18/10/2021 by Amina Sly-Khan 9 Comments
A Tribute to Murphy
It is with a heavy, broken heart that I write today's blog.
Murphy's health has been rapidly deteriorating in the last 4 weeks. His arthritis worsened and he lost the use of his left leg. After weekly visits to the vet and trying different drugs to help him nothing worked anymore.
He tried so desperately to hang on, struggling to walk on three legs, but it was all too much.
Monday 11th October he told me he was ready to say goodbye. He couldn't get out of bed at all, he had had enough. It would have been purely selfish if I'd kept him with me.
At 11.30 am on Monday 11th October Murphy went to sleep very peacefully.
Murphy was a huge part of A.S.K Art Gallery & Studio and was aptly named Murphy Art Dog ( M.A.D)... I think the abbreviation referred to me!!!
Many clients brought him treats or would give him part of their lunch ( I did feed him, honestly). He would sit on people's laps, sometimes for the whole session quite happily.
Clients were welcomed by him as they walked into the garden. He was a small dog with a huge personality. A Legend.
I rescued Murphy from a shelter 11 years ago, however, he rescued me. He was my rock, my companion, my best friend. Dog lovers amongst you will empathize and understand.
His memory will live on and his presence fills the studio/ gallery.
I light a candle and say few words to him every day. It will get easier and his memory will live on.
R.I.P Murphy, sweet dreams little man.
R.I P Little man, you will be so missed.
Love you x