Murphy loves chooks too.

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This is Murphy. He looks like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth, doesn’t he? He’s Molly’s half brother and he belongs to Mum and Dad. They live near a park with a big lake on it and whenever Murphy goes there he spends all his time chasing ducks, so Mum and Dad were a bit anxious as to how he’d go this weekend when they left him with us to go away for a couple of days.
He was wildly excited about the hens on the first day.
Next morning I was here on my own before the boys got up, just browsing around some blogs. I decided I needed another cup of coffee so I got up and on a whim went over to the dogs’ bed to look at the furry kids.
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Only two dogs were there. Where was Murphy?
I grabbed the camera and went outside. I glanced across at the chook run and narrowed my eyes. Was there something ominous in the undergrowth?
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He’d worn a track around the outside of their run.
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He looked feral. We went back to have a look at the hens.
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Then there was a bit of a kerfuffle and a “Ber-Guck!” from inside the coop, so I lifted the lid and peered inside.
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Buffy was in the nesting box and Martha was pacing impatiently outside. You could almost see her tapping her foot and looking at her watch.
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12 Responses to Murphy loves chooks too.

  1. Annie says:

    What beautiful chooks! You made me laugh this morning with that little dog story. Our new cat Max was like that for a few days when he was new, but now, they are just part of the family and he doesn’t worry them. Thanks for the tip on the garlic. I don’t know about that, but if I were to guess, I’d say crush the fresh. Good luck finishing those reports and have a great time at Sewjourn.

  2. Pixie says:

    oh dear…………our dog would go BERSERK if we brought chooks home……….

    too cute!!!!

  3. Would you look at those feet, dead giveaways that he’s been up to no good!! Gorgeous dogs, had to do a double take, our Cockers were called Murphy and Molly!!! Our old boy Gus, is their son. Great names hey??

  4. M says:

    Love the little dogs asleep on their bed. You can imagine the spot that Murphy was supposed to be curled up on keeping his part of the “keep us warm” bargain.

    The lure of chooks, however, was too much.

  5. Widget says:

    His feet……wow! He has that look of “I have been sprung!”

  6. Mad Woman says:

    Too cute! Such a little mischief maker!

  7. Rhu says:

    I love reading chooky posts, from yet another person who has fallen for their chookiness 🙂

  8. Love Murphy’s “I was guarding them, honest!” look and his grubby paws. I guess he was in for a foot wash next.

  9. Marylee says:

    Yep, those paws look like they’ve done a bit of digging.

    Was the big egg a double yolker?

    Is that a fig bush? My figs are about the size of small grapes right now. Hope the birds don’t find them.

  10. river says:

    Hmmm, methinks that Murphy was up to no good. Luckily your chicken coop is of sound construction. So was the big egg a double-yolker?

  11. Kim says:

    That is an adorable doggie! What an innocent face!

  12. maureen and ken says:

    what do you expect living with you two

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