For now, the two senior friends are living comfortably with Murphy’s family, including her husband, 2-year-old daughter and their Chihuahua-daschund mix. New sweaters, warm beds and a yard to explore are a welcome change for them — but still, even in the safety of their new home, they don’t wander too far from one another.
“They’re super attached to each other,” Murphy said. “Wherever they are, they always sit right next to each other so that they’re touching. If we go to take one of them outside, the other will scream until his friend returns.”
Meanwhile, local law enforcement is conducting an ongoing animal cruelty investigation of the dogs’ original owner.