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4/4 Now It’s Just Another Day

4/4/13 seems like such a long time ago.  And for many, it was … most of you probably can’t remember exactly what you were doing that day, but I can.  I was working and waiting.  Waiting for news on how my sweet Murphy did through his surgery that made him a Tripawd.  I remember stepping into the OR hallway to take the call and talking to the doctor – Murphy did great, all went well, he was awake and we could come get him tomorrow.  I teared up a little, but I didn’t have time to cry because I had to get in to a C-section, I had a baby to help into this world!  I remember when I went to pick him up, I took my son with me because I was worried about the long drive home (MSU is about an hour & a half from home), and I kept wondering how we were going to get him into the car (although I figured the hospital probably had a cart or some way to get him there!)  Little did I know that Murphy was going to pull us all the way out to the car & jump in by himself!  And I didn’t have to worry about how Cassie & Max would be when we came home because they sniffed at him and went out side with him then let him be.  Yesterday was another busy day at work – lots more babies coming into this world, which is good – I didn’t have time to wallow in sadness, knowing that I don’t have reason anymore to celebrate Murphy’s Ampuversary.  Even though we were luckier than most and got to celebrate 4 amazing ampuversaries, it’s still hard not celebrating.  Every date is special – 1/15/06 was his birthday; 4/4/13 was his ampuversary; & 6/12/17 was when he crossed the Bridge.   Dates I can’t forget.

on our way home!


I missed you!


a favorite place to sleep

As always  … missing my boy <3


~ by midnighter94 on April 5, 2019 .

7 Responses to “4/4 Now It’s Just Another Day”

  1.   Michelle Says:

    We never forget those days. To us no matter how long it has been it’s “not just another day”. I remember all those dates too. Happy Ampuversary at the Bridge Murphy.

    I hope you all are having a great time and showing Bosch the ropes. Sending lots of love to you and our Warriors.

    Thinking of you Donna. I know keeping busy helps not to wallow but sometimes we have to do that a little 🙂

    Michelle, Angel Sassy & Angel Bosch.

  2.   benny55 Says:

    While we may not remember “dates” for your handsome Murphy, we will ALWAYS REMEMBER MURPHY! That inspirational Miracle Dog will NEVER be forgotten here!❤

    Nor will be be forgotten by all those lucky people who got to actually meet him! Murphy was a FAMOUS celebrity and duly recognized as such!!

    And he still has one of the most stunning banners ever created!😎

    These pictures, with or without incision, always show off his handsomeness! The video is such a smile maker! Je really is a ROCKSTAR on so many levels!

    Lpve and light
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    PS…WOW How many babies have you helped deliver??

  3.   jerry Says:

    What a day to celebrate Murphy the Magnificent! I think there is always a reason to celebrate our furbaby’s ampuversary, because that is the day that we realize how incredibly resilient and strong our animals are, much more than we ever dreamed. It’s a day of awakening for us humans.

    So here’s to Murphy, and all the great times you had together, and with us too. I loved looking back at his first few days, thank you for sharing with us. What a beautiful boy.

  4.   linda8115 Says:

    We all toast to Murphy! One of our most shining stars here in tripawd land! Your amazing boy shines as a beacon of hope for all the newcomers here. I will never forget your warrior! Getting to meet him in person was so special and you couldn’t help falling in love immediately with that boy who smiled through everything. And those soft velvety ears! Murphy will forever live on here. Through his journey that gives such hope here and his larger than life legacy! Forever Murphy ❤️❤️❤️ Hugs my friend!

  5.   paws120 Says:

    To Murphy! It truly is a day to celebrate and will never be “just another day” .. and your Angel is surely looking over you today saying thank you mama for giving me a chance to continue living my life!
    It is hard not to be sad because you can’t hug him up close and personal but you did right by your boy. Never forget that 💖
    Hugs and love,
    Jackie and Huck 💖

  6.   dobemom Says:

    Nope, not just another day. I, too, can remember every minute of amp day for Nitro. It was the beginning of a journey that would change so many lives…in ways none of us could ever imagine. It was scary uncertainty, that bloomed into such a wonderful thing. It made us family! I’m so blessed to have met him; I’ll never forget sitting by him on the bed in that hotel room in Naperville. Never forget his smile, and his sunny personality. Little did we know how close we’d all become. No, none of these dates will ever be “just another day” for any of us. Love you my sister, my friend!

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

  7.   Karma Says:

    Beautiful sweet Murphy. He was such a strong boy. You know we will all celebrate all those dates with you. They marked triumphs in our babies’ journeys. Thanks for sharing and reminding us of one of Murphy’s special days.

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