Life With a Springer Spaniel – Groomers and Growlies

Aside from his given name, Murphy has a lot of other names. Baby Boy, Buckshot, Mammy's Boy, Murph, Smurfy... you get the idea. But there is one name that I feel is the one that we should have given him when we got him: Custard. Murphy wanting cuddles and attention! I love Murphy to bits …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel – Strange New Obsession

From the date of my 23rd birthday, I began a new obsession; collecting Funko Pop Figurines. It's mad; whenever I see a figurine from something I enjoy, I have to get it. While I try to be careful not to go too overboard with buying so many, I often couldn't resist temptation! From Marvel, to …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel – Working Buddy

Murphy having a nice snooze on my bed! (Credit: Eidhne Gallagher) When the pandemic hit Ireland in March 2020, life went into stopmode. Up until the very last minute, I was kept working in the office. But when it was finally clear that non-essential workers had no choice but to work from home, I had …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel – The Stubbornness with Socks

Overtime, Murphy began to grow out of his obsession with shoes. He no longer sniffed around and tried to chew up slippers and heels. We were finally free to leave our shoes lying around once again! But we soon learned there is one that Murphy will forever be stubborn about giving up. Socks. I think …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel – The Wonders of Walkies

Now we had Murphy, we had no excuse not to get a bit of exercise! My hometown of Monaghan has a canal walkway that spreads all across the town. Until Murphy came into our lives, we didn't spend much of our time exploring these paths. Looking back on it, I'm surprised that we didn't because …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel: Murphy’s First Love

As Murphy grew from a puppy to a dog, we had to continue to adapt our lives around having a dog in the house. While in the past, my sister and I would leave jackets or hoodies hanging on chairs, or have books on the floor by our beds, we quickly learned to keep everything …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel – Settling In and Chewing Up

Now that we finally had our beautiful puppy, it was time to learn how to adapt to having a dog in the house permanently. Murphy on his first night in the house, aged 9 weeks. Credit: Carmel Gallagher It wasn't like we never had any experience with dogs - neighbours all around us had them. …

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Life With a Springer Spaniel – Meeting my Furry Friend

Murphy the Springer Spaniel Credit: Eidhne Gallagher It's the question that many children have asked their parents. 'Can we have a puppy? Please, can we have a puppy?' Sing-Along Songs with Pongo and Perdita Credit: Disney Wikia Some lucky children get their wish granted. Other times, they are disappointed. I was one of the kids …

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