Well it sounded like a cool thing for a dog to do. I wish there had been a basset hound around when I was in the hospital. Murray might have to get used to young kids instead of old people though!
Thanks for your concern about Murray- here's a quote from my post in December about discoid lupus- it's basically an auto-immune skin disorder which requires lifelong treatment: topical Tacrolimus, vitamin E supplements, and no direct exposure to sunlight on his nose ( I made him a little 'nose bonnet' that ties around his muzzle and neck as a sunshield so he can enjoy the sun this summer- he's not thrilled with it, but he's such a laid back guy that he puts up with it )Sounds like a good transition and I wish Murray the best. I hope the lupus doesn't get too painful.