Saturday, January 24, 2015

Letter To My Dog

Note:  If this post appears anywhere other than Murphy and Stanley's official page then please know it was STOLEN!  This is especially true for the site at "".  No permission has been granted to copy content from this blog in whole or part.

We have two letters.  Mom wrote a letter to me and Dad wrote a letter to Stanley.

Dear Bug,

I have written this letter to you many times in the (almost) 3 years that we have been together.  I have written it with my voice, my touch, and my eyes.  You already know what is in my heart but today I share it with everyone else.

The day we met, when you were only 2 weeks old, I knew that you would have a special place in my heart.  Although I've had other dogs, none of them have so wholly taken up my heart like you.

My sweet boy, you have the kindest, most gentle heart I have ever met.  You have such a sweet spirit and cuddly nature.  When I've worked too long at the computer and you put your paws on my chair to look into my eyes, I sense that you are telling me, "Mom, I'm missing you."  I can't help but stop what I'm doing to let you know that I miss you too.

At night when I can feel you lying beside me, I wonder what it is that makes you have the need for such closeness.  And then I wonder the same thing about myself.  So many times I have just watched you sleeping and been in awe of the changes I've seen in myself that are a direct result of our relationship.  You make me a better person.  You never have been, nor could you ever be "just a dog".

My sweet Murphy, you are a gift to me and I thank God for you.


Your Mom


Dear Stanley,

In less than 3 weeks you will be 3 years old.  We first met when you were only 2 weeks old.  Time has passed quickly.

You have been a comfort to me since coming into my life.  You are the smartest dog I've ever had.  Your constant "Elvis smile" always makes me chuckle.  Sometimes I think you can read minds, because I think something and you start doing it.

It’s a comfort to just have you sit in my lap and let me talk to you.  I like to watch you interact with new people.  You don’t know what a stranger is, everyone is just a friend waiting to be met.

I like it when we go to church together and we sit side by side with my arm around you, like the best buds that we are.  Sometimes you just lay with your head in my lap and I feel that you realize I would never let anything harm you.

Thank you for loving me and allowing me to love you.



Marley said...

We love your letters! Glad you have a dad!
Marley & Lady

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

definitely a perfect pair of pups for a perfect pair of peeps

How Sam Sees It said...

Such sweet letters!

Monty and Harlow

Mark Muller said...

that was written so well.... I needed my tissues... and I agree with you, to have our furkids on our side at night is the best medecine for a relaxing sleep. Even when Easy needs a lot of space, I will not miss him on my side. never.
Easy Rider

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

The purrfect family, the love the four of you share is so heartwarming.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Awww. Super letters. What a lucky family you are.

Molly TheWally said...

That is wonderful and we are so happy for you that you have each other. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Peeps of Mayorz Murphy and Stanley..
OMDs mom sprung a leak and she is smiling I hope she doesn't start drooling from the mouth too.
What beautiful letters to two individual brothers who have found their special humans to love and train. Thank you for the letters and MOST OF ALL THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF THIS WONDERFUL IDEA FOR A BLOG HOP

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
FABAROONIES - what incredible letters fur lurv of the doods.... M&S - do you realise what you got in your pawrents??? (I'm sure you do, but just checkin' &*>) Blessings hugs and wags, to you all, YAM-aunty xxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD We need a Snot Rag... maybe 87 of them... OMD your peeps BOTH wrote letters to you... THAT is amazing... butt then SO ARE THE TWO OF YOU iiiiiiiiiiiiii

BRAVO to your peeps fur a job well done.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Oh, what beautiful letters posted here. We think it is wonderful you all found each other. We can just feel the love between the lines.

JacksDad said...

Both letters were very very nice!

LBJ said...

Very nice letters - Murhphy and Stanley - you are both very lucky dogs. We hopped twice by accident! Sorry about that.

Abby the Lab.

Ruby said...

Oh, that is just the sweetest most lovely letters EVER!!! You guys are so lucky to have such FABulous peeps!!! Murphy, your loves of your Moms just makes me loves you more!!! ♥♥
Stanley, you are just the sweetest pal a guy could have!! You would make one pawsome BIL! BOL!!!
Ruby ♥♥
Cherry Bomb!!!!

Marty the Manx said...

Oh what wonderful letters from your Mom and Dad! You are truly loved :)

Dory and the Mama said...

So heartwarming...and beautiful!! Sounds like you all were destined for each other!!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Those are wonderful letters from your pawrents. We can feel the love flowing out of them!

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a beautiful day full of love. that is why we are all friends - we love our furbabies so much,
We feel lucky to have met your boys and have seen first hand what sweet boys they are and the love and bond you share.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

That is so sweet xxxx

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Love this post! We went to that nasty blog and left them as nasty message! GRRR

Chef Sasha said...

Those are beautiful, what a special day this is.

Loveys Sasha

Julie said...

Murphy and Stanley you are the bestest! We luffs you guys
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ..... how SPECIAL!!! I knew it ..... I just knew it!! You blokes are SPECIAL and so is your Mom and Dad. What beautiful letters. So much LOVE, aye???

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This has been such a special day ,, that we get to read words from your mom and dad,, telling us how much they love you. We already knew it,,, its no surprise, but seeing it before our eyes so we can read it,, just fills our hearts...with love,,, this is a day of sharing love
What beautiful letters!

M. K. Clinton said...

Thanks for sharing you love letters with us. Murphy and Stanley always make me smile. I'm glad the four of you make su ha great family!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

First, thank you for organizing this. It has been wonderful to read all the love today. Second, beautiful letters for two wonderful boys.

KB Bear said...

Thank you so much for organizing this event. Your letters gave me a lump in my throat. You love those two so very much and it radiates from your words. You are lucky to have them and they are lucky to have you. It's a family full of love!

Taffy said...

You boyz are so lucky to have the pawrents you do. We are lucky to know them too! Thank you for planning this special day. I think it is wonderful....just like you Stanley!

GOOSE said...

Doods you are loved beyond measure. And I can tell you that me and MOM are so so so happy we know you and even more happy that you are with the ones God intended for you.

A Nelson said...

Awwww.....Such a sweet post!! <3

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh mates. Our tissue box will be empty soon because of all these beautiful words and the love that is flowing through Blogville. Thanks to your mum and dad for their heartfelt letters. You are a lucky family. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Jeanne Pursell said...

VERY heartwarming letters to you both. We can tell how very much you are loved by your parents! xo Chloe and LadyBug

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

Those were just the sweetest letters!
Wally & Sammy

stellaroselong said...

Tears. We loved your letters. Stella rose and momma