Monday, July 14, 2014

Mondays with Murph

My name is Murphy (named after Murphy's Irish Stout) and I'm the boat cat here at the SV Terrapin.  I remember my first night like it was yesterday. It was September 1999, I was living at the Blind Tiger bar in SC.  Only a few weeks old I hoped into Aimee's lap and fell asleep. Next thing I knew Aimee and Phil were stopping at the Piggly Wiggly around 1am to buy me food and liter. I'd like to say it was " love at first sight" but I clearly remember the next day.

"Holy crap we brought a cat home from a bar!!"
"Talk about beer googles!" 

One of my favorite memories over the past 15 years is from 2003.  We were living in Denver, CO during a crazy snow storm, mom was pregnant with Jessica and we were snowed in the house for days.  On day 3 dad was clearly loosing his marbles as he served me a beer and dealt me a hand of poker.  Crazy fool..... I have no opposable thumbs and by then he should have known I'm a Scotch and rocks kinda cat.  

So here I am, 15 years, 8 homes, 3 states and 2 kids later...... On a boat, ready for the next adventure. 

Have no fear, my parents are putting protective netting all the way around the boat. 

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