If you’ve been with us a while, you’re already quite familiar with our four-legged mascot, Cróga Murph. He’s a French Bulldog that was born April 19th, 2013 and starting as a pup, he’s spent many early mornings and late nights at the gym. He loves to say hello and goodbye to all our members throughout the day, but you’ll also find him snoring his way through most WODs. We couldn’t ask for a better gym dog and we’re very lucky his owners, Dave and Kelly, somehow convinced him to answer a few questions for us in between his busy nap and walk schedule. Thanks Murph, we RUFF you!
Tell us a little about your family, job, and interests:
I spend most of my days with my dad who drives me around with the windows down so I can get lots of good sniffies, he does weird things like walks on his hands, makes lots of noise at the gym and does a lot of typing on his computer on the couch with me snuggling between his legs. With most of my days spent with my dad, I am always really excited to see my mommy when she gets home from work. I like to show her all my toys that I know she’s seen before, but they’re still really cool, then I like to bark at her to feed me and then I like to snuggle with her on the couch until it’s time for bed. I also have a sister named Rosie who is a Chihuahua, she spends 90% of her time sleeping on pillows on the couch. She loves barking at the UPS truck and makes sure we always get fed on time. My job is to look cute in my bed at the gym and to snore and fart under my mom’s desk when she takes me to work, I’m pretty good at all my jobs. I’m interested in bones, ropes, toys, walks, animals on TV and things that I think are animals on TV.
What is your favorite thing to do at Cróga?
My two favorite activities at Cróga are rope climbs and anything involving PVC pipes, I love attacking PVC pipes. My favorite Cróga pastime is snoring through whatever is going on, no matter how loud it is or how many people are in class.
What is your least favorite thing to do at Cróga?
My least favorite Cróga activity is being stuck on my chain when there’s a wall ball, PVC pipe or rope to attack.
What is your athletic routine?
My mom and dad take me for walks all the time, sometimes I run with my dad, but I can be a pain in the butt because I like to mark my trail so I know where I’ve been and so that other doggies know I’ve been there, which can slow his pace. I tend to go hard and then crash, I don’t consider myself much of an endurance athlete.
When you were a puppy, what did you want to be when you grew up?
From as far back as I can remember I wanted to be a male model. I’ve made it into a few commercial social media posts for big tech brands like NVIDIA, but I’m still waiting for my big break.
If you could be another animal, what would you be and why?
If I could be another animal I would be an otter. My parents have shown me some videos of otters and I feel like we’re a lot alike except I’m not much of a swimmer. They’re pretty cute and cuddly like me though, so I feel like that’d be a good fit.
What’s the last thing you and your parents watched on TV?
We watched the end of Stranger Things 2 the other night. I did NOT like those Demo-Dogs…
What is the one treat that you could never give up?
Dehydrated Oysters. I LOVE THEM! I eat raw food now because I have pretty bad allergies, so all my treats are just dehydrated meats and oysters are my fav.
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“Ok, I sleeps now…”
Anything else you’d like to share with us?
Thank you to all my friends at Cróga CrossFit for all the pets and treats and kissies over the years. You’re the best friends a dog could ever ask for.