Murphy Benge

IMG_8880Home is where you hang your leash, shake off the dust of the day, and smell your person’s feet. Murphy, a therapy-certified Golden Doodle who tinkers in real estate on the side (if you call every year of your life spent doing walk-throughs, appraisals, listings and closings “tinkering”), has been partnering with Laura Benge since birth. No home is listed through Laura without Murhpy’s paw of approval.

It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World Out There

Murphy gets it. Life is filled with cut-throat competition. “House-hunting isn’t a competition, says Murphy, but rather an enjoyable tour around to find that perfect spot to plop down. Laura’s learned a thing or two from Murphy’s tail-wagging approach to real estate. If it’s not fun, why do it? If you don’t want a realtor who will make the process of buying or selling your home as delightful as possible, you might just be barking up the wrong tree.

Guilty Pleasure?

“Double-shot half caf moccaccino with extra foam, hold the liquid!” He’d always suspected it, but when the Starbuck’s drive-through guy gave Murphy his first cup of foam, Murphy knew in his heart that heaven is here and now.

Hidden Talent?

“Making the residents at Claibourne-Hughes smile!” Every week, the residential patients at the local nursing home have a tradition of opening their doors to their favorite furry visitor. Murphy gets a rub down and the residents get to love on the most cuddly dog in Franklin. It’s a win-win.

Favorite Room in His House?

“Wherever Laura is!” I’m sure every dog feels this way about his person, but Murphy really just likes Laura. In fact, Laura’s husband Kenny often wonders who likes her more. Luckily for both, theirs is a congenial co-sharing of persons.