Olympics: Murray's dogs show off his medals

Rusty (left) and Maggie May (right) don Andy Murray's two Olympic medals. Photo / Twitter
Rusty (left) and Maggie May (right) don Andy Murray's two Olympic medals. Photo / Twitter

Barely a day after winning his Olympic medals, Andy Murray has already had them snatched away from him... by two dogs.

Maggie May and Rusty, the gold and silver medallists in the photograph, belong to Murray and his girlfriend Kim Sears - who sat and cheered the Scot on as he beat Roger Federer in straight sets yesterday.

Tweeted by Sears, who set up an account for Maggie May last year, the photo shows the dog, and another dog, Rusty, wearing Murray's medals with pride.

Barely a day after the Scot took gold in the singles and silver, with Laura Robson in the mixed doubles, the two pooches appear to have snatched them for themselves.

Sears tweeted on the dog's account named @maggiemay_hem: 'Here we go folks... Just checking to make sure Rusty definitely has the silver, obviously. pic.twitter.com/Gk48XWBI'

It was accompanied with the above picture, where Maggie May appears to be looking longingly at the silver medal - despite possessing the gold herself.

Rusty looks proud to have the silver medal draped around his neck, as the gold medal-winning border terrier looks on.

Sears, a true animal lover, paints all sorts of creatures as a hobby, and has her own website where she showcases her work and links to Maggie May's Twitter feed.

Maggie May - or Sears - is a prolific and witty tweeter, the dog once quipped: 'Kate Middleton's dog is stealing column inches. This has not gone unnoticed, and I'll step out without underwear tomorrow to compensate.'

Murray took Federer to pieces on the same court where he lost the Wimbledon final just 28 days earlier.

With barely a moment's rest-bite, the Olympic champion was back out on court with doubles partner Robson. Unfortunately for Sears, Maggie May, and Rusty, he could not win another gold, as the Belarusian pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi in three sets.

It was ultimately a disappointing result for Murray not to have achieved double gold, but Rusty seems to be more than content with the silver medal regardless.

- DAILY MAIL

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