A BIG Personality In A Little Body

Meet Murphy, my three year old Shih Tzu. He’s little but he thinks he’s BIG. If you see him, please don’t tell him he is little.

Those that know me, know that I talk to the birds that visit me daily on my patio and I visit with all my plants when I’m out there. So it won’t be a surprise to you that I talk with Murphy every day. We have great conversations. I’m the only one that hears Murphy talk. Well, that’s not entirely true. My 8 year old granddaughter, Zoey, hears Murphy and they talk to each other

Here’s one of our recent conversations:

Murphy: Mom, what are you doing?

Me: Well Murph, I’m working on a post for my Wealthy Affiliate website.

Murphy: But I thought you were working on that a few weeks ago.

Me: That is true Murphy, but I put it away for a while.

Murphy: Mom, why did you do that? You said writing was important to you.

Me: You see, Murph, sometimes I get scared that what I am doing like writing, won’t be good enough. That’s when I put things aside and when I am feeling better, I try again. Does this make sense Murphy?

Murphy: Nope. Mom, I don’t understand. Remember when we went for our walk the other day that big German Shepherd down the road was loose and came running toward you? Well, I was really scared, but I knew I had to protect you. I got in front of you and growled at the shepherd. He was scared of me! He backed away and went to his kennel.

Me: I didn’t know you were scared Murphy. Thank you for protecting me.

Murphy: Well Mom, I love you so much! I didn’t want anyone hurting you!

Me: So you think that even though writing my blogs and publishing them scares me a little, I should keep on writing?

Murphy: Yes Mom, you should keep on writing even if you feel scared…or inadequate…(our trainer taught us that word) you need to write and write some more. You know how I know, Mom?

Mom: How do you know Murphy?

Murphy: Because you say a lot of important things that people need to hear. I think they are important, Mom.

Mom: Excuse me Murph, I have to go finish an article I’m working on.


*I wonder if you have felt unsure about reaching a certain goal. I know I have many times but then I think of how brave my little Murphy was and I tackle the challenge.

It took me over a year to join Wealthy Affiliate. Recently retired and relocating to another state, I found so many excuses to put WA on the back burner. This is the best choice I’ve made!


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