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Andy Murray's dogs pose with the Wimbledon trophy

Andy Murray isn't the only one posing with his Wimbledon trophy. (AFP/Getty Images). Andy Murray isn't the only one posing with his Wimbledon trophy. (AFP/Getty Images).

If there's one thing we've learned about Andy Murray over the course of the last year, it's how much he loves his dogs, Rusty and Maggie May -- two border terriers he shares with his girlfriend, Kim Sears.

It's a pretty good time to be in the Murray dog house, now that the 26-year-old has completed his 12-month journey from tears to triumph. The day after winning Wimbledon, Murray left the trophy downstairs but let the dogs sleep in the bed.

The Sunday before Wimbledon began, BBC aired a one-hour documentary about Murray that prominently featured both dogs. The furry pair sat on the couch with Murray and Sue Barker as she asked him about his memories of the shooting at his primary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Murray sought solace in a quick hug with Rusty to fight through his tears.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJb_NvHlzEI

Last year around this time, Maggie May was busy putting the Wimbledon runner-up platter to good use:

https://twitter.com/maggiemay_hem/status/223108092827672576

Less than a month later, Maggie May was wearing a gold medal:

https://twitter.com/maggiemay_hem/statuses/232448457649037312

A few months later, the U.S. Open trophy arrived in London. It had been so long that the pups had to sniff it to figure out what it was:

https://twitter.com/maggiemay_hem/status/282894838498734081

Now they got the one trophy they've been chasing, and they look thoroughly nonplussed by it. Such divas.

https://twitter.com/maggiemay_hem/status/354649982860656641
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