• Behind the Scenes of Murphy’s Pug Adventure

    December 11, 2013

    Hi, friends!

    You remember Murphy’s epic pug adventure from last week, right? If you missed it, you can watch the video here. (Murphy is so cute!)

    I thought it’d be fun to show you guys some behind-the-scenes photos from the day. My friend, Andy, is a professional videographer, so he helped me out with my pug adventure video. Andy is a good friend of Mal and mine (he was a groomsman in our wedding), so we had a great time hanging out with him while we filmed, so it didn’t seem like work at all. Murphy obviously had a blast too, so it was a fun day for everyone!

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    Andy met us at our house bright and early and after a quick discussion about the video (I sent him a potential script and we chatted on the phone a couple of times beforehand), we were ready to film!

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    At first, Murphy wasn’t sure what to think. A ride in the car? With a cameraman?

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    But, of course, in typical pug fashion, he was very curious about what was happening around him. This dog hates to miss a thing!

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    Once Andy was all set with his camera equipment, we were off to the dog bakery to get some treats for Murphy.

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    As you know, Murphy loves riding in the car, so he was really excited as we drove along, looking out the window and sniffing the air.

    The route to the bakery actually goes right by the dog park that we normally visit. Murphy immediately smelled it and starting barking like a maniac, so we decided to make an impromptu stop, so he could run around and stretch his little pug legs.

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    As always, the park was a lot of fun, and Murphy really enjoyed himself.

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    Mal and I thought it would be fun to make a game out of our time at the park, so we came up with a doggie workout that we could do with Murphy.

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    Check it out!


    Of course, we had to make it into a CrossFit-style workout! Winking smile

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    After our visit to the park, we hopped back into the car and drove to Maggie’s Dog House to get some treats for Murphy.

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    Filming at the dog bakery was a lot of fun because Murphy was SO EXCITED about the treats and toys. He ran around and sniffed everything like crazy!

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    He was like a kid in a candy store!

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    On the ride home, Murphy was absolutely exhausted. He had quite the pug adventure!

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    It was a lot of fun to create this post/video series. I hope you enjoyed reading about Murphy’s pug adventure!

    This adventure was proudly made possible by Subaru. Find yours today.

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    { 31 comments… read them below or add one }

    sara @ Fitcupcaker December 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

    what a fun day. Murph is hilarious with some of those faces!


    Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats December 11, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Hahaha I love the pug workout!!!


    Mia @ MakeMeUpMia December 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

    How fun is that, he is one lucky pup 🙂 Love it!


    Ashley December 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Haha! The little pug workout is too funny 🙂


    Jackie December 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Murphy is hilarious! I love it!!!


    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun December 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Awww how fun! Murphy is one lucky puppy!! Love the workout 🙂 Maybe I can get my dog to do it!


    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance December 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Oh how cute! Murphy is so funny!


    eliza December 11, 2013 at 10:20 am

    love the WOD. I wish my work out included a sit 🙂
    Annnd we have Subaru – just got a used 2011 one in August and it is AWESOME. We love it so much!


    Madison @ Eating 4 Balance December 11, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I was very surprised that Murphy didn’t stare at the camera the whole time while he was in the car. Impressive! Loved the behind the scenes look 🙂


    Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life December 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

    HAHA that pug workout cracked me up. At first I thought you meant that you and Mal did a workout with Murphy… and felt bad for the camera guy having to wait. I think your real workout is much better 😉


    Ashley December 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Seriously Muphey’s little pug face gets me every time! Love it!


    Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite December 11, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I love the picture of him looking so pooped at the end. He cracks me up.


    Becki @ Bites 'n Brews December 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I feel like dog bakeries should be like human bakeries – they almost always have dog treats available at human bakeries, so they should have human treats available at dog bakeries, right? No? Oh, maybe it’s just me…


    ilovefetacheese December 11, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    @Becki @ Bites ‘n Brews: I totally agree haha


    Hannah December 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I can’t get enough of him – Murphy is such a cute little pug! xx


    Becky @ Life Outside The BOX December 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    He’s too cute! My pup loves going for rides also, and she does the same little head tilt when I ask her “Do you wanna go for a riiiide?” We just love our furry little children 🙂


    Alyssa December 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Haha, he looks so pooped in the last picture! It’s amazing how little things like running around a park and riding in a car can make dogs so happy. Aah, love them!


    Lindsay December 11, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    What an awesome adventure! Today was the first time I saw the video, and it was oh-so-cute, def started my day off with a SMILE! So thank you! We are trying to film more when we go out on adventures too, it just feels good to see things in action rather than just in a photo sometimes;) What editing program did you use?


    joelle (on a pink typewriter) December 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Haha he looks so unimpressed throughout most of this, like he’s pretty over his stardom. 😉


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    Linda @ running4two December 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I think Murphy has a future in show business. 🙂


    Nicole December 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    The video is adorable! Murphy is too cute. When he started barking in the car, my dog’s ears perked up and she was looking around to see who the heck was making noise haha!


    Jamie @ Dishing Out Health December 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Haha I just love Murphy’s pug adventures. Go figure, Maggie is the name of my pug 🙂


    Maria December 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    What a cute little pup 🙂 Looks like a lot of fun.


    Elizabeth @ Positive Change December 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I love reading about Murphy! Awesome day of filming!


    Sheena @ www.pawsandpavement.com December 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    He looks like he had a blast! Lucky little guy he is!


    Sarah @ Sweet Miles December 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    AH! Murph! What a great idea, my dog would love to star in her own video!


    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats December 11, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Murphy is way way too cute!! Loved this behind the scenes look at his adventure 🙂

    I also love the crossfit workout you came up with for him!


    Kendall December 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    this is awesome!!! hes so cute!! clementine has a car seat because shes such a meatball!!


    Valerie January 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Just starting my blog and have a Boston Terrier, so enjoy your dog being so important in your life as is mine. I was delighted by Murphy, in fact we have a pug named Puggy Sue and are about to get a male puppy in 4 weeks!! I love Murphy’s beautiful coat. What do you feed him?


    Tina January 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Taste of the Wild!


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