But Mike as a father-no. He killed his black lab puppy. It dragged itself home, looked into my eyes, and died. Mike never said a word. No. Not Mike as a father. He used to kick his foster mother's cat across the room. She had no idea. He stole a ring her grandmother gave her, and gave it to me. She was hurt when one day she saw me wearing it. I had no clue it was hers, until she said so, crestfallen.