Smurphy’s Last Video

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In Memory of SMURPHY

My Beloved Son

In Memory of Smurphy

In Memory of Smurphy June 10, 2014

Smurphy was a red-haired golden retriever that was left, abandoned by the mail boxes in our neighborhood. When we found him, it took a lot of coaxing to get him to come to us, and quite a while to earn his trust. He soon became MY dog, and I found he would do literally anything for me. He would walk the dam for CROP Walk (raising money to end hunger).  He’d dress up in costumes and help hand out candy to children for Halloween.  He even had his own website where we posted videos, games and music of Smurphy; for the entertainment of children. In fact, whenever someone sent Smurphy a message from the website, I’d give him a cookie. Sometimes he’d get a dozen cookies a day and the smile on his face every time I told him he got a message was priceless.

For quite a while though, Smurphy hadn’t been feeling well. The vets were at a loss and I chose quality of life for my baby. I fed him 3 meals a day, spoon fed, and in the end I carried him upstairs to bed. When heaven called I was with him, holding him, and although my heart was breaking I took comfort in knowing he’d soon feel better and be with my mom and Jesus.

The following video and song was created for Smurphy’s website, his last video.  I wrote the lyrics and sung the song. I hope you will appreciate it as much as he appreciated all of his fans. He was my star. He will be missed. God Bless.

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  1. JoAnne Moore's Gravatar JoAnne Moore
    July 2, 2014    

    You and Smurphy have touched my heart. You and Smurphy have shared your love with each other and with those who were privileged to hear this video and the lovely music.


    JoAnne Moore


  2. Brenda Varne''s Gravatar Brenda Varne'
    July 3, 2014    

    Oh, Kathleen! I am so sorry for your loss of Smurphy! I watched the video and listened to your beautiful song… and of course, cried like a baby. I love you and Bert so much, my heart is breaking for you both. Losing a beloved pet is never easy. God Bless you and God Bless your precious Smurphy in his new beautiful home with God in Heaven. Sending you a BIG hug today!


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