Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. When I was a kid, one of our family dogs, a springer, was also in the habit of “smiling” nervously when she was caught in some transgression. She also smiled when she greeted family members and some visitors to the house were made uneasy by the sight. We had to explain that she was not snarling. So this video not only made me laugh, but brought back some dear memories.

  2. The dog actually reminds me of me when he is squinting. My daughter always tells me that when I am watching TV on the couch she can’t tell if I am asleep or awake. My Father had the same ability, as I learned on numerous occasions in my youth when I attempted to turn the channel!

  3. Classic.
    About 12 years ago, we had a light golden lab bitch just like the one in the video. It wa so funny when she did something wrong – she would come skulking toward us when we called her, with her tail so far between her legs it looked like she never had one, and when I lifted my hand as if to give her a light smack on the head, she would drop her ears,lower and extend her head and blink like a naughty child. It was such a cause for laughter that after the first few times she wouldn’t get the smack, and after a minute or two of our laughing, her head and ears would slowly come up and her tail would slowly come out and start small wags, and after a few minutes was full of licking and smiling – some dogs are so “human”.

  4. Yeah. We had a chocolate lab who was forbidden to climb on the sofa but would whenever we would leave the house. Always got off when she heard we were pulling into the driveway.

    Now and then would forget something in the house and run back in to retrieve it. Of course the dog would already be on the sofa and have the most guilty look on its face and slowly climb off.

    Sadly, she had that guilty look also at the end when her kidneys went and she started to have accidents all over the house. At that point we just gave her lots of hugs.

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