A Manipulative Little …

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  • March 11, 2015
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Kevin and I are in agreement when it comes to our parenting philosophy—we occupy that middle ground between helicopter parenting and free range parenting. But the rules differ when it comes to Galen. I spoil her, and Kevin, well, he grudgingly lets me, even when doing so leaves him lacking one of humankind’s most basic…

A Dog of a Cat

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  • March 11, 2015
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I played fetch with a cat. Yes, you read that right. A black and white cat enamored with a tiny stuffed toy that resembles a Christmas stocking, only it’s hot pink with a silver cross-stitch, not red. The entire experience was striking. First, I had no idea that cats fetched. Fetching, so far as I…

Indulge the Dog

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  • March 11, 2015
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On a recent Sunday morning, Galen threw her version of a hissy fit. It was about seven o’clock, and Kevin wanted to take her for a walk, but Galen didn’t want to go. She stood in the driveway, immobile. Kevin yanked her leash; she stood her ground. He came inside, grabbed a slice of American…

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