Murphy was given to GRROWLS by his family at 5 months old when they had some financial problems and were forced to sell their home. Bill and Martha Greer, who already had McGinnis (age 7) and Tucker (age 9 – adopted from GRROWLS at age 6), planned on just fostering him for a few weeks until he found his new forever home. It turned out that Murphy had other plans and had already chosen his forever home. Bill, Martha, McGinnis and Tucker soon realized that he was absolutely right and, before two weeks had passed, they adopted him. Here he is between his two big brothers, Tucker and McGinnis.