Monday, January 21, 2013

About Last Night

We thought you might be interested in a few photos mom took of us at church last night.  Unfortunately, the quality of the photos is REALLY bad.
We got there a little early so we could practice some commands.  We get so excited to go to church it takes awhile for us to settle down.
See how good I am, just sitting on the pew and listening to the band?  Oh, if anyone says we were running around the piano a few minutes earlier just ignore them.  (We really were but just ignore them.)
You can't see Stanley cuz he spends most of the time on the floor or at the end of the pew looking to see who is coming in the sanctuary and mom can't get a shot of him.  (Mostly mom didn't have her camera out.)  We always take our fleecy blanket to put on the pew to keep it clean in case our feet are wet or something.
I was watching a couple other dogs coming in.  See the dog wearing the red coat?   Goose's mom and my mom thought he looked like Goose (Freckles) Foreman!  I almost ran up to him and hollered "Hey Goose!"
I thought I'd just cuddle with dad while we waited for church to start.
Mom, are you noticing how good I'm being?
I even forgot I was wearing my church sweater.  The sermon was really good.  Goose's mom preached about gifts of the Holy Spirit and how we all need to open our gifts and use them.  After church I was in the kitchen doing some tricks for Goose's mom and my friend Barbara was looking at me (she loves to pet me and Stanley) and said, "It's easy to see what your gift is, to bring joy to others!"  Dog oh dog, that made me feel so happy to know she thought I had a gift from God!
Mom tried to get a good shot of the Goose Foreman lookalike.
"Goose, is that you?  Did you come all the way from California to see us?"
I noticed there were some new treats on the treat table that (Big) Goose sent to church with his mom.  Thanks for sharing Goose, they were delicious!  We love going to church and wish we could go more often than just the 3rd Sunday of the month.  But we know lots of dogs don't get to go to church EVER so we count our blessings.  BUTT, if you are ever in the neighborhood on the 3rd Sunday of the month, stop in and see us!



  1. Oh that doggies does look like our friend Freckles, better known as Goose from California. And Murphy and Stanley your gift IS bring joy to so many. And you use and give your gift well. Glad you liked my treats MOM brought. Oh and MOM loves that you guys are front pew sitters. She does not have to look far when she is preaching to see such friendly faces. Have a beautiful day.

  2. It's hard not to run circles around the piano. I do that, too.

  3. One day ..... one day. Ah we can but dream. Love your jumper Murphy. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Holy pup, oh man, oh man, oh man...that's me!!! :-D He's even wearing "my" jacket!!! Whoa! Say "hi" to me, for me, next time you see me ;-)

    Great job for behaving so well guys, I'm sure your parents and Goose's Mom were super proud of you all! Have fun playing with your new hoop!! Domeek will try to get a video! :-)

  5. Woof! Woof! How was the sermon I bet it was good lots of golden woofs

  6. I wish i could go to church, you guys are so lucky!!!
    Love Milo :)

  7. We love your CHURCH SWEATER!!!
    So you went Early to practice your Commandments ... Church is a PERFECT place fur doing THAT.

    Psssssssst... Murph and Stan... it's ME...ERN. Guess what ??? I just found a place where we can buy a Box of 87 LIVE Miniature Squirrels. I'm thinkin of ordering them... to take to the V. Day Ball.. Wouldn't it be FUN to turn them loose... once the lights go down and NO BUDDY is WATCHIN US????? Let me know if you want me to DOUBLE the Order... the second box would be FREE beclaws they are running BOGO Special.. now until the 31st..

  8. Hi Murphy, I love it that you get to go to church; I also realize that all the dogs must be polite and well mannered cause it would only take one pup that was argumentative to start a quarrel. However it would probably mean that pup needed to hear Pastor Michelle's sermon.
    Noreen & Hunter

  9. I was about to say - oh my gosh, you get to go to church! But then I realized it was Goose's mom's church and it made sense. You were definitely on your best behavior!

    Your pal, Pip

  10. Murphy before long you and Stanley will be the official greeters at the church and maybe even be allowed to play in the band.
    What absolutely wonderful pictures.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

  11. Boy, its nice when you get to share all of life experiences with your family and furiends, and Soooooo well behaved too, and yes you are a gift!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  12. You look like you did a great job sitting. Hailey went to a dog blessing day once and made a scene. It is nice that you have better manners.

  13. Murphy you are so well behaved and look so cute in your sweater. I will make sure my mom gets you some pictures in the next couple of days. We took some more of Remy to use for the dance.


  14. What a special evening. Hope you were good
    Benny & Lily


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