Friday, March 5, 2010

"Taking Murphy Home"

I remember that very special day, when I first met Murphy.
It was a sunny day, at the big ocean.
The waves splashed, and crashed and rumbled, to and fro.
The sky was as blue, as blue could ever be.
It was summer.

Murphy was the cutest little turtle, that I ever did see.
He followed me everywhere.
I giggled, as I carefully tucked Murphy
into my blue coat pocket.
I told Murphy that if we were to be friends,....
well then,,,, we must keep this a secret.
A secret, just between him and I.
I had plans.
Yes, plans for Murphy and me.
I was bursting at the seams.
My mind was consumed with "Murphy thoughts."
And the best part of all, is that I was taking Murphy home with me.
I am taking Murphy to my home, far away.
But, this must remain a secret.

Murphy and I had so much fun, walking in my forest.
And we played, "I bet you can't bite my tail"!
We played with the frogs and we skipped stones in the pond.
Murphy snuggled with me, in my bed.

Of course mommy never found out.
It was our secret.

Murphy loved to take bubble baths.
He loved to eat peanut butter cookies and bananas.
I loved to eat the very same things!

One day, not long ago, Murphy whispered words, into my ear.
I thought I did not hear him clearly,
and so, I asked Murphy to say it one more time.

And then I heard these words,,,,,,
"Please take me home Tweedles. I need to go home."
My heart trembled, and my face looked very sad.
I was crushed.
I dreaded hearing those words.

But, there was only one thing, that I could do.
I thought and thought.
"I must do the right thing", I told myself.
I cannot be selfish.
And then I thought some more.
And so, in the middle of the night,
when the stars were twinkling
and everyone was asleep,
I very carefully tucked Murphy into my blue coat pocket.
It was the very same coat pocket, that I had tucked Murphy into,
when we first became friends.
I climbed over the mountains, and through streams
and I walked and walked.
I was exhaugsted.
I walked until I could hear the roar of the ocean.
The mist from the ocean was now on my lips, and I knew we were close.

The sun was now shining in the blue sky.
The breeze tickled my ears.
The roaring waves were trying to chase me.

With trembling paws I removed Murphy
from my jacket pocket,
and placed him in the sand.
As I looked out into the sea,
I saw a huge turtle splashing in the waves.
It was looking at Murphy.
Murphy started to run into the waves, and then he turned to look at me.
Murphy's eyes had huge tears , streaming down his face.
My eyes did too.
Then Murphy turned and ran as fast as he could- towards the sea.
I could hear a voice calling to Murphy. "Murphy come to me"
The huge turtle was Murphy's mommie, I told myself.
I just knew it. Something in my heart told me.

I watched as Murphy ran into the ocean .
He disappeared before my eyes.
The waves were splashing over him.
I yelled to Murphy, "I will follow you".
But all I could hear was the roar of the waves
echoing down the shore.
Muphy was gone.
"What's a Tweedles to do"? I thought to myself.

I watched and watched.
I wished and hoped.
I waited and wished some more.
And then I got to thinking about home.
I wanted to go home.
And so I ran and ran through the streams and over the mountains,
until I was home.
And then do you know what I did?
I crawled into bed and snuggled with mommy.
Secrets are forever.
Nitey nite my friends



Hi Tweedles,

We luuv the story about Murphy. You did the right thing by not keeping him. All babies belong with their mommies so they can snuggle up with them, right? Right!

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

Ying and Yang said...

Oh Tweedles,
You tell the bestest stories, this one makes us really 'preciate our mommy too!

Grins and Kisses,
Ying and Yang

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It's 5 o'clock in the morning here in Virginia, and I've started my day with reading your story Tweedles. What a sweet, charming story, from my favorite Pug--I LOVED the pictures too! THANKS for giving me a smile to start my day! Take care, and enjoy your weekend!!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Tweedles, while your heart may hurt because you had to let go, you do the right thing.

Sometimes letting go of something we love, is one of the hardest things we can do.



Manon said...

Awe!! Your story of Murphy brought tears to my eyes. Don't be too sad, Tweedles. You have your memories!


Archie and Melissa said...

dear tweedles
what a beautiful story, it brought tears to our eyes too.
you are such a giving friend. thank you for sharing murphy with us.
m & e

Hank said...

Aw, Tweedles, honey....I'm sorry ya had tuh let yer friend go.

But maybe you'll see Murphy again some time. Ya never know.

Soggibottom said...

Aw. Don't I always love to come over here. We should all go home eventually. Where ever our paws take us x x x Love from Amie Soto Blossom x x x

Paula said...


You and Murphy are such wonderful friends. I am sure parting was hard. But each of you needed to be with your own families....going home. I am sure you will meet up on the shore again some day soon! You can splash and frolic with him in the water.....what a joyful reunion that will be.

Scout and Freyja said...

You will always be able to see Murphy in your dreams, Tweedles☺ There are times when all of us have difficult decisions to make - you made the right decision this time - you are growing up...

Winston Wilbur said...

Oh my goodness Tweedles, we luved this post. You dids the right thing for Murphy. He will always remember yous.


Wilma said...

Tweedles, you may just be the sweetest pug on earth. I'm sure Murphy loved his time with you almost as much as he did reuniting with his Mom. He will always remember you, friends are forever!

Jan Mader said...

Oh Tweedles, what would I do without your wonderful stories? You make me think of how hard it is to do the right thing. You think you aren't brave, Tweeds, but you are! xoxoxo

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Tweedles you ares a magical lil pugger!

