Until last week, Murphy has always been averse to small boys, probably because of an abuse history that I'm aware of from his past life. Not surprisingly, he wasn't all that wild about our house guest at first either, but that seems to be changing now after a week of Spud's presence.
I took this last night. Both were sound asleep.
And this morning, as I was roughhousing with Spud, Murphy joined in and TOOK HIS SIDE. He's practically the boy's constant companion now.
There is no doubt in my mind now that Spud is safe with Murphy around. Safe from anything that the world threatens.