Tuesday, August 24, 2010


In ancient Greek mythology, Morpheus is the God of Dreams. 

In the Matrix trilogy, Morpheus is this, too cool for himself, guy.

Less recognizable but still pretty darn cute is Morph from the movie Treasure Planet.

In our house, however, Morpheus, Morph, and Morphy are all names for this sweet guy.

About 9 years ago, we decided our family of 4 (no Tweedles yet) needed a happy, fuzzy, wriggly, little addition.  We scoured the local Humane Society website daily looking for something very specific.  We wanted a small dog, who didn't drool a whole lot, short haired and super friendly with kids.  Morph didn't quite fit the bill, but when he and his two brother's showed up on the Humane Society adoption website, we knew one of them was coming  home with us.

After a quick phone call to The Hubs, who immediately headed down to put his name in the ring for one of these cute Australian Shepard/Border Collie pups, we found ourselves first on the list for our pup.  A week or two later, when we were suppose to finally bring our boy home, his brother came down with parvo and all three went into isolation.  About a month later, his sick brother had passed away, but he and his other brother were finally cleared to head to their new homes.  6 weeks is a long time to wait for a new puppy, but he has been so worth it!

He drools a bit more than I would like.  And while he looks like he's short haired in these photos, that's only because we clip him.  Typically he's one big ball of shedding fluff.  And he is anything but a small dog, despite his Australian Shepard/Border Collie roots.  Our Morph is one big dog.  But he's super good with the kids.  All of the kids.  Seriously, the Tweedles have crawled all over him, pulling fur and poking eyes and nose since well, since they could crawl.  He truly has the patience of a saint.  Not a Saint Bernard mind you, although I'm sure they're very good with kids too, but an actual saint.  The kind that are known for patience and not little barrels of alcohol.

Our Morpheus could care less about little barrels of alcohol.

Seriously... Thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I like Morpheus...he's a pretty cool doggy.