Our Newest Family Member–Casey

The newest Murray–Casey Murray.

Casey in his old home, part of a four-puppy litter.

Yes, I am one of those who names all my new dogs in a breed (yellow Labradors) the same name. I like to pretend my former wonderful dog’s spirit is in the new one.

Enjoy these pictures of Casey and his arrival into my life!

The perfect Pup and he knows it!

Thanks to the care from these wonderful people

–Note: @GraceCountryLabs is on Facebook. Not pushing them, but if you need a new best friend, they have the cutest pups ever. And, their home is filled with love for all of their pets.


Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection, Summer 2022.


119 thoughts on “Our Newest Family Member–Casey

  1. Thank you for sharing a part of your world!1.. I expect by now he has you wrapped around his little paw and in total control.. 🙂 🙂

    He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds;
    My other ears that hear above the winds.
    He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.

    He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being:
    By the way he rests against my leg
    By the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile
    By the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
    (I think it makes him sick with worry when he
    is not along to care for me.)

    When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
    When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
    When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
    When I am a fool, he ignores it.
    When I succeed, he brags.
    Without him, I am only another person. ,With him, I am all-powerful.
    He is loyalty itself., He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
    With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.

    He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
    His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
    His presence by my side is protection against, my fears of dark and unknown things.
    He has promised to wait for me…, whenever…wherever–in case I need him.
    And I expect I will–as I always have.
    He is just my dog.
    (Author Gene Hill…)

    Until we meet again.
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. I’m still traveling, but I had to spend part of my 15-minute imposed blogging period here after seeing those pictures. Not only do I love dogs, but our last two were yellow labs. They are the best dogs.

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  3. Love Labradors, Jacqui. Smart dogs. When our beloved Pepper (black lab) neared her time, we brought home a Boston terrier we named Ike. She immediately adopted the puppy, teaching him all of her many tricks. Through Ike’s perpetuation of Pepper’s amazing tricks, her memory remained with us for many more years. Glad lovable Casey is in your life!

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  4. Adorable! Just today morning got a message from a friend currently travelling in Kenya: “Friends,doggies and golf..they“re the goods…the other day, around my air b n b res, saw a cute doggie being walked early morn…petted the chap….and the owner melts..turns out to be a senior.chap in Safaricom, even worked with Machan in Voda India….a S Indian brekker follows ! (happened in Kinshasa too 5 years back ..had quite a few rocking and…ahem parties at the Greek Ambassadors“…thanks to making friends with his Lab !” (I deleted the golf examples)

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