Tuesdays With Murray: Chapter 119 (A Video)

I watched this video today and realized that from an outsider’s point of view, it’s a little sad. Hell, it even makes me a little sad and I know the truth, which is that 9 times out of 10, Emory wants Murray to do something and Murray does it and everyone is happy.

But then I started to imagine a grown up (and slightly sarcastic) Emory watching this and saying, “Oh, great. The only friend I had when I was little was a cat and even he wouldn’t play with me. Thanks, guys.” But I picture my younger brother’s voice in this imaginary conversation because my brother Ryan is the king of sarcasm and would totally say something like that to my mother. This is the same brother who recently taught my 2-year-old to say, “Oh my. Life is so hard.” And my son says this so full of lament, you’d have guessed him to be an old man who has spent his entire life working in a coal mine, supporting a family of five living in a Brooklyn, three-floor walk-up right near the sewage treatment plant. (There are coal mines in Brooklyn, right?)

Actually, that’s what he’s going to say to us whenever he’s older and watches this video: “Oh my. Life is so hard.”

Life can be hard sometimes, Emory. But it’s so worth it.

Also: Don’t believe anything Uncle Ryan tells you.


  1. Awww little em is so adorable and persistant LOL. Hey maybe Murray is just teaching him a life lesson; that we don’t always get what we want, when we want it.


  2. I know. I know. My favorite part is whenever he tries to pick Murray up. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT KID. This cat weighs a lot. He’s not only overweight, but muscular as well.

    I also love, “DON’T GO. NO DON’T GO!”

    OK, it’s a little sad, I guess.


  3. It is a leetle sad, but also so cute. Myrtle is a funny nickname for a man (or cat) named Murray.

    I love Tuesdays!


  4. I’m CRYING. So precious. You’ve got an amazing little boy there, and you know I’m Murray’s biggest fan.


  5. I feel the same way about my kitty now. I want him to be where I am WHEN I WANT. I want a snuggle on my schedule, I want purring when I say so. I feel Emory’s angst.


  6. Emory is precious—makes you really want Murray to just to what he’s been told ;-).


  7. This is so, so, so sweet! I loved it when he said, “Don’t leave.” to Murray. It makes me want a sweet little boy just like yours.


  8. Awww! I so feel the pain of this moment for Emory. I feel that way still today when my kitties don’t want to cuddle with me! :)


  9. I agree with jenB, et. al. BTW, I always love your videos. And if I ever have a son half as cute as yours I’d be a happy woman. : )


  10. Dear Murray,
    Just wanted to let you know that because of you my husband and I went and adopted a 4 month old kitten this weekend. Watching you and how awesome you are every week made me miss having a cat around. Our new friends name is Dave and he and my 2 year old daughter are already playing together like they have been friends forever. Thank-you Murray for inspiring me:) Keep up the good work!
    Your Fans,
    Amy, Matt, Charlie( daughter), and Dave


  11. If I could favorite a comment, it would be yours, Amy. This brought tears to my eyes in a good way. YAY!


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