Farm Gal said...

Oh, Tweedles, how scary that you had to come all the way back home by yourself. I'm glad you made it safely. Next time you might consider leaving a note so your Mommy will know where you went if something happens. Luv, Auntie Jacque

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Tweedles what a lovely guys look like best friends
Benny & Lily

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Once again, woo pawed a furry nice tale fur us!

I'm so glad woo've shared Murphy with us!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Becky said...

Just think when Murphy is as big as his mommy, he can take you for a ride on his back. I know you miss your friend but you did the right thing. A little guy or girl belongs with their mommy until they can fend for themselves or in the case of a pug, forever. We love you!

GAIL said...

What a nice story. It makes me happy to think of you snuggling with mommy.

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! How lucky your were to have a friend like Murphy. You had so many good times with him but you knew you had to let him go back home. He missed his mom and like you said we all must stay with our moms.

Your wonderful story reminds me what great friends I have. Thank you for being my friend Tweedles.

Stubby xoxo

Puglette said...

oh tweedles, what a good story! i am so glad you brought murphy to his mommie. and i am glad you decided to go home to your mom;s . i bet murphy will send an email soon to say hello.

Smushie Ranch said...

What a sweet story Tweedles. *sigh* It's always hard to say goodbye to our friends.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

kissa-bull said...

oh tweedles sweetest cupcake of the world
murphy's story was so touching and we are going to cuddle wiff our mommish extra too much today. your blog makes our day
pibble sugars and wee wags
the houston pittie pack

Life With Dogs said...

Just ♥.


Life With Dogs said...

Just ♥.


Cocorue said...

such a sweet story from my new friend

i have an award awaiting you at my sista's blog


James Parker said...

Aw, Tweedles, what a nice story. It's good that Murphy is back to the sea with his Mom and other turtles, but it was nice that you had some time and adventures together. And we read your poem, Farewell My Friend on Every Photo this morning (March 8)...It is s real noce poem, but we couldn't figure out what the picture was. Do you know? Take care from Stinkyfeet, Pokey and TacoBelle

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Tweedles, you tell such beautiful stories. I bet Murphy snuggled with his mommy too!

Also, in response to your question about Flat Puglet - he is just a visitor and then you forward him on to someone else (it does not have to be a blogger) to adventure with and then you share the adventures you had with him on his website. Mom was going to send him back home because she can't find anyone to forward him to. If you are interested in hosting Flat Puglet we would be happy to send him to you. Just email our mom at and give us your address.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Kelly said...

Oh Tweedles,
Sometimes it is so hard to let go. Even though you knew that Murphy needed to see his family, it is still so sad to let him go!

I just know that the time you had together was very special! He will NEVER forget his BEST friend, Tweedles!!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Awww, what a sweet tale, Tweedles! We can tell how much you loved your little turtle, even loving him enough to let him go to his mommy. Maybe your Mommy can find you a stuffy turtle so you can have one to sleep with.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Molly the Airedale said...

What a wonderful story, Tweedles! You did the right thing returning Murphy to the sea and we bet his mommy was happiest ever to be reunited with her little boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

bbes tribe said...

Tweedles that is a great story about you & Murphy. He was a wonderful friend for awhile. Very good of you to do what was right (even if hard) and take him home.
You are the best!
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

Sharon Wagner said...

That reminds me of something I'd like to do. Save turtles in Costa Rica.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Man! You are so sensitive! You're making me CRY, dude! What a good dog you are. You are my hero...
xoxoox Paco

Dana Orsborn said...

Hi Tweedles!

Penny and I loved reading your story
about Murphy. You two looked like
great pals! We can't believe you
bit his turtle butt!

We hope you have a great week!

-Dana & Penny

Pugelicious said...

Hi Tweedles, that story tugged my heart strings. Such a lovely story.

Unknown said...

Dearest Tweedles...

Home is a journey!...
A journey with friends...
Towards a destination...unknown!

What greater gift than to hold the hand of a dear they take their final step home!?!

Your stories are you! Thanks for inspiring me on my own journey!


Scout and Freyja said...

I think over again my small adventures, my fears, those small ones that seemed so big, all those vital things I had to get and to reach, and yet there is only one great thing: to live and see the great day that dawns, and the light that fills the world.

Traditional Inuit Song

Tweedles, YOU are part of my light...

Diane said...

Oh Tweedles! Sometimes I just can't control my tears when reading your wonderful posts! It was the very best thing for you to do, sweet girl & that's one of the reasons we all love you so always do the right thing! You are so smart & so full of love. My heart bursts with love for you too, little girl!
I am so looking forward to meeting you & your moms! xoxoxoxo Aunt Diane

Sandy said...

Tweedles...I just love your stories...and you heart is so big! Kisses!

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you so very much for your very kind words about our little Zoe. Although we are very sad and miss her so very much, we are grateful she came to live with us for so many years. Tweedles, please give your mommies a great big hug from me.

Cocorue said...

my dear Tweedles, not only are you a good dancer ( according to my sister Coco ) you also have a BIG heart

i have just TAGGED you


Gwen Bell said...

Hi Tweedles! I can't believe I am just now finding your delightful blog. I must say, you continue to grow more beautiful all the time. And what a talented little girl you are! I am enjoying the poetic and lovely. Your forest is so beautiful. What a lucky girl you are to live in this beautiful place with two mommies who love you so!

big puppy-paw hugs,