Sorry for the light posting, but it's really been busy around here. However, Murphy has had plenty of leisure time, and he made the most of it.
At my mother's place, he has made the hallway his own, establishing himself so that he can monitor the bedrooms and the front door all at the same time. Nothing moves without getting the Shepherd's attention. He doesn't live here, but once here, he establishes himself as the guardian and protector immediately.
My mother says that she doesn't really care for Murphy because he's more rambunctious than Lagniappe was and because he doesn't obey her as well. But somehow I'm thinking that she likes him more than she lets on as I've noticed that when he wants to play ball, he brings the ball to her and not me. He puts it right in her lap and she shows just how "not fond of him" that she is.
"I likes Grandma!"