Why My Dog is Great
I actually have more than one dog. As if living in a house with my husband, my mom, my aunt, and my toddler wasn’t enough. We have 4 dogs. Yes, you read that correctly! We have a boston terrier, a rat terrier, a pug, and a lab. Yes, it’s a zoo around here sometimes. I love them all and they are all great for different reasons but I have a soft spot for my boston terrier.
My dog love is flowing right now. They don’t get as much attention as they did before W was born but there are quite a few reasons why my dog is great.
Meet Murray the Boston Terrier
Murray has been my baby since he was just a few weeks old. He was the runt of the litter. I’m pretty sure he would have faced a tragic demise had I not purchased him. That story is to come! It’s messy. I’ll warn you now. Don’t worry there’s no graphic photos or anything though.
One of my first memories of life with Murray was the ride home in the car. My car was just a few months old and my sister was holding Murray in the back seat as we drove home. I had brought a towel and a blanket to put in the back. I told her not to let him pee on the seat.
What happened just a few minutes into our drive home? Murray peed on the seat! It wasn’t really a big deal and it’s amusing to look back on now. I should have know he’d be a handful!
He Got a Tough Start
It was a rough few weeks for Murray after we brought him home. He had giardia which made teaching him to go outside difficult. It also made a huge mess to clean up around the house. He ended up having to stay in the kitchen while we treated his illness. Yes, that was one of the gross parts. I won’t go into anymore details!
We also had a dachshund at the time. He was very protective of my mom. He and Murray did not mesh well and our dachshund would go after Murray. One night he bit Murray on the face and we couldn’t get him to let go. Once we finally got the dachshund to let go, Murray was bleeding and terrified.
A few weeks later we found a new home for the dachshund. We also had a pug at the time and she got along well with Murray so it was a good pairing. Murray has always been a bit skittish and I’m pretty sure that it might have been a result of that experience.
My Dog, My Best Friend
He had a rough start but he has been through a lot with me the past 8 years. He has been with me through getting engaged and moving out of my mom’s house. He had been with me through wedding preparation and then spent the honeymoon week visiting my mom. He has been with me through the death of our pug, Pearl, and the addition of our rat terrier, Toby.
He has been with me through the greatest addition to our family with W’s arrival. He has handled losing his spot as number one cuddle partner with a fair amount of grace (and a lot of dog cookies). He has also been there through the greatest loss of my life with the death of my sister.
Plus, he’s absolutely adorable! He’s also a really great dog. He rarely barks, he doesn’t jump, and he doesn’t dig. He does snore though. Just a warning! And sometimes he chases his own tail for hours. But those little quirks make me love him even more. He’s always ready for a snuggle and sometimes that’s just what I need!
Purina Pro Plan’s “How is Your Dog Great?” Video Contest
Is your dog great? Purina Pro Plan is giving you the chance to share just how amazing your dog is! You could even win some great prizes! Does your dog have an inspirational story? Is your dog a great best friend like Murray?
From now through August 27, 2012, you have the opportunity to create a video less than two minutes in length about your dog! The video should show moments along your dog’s journey toward greatness that can inspire others to discover greatness in their dog. Having Murray as a loyal companion during the good times and the bad times makes him great in my book!
Upload your video to the Pro Plan YouTube channel. The grand prize winner will have their winning video featured in a Pro Plan commercial and receive a year’s supply of Pro Plan brand dog food. The commercial will be unveiled at the 2013 Westminster Dog Show, presented by Purina Pro Plan.
For additional information and full contest entry details and rules, please visit the Pro Plan YouTube channel.
So tell me… how is your dog great?
Formula Mom Disclosure: I was compensated for this sponsored post made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.