Ian and Murray

This week in Inside Scoop we chat to Ian and Murray about their life together. Ian and his wife Danni run the Australian & New Zealand arm of Silver Pet Prints and Murray is a 5 year old Golden Retriever who they’ve only had the pleasure of knowing for the last 7 months. Murray was adopted by Ian and Danni from Golden Retriever Rescue (GRR). He came home to live with them and their much loved Golden Retriever Barley, who has since very sadly, passed away.

barley left murray right
Barley on the left Murray on the right

Ian explains a little about what life was like for Murray before he came to live with him, Danni and Bailey, ‘from what we know he came from the Wangaratta area and his owner, who had gone away for work had left him with a friend. Unfortunately for Murray he was not looked after that well. When the owner came back and was unable to take Murray back in he contacted GRR and they repatriated him’.

murray when he arrived
how Murray looked when Ian and Danni first met him

Ian continues to explain, ‘When we first saw Murray he looked more like a labrador as they had to shave his fur to rid him of fleas, but 7 months later he’s very much looking like a Retriever. Murray is probably one of the most spoilt dogs around. We generally wake to Murray’s head at eye level next to our bed (on Danni’s side) with a beautiful big grin and a wag of the tail. After his breakfast his day starts with a walk at the beach in Beaumaris, Victoria, then he comes to work with us at our shop in Hampton where he takes his position on one of the several mats laid out for him. We’re lucky that the shop has a good outdoor area as he rotates between lying in the sun or next to us on his mat’. 

on mat at work
Murray on his mat at work

waiting to go home from work
Murray in the car waiting to go home after work

barley and murray
Ian relaxing with Murray and Barley

Ian and Murray answered our 7 Inside Scoop questions.

WW: What is your favourite food?

Ian: Mum’s Beef Macaroni and cheese, that or any of the Asian cuisines.
Murray: Whatever they’re having.

WW: What is your worst habit?

Ian: Looking at emails when on the phone.
Murray: I like to shake right next to people, especially strangers, also I like to roll in cow pats.

WW: What is your biggest dislike?

Ian: Scammers and cheats.
Murray: Leaving the beach.

looking regal at the beach
Murray looking regal at the beach

WW: What is your favourite walk?

Ian: A day at the golf course especially Barnbougle Dunes in NE Tasmania.
Murray: The south side of Beaumaris Beach.

murray on rug he's not allowed on
Murray with Ian on the rug that Murray’s not allowed to go on!

WW: What is your best quality?

Ian: I like to laugh.
Murray: My affection and enthusiasm.

with danni and his toy
Murray with Danni and his toy

WW: What would be your perfect day?

Ian: Long walk with Murray, good game of golf and dinner with the family.
Murray: Long walk after breakfast at the beach with my Golden Retriever friend Pippy, then Mum and Dad patting me by the open fire. I also like leftovers, especially from a roast.

beaumaris beach stormy
Murray at the beach

WW: Do you think you look alike?

Ian: I’m bald so probably not.
Murray: I look more like a blond lion than either of them.

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