"Woof woof" from the McGrath clan!

Go Back   Dog Forum > DogForum Community Welcome > Introductions

"Woof woof" from the McGrath clan!

This is a discussion on "Woof woof" from the McGrath clan! within the Introductions forums, part of the DogForum Community Welcome category; Hi guys! An enthusiastic (and slobbery) hello from Megan and Murray McGrath (McMurray to his friends). My husband and I got Murray, our 4-year-old black ...

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2012, 12:31 AM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
"Woof woof" from the McGrath clan!

Hi guys! An enthusiastic (and slobbery) hello from Megan and Murray McGrath (McMurray to his friends). My husband and I got Murray, our 4-year-old black lab, 6 months ago from the wonderful Labradors & Friends Rescue in San Diego, CA. At 88 lbs, he came to us about 10 lbs overweight. I'm pleased to report that our most recent vet check (more on that) weighed him in at a healthy, happy 74.9! Twice-daily walks and careful feeding are really paying off. Murray is a big lug who likes to sleep in the sun, follow my husband around the yard, and play with his bone. He is almost completely non-noise-reactive (at first I wondered if he was slightly deaf!) and is gentle, friendly and submissive with humans. He just wants an ear scratch, and if you happen to be holding a sandwich, cookie, kibble, rock, snail, piece of string . . . well, he wouldn't mind a bite of that, too! In other words, he's such an accomplished beggar it is easy to see how those big puppy eyes earned him 10 extra pounds to carry around!

Of course all fur-parents say this, but our boy is just sooooo smart! He came to us knowing only sit (and, thankfully, was house-trained). He has learned a much more reliable sit, stay, come, down, leave it, high-five, high-ten, say hello (shake), roll over (still working on this one) and the beginnings of a very proper heel. He is the first dog I have trained and he is so smart and amiable that I just know I'm completely spoiled for all future dogs!

I'd love to foster other dogs and maybe do a bit of training (I've loved working with dogs from my time as a 14-year-old volunteer at my hometown's local humane society - I wanted to be a vet until I discovered how bad I was at biology!). Right now he's still a little shy, but with a bit more practice at his doggy-to-doggy social skills, I believe Murray would be the perfect companion in this. I also think he would make an excellent therapy dog, and our beginning obedience class instructor agrees! We'll be starting advanced class in preparation for the AKC's Canine Good Citizenship test and eventual therapy dog certification at the end of May!

Looking forward to browsing the forums!

High-ten!
Megan & Murray
McMegan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 02:43 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
puplover10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: monroeville OH .....owosso Mi (college)
Posts: 404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
hello to the both of you

i had always wanted to foster dogs but id probably get too attached and then when its time to go to a forever home i probably wouldnt want to give em up lol
good luck with that if you do.
puplover10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Woof. :) BlueUniverse Introductions 9 11-14-2010 02:04 AM
Woof! Princess Pinkchi Introductions 6 05-16-2010 09:14 PM
Woof! Hi! TegansMyBoy Introductions 4 11-02-2009 05:34 PM
Nelly says Woof! animatedpet Introductions 0 08-31-2009 05:28 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.