Category Archives: Family

Animal’s Father’s Day Extra

I don’t normally post on Sundays, but here we are on Father’s Day, so I thought I’d do something a little extra.  I’m the father of four daughters.  Being a father and grandfather is one of the primary things that gives my life meaning, and fortunately, I learned about being a father and grandfather from the best that ever was.

Back in 1989, the Grateful Dead’s Brent Mydland wrote I Will Take You Home for his daughter.  It’s a song that carries a lot of meaning for any man who has daughters, and for any daughters that have a loving father.  Enjoy.

An Appeal

I have never asked for anything like this from my readers before, but for my children and grandchildren, I am willing to do almost anything.

My daughter is embroiled in a terrible custody fight with her ex-husband.  She left him after his affair with another woman resulted in a child; his new wife has now inherited money which he is using to fund a legal campaign.  My daughter needs to be able to fight this on something like equal terms.  I am looking to raise volunteer money to help my daughter keep our grandchildren.

This has been going on for four years now with no end in sight.  My daughter’s ex is emotionally abusive and is purposely encouraging parental alienation in our grandchildren.  Mrs. Animal and I have not seen our grandchildren in well over a year due to this crisis.

Any help any of you can provide our family is deeply appreciated.  There are three children caught in the middle of this, and we all want it resolved quickly. To that end I have set up a GoFundMe to raise money to help cover her legal bills.  Any help – anything at all – is deeply appreciated.