Born on a hot summer day in High Point, North Carolina, to a rat terrier mommy, Comet, on the property of a breeder, Murphy came into her person's life in early September, 1992. Her person had recently graduated from college, and was living with her parents as she searched for the right job. Even though Murphy was in a pet store, and her person vowed to never get an animal from a pet store... she came home with her. Her person was also, until seeing Murphy, strictly a cat person. But that's how good she was... she changed people.
Her puppyhood lasted more than two years. She was known among her person's friends as "the perpetual motion machine." She was trained by a professional K-9 trainer, but despite everyone's best efforts, she refused to become 100% house broken... all through her near 15 years.
Despite being quite a handful, her person made her promise to never die. Which is why her person had to make a really difficult decision this weekend. Murphy saw her person through many a terrible relationship, her father's death, her wedding, and the birth of two children. But Murphy was growing old, and her body was shutting down. She had developed Cushing's Disease, and at the time of her death, there wasn't a single vital organ in her body that was still working at better than 50%.
Her person hopes that the decision she made was the right one, and wishes that today's events finally ended the pain, suffering, and general malaise Murphy has been experiencing for more than two years. Murph the Immortal, may you rest in peace. You are loved, treasured, and missed already.