact with and keeps my husband and I young with his antics.
Additional Comments: Murphy is a one of a kind pup that has brightened many people's lives. Even as he turned 10 years old on November 5, he is still just as playful and odd as the day he came home from the shelter with us. He has put up with my daughter's tomfoolery throughout the years from jumping over sticks like a horse to patiently standing as she learned to become a dog groomer and practiced various techniques on him.