The annual My Dog’s Face Contest has kicked off today in the Orange County Register and we thought why not submit Murphy our thirteen month old Newfoundland puppy. This little guy at 110lbs will slobber you like no tomorrow being the lean all swimming machine that he is. Visiting the dog beach at Huntington Beach with bumper in tow, that is the small type that floats and not the item that protects your vehicle, he will crash into the surf to retrieve it for hours on end. The only time he relaxes is to take a drink or visit with some passing canine that takes his fancy, then the fun begins with a race up the beach.
The year since we got him has passed in a flash with all sorts of peculiar happenings that we have never experienced before, like the time that his puppy teeth had to be knocked out with a hammer at the vets because they were so strong that the adult teeth were forming crooked. He was gnawing the wooden chair rails, he was gnawing the chair legs, he would shred dried queen palm fronds in minutes, we had large leg bones that he would splinter during his teething to try and relieve the pain and pressure and still they would not budge. In the vets own words, “I have never experienced this in all my years as a vet” but once out the adult teeth straightened up nicely and also saved our chairs.
His demeanor is such that any child can play, lay or tug on him and all they will get is plenty of slobber but seeing he is also a 110lb baby himself we have to watch that he doesn’t roll on them during playtime! So if you feel like voting and Murphy takes your fancy then follow the link and stop on by but if not enjoy the hundreds of other applicants that have submitted their photos.
Summer vacation is over and school is about to begin so more posts on Murphy in the future and Lovespoon carving will take center stage again so visit often and we’ll see what we can muster in the very near future.