Andy Murray's Olympic medals go to the dogs

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All that's missing from this photo is the Union Jack flag worn as a cape. Something tells us Maggie May is working on it.

Olympic tennis star Andy Murray swooped in to reign victorious over long-time opponent Roger Federer in the men's singles final at the London Olympics on Sunday, winning the gold. He added his win to the silver he earned in the mixed doubles with teammate Laura Robson. Even with all the fanfare Murray was the first British man to win the gold in singles since 1908 it wasn’t long before his Olympic medals went to the dogs.

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Murray celebrates with his medals and the Union Jack flag before his dogs are able to snag them.

Murray’s border collies, Maggie May and Rusty, have been avid fans of the games. Maggie May, who has her own Twitter feed, has been especially supportive of her Olympian. Soon after Murray accepted his medal, she tweeted a photo of herself wearing his gold while supervising Rusty, who was sporting the silver. She said of the photo, "Here we go folks. Just checking to make sure Rusty definitely has the silver, obviously."

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the dogs pictured are border terriers, not border collies.

:)

    Reply#1 - Tue Aug 7, 2012 2:45 PM EDT
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    Agreed - those are not border collies

      Reply#2 - Tue Aug 7, 2012 3:14 PM EDT

      Gee how lazy is this writer? Pretty cute border terriers - quite a handful I'll bet.

        Reply#3 - Tue Aug 7, 2012 3:23 PM EDT

        VERY lazy. Also not a dog person.

          #3.1 - Tue Aug 7, 2012 4:09 PM EDT
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          Awhhh...It doesn't matter what breed. What a couple of cuties! That picture of his babies with his Olympic metals around their neck brightened my day. Thank you. :0)

            Reply#4 - Tue Aug 7, 2012 4:11 PM EDT

            Oh so they got breed wrong, a type o, no reason to make rude comments to the person who wrote the piece. I am amazed at the lack of manners the internet brings.

            ANYWAY, what a cute photo!! So adorable!!! This photo has my made my day! :0)

              Reply#5 - Tue Aug 7, 2012 6:59 PM EDT

              Jennifer, what breed of dog are you?

                #5.1 - Tue Aug 7, 2012 8:20 PM EDT
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