Our sweet boy was found running along an Arkansas highway all alone at just 3 months old. MAGRR scooped him up and our family welcomed him as a foster – a situation which quickly failed, for furever. Murphy came to our family as MAGRR Beckett, a name our young son pronounced as “Bucket”. We then decided to rename him as Murphy, but he was better known as “MurphMurph”, “The Murphster”, or “Murph Dog”. He was always full of life and loved to chase tennis balls but he was a bit stubborn and never wanted to let them go!  He was a huge Momma’s Boy and even as he grew to a big, fluffy 85lbs, he loved to snuggle and would lay in my lap and slept on the pillow next to me. I was completely shocked and heartbroken when he received a diagnosis of terminal renal lymphoma. His health quickly deteriorated and we lost him just after his 7th Birthday – way too soon. Although our hearts are broken, we know Murphy enjoyed every day of his life and we will continue to keep his memory alive by supporting and fostering for MAGRR

We will miss you sweet one.  You are now our Angel.  Rest in Peace until we meet again!

The Ray Family


The MAGRR Family sends condolences to the Ray family on the loss of Murphy who mentored many MAGRR pups.  We know that his his sister Marley was waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge.

So do not grieve for me, my friend, as I am with my kind…
My collar is a rainbow’s hue
My leash is a shooting star
My boundaries are the Milky Way
Where I sparkle from afar.

There are no pens or kennels here
For I am not confined
But free to roam God’s heavens
Among my special kind.

I nap the day on a snowy cloud
With gentle breezes rocking me
I dream the dreams of earthlings
And how it used to be.

The trees are full of liver treats
And tennis balls abound
And milk bones line the walking ways
Just waiting to be found

There is even a ring set up
The grass all lush and green.
And everyone who gaits around
Becomes the “Best of Breed.”

For we’re all winners in this place
We have no faults you see.
And God passes out the ribbons
To each one—even me.

At night I sleep in angels’ arms
Their wings protecting me
And moon beams dance about us
As stardust falls on thee.

So when your life on earth is spent
And you reach heaven’s gate
Have no fear of loneliness
For here, you know I wait.

Author unknown