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"Murphy was an optimist!"

From the mouths of babes December 10, 2016 6:52 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad, Pets
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Me: "Goddammit, quit stepping on the cats!"
(Probably not the most constructive statement in the moment)

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What do you want to be when you grow up? August 20, 2016 7:17 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad, Pets
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I’m pretty sure as a child I wanted to be an architect (thank you Dad and Michael Brady), and maybe an astronaut, and definitely an entertainer; but NEVER do I recall saying, “Hey, I’d like to spend the better part of my adult life cleaning up pee and poo and other bodily fluids.”

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…dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! August 10, 2016 9:35 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Dharma, Family, Pets, Westley
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...dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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Just once January 20, 2016 11:01 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Dharma, Family, Pets
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I’d really like to get through one day without uttering the words, "Goddamn dog."

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Sunday mornings November 16, 2014 10:15 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Dharma, Family, Of Being Dad, Pets, Westley
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The cat wants to play fetch while the dog wants to be on the other side of the door.

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Get up September 13, 2014 10:05 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Dharma, Family, Molly, Pets, Westley
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The animals have decreed that it is time for me to wake up.

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The antialarm June 26, 2014 7:47 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Buttercup, Daily Life, Family, Pets, Westley
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It is impossible to get out of bed when two cats are sleeping on you.

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Pets do not make you live longer May 21, 2014 5:44 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Pets
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Pets do not make you live longer. They kill your husband off earlier which gives you the illusion of living longer.

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How not to start the day May 21, 2014 5:42 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Pets
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My mornings should not begin with me walking around muttering to myself, "fucking cats."

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Feeding Frenzy May 21, 2014 4:27 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Buttercup, Daily Life, Dharma, Family, Gimli, Pets, Westley
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I awake at 4am and suddenly all the animals think, "Yea! New feeding time!"

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From the mouths of babes May 16, 2014 7:22 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Dharma, Family, From the mouths of babes, Molly, Pets, Tommy
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Last night I asked my son if the dogs had enough food for this morning. This word "yes" I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

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Food for the first time! April 17, 2014 7:15 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Pets
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Why is that every morning the cats act like they’ve never experienced our feeding routine before?

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More upset than I expected November 22, 2013 4:00 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad, Pets, Two Paws
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We all have our time. It comes. It goes. I’m pragmatic. I’m stoic. So I am surprised at how upsetting today has been to me. I am also a romantic. A philosopher. The physical manifestation is just that…something expected and done. The problem is the metaphorical interpretation of today’s event reaches too deeply into my being. I require downtime. And distraction. But responsibilities have to be dwelt with first.

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Either genius or stupid November 3, 2013 9:34 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Buttercup, Daily Life, Family, Of Being Dad, Pets, Westley
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Depending on your perspective, this is either a genius or not very brilliant solution to a cat problem. The kittens have taken to chewing electrical cords. At $80 a cord, Apple is loving our kittens. So, I’ve decided to train them away from cords…by squirting them with water when I see them chewing a cord. I think it is a spark of genius! One way or another, this problem will end.

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Yard work…befuddles my children and pets May 12, 2013 9:16 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Molly, Pets
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I finally bit the bullet and purchased a new lawnmower. My yard kills these things. It has been a looong time since we have cut our grass. The dogs are outside with me with the most perplexed looks on their faces. I can read their thoughts: "I don’t know what he’s doing… but it sure is going to make pooping easier."

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