Dear Nathan

DEAR NATHAN: My son and his wife, “Carole,” have been married for two years. I was recently introduced to her father, “Ted,” who has been alone for 13 years. Carole told me later in no uncertain terms that I cannot have a romantic relationship with her father. Then she repeated the same thing to him. […]

No, I Am Not Jealous of Your Shorts…

The other night, I was enjoying a delightful evening of family time. We had just eaten dinner and, much to my wife’s chagrin, were settling in for an evening of playoff baseball. Things were going strong when my sister came down the stairs in a ridiculous pair of shorts. There were animals involved and a […]

Cats: The Most Cuddly Carnivorous Pet a Man Can Have

  Since I was a kid, I have had a love-hate relationship with cats. Most feline exchanges would play out the same way. I would go to pet the cat. “Hey, cat. I’m just trying to pet you,” I would say. For some reason, it seems like this warning should prepare the cat for physical […]

If You Love Bacon So Much, Why Not Get a Pet Pig?

Ever since we were first dating, my wife has told me that she loves pets. She grew up with dogs and cats, so it was a given that we would have pets in our house. While she loves our dog to the point that it has become a little bit unnerving and she defends our […]

Pets: The Most Offensive Word EVER

Our pets. They are loving, cuddly and adorable at all times, unless you have a pet snake, in which case they are not so cuddly. More scaly and unpleasant, actually. Nevertheless, we love our pets. They are many people’s favorite thing to talk about. Some people even carry them in their purses next to their […]

Cats: The Perfect Pet (If You Love Pure Evil)

I want to say before I start that I don’t hate cats. It’s going to sound like I do, but I don’t. Dislike them, yes. Wish they would leave me alone, absolutely. But hate? No. With that said, anyone who thinks cats are better pets than dogs has never been around either animal or at […]