My Dad passed away in May of 1994 when I was 28. He was only 52 years old. He was a great Dad. I realize that more now then when he was alive.
There's a song that brings tears to my eyes when I hear it. It reminds me of my Dad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmivtDdL-Fo
All I can do now is be the best Dad I can be. This day and age I say that is a pretty important job. Happy Father's Day all you Dads out there!
Ok, you got me. There's no such organization as Party Pups. I made it up. I guess I didn't believe that anyone in my audience would have enough motivation to actually google search the 'facts' in my story. To tell you the truth, I would have bet you guys didn't even know what a search engine was. That's my fault. I shouldn't have given out so many details. But as a mentor of mine who now works for the New York Times once told me, "just make it up, no one ever fact checks anymore". Oh well, you all are smarter than I thought.
Listen people. You have to cut me some slack. I have a wife and two kids to support, and a daughter getting married soon. My meager cartoonist salary needs to be suplemented with something! Do you know how much money you can get for a pair of baby seal lined slippers in Moscow? There's a huge demand over there. Just about every Russian mobster's girlfriend has at least three pair. They're as popular as Crocs and Jeggings are here in the U.S.. And believe me, they can tell if it's a baby seal's fur or not. One time I tried to sell a crate of slippers made from seals that died of natural causes (because I care). Well, let's just say the Moskva River is unbelievably cold in November. I barely escaped with my life that day. Look, if I didn't provide this incredibly soft, luxurious product that makes your feet feel like they're in heaven to the lady friends of Russian mobsters, someone else would.
So, no more lies. I'm straight up asking for your forgiveness, people. I'd like to make a gesture to those of you who were so offended in the first place that you felt the need to send me hate mail/death threats. I want to give you a gift to smooth things over. I'd like to send you a 42" x 30" full color poster of a baby seal. They're soooo cute! I take these pictures myself moments before...well, you know. They normally sell for $25 apiece on my website. It would really make me happy knowing the same seals that are warming Tatiana's and Svetlana's feet are now warming the hearts of you all. We all good now?