Paws for a star
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Meet Murphy aka Samuel L Dogson who has become an unlikely internet sensation.
A bull mastiff from Payhembury has become an unlikely internet sensation.
Murphy, also known as Samuel L Dogson, shot to fame after his owners realised he had an uncanny resemblance to Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson and posted his picture online.
The three-year-old dog is owned by Reis Thorpe.
The picture was taken by Reis and his girlfriend Sophie Richards who uploaded pictures of Murphy wearing a pair of sunglasses.
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And with some computer wizardry a hat was added to the picture to complete his Samuel L Jackson look.
It has been trending on Twitter and was re-tweeted by boxer Evander Holyfield to Samuel L Jackson.
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The photograph has also been featured on YouTube.
Reis and Sophie said they couldn’t believe how famous Samuel L Dogson became on Twitter and You Tube.
They said it was hard for them to concentrate on work that week – they were really surprised and excited.
However, Murphy has not been fazed by his new found fame.
They added: “Murphy has had a few more treats and more attention than usual but has now gone back to what he enjoys most – eating, sleeping and playing with our cats.”