Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Loooong Time Ago When We Were Puppies (June 2012)

Me and Stanley were going through some "old" photos and ran across a few everyone might enjoy.  These were taken when we were about 4 months old.  We had just completed all our vaccinations.  So as soon as it was safe, our pawrents started taking us to church and introducing us to other dogs and peeps.  We also met up with Goose and Bert and their posse on weekends. They knew that to have the bestest life we needed to be well socialized!
In this photo, Bert was telling us all the stuff about how great it is to be a dog.  He told us about playing with other dogs, manners and most of all about FETCHING and SWIMMING!
This was actually the first time we ever met Bert and Annie.  Goose's mom told them we were going to come to church for our first time ever and they came to welcome us.  After church we all went outside so me and Stanley could play with the big dogs!  (Last winter, when we took our class that trained us for our CGC, Annie took the class with us.  She is now a therapy dog just like Bert!)

Me and Stanley didn't understand SIT and STAY commands so this was as good as our pawrents could get for our first time at church.
This was our first group photo.  For many months we would meet up every weekend with these furiends.  Bert's Miss Vickie organizes these meet ups and they are VERY helpful in socializing dogs!
Bert told us not to be scared that water was the bestest thing ever - and he was right!!!

We sure hope you liked seeing our old photos.  Thanks to Goose and Bert for teaching us so much when we were little puppies.  Oh, and Goose, I'm sorry I was always jumping on your head.

Murphy & Stanley
Well Socialized Doods


  1. Hi Murphy & Stanley,
    Awwwww puppy pictures are the BEST, you were so lucky to have spent your younger days with Blogvilles finest Bert and Goose (poor Goose having you jump on his head, bless) it looks like you had some wonderful times, going to church, going on outdoor adventures, swimming...AMAZING!
    I hope the good times continue for you as you get older too!
    Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Murphy and Stanley, you are lucky to have had such great teachers to help you grow up and be such responsible dogs. You were very cute when you were little too! Lee and Phod

  3. Loved the pix and chuckling at Murphy in the last two. Sweet memories. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. You are so blessed to have all those doggie and human friends in your life!!! Mom thinks if we would have had that chance Maggie wouldn't be so weird. We just love seeing those pictures of you guys when you were little , mom says she just wants to squeeze you and pinch your boys!!!!!!!
    stella rose

  5. Hey Doods.... it is so nice to see your PUPPY PIX. You were CUTE then and HANDSOME NOW!!! Just sayin... fur all the girrrrrls in Blogville.

  6. Absolutely LOVE these photo's. Butt the first one is sooo cute, Bert is the best!!
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  7. You boys were just so cute as little pups. Thanks for taking us down memory lane.

    Millie & Walter

  8. Heehee. We love puppy photos! We like the first picture where Bert is giving you the nose-to-nose! Our Mom sees Annie at the hospital a few times a month and always stops to give her scratchies. Annie is a rockstar!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

    1. It is a different Annie than your Annie.

  9. Oh my goodness you look like stuffies, BOL. Your church friends are so cute.
    Benny & Lily

  10. Ahhh, it's always fun and go back to see how things used to be, Dad says playing the I remember game is loads of fun, and better when you have old photos!

    The Mad Scots

  11. We do our socialising at the river on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. But we're not as well behaved. It's great to have good friends to hang out with. We don't think we'd behave too well in church...SHE says.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &Roxy

  12. It seems like just yesterday you boys were so small and young-now you are two handsome doods. I love seeing your photos-I was so impressed when I first saw you attending church and playing with the pack.
    You have both grown into remarkable wonderful companions!
    Noreen & Hunter

  13. Many dogs at the photo! (WE LOVE STANLEY'S SUN GLASES )

  14. We just love seeing puppy photo's. You two are just super gorgeous xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  15. Howdy Murphy and Stanley, we love your baby photos. You were so lucky to have such great dogs to guide you and show you all the fun. Have a great weekend mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  16. You guys are blessed for having Bert to guide you like Yoda... That's so cool. Speaking of Bert, we miss him!We will drop by and see him.

  17. What a beautiful photos you got there! Makes me think about Joker when he was little... it feels just like yesterday when he was a tiny 2 month old! He was so adorable always nipping here, and there with his sharp puppy teeth. <3


